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Atreyu Part Ways With Vocalist

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Atreyu have parted ways with vocalist Alex Varkatzas.

    We have been a band for over 20 years now. Lived our dreams together as friends and as brothers. We traveled the world doing what we love, and have been fortunate enough to play music for such an incredible fan base that provides us with the opportunity to share our greatest moments with them.

    Now a time of change has come for all of us. Alex Varkatzas is sailing off on a ship of his own, and will part ways with Atreyu. He will not disappear, and neither will Atreyu. There’s nothing but love and respect for each other, and we can’t wait to see what he will come up with next. Stay tuned for his upcoming projects and we all wish him success and fulfillment with all his future endeavors.

    Atreyu’s next adventure is among us.

    We love you, we’ll see you shortly.


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  2. irthesteve

    formerly irthesteve Prestigious

    I haven't really followed this band, but that's pretty crazy after 20 years
    falafelmywaffle likes this.
  3. justin.

    Trusted Supporter

    I didn’t even know this band was still active
    Brent and zachmacD like this.
  4. Orla

    right on! Prestigious

    I always just assumed they would call it a day altogether if Alex or Brandon decided to leave. Interested to see where they go from here.
    disambigujason likes this.
  5. aspeedomodel

    Cautiously pessimistic Prestigious

    Yeah, I also assumed they would just hang it up if either singer was done. Very interesting.
  6. 150Wrds

    Newbie Supporter

    Was a big fan of them back in the day. It feels like Alex was a big part, although Brandon always provided the hook, so they obviously think the 'screamer' can be replaced. Interesting to see where this goes.
  7. Dog Fish

    soups up

    Isn't this exactly what From Autumn to Ashes did?
    SuNDaYSTaR likes this.
  8. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    Yeah, but it was a lot earlier in FATA's career. In my opinion FATA released their best stuff when their drummer Francis took over on vocals, and he was able to do both the screaming and sining. I don't know about the dummer for Atreyu and if he can do both, but you're spot in brining in the comparison.
  9. Darth Amory

    Sith Lord.

    Yeah I mean I loved the dudes sound but I, too, found the hooks with the drummer/singer.
    All Systems Goku and zachmacD like this.
  10. DarkHotline

    Run On, Girl, Run On Prestigious

    Holding A Wolf By The Ears is the only album that’s just Francis. Ben checked out before it was recorded and that’s when he took up the vocalist spot.
    Henry and ramomcferno like this.
  11. zachmacD


    Holding a wolf by the ears is my favorite by far. Besides the after dinner payback, I never liked any of their other material
    ramomcferno and Joe Sheridan like this.
  12. mattylikesfilms


    Yeahhhh buddy! Holding a Wolf By The Ears is easily the best FATA record.

    I highly doubt Atreyu will produce their best material moving forward.
  13. mattylikesfilms


    True but Francis wrote pretty much all of the lyrics for Abandon Your Friends because Ben was MIA for a lot of the recording leading Francis to take over the sinking ship.

    That’s why Francis sings so much on AYF... because he wrote it all and Ben was gone half of the time lol
  14. DerekIsAGooner

    So assuming that this weekend...

    Holding a Wolf by the Ears is one of my favorite records of all time.
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  15. mattylikesfilms


    I would probably agree with that. The record is incredible and most of the lyrics still speak to me more than ever.
    ramomcferno likes this.
  16. SFguitar


    Kinda liked this band back in the day but stopped listening after they became a butt/bro-rock band. lol
    koryoreo likes this.
  17. mattylikesfilms


    Deathgrip is still an album of theirs I standby. It’s a banger. The rest is meh overall.
  18. DarkHotline

    Run On, Girl, Run On Prestigious

    Also true, I forgot it was mostly Francis on that one.
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  19. helloiamzach


    Sadly I can't say that I didn't see this coming with how much they've been moving further away from screamed vocal material over the years. They actually played without Alex at Slam Dunk last year and had a guest vocalist here and there.

    Personally I think they'll just have Brandon covering vocals going forward and maybe bring in a new drummer, and just cut anything with a large amount of screaming from their sets.

    Alex is already working on a new heavier project from what he's said on Instagram.
    falafelmywaffle likes this.
  20. koryoreo


    Same here lol
  21. rxbandit89

    probably over-caffeinated.

    I would totally listen to an Atreyu album with Dan Marsala doing vocals. I feel like he's way underrated.
    Colby Searcy likes this.
  22. swboyd

    ancient chivalry is doomed Prestigious

    I guess he decided inventing metalcore wasn't enough for him. Sad day.
  23. Heron182


    I think Alex and Brandon from bleeding through had a band at one point
  24. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I saw them recently and assumed they had different vocalists from when I saw them in 2002. Sounded like a completely different band. If they didn't play Side of The Bed, I don't think I'd have recognized them at all.
  25. DarkHotline

    Run On, Girl, Run On Prestigious

    Atreyu has tried to be a butt rock band since 2007, Alex leaving is the final step.