Approximately a year ago, Atreyu emerged from a period of self-imposed dormancy. The band played festivals and sold-out headline shows, released a new song that earned instant social media trending status, and commenced writing a new album, to the delight of fans.
The band is gearing up to unleash Long Live on September 18th, via Spinefarm/Search + Destroy, and there is a swell of activity surrounding the album release.
The band has revealed the full track listing for the album, along with the cover art.
Pre-orders for Long Live include a variety of lifestyle items, many of which reflect the interests of the band members themselves. These items include a bike, a surfboard, a skate deck, a Dan Jacobs guitar, a studio-used drumhead, canvas prints, and muay thai gloves.
Fans can pre-order the record here.
Additionally, thefor the title track, which was directed by band bassist Porter McKnight, premiered today, July 17th. You can watch it in the player above.
Drummer Brandon Saller said:
This is my favorite video we’ve ever created. We were fortunate to have our own Porter McKnight at the helm with the art direction and video. We wanted to make the pre-order options interesting and have items for the true collector. Grab your pre-order and get the title track instantly. Then, I recommend going to your car, cranking it up and driving fast while screaming your fucing head off.
Guitarist Dan Jacobs also commented:
I’m so pumped to show this video to the world. We’ve worked very hard on this record and video, especially our own Porter McKnight, who directed it, so words can’t express how excited we are to share it with everyone. It’s by far the most epic video we have ever made and the face-melting level is on 11. Warning: Uncontrollable head banging will occur.
Frontman Alex Varkatzas:
‘Long Live’ is by far my favorite Atreyu video, which is fitting because our new record, titled Long Live, is the strongest Atreyu record to date.
And McKnight weighed in on pulling double duty asfor the video:
Writing/directing the music video for ‘Long Live’ has easily been one of the most exhilarating and fruitful artistic endeavors I’ve been a part of. This was my first attempt at either role and I have to say it was an absolute pleasure. The album Long Live (and the title track!) is without a doubt the best music we’ve ever written and I can’t wait to share it with everyone.
McKnight has provided the art direction for the entire project, from album artwork to promo photos, making the project truly of the band and by the band.
Long Live Track Listing:
Live to Labor
I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
Cut Off the Head
A Bitter Broken Memory
Do You Know Who You Are
Heartbeats and Flatlines
Moments Before Dawn
Start to Break
Atreyu Fall 2015 Headlining Tour Dates:
9/18 | Pomona, Calif. | The Glasshouse
9/19 | Sacramento, Calif. | Ace of Spades
9/20 | Los Angeles, Calif. | Troubadour
10/2 | Detroit, Mich. | Crofoot Ballroom
10/3 | Louisville, Ky. | Louder Than Life Festival*
10/5 | Toronto, ON | Opera House
10/6 |Montreal, QC | Corona Theater
10/7 | New York, N.Y. | Irving Plaza
10/9 | Boston, Mass. | Paradise Rock Club
10/10 | Philadelphia, Pa. | Rockhouse Philly Fest*
10/11 |Baltimore, Md. |Baltimore Sound Stage
10/12 Norfolk, VA The Norva
Rock Hard \m/