Atreyu, one of the most prominent bands of the ’00s American metal scene, exited a period of self-imposed dormancy in 2014 to the delight of fans. They played several shows. They released a brand new song, “So Others May Live,” which became an instant social media trending topic. The song touched on an important topical issue—what veterans who serve their country feel and experience upon returning home from duty. The song’s heartfelt subject was matched by its musical heft.
In addition to this adrenalized live video, which proves that Atreyu have not lost a step since returning to action and that they are as vital and vibrant as they ever were, the band will participate in Record Store Day, which is Saturday, April 18.
Now, the So Cal band has revealed the video for the song. Watch it here:
They will release a 7″ featuring both “So Others May Live” and the brand new track “When the Day Is Done.” These are the first new Atreyu songs to surface since 2009.
This live footage, which captures the band in its most natural state, was filmed at The Observatory in Ateryu’s native California in December of 2014.
The clip truly captures the electrifying essence and vibe that is always present at an Atreyu concert, due to the exchange of energy between the band and its dedicated fans. It also puts the viewer front and center, as though you were pressed up against the barrier after taking a whirl in the pit.
A brand new Atreyu album will be released later this year via the joint venture partnership between Raw Power Management’s Search&Destroy label and Spinefarm Records.
The band will play a very special, intimate, one-off and sold-out headline show at the Camden Underworld, London, on April 29th . Further to this, they will perform at their first European festival since their 2014 return to action, making an appearance at Groezrock in Belgium on May 1st 2015.