Atreyu consists of Alex Varkatzas (Vocals), Dan Jabobs (Guitar), Travis Miguel (Guitar), Marc McKnight (Bass) and Brandon Saller (Drums, Vocals) They formed in 1998 in California.
The band were originally called Retribution but were forced to rename themselves when they found out another band had the same name. They then named themselves Atreyu after the character in The Neverending Story.
The band released their first full-length album Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses in 2002 and released The Curse in 2004.
Atreyu released A Death Grip on Yesterday on 2006 and most recent album Lead Sails Paper Anchor in 2007. This album was praised for Varkatzas and Saller’s vocals, and the band’s eclectic use of instruments.
The band have quite a large selection of official merchandise including t-shirts and hoodies.