Atreyu has announced that their new album Baptize will release on June 04th through Spinefarm Records. This album will mark the band’s first without Alex Varkatzas fronting the band. The band now sees drummer/vocalist Brandon Saller fronting the band, and bassist Marc “Porter” McKnight handling the screaming. Kyle Rosa of Hell Or Highwater will replace Saller on drums.
With the announcement, the band released two new singles. One is called “Warrior” and features Travis Barker (Blink-182) on drums. The band offered the following on the track:
“‘Warrior‘ is song about persistence and never giving up. We hope this song can be the puzzle piece that helps people realize that we ALL have the capacity for greatness. Sometimes, greatness can exist in the shadows and lives buried under negativity, trauma, or anxiety. ‘Warrior‘ is about searching through all of that endless darkness to finally find the sunrise.
When we wrote ‘Warrior‘, the idea to do a big marching drum break came about. We wanted it to feel like a hometown football game. Travis Barker was the perfect person to bring this to life. It’s cool to have him be a part of the song and to perform in a different light than what people may be used to.”
The band also commented on the second single they released, “Underrated” stating:
“We’ve always had to prove ourselves. We’ve never been handed anything nor have we taken any shortcuts. It’s never been ‘the easy way.’ Over two decades later, we’re still making our mark.”
Additionally, Baptize will also feature guest appearances from Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach, on a track called “Untouchable“, and Matt Heafy of Trivium on a song called “Oblivion”