Atreyu have announced that their new album, titled ‘Congregation of the Damned‘, will be released on October 27th via Roadrunner Records.
Frontman Alex Varkatzas posted the following update:
"I wrote the line ‘congregation of the damned’ for one of the songs on the album and it got me thinking. It kind of feels like in a lot of ways that we, as members of a society, are just gathering around and collectively getting fucked over. When you look at what’s going on in our economy and how other people treat each other, it’s kind of like we’re all just lemmings. We’re lined up blankly staring blindly at nothing and just going along with the flow like a congregation of the damned. So this record really reflects my thoughts and feelings about that in every possible way."
He also went on to talk about their time in the studio:
"I think this is the longest our band has ever had laser-like focus on an album. We were all working together really well and we had a great time in the studio with Bob, who we called BeelzeBob. He’s this jovial cigar-smoking, goatee-sporting dude from Nebraska, and he really helped us fine tune the material and nail our best performances."
Atreyu last released ‘Lead Sails Paper Anchor‘ in 2007.