Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades: 2000s


This US metalcore band was formed in Orange County, California by Alex Varkatzas (17 January 1982, Orange County, California, USA; vocals), Dan Jacobs (b. 30 June 1982, USA; guitar), Travis Miguel (b. 25 March 1979, USA; guitar), Chris Thomson (bass) and Anthony Watson (drums). Brandon Saller (b. 24 June 1983, USA) replaced Watson shortly after the band was formed. The members had originally met at high school and formed their first band, the punk-orientated Retribution, in 1997. By the start of the following year their name had changed to Atreyu (taken from a character in the movie The Never Ending Story) and their sound graduated sharply towards hardcore. The Visions EP was released while the members were still at high school. After finishing their education the band regrouped to complete a second EP, Fractures In The Facade Of Your Porcelain Beauty, released by the Tribunal label at the end of 2001. The EP attracted the attention of several labels, with the band...

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