Hyro The Hero Premieres New Song “Legendary” Featuring Atreyu’s Brandon Saller

Hyro The Hero has premiered a new single titled “Legendary.” The track features Atreyu’s Brandon Saller and it will appear on Hyro’s new mixtape “Kids Against Monsters.” Notably, Matt Good (From First To Last) and Saller’s Atreyu bandmates Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel helped co-write the song.

Hyro commented:

“‘Legendary‘ is a look into the life and feeling of a champion. I wanted to express how it would feel in my mind to make such an impact on the world that you are considered a legend. I’m so happy that Atreyu was able to be a part of this song and that Brandon Saller lent his amazing vocals. They have been in the game for years and bring an actual legendary power and life to it. This is such an epic track and my goal is that it will inspire others to lean into their greatness.”

Saller added:

“Hyro first got put on my radar maybe seven years ago by a good friend, Fred Archambault. Since then I’ve had my eye on what he was doing. Last summer, we did the ‘Disrupt Festival‘ with him, and he blew me away at every show. His energy was amazing and we immediately hit it off. When the opportunity came to be on a track with him, I had no hesitations. This song has such a vibe to it and has so much power. I’m stoked to be a part of it.”

Atreyu Premiere “Underrated” Music Video

Atreyu have premiered a new video for their song “Underrated.” This track is from the band’s new album “Baptize,” which will be released on June 4. The group commented:

“We’ve never been handed a golden ticket and never been given a free ride to the top of the mountain. We’ve worked our asses off for over 20 years to get to where we are, and this is only just the beginning. Our video for ‘Underrated’ is an example of how hard we worked to bring a live show to your living room. This video contains footage from our global livestream event combined with video content created by our very own Porter McKnight.”

Atreyu Premiere “Warrior” Music Video

Atreyu have premiered a new video for their song “Warrior.” This track features Blink-182’s Travis Barker and it will appear on the band’s new album “Baptize,” which is set to be released on June 4. The group commented:

“Sometimes life punches you in the face. The fist hurts — and the floor hurts worse. But getting back up feels incredible. ‘Warrior‘ is a song about the war within. There is a daily battle inside all of us, as well as the knowledge that we each have the power to not only get back up, but also have the fire we need to thrive and burn brighter than ever.”

Atreyu To Release New Album “Baptize” In June, Premiere New Songs “Warrior” And “Underrated”

Atreyu have announced that their new album “Baptize” will be released on June 4. With this news, the band have also premiered two new songs, “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker) and “Underrated.”

The group said the following about “Warrior”:

“‘Warrior’ is song about persistence and never giving up. We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior’ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.

When we wrote ‘Warrior,’ the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”

They also added the following about “Underrated”:

“We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.”

“Baptize” Track Listing:

01. “Strange Powers Of Prophecy”
02. “Baptize”
03. “Save Us”
04. “Underrated”
05. “Broken Again”
06. “Weed”
07. “Dead Weight”
08. “Catastrophe”
09. “Fucked Up”
10. “Sabotage Me”
11. “Untouchable” (feat. Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix)
12. “No Matter What”
13. “Oblivion” (feat. Trivium’s Matt Heafy)
14. “Stay”
15. “Warrior” (feat. Blink-182’s Travis Barker)

Atreyu Planning To Release New Single In March

During a recent interview on the “RRBG Podcast,” Atreyu’s Travis Miguel talked a bit about the band’s upcoming album. According to him, the group are currently planning to release the effort’s next single in March.

Miguel said the following:

“We were kind of eyeballing May for a release [for the album]. But who knows? Everything is up in the air… We will [release another single], I believe, [in] March. So next month, basically. We actually filmed three videos over a weekend back toward the tail end of the summer, one of ’em being ‘Save Us’, which is, obviously, already out. And then we have two more kind of being prepped and ready to be served, so to speak.”

He also added the following about the musical direction of the new material:

“There are definite heavy bangers on there. It’s definitely ATREYU, which that could mean just about anything, really. A lot of people would consider that complete shitty music. Some people think it’s the greatest thing on earth. It’s all over the place, really, which is kind of what we’ve always done.

I’m just itching to get it out there into the world — mostly because that’s just what I’m used to, as far as being in a professional recording band. You have your writing sessions, then your recording sessions, and then your touring cycle after that. So I’m trying to kind of re-adjust my brain to… I constantly tell myself it’s not gonna work like that right now, because there’s a pandemic going on.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Mammoth WVH Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH project has been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. That event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Mammoth WVH, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

Atreyu Announce Two Livestream Concerts

Atreyu have announced two “Carry The Fire” livestream concerts. The first show will take place on November 20 and it will find the band playing a greatest hits set. The second show will take place on December 4 and it will find them performing “Lead Sails Paper Anchor” in full. Tickets can be found HERE.

Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Etc. Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

A bunch of bands have been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

Atreyu Premiere “Save Us” Music Video, Discuss Moving Forward Without Alex Varkatzas

Yesterday (October 15), Atreyu released a new song titled “Save Us“ and now they have also shared an official video for the track. You can check that out below:

The band commented:

“‘Save Us‘ is not only a reflection of where we are musically, but also a mirror to the world in this ominous moment in time. We chose to pair the powerful message with one of the heavier songs we’ve ever written. This song feels like the anthem that we all need right now. To us, it’s a call to action to light the fire in ourselves. We can begin to make great change — but only if we look inside first.”

In other news, Brandon Saller recently discussed Alex Varkatzas’ departure from the band on “Cutter’s Rockcast.” Saller will now be focusing on vocals, while Hell Or Highwater’s Kyle Rosa handles drumming duties. He said the following about that [transcribed by Blabbermouth]:

“I think we were really blessed with a moment last summer, where we had to go to Europe without Al. The two things are completely unrelated and have nothing to do with each other, really, but we had played in Europe and felt what that was like with the lineup that we currently have, and it worked, and it felt strong.

So when it came time to figure out what was gonna be, obviously, Kyle Rosa was our first choice to call to play drums. If anyone knows me in Hell Or Highwater, Kyle is the drummer of Hell Or Highwater. He’s one of my best friends and just a phenomenal human. So we kind of started playing with him and jamming with him and going through the motions to see how it felt, and it still felt really great. So that’s where we are now.”

He also commented on their decision to not replace Varkatzas:

“A new voice, I think, would completely shatter people, whereas I think just having me — everyone knows me, every Atreyu fan knows my voice and knows what it is in the band, and it’s still there. And we just integrated Porter doing a lot more of the screaming stuff. I’m doing some of the screaming stuff on the [upcoming] record, but most of it’s Porter.

If you know our last five records, you know his voice too. Since he’s been in the band, he’s been screaming on records and he’s been in the mix. So it still felt really familiar. We’re trying to take ourselves outside of the band and put ourselves in the fans’ shoes. And this still feels so much like Atreyu, and I feel like we’re stronger than ever. And it feels good, and we all are so excited for this.”

He also added the following about the band’s upcoming album:

“I think a lot of people expected us to, for some reason, put out a pop album. It’s probably the heaviest record we’ve made in a long time. And that’s not to say there isn’t some freakin’ pop-style stuff on there — there is, just like every other Atreyu record. Every record we’ve done for the past decade-plus has had those moments, and that’s always been the band we are. It’s brutal, and it still feels like Atreyu to me.

This isn’t a slight on Al at all, but not everyone lives and breathes on the Internet. There’s a lot of people that will hear this just on the radio and will have no idea, because it’s not a crazy departure style-wise.”