Brandon Saller | Dan Jacobs | Porter McKnight | Travis Miguel | Kyle Rosa
ATREYU has ushered in a new movement in heavy music. Their music seamlessly intertwines with formative experiences for a diverse legion of dedicated listeners, many of whom started their own bands. They've broken into the Top 10 in the Billboard 200 more than once; two of their albums are RIAA-certified Gold. Yet, two decades since the release of their first album, ATREYU is just getting started.
Unbound by false restrictions about any particular anthem sounding "too heavy" or "too pop," ATREYU is a creative beacon of hope for the people shaken by the suggestion that "rock is dead." The Orange County, California band's riffs, hooks, melodies, and passion are essential parts of a vibrant subculture's emergence across theaters, clubs, festivals, radio, and playlists. And the artistic fearlessness powering landmark albums like The Curse and Lead Sails, Paper Anchor is even stronger.
ATREYU's unquenchable appetite for creative achievement, and pursuit of a shared catharsis on stage, is what drove them to form the band as teenagers around the turn of the millennium. It pushed them beyond their do-it-yourself beginnings to massive festival stages (including two runs on Ozzfest), sold-out headlining tours, movie and video game soundtracks, and appearances alongside fellow genre standard-bearers, including Linkin Park, Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Slipknot, and Bring Me The Horizon.
A bold chapter in the band's never-ending story of determination, Baptize is a definitive work for a new era. Like 2018's In Our Wake, ATREYU recorded Baptize with producer John Feldmann. Special guests include Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) on the new single, "Untouchable", Travis Barker (blink-182) on the Top 10 first radio single, "Warrior", and Matt Heafy (Trivium). Other album tracks like “Catastrophe,” “Save Us,” and “Underrated” are equally massive. They stand confidently alongside classic ATREYU bangers such as “The Time is Now,” “Becoming the Bull,” and “Bleeding Mascara.”