ATREYU has introduced the ultimate installment of its three-part EP collection, “A Torch In The Darkish”due November 3 main into “The Stunning Darkish Of Life” album out in December through Spinefarm.
As we speak, the band launched “(i)”. If you cannot bear in mind the place you got here from, are you able to really know who you might be? ATREYU frontman Brandon Saller wrestles with this concept, and on “(i)”he examines his personal perplexing incapacity to recollect something of notice from his childhood.
“A Torch In The Darkish” EP continues the journey set by “The Hope Of A Spark” EP and “The Second You Discover Your Flame” EP main into “The Stunning Darkish Of Life”which is a fruits of all three representing items of a puzzle, collectively amounting to one thing far better.
This EP is about self-discovery, discovering your goal and confidence, and your future once more. A victory by way of the shadows and conquering the darkness — for now.
“Many individuals bear in mind these moments and experiences that formed who they’re in very youth,” Saller says. “However for me, that interval of my life is one large void. There are issues about me as an individual and issues I do to at the present time that I don’t like, however I don’t perceive why.”
“We draw power from one another and provides one another the area and assist to be the very best, most inventive particular person we might be,” guitarist Dan Jacobs explains. “And collectively, proper now, that makes us the very best band we’ve ever been.”
“All the things that we’ve put out thus far has constructed as much as this second,” concludes Jacobs. “One thing particular is going on with ATREYU proper now. We will really feel the creativity and collaboration when the 5 of us get within the studio. We will really feel the arrogance all of us give one another once we stand on stage collectively. And we will see it within the viewers after they’re shedding their minds. They’re having nearly as good a time as we’re ourselves.”
“A Torch Within the Darkish” observe itemizing:
02. Demise Or Glory
04. Come Down
In an interview with Rock 100.5 The KATT‘s Cameron Buchholtz performed finally month’s Rocklahoma competition in Pryor, Oklahoma, Saller spoke about ATREYU‘s resolution to shift their focus away from releasing albums to placing out a collection of EPs.Saller mentioned: “The entire mission as an entire type of tells kind of the identical story in repeat. And we simply wished a solution to type of simply be capable of shine a lightweight on the songs a bit of bit extra individually. I really feel like plenty of instances you set out albums today and also you get three or 4 songs that get any kind of consideration. The remainder of them simply go by the wayside, which sucks once you’re creating artwork and placing all the pieces you’ve got into artwork.”
He continued: “Every EP goes by way of the cycles of life, the seasons of life, if you’ll, to inform one large story on the finish. So it is type of a manner that we will get a bit of bit extra in depth with a type of a narrative and in addition a manner that we will have our viewers actually be capable of deal with smaller parts of songs at a time.”
Requested if he and his bandmates are seeing that kind of engagement and followers following the story, Brandon mentioned: “Completely. I really feel like, you simply see it, simply when [you look at] the [streaming] numbers, you see every tune type of getting a bit of bit extra of a limelight and having a bit of bit extra of type of a day within the solar. In order that feels good for us.”
Saller beforehand talked about ATREYU‘s resolution to launch a collection of EPs this previous July in an interview with the “Brutally Scrumptious” podcast. On the time, he mentioned: “I care much less and fewer concerning the conventional type of strategies of issues and extra about, how will we really get individuals to have the chance to digest all the artwork? … You set out an album, put out 12 songs on an album and 4 of ’em get a lightweight shined on them and are within the tens of thousands and thousands of streams and have all this consideration after which the opposite eight are within the a whole bunch of 1000’s, if that — perhaps they hit one million. They’re at midnight and also you spent all this time on these songs.
“We’re not a band that has traditionally put out data with a bunch of filler; it is laborious to get songs previous us,” he defined. “So, for us, it is, like, ‘Oh, properly, man, it simply did not have alternative to get proven.’
“I am all about different strategies of launch,” Saller added. “I believe that bodily launch actually solely lies in vinyl and funky, like, collectors’ type of stuff today. I do not care about CDs. I could not play a CD if I wished to. I haven’t got a CD [player] in my automobile. I haven’t got a CD participant in my pc. However so far as simply releasing issues, I simply wanna launch issues that make it extra accessible and straightforward to really devour and digest them. And I believe that that doubtlessly is in singles and EPs. I do not know all the pieces or something. So we’ll see the way it goes.”
ATREYU and MEMPHIS MAY FIRE not too long ago joined forces for the “We Need Your Distress” tour, with CATCH YOUR BREATH and ANOTHER DAY DAWNS as assist. ATREYU additionally joined GODSMACK for choose dates earlier than embarking on a run of Canadian exhibits with IRON MAIDENbeginning on September 28.
Picture credit score: Michaela Austin