Melodic metalcore act ATREYU will be issuing a new EP titled “The Hope Of A Spark” on April 14th
It is assumed that the ATREYU single “Drowning”, which arrived last January, will be appearing on it.
ATREYU says: “‘The Hope Of A Spark‘ is the feeling of being at the very bottom. It’s a plea for something to reveal itself to help you find an escape from the darkness. It’s the glimmer of light showing you the possibility of a way out.”
A U.S. headlining tour has been announced which features POINT NORTH, WITHIN DESTRUCTION and LYLVC which will follow the EP’s release. You can get those dates below.
ATREYU 2023 U.S. tour dates:
04/27 Sacramento, CA – Ace Of Spades
04/28 Reno, NV – Virginia Street Brewhouse
04/29 Bend, OR – Midtown Ballroom
04/30 Seattle, WA – The Showbox
05/02 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
05/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
05/05 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
05/06 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum (Atreyu supporting Kayzo)
05/07 San Diego, CA – House Of Blues
05/08 Tucson, AZ – Encore
05/10 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
05/11 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Street Ice House Downtown
05/12 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
05/13 Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
05/15 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/16 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre
05/18 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
05/19 Lawrence, KS – The Granada
05/20 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios Live (no Point North)
05/21 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre (no Point North)
Never ones to shy away from wearing emotions on their sleeves, ATREYU unleashed the new single, “Drowning“, back in January which can be heard below.
The track delivers massive breakdowns, catchy hooks, and soaring performances. The cathartic subject matter sees the group battling through individual struggles with depression and feeling overwhelmed by life itself, but ultimately finding healing from the honest expression of those feelings.
Commenting on the meaning behind “Drowning”, ATREYU shares: “To the five of us, this song is audio anti-depressants. Much like everyone does, the five of us have experienced waves of depression, anxiety, and fear in vastly different ways. This song is about feeling buried. We have found comfort in simply communicating those feelings with each other, and hope you will arrive in a similar place when listening. This song is for all of us.”
In contrast to its heavy message, ATREYU shares a perfectly jocular music video for “Drowning” that will have you running for the local pool to shake off those existential blues.
“Baptize” marked ATREYU‘s first album since the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas in September 2020. The LP showcased ATREYU‘s current lineup consisting of Brandon Saller focusing completely on singing after previously sharing lead vocals with Varkatzas for most of the band’s two-decade-plus existence. Sitting behind the kit is Saller‘s HELL OR HIGHWATER bandmate Kyle Rosa, who had filled in for Saller on drums in 2019 after Varkatzas bowed out of the band’s European tour while dealing with serious back and hernia issues.
Photo by Dennis Larance