atreyuAtreyu is an American metalcore band from Orange County, California, formed in 1998. The band was originally named “Retribution” but later changed their name to “Atreyu” after the character of the same name from the fantasy book (movie) The Neverending Story when they found out that another band from Hemet, California had been using their original name.

The group’s second album, The Curse, was released in 2004, selling 300,000 copies. The band was then featured on the soundtrack to the film Mr. and Mrs. Smith with a cover of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name”. They was also featured on the soundtrack to Underworld: Evolution with “Her Portrait in Black.” “Right Side of the Bed” also appeared on the Burnout 3 Soundtrack, a racing video game. They toured in the United States, in the Taste of Chaos 2008 tour, alongside bands such as Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, and Blessthefall. From July to August 2008, they were on the Projekt Revolution tour with Linkin Park and headlined the smaller revolution stage along with 10 Years, Hawthorne Heights, and Armor for Sleep.

Other Information

  • Origin: Orange County, California, United States
  • Genres: Metalcore, Post-hardcore, Alternative metal (recent)
  • Years active: 1998–present
  • Labels: Tribunal Records, Victory Records, Hollywood Records, Roadrunner Records
  • Website:
  • Members:
  1. Alex Varkatzas – lead vocals
  2. Dan Jacobs – lead and rhythm guitars, occasional backing vocals
  3. Travis Miguel – lead and rhythm guitars
  4. Marc McKnight – bass guitar, backing vocals
  5. Brandon Saller – drums, vocals


  • Visions (1998) – EP
  • Fractures in the Facade of Your Porcelain Beauty (2002) – EP
  • Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (2002)
  • The Curse (2004)
  • A Death-Grip on Yesterday (2006)
  • Lead Sails Paper Anchor (2007)
  • The Best of… Atreyu (2007) – Compilations
  • TBA (2009)



~ by molco on August 6, 2009.

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