Atreyu Announce 'Long Long' Hiatus

Atreyu have announced they are to go on hiatus for the foreseeable future.

Atreyu Announce 'Long Long' Hiatus
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Atreyu have announced they are to go on hiatus for the foreseeable future. The California hardcore band, who have released five albums, made the announcement via their Twitter page, Twitter.com/atreyuofficial. The band stated: "Atreyu is taking a long long break after 11 years of rocking." However, they stressed, "We aren't breaking up." They added: "We aren't writing, recording or touring for a while, simply taking a break to recharge and focus on different parts of our lives." The band released their latest album "Congregation Of The Damned" in 2009, and were in the UK in December supporting Bullet For My Valentine on their arena tour. Thanks for the report to Nme.com.

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    MegadethFan18
    shadowsoldier08 wrote: they came a long way from being SN&BK to being signed with warnerbros (i believe?), tis a shame they washed out their old sound
    They brought it back a bit on CotD but ADGoY was my fave album. Would have been sweet to see these guys live. Also the SupDouche that made the 11 year joke. If you hated them why did you listen to them for 11 years?
    JohnnyAllen93
    Datko wrote: The hiatus should have come BEFORE switching singers.
    They never switched singers.
    Shredx
    Saw them live, they were quite good. I always liked them, but prefered their older stuff. CotD was abit better. Not too bothered about this hiatus though - brandon will have a solo project probably, and they'll probably be better for it when/if they return as Atreyu
    hereticfive
    LightxGrenade wrote: I feel like their first two albums were really ahead of their time. The two albums show trends that are popular now in the post-hardcore/metal-core genres and on top of that had some great songs. But after that, it seems like they didn't know what they wanted to do with their sound. Hopefully they use this free time to explore different projects or something.
    I agree, they were great back in the day, very fresh. I usually like when bands progress in their sound, but atreyu, not so much. still listened to them though
    WCPhils
    I actually liked Lead Sails. I can understand why people hate it, but for some reason I found it really good. Almost as good as The Curse. IMO
    metalhed0294
    Enix165 wrote: sk8ter665 wrote: I feel like I've just gotten out of a 11 year prison sentence, the sun is shining brighter and the birds are singing longer Me too. =D Now to get BFMV to do so.
    NOOOOO!!!!! I WOULD BE SO PISSED IF BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE WENT ON HIATUS! I LOVE THEM!
    saintjimmy924
    WCPhils wrote: I actually liked Lead Sails. I can understand why people hate it, but for some reason I found it really good. Almost as good as The Curse. IMO
    Lead Sails is really the only album I like by them. It's one of my favorite albums of all time.
    zeppaddict141
    saintjimmy924 wrote: WCPhils wrote: I actually liked Lead Sails. I can understand why people hate it, but for some reason I found it really good. Almost as good as The Curse. IMO Lead Sails is really the only album I like by them. It's one of my favorite albums of all time.
    i agree completely, modern day classic IMO
    StevieRayHalen
    thank god RUSH isn't this egotistical. They've made enough money to do drugs for years. Great. if you talented musicians want to suck your own dicks. fine. but the music is no. 1 never forget that. whatever guys.
    BwareDWare94
    This band was never as bad as the elitists screamed. They actually played some interesting shit at times. Ex's and Oh's is one of my favorite songs.
    deathofagod
    Thank ****, maybe they can get back to their roots and stop making sellout music, I'm not usually your stereotypical metalhead. But seriously, their last 2 albums sucked heavily, the album before sucked a little less but was still BAD, I mean, emo-tainted. First 2 albums were great.
    stilt37
    StevieRayHalen wrote: thank god RUSH isn't this egotistical. They've made enough money to do drugs for years. Great. if you talented musicians want to suck your own dicks. fine. but the music is no. 1 never forget that. whatever guys.
    lol. what? Yes... if musicians say they are taking a break for a while to recharge and to focus on other areas of their lives, they MUST mean that they are just going to take drugs.. how old are you?
    ippystratman
    HavokStrife wrote: Going from Death Grip on Yesterday to Paper Sails or whatever the hell that piece of shit was called denotes a hiatus. Come back with something better so I can wear your shirt again without feeling like a damn poser.
    i liked that album... also as far as this argument about atreyu being a hardcore band, their music has many aspects of the hardcore genre but other bits and pieces as well
    grantusmcgrant
    It's about time. They should've opted for this after after it was proven that their music causes haemorrhoids and cancer of the ass.
    davids2010
    Good for them. It stinks to see it happen, but you got to break every now and then.
    rob904
    I was gunna say who cares, but judging by the number of comments a few people do
    themetalpig
    Bugger...I was hoping on their next album they would let the guitarists unleash and go heavier! Good players!
    Mr Winters
    Saw them live with 36 Crazyfists and Unearth. All three bands rocked big time , but Atreyu were awesome
    goingnowhere21
    They'll be back, so I'm not that bummed. I'm not a huge fan, but I'd imagine they'd be worth seeing. Good for them.
    proguit933
    Saw them twice, great shows each time. But yeah their later material was pretty shitty. They need to let big man dan rip it up more often though. Although comparitively simple now that I think of it, the intro to bleeding mascara I will forever remember as the song that taught me how to sweep pick.
    Jazzmandtk
    jrcsgtpeppers wrote: Jigsaw62 wrote: atreyu is not a hardcore band...but they rocked for 11 years
    hahahaha
    LightxGrenade
    I feel like their first two albums were really ahead of their time. The two albums show trends that are popular now in the post-hardcore/metal-core genres and on top of that had some great songs. But after that, it seems like they didn't know what they wanted to do with their sound. Hopefully they use this free time to explore different projects or something.
    Offworld92
    This kind of sucks, because I still haven't seen them live. Whenever they come back, I'd be willing to bet money that they'll be super toned down, since I've heard that live they're nothing already compared to how they used to be. Ah well... as long as I get to see them at least once, I'll be fine. Anyway, this is a good place to stop for them. All of their albums have been good, except Suicide Notes. Better to stop rather than to start making shit. They probably feel they can't top Congregation too. That album was pretty solid, no matter which way you look at it. A little bit of everything in there.
    guitarheo3
    that sucks. i actually liked congregation of the damned. very mainstream and catchy but they still had an atreyu vibe to it
    shadowsoldier08
    they came a long way from being SN&BK to being signed with warnerbros (i believe?), tis a shame they washed out their old sound
    sk8ter665
    I feel like I've just gotten out of a 11 year prison sentence, the sun is shining brighter and the birds are singing longer
    RUSTDOGG666
    I listened to these guys when their first two albums were out. The albums after that didnt sound as good so I just thought meh.
    Brownerz
    I seen these live with Bullet in December, they were good but far too quiet, anyway glad I caught them before this 'hiatus'
    Sherlock_Bones
    Brownerz wrote: I seen these live with Bullet in December, they were good but far too quiet, anyway glad I caught them before this 'hiatus'
    Same. Must admit, wasn't blown away them at Bullet, but they were good. They've always been a band I'd like to see so when I missed them at Download, I was a bit gutted, but having seen them now, I wish 'em the best o' luck for the future (Y)
    SG-Burchett
    Sherlock_Bones wrote: Brownerz wrote: I seen these live with Bullet in December, they were good but far too quiet, anyway glad I caught them before this 'hiatus' Same. Must admit, wasn't blown away them at Bullet, but they were good. They've always been a band I'd like to see so when I missed them at Download, I was a bit gutted, but having seen them now, I wish 'em the best o' luck for the future (Y)
    thought they were better than bfmv tbh and they are lot more melodic than hardcore bands aren't they?????
    Lpneo
    Congragation was not so good album I think. The last 3 albums were quite different. I'm not surprised they ran out of ideas.
    Enix165
    sk8ter665 wrote: I feel like I've just gotten out of a 11 year prison sentence, the sun is shining brighter and the birds are singing longer
    Me too. =D Now to get BFMV to do so.
    Datko
    JohnnyAllen93 wrote: Datko wrote: The hiatus should have come BEFORE switching singers. They never switched singers.
    My bad, meant to say switching singing style. Don't really care much for the Alex singing clean at all he should just leave that up to Brandon.