- atreyu - House Of Gold

ATREYU are:

Dan Jacobs  |  Porter McKnight  |  Travis Miguel  |  Brandon Saller  |  Alex Varkatzas

Two decades since their 1999 formation in Southern California, the members of Gold-selling metal mavericks, ATREYU, Alex Varkatzas [vocals], Brandon Saller [drums/vocals], “BIG” Dan Jacobs [guitar], Travis Miguel [guitar], and Porter McKnight [bass], commenced writing for their seventh full-length album, In Our Wake [Spinefarm], and the band posed an important question…“What are you going to leave behind?”, asks Brandon. “We named the album 'In Our Wake', because a lot of the concepts address this question. There are lyrics about dealing with your own personal demons and darkness. Some of it is about our children, which is who lives directly in our wake. Others are about the general public and the outpouring of hate and fear—especially in our country. We created something of a concept record without even trying.” “Everything we do causes a ripple or a wake,” adds Alex. “It can be positive and good, or it can be fucked up and horrible. However, we are the masters of our own destiny. We wanted to leave something good behind.”

 

The band recorded the album in two chunks, bookended by Brandon’s touring obligations for Hell Or Highwater. Working out of producer John Feldmann’s Los Angeles studio, they embraced a new approach as he made them “wonderfully uncomfortable and willing to push harder,” according to Alex. “Every song, with the exception of two, was fully written in the studio,” says Brandon. “We’d split off into groups and crank out two ideas per day. We’d never written a fresh idea from scratch every day. Spontaneity makes things flow so much better though. We also never spread an album out like this either. We laid the foundation with five recordings, sat with them, and finished with a better picture of where we wanted to go.”

 

As a result, the record sees Atreyu once again evolve, as evidenced by the album's anthemic first single, "The Time Is Now", which reached Top 15 on the Mediabase and Billboard Rock airplay charts, garnering over 15,000 monitored spins, as well as the new single, "House Of Gold"...and in the end, In Our Wake doesn’t just reaffirm Atreyu’s legacy, it expands it like never before. “We want to give listeners an experience,” Alex concludes. “Every track functions as its own moment. There’s something that you can hopefully come back and listen to again and again.”“I feel like this is the record that people will remember our band by,” Brandon states. “I’m saying that because the best parts of Atreyu happened on it. We’re continuing something we began a long time ago. This band means everything to me. We’ve been through incredible highs and incredible lows. We’ve loved each other, and we’ve wanted to kill each other. Somehow, twenty years later, it’s reached a whole new level. I feel like we’re alive, and Atreyu has never been more on fire than we are right now.”

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- atreyu - House Of Gold
- atreyu - House Of Gold
- atreyu - House Of Gold
- atreyu - House Of Gold

ATREYU are:

 

Dan Jacobs

Porter McKnight

Travis Miguel

Brandon Saller

Alex Varkatzas

330 Mounts Corner Drive #207 Freehold, NJ 07728

732-426-1444 | info@landsharkpromotion.com

Copyright 2007-2018 LAND SHARK Promotion Studio.

Website by Aven Designs

- atreyu - House Of Gold