When Atreyu emerged from their hiatus in 2014, the band was met with fevered excitement from fans and the metal community. The band played a sold-out-in-minutes warm-up show in its native Orange County, were a featured main stage attraction at both AFTERSHOCK and KNOTFEST, released a new song “So Others May Live” as a free download for fans that immediately propelled Atreyu to trending status on social media, and closed out the year by booking a hometown Christmas show at The Observatory in the O.C.
Now, the band has confirmed even more good news — its worldwide signing to the Search and Destroy Records imprint as part of the newly-announced joint venture between the label and Raw Power Management and Spinefarm Records. Atreyu’s new album, due out in 2015, will be released through Search and Destroy/Spinefarm.
“We’re truly excited for this union,” said Atreyu drummer Brandon Saller. “Signing with Spinefarm/Search & Destroy will truly allow us to create without restraint. We are looking forward to the future.”
Raw Power’s Vice President Matt Ash concurred, saying, “Raw Power is proud to be representing Atreyu for management worldwide and we’re very excited to move forward with the guys in this fresh chapter of their career.”
“We are beyond excited to welcome Atreyu to the Spinefarm Records roster,” said Spinefarm Director of A&R Darren Dalessio. “As one of the pioneering artists of the metalcore movement, it’s very exciting to see this new album take shape. The new music they are crafting is nothing short of incredible, and there is a real passion and fire within the band right now that is undeniable. We couldn’t be happier to be a part of this next chapter of Atreyu’s already impressive storied career. Expect great things to come in 2015!”
Atreyu, who were one of the key architects of the ’00s American metal resurgence, last released an album in 2009 in the form of Congregation of the Damned. While Atreyu simmered on the backburner, the members did other things and flexed different creative muscles during the downtime, but returned to Atreyu earlier this summer.