Hyro The Hero Teams Up With Atreyu For New Track ‘Legendary’

The Rock and Hip-Hip fusion artist Hyro The Hero has teamed up with Californian quintet Atreyu for his latest single, ‘Legendary’.

The track, produced by Matt Good (of From First To Last), Hyro The Hero brought in Atreyu vocalist Brandon Saller, and guitarists Dan Jacobs and Travis Miguel for the collaborative effort.

Here’s what the artist had to say on the track.

“‘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.”

Atreyu Details Upcoming Greatest Hits And ‘Lead Sails Paper Anchor’ Livestreams

Californian troupe Atreyu have shared the details of two livestream shows which are set to take place over the coming weeks.

The first will see the band perform a greatest hits set, which will be held on November 21st at 2AM BST.

The second livestream will see the band perform their 2007 record, ‘Lead Sails Paper Anchor’ in full which will take place on December 5th at 2AM BST.

Tickets can be purchased online via the following link.

Atreyu Share Cryptic Teaser, New Music Coming Soon?

California based Metalcore heavy hitters Atreyu have released a cryptic five second teaser which comes less than a fortnight following the departure of Alex Varkatzas (Vocals) .

Currently there’s an unnamed caption with the teaser “54113 115” which has an image of a torch which could mean the passing to a new vocalist.

More details surrounding the activity and output of Atreyu will be confirmed as they develop.

Atreyu Part Ways With Vocalist Alex Varkatzas

US Metalcore Troupe Atreyu have announced they have parted ways with vocalist Alex Varkatzas.

The vocalist has been a member of the band throughout their 20 years as a band and has appeared on every one of their records to date.

The band have issued the following statement:

“We have been a band for over 20 years now. Live our dream together as friends and as brothers. We traveled the world doing what we love, and have been fortunate enough to play music for such an incredible fan base that provides us with the opportunity to share our greatest moments with them.

“Now a time of change has come for all of us. Alex Varkatzas is sailing off on a ship of his own, and will part ways with Atreyu. He will not disappear and neither will Atreyu. There’s nothing but love and respect for each other and we can’t wait to see what he will come up with next. Stay tuned for his upcoming projects and we all wish him success and fulfilment with all his future endeavours.

“Atreyu’s next adventure is among us. We love you, we’ll see you shortly.”

Varkatzas has also released his own statement via Instagram with a short video clip.

“After 20 rewarding years of creating music with Atreyu, the band and I are parting ways. I am forever thankful for the memories, experiences, and friendships made along the way. Thank you to all of the friends and fans. I have lots of new music and art to share with you in the future. With love and respect.”

Atreyu Are In The Studio!

Atreyu are in the studio! And they’ve got some help.

The band look to be working in the studio on their follow up to their 2018 record, ‘In Our Wake’ with Blink 182 member Mark Hoppus as well as producer John Feldmann.

If he’s on the producing side of things today, it will mark the second credit for Atreyu, following their 2007 record, ‘Lead Sails, Paper Anchors’.

Check out their Instagram post below, saying “2020 is already off to a great start”.

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5 Acts You Have To Check Out At Slam Dunk Festival

Slam Dunk Festival 2019 is just under one month away! That means everyone’s gearing up to decide on their plans for the day for who to see across the eight stages and who to meet (but I’ll save that for another time and if any band members are about on the day). For myself, I’m heading to the Leeds Temple Newsam Park date and I’m in a bind of just who go watch for the day. I’m torn between going to see some favourites against some that I’ve listened to for a while but just never had the chance to see live or someone whom I’ve never listened to before, but judging by the artists that are there, there aren’t too many I’ve never listened to.

Although, with all the acts that are going to be there, here’s my top five to check out just from a glance of who’s playing the festival.

5. Lizzy Farrall

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I’ll start off with one of my favourite’s and because it’s been a little while since I’ve seen this Singer/ Songwriter live. Every time I’ve seen Lizzy, (most recently was her opening the He Is We UK tour) she has been a performer that has just been constantly growing and adapting to her surroundings where she’ll know what’s working and what isn’t. With her being a young performer as well, it’s been a pleasure to see her confidence grow with her music as well. Don’t miss her on the Acoustic stage.

4. Atreyu

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A band on the heavier side of things over on the Jagermeister stage, the South Californians Atreyu have been just been getting better and better from my perspective and now in their eighteenth year as a band, their performance is sure to have some surprises for their longtime fans.

3. Real Friends

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The last time I saw real friends, I believe it was on Neck Deep’s UK headline tour. From what I remember, they were just f***ing crazy on the stage where there was just never a dull moment. They just encapsulated the heavier aspect of the Pop-Punk scene and they’re a band that the scene have been desperately missed on the UK shores and if I know anything about them, you’ll have all the feels  as far as they’re concerned over on the Marshall Stage.

2. Tiny Moving Parts

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Swell is the name of Tiny Moving Part’s most recent record where hopefully this is how we’ll describe their performance. Only joking, but this criminally underrated band are one of the early starters to the day Dickies Stage and they better be prepared to get everybody moving and I am hoping for either For The Sake Of Brevity or Fish Bowl to be in that setlist.

  1. Employed To Serve

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I have to go with ETS on this list. I do admit I was shocked when I saw that they were going to appear on this years lineup, but I was so thrilled nevertheless as they’re a completely underrated and hardworking band who’ve been moving up and up the bills and venues for years. With the band releasing their third record, ‘Eternal Forward Motion’ about two weeks before the festival, everyone watching better be prepared to move and mosh on The Key Club stage.

Music Videos 05/10/18

It’s Friday. It’s 4 PM. You know what time it is. It’s time for another music video roundup! I find ten of the best recent music videos and they’re all put into a list for your viewing pleasure. So let’s go.

First up is The Word Alive as they have recently premiered a track which they have created in collaboration for the League Of Legends World Championships. The Glitch Mob and Mako also appear one the track as well.

 

So, you know how Roam’s latest record, ‘Great Heights & Nosedives’ was pretty awesome? They’ve just recently released a brand new video for their tracks, ‘The Rich Life Of A Poor Man’ where they chronicle the past few years.

 

Fresh off two new singles earlier in the year, metalcore icons Atreyu have released an enhanced and insane video for ‘The Time Is Now’.

 

Pressing on with the promotion of their critically-acclaimed third record, ‘Nearer My God’, the St. Louis based indie rock group Foxing have released a video for ‘Heartbeats’.

 

Yorkshire newcomers Captives are new to the scene but they’re so new that, they have got their first single out and about. It’s called ‘Ghost Like You’ and you can check it out below.

 

And now we go to Poland! We’re going for some titans right now as Behemoth are gearing up to release their anticipated new record, ‘I Loved You At Your Darkest’, their first LP in over four years. Before anything happens though, the trio have unleashed ‘Bartzabel’ which see things get seriously dark!

But, before then, the heavy-hitting trio have unleashed a NSFW video to accompany ‘Bartzabel’, which sees the band conducting some dark religious ritual which gets a little horrific at times.

You can stream and watch the video for ‘Batrzabel’ below.

 

Up next are Floridian heavyweights, Trivium. They’re keeping things simple and straight-forward with the video for ‘The Wretchedness Inside’, which acts as the midpoint track from last year’s full-length, ‘The Sin And The Sentence’.

 

Time for a statement. Aussie band Hellions have released a new video for a track off their upcoming release, ‘Smile’. Speaking on the video, the band have said: “Our Director, Aimee-Lee X. Curran, her crew and our cast really helped bring those words and the meaning behind the song to life. It was a pleasure to create and we are ecstatic with the result. The little details in our hero, Danica Burch, and our ballroom casts performances were paramount in bringing this all together. Thank you to everyone involved for such a pleasant and professional experience. We hope Hellions fans enjoy the video for ‘Smile’ as much as we all enjoyed making it!”

 

Before the penultimate video, I do have to say I had to put these two touring bands next to each other just because. First up is The Faim who are changing the face of the Alternative Rock scene. These Aussie lads are something special but you do have to experience these tracks live because to see them is just something special in itself.

 

And lastly….. Against The Current recently released a brand new record. Yes, the ‘In Our Bones’ era is well and truly over and now they have just released ‘Past Lives’. Now they have a new video out for their track, ‘Voices’.

And that’s it for another roundup of music videos. Don’t forget to check back next week for another list of ten of the best music videos. Every Friday at 4PM.