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Atreyu refocused after hiatus

Dan Jacobs believes integrity was at risk if they didn't take break

Atreyu needed their hiatus because their musical integrity was at risk, says guitarist Dan Jacobs.

They ended a three-year break in July last year and release sixth album Long Live on September 18 – and they believe the work is all the better for being refocused.

Jacobs tells Loudwire: “Because the only outlet we had was Atreyu, the sound started really altering. 

“Stepping back and being able to do our own things, we could get that out of our system, find a comfortable place to have that outlet, and not let it affect the integrity of our sound."

He continues: “The reason we’re able to come back now, be who we are, sound the way we do and be confident about what we’re doing, is that that’s not in the way any more.”

Drummer Brandon Saller recently called their latest material a “total reincarnation” of the band. Now he says of getting back to work: “All I wanted to do was make heavy music, and have a super-aggressive, energetic vibe. We were a lot more focused.”

Atreyu issued a video for the album's title track in July and start a North American tour later this month.

Long Live tracklist

01. Long Live
02. Live To Labor
03. I Would Kill/Lie/Die (For You)
04. Cut Off The Head
05. A Bitter Broken Memory
06. Do You Know Who You Are?
07. Revival
08. Heartbeats And Flatlines
09. Brass Balls
10. Moments Before Dawn
11. Start To Break
12. Reckless
13. So Others May Live

Atreyu tour dates

Sep 11: Chicago Riot Fest, IL
Sep 18: Pomona The Glass House, CA
Sep 19: Sacramento Ace Of Spades, CA
Sep 20: Hollywood Troubadour, CA
Oct 02: Pontiac The Crofoot Ballroom, MI
Oct 03: Louisville Louder Than Life Festival, KY
Oct 05: Toronto Opera House, ON
Oct 06: Montreal Theatre Corona, QC
Oct 07: New York Irving Plaza, NY
Oct 09: Boston Paradise Rock Vlub, MA
Oct 10: Chester Monster Energy Rock Allegiance, PA
Oct 11: Baltimore Soundstage, MD
Oct 12: Norfolk The Norva, VA

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