While they’ve been hinting at it a bit via cryptic pictures on their social media, California metalcore band Atreyu have announced their return. The band have been working on new music and will be playing the Aftershock Festival on Sacramento, CA on September 14th. Here’s what the band’s Brandon Saller said about it:
“The time has come, we have been spending the last few months planning this moment. Writing new music and thinking about the future while also reflecting on the past. We all came to the conclusion that it was the right time. Our history is too powerful to ignore forever. Our fans have given us too much. The void of Atreyu, in the world and within ourselves, had existed for long enough. We are happy to announce that after almost 4 years, the beast has risen!”
He added “We are thrilled to be playing Aftershock this year. As our first major performance in years, I think the rowdy California festival crowd willb e a great welcome back. We’re looking forward to tearing that motherfucker down.” Atreyu’s Alex Verkatzas added “To say we are looking forward to playing this year’s Aftershock Festival is an undestatement. It’s been 3+ years since we have rocked the stage as brothers, and to be playing with all these high caliber bands, in the state that we call home, is truly awesome.
Here’s the full lineup for the Aftershock Festival:
Saturday, September 13: Weezer, The Offspring, Limp Bizkit, AWOLNATION, Chevelle, Tech N9ne, Bad Religion, Pepper, Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Memphis May Fire, Fuel, Dead Sara, Nothing More, The Last Internationale, Butcher Babies, Emmure, Sleepwave, Anti-Mortem, Eyes Set To Kill, Viza, Dig The Kid, Islander
Sunday, September 14: Rob Zombie, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Seether, Mastodon, Pennywise, Theory of a Deadman, Buckcherry, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Atreyu, Black Stone Cherry, Otherwise, KYNG, Escape The Fate, Lacuna Coil, Redlight King, We Are Harlot, Burn Halo, Crossfaith, New Medicine, Cilver