Earlier in the month, we reported that Atreyu were teasing something that could have been a possible reunion. It looks like those rumors are true, as the band has announced they will be returning after their self-imposed hiatus in 2011. They have already announced a main stage appearance at this years Aftershock festival in Sacramento, CA on September 14th. Here’s what some of the band members had to say about the reunion:
“The time has come,” says drummer Brandon Saller. “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 4 years, the beast has risen!”
“To say we are looking forward to Playing this years AFTERSHOCK Festival is an understatement,” adds frontman Alex Varkatzas. “It’s been 3+yrs 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.”
No other announcements have been made as to when we can expect some new music or tour dates, but we will be sure you keep you posted.
Atreyu last released Congregation of the Damned in October 2009 on Hollywood Records, and went on hiatus two years later. They hinted at the possibility of a new song a year ago, but nothing came to fruition.