Reunited Atreyu Unleash New Song ‘So Others May Live’
Welcome back Atreyu! The band is celebrating their reactivation by unleashing a brand new song called 'So Others May Live' via their website. Visitors can download the song for free in exchange for signing up to the band's mailing list.
Vocalist Alex Varkatzas says of the track, "'So Others May Live' is inspired by one of my best friends, who is ex-military. The things our troops go through to protect us are pretty unreal. Their treatment after leaves a lot to be desired, as well."
He went on to state, "The song honors them and condemns our government's constant deployment of these brave souls. The people who fight and die for us often come from a certain socio-economic background -- the working class. The people making these decisions send our nation's children to war come from positions of privilege and wealth. Their kids aren't the ones getting deployed and they aren't risking their lives every day at work. Yet they order the working class to go 'keep us safe' at the drop of a hat, it feels like. It's bulls--t. It's the politicians and the rich of this country waging war to keep the majority pre-occupied, so they can make money and advance their bulls--t political agendas. The expense is 'expendable' working class/poor Americans' lives, never the rich."
The heavy, aggressive track features some in-your-face beats from drummer Brandon Saller and some crunchy riffage courtesy of Big Dan Jacobs, Travis Miguel and bassist Marc McKnight. And the clean vocals of Saller with Varkatzas' brutal belting sounds as fresh as ever. Get a free download of the song at the band's website here.
You can catch Atreyu returning to the road at a handful of California-based festival dates this month. The group has also signed on to take part in Australia's Soundwave Festival, launching in late February 2015. Check out their dates below.
Atreyu 2014/2015 Tour Dates
9/11 -- Anaheim, Calif. -- Chain Reaction
9/13 -- Sacramento, Calif. -- Aftershock Festival
9/26 -- San Bernardino, Calif. -- Knotfest
2/21 -- Adelaide, Australia -- Soundwave
2/22 -- Melbourne, Australia -- Soundwave
2/28 -- Sydney, Australia -- Soundwave
3/1 -- Brisbane, Australia -- Soundwave