There really is no time like the present.
Atreyu have shared the video for “The Time Is Now” from their upcoming new album In Our Wake, out October 12 via Search & Destroy/ Spinefarm / Caroline Australia.
“Hold on for your lives,” exclaimed frontman Alex Varkatzas. “This is the craziest Atreyu video ever. It’s an epic journey thru time and space. You haven’t seen anything like this…”
Drummer and vocalist Brandon Saller concurred, saying, “The time is now is about taking life by the balls. Life won’t wait for you. There is no ‘right time.’ Do what you want. Live your dream and do it now.”
Following a two-year tour cycle for 2015’s Long Live, Atreyu regrouped in Southern California and started sharing ideas for what would become offering number seven. Ceremoniously, they all agreed it would be the right time to reunite with producer John Feldmann who famously helmed Lead Sails and Paper Anchor.
In Our Wake sees Atreyu once again evolving. The first single and title track hinges on a slow burning, but bombastic percussive buildup before charging ahead with an undeniable chant and fiery fretwork. “It’s a deep one,” says singer Alex Varkatzas. “We looked up to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, and their deaths were fresh during the writing process. It made us think of what we’ll leave in our wake. We have a choice to change the lives of others for the better.”
“The album title In Our Wake comes from the idea that everyday we humans have two roads we can go down,” furthers McKnight about the deeper meaning rooted within the album. “Do you choose to inspire, uplift, and enhance each others lives? Or do you prefer to belittle, shit talk, and tear down each other down? With each choice made you leave a ripple that reflects across your community, then onto your city, to your nation, and eventually all across the globe. Who do you leave in your wake?”
Album Out October 12 via Spinefarm / Caroline Australia. Preorder album HERE