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    Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:01:58

    Atreyu Are Back, To Play Aftershock - Welcome back, gentlemen!

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    Atreyu were one of the biggest bands to come to prominence during the '00s surge of American heavy metal. However, they embarked upon a self-imposed hiatus in 2011, in order to reclaim their personal lives and just take a minute to breathe. Well, we are happy to report that the break is over and they are back.

    The reunited lineup, featuring vocalist Alex Varkatzas, drummer Brandon Saller, guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel and bassist Marc McKnight, will return to the stage for the first time in three years for an exclusive main stage performance at the Aftershock Festival on September 14 in Sacramento.

    That's even more reason to get (After)shocked! Who in Nor Cal is RUNNING out to buy tickets? Right?!

    "The time has come," said drummer Saller about the band's exhumation. "We have been spending the last few months planning this moment. Writing new music and thinking about the future while also reflecting on the past. We all came to the conclusion that it was the right time. Our history is too powerful to ignore forever. Our fans have given us too much. The void of Atreyu, in the world and within ourselves, had existed for long enough. We are happy to announce that after almost four years, the beast has risen!"

    "To say we are looking forward to playing this year's Aftershock Festival is an understatement," adds frontman Varkatzas. "It's been three-plus years since we have rocked the stage as brothers, and to be playing with all these high-caliber bands, in the state that we call home, is truly awesome."

    Could there be more shows announced this year? Could there be new music to be released? Stay tuned. Whatever the case, we're excited.

    Who is stoked about the return of the once almighty Atreyu? We are!

    —Maggie Pannacione

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    Tags: Atreyu, Alex Varkatzas, Brandon Saller, Travis Miguel, Marc McKnight

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