"Atreyu" is a band from Orange County, California, consisting of Dan Jacobs, Travis Miguel, Marc McKnight, Brandon Saller and Alex Varkatzas. The band was formed as "Retribution" and later changed their name to "Atreyu" reportedly named after the "Atreyu" character from ''The Neverending Story'' http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=153419&blogID=138604470&MyToken=9df71059-0641-4c33-9609-8e847b8ee88b.
The band released two independent EPs before being signed to Victory Records. Following their signing, the band released their debut album, ''Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses'' (2002). Two singles were released from the album, "Ain't Love Grand" and "Lip Gloss and Black." The latter quickly became a staple of the band's live shows and is frequently performed last. On June 29, 2004, Atreyu's ''The Curse'' was released and peaked at No. 32. Two singles were released from the album, "Right Side of the Bed" and "The Crimson." ''The Curse'' was much more polished than ''Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses'' and Varkatzas' lyrics saw a major improvementhttp://www.europunk.net/interviews.php?id=136. They have also been heard playing the song "Bleeding Mascara...
|years active||1998 – present|
|origin||Orange County, California|
|music genre||Metalcore, Post Hardcore|
|current members|| Dan Jacobs|
|past members|| Adam Elhadad|