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:::::: BRANDON - ATREYU ::::::

3rd - UNSW Roundhouse, Sydney [AA]
4th - The Arena, Brisbane [AA]
5th - HQ, Adelaide [AA]
6th - The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne [U18]
7th - The Hi-Fi Bar, Melbourne [18+]
8th - Capitol, Perth [18+]
9th - Capitol, Perth [U18]

Name : Brandon Saller
Band : Atreyu
Job In Band : Drummer/singer
Website Address : Atreyurock.com
Hometown : Orange County, CA
Best thing about the music scene in your hometown : It's huge


What's the story behind the name?
It's a book that we collectively wrote as a band. The story line includes a monk, a purple elephant, and 37 wild monkeys.

How did the band come together?
We heard of a local battle of the bands and wanted to achieve our life goals of playing Rick Eisley covers on stage at a high school so we went for it.

How long has the band been around?
6 years

How would you describe your sound?

What's your current release? Tell us a little about it…
A Death Grip On Yesterday…it's our best record to date. If you want to listen to us for the first time listen to this first.


When did you decide you had to be a musician, and how did you go about it?
We've wanted this since we where little

What was your first band name and what style did you play?
Toxicle…Punk As Fuck

Tell us three albums you couldn't live without in your collection
him-deep shadows and brilliant highlights ;
the dear hunter-ep/full length
misfits-famous montsers

Best piece of musical advice you've been given

Two groups/artists you'd love to take out on the road
the Dear Hunter and I'd love to go out with Rob Zombie

Favorite song of your group?
The Theft

The thing you most look forward to just before a tour is
Playing shows again

The thing you least look forward to before a tour is
leaving my fiancé, my dog, and my family.

When your not doing band related stuff, what are you usually found doing?
Relaxing with the afor mentioned


What gear do you use?
Truth Drums, Zildian Cymbals, DW Hardware, Vater Sticks

Favorite place (city/town/country) you've toured… and why?
Austrailia…it's beautiful and shows are amazing

Favorite venue to perform at… and why?
The Wiltern in Los Angeles. It is huge and the balcony goes up really high

Who hogs the stereo in the van the most?
Me or Dan Jacobs

After a week in the van/bus on tour which band member will have the messiest section, and what would we most likely find stashed there?
Travis. You'll find all his clothes, his wallet, and his mind scattered all over

Who in your group has the worst "bad habit" on tour, and what is it?
Me…I fart a lot…or Marc he has an addiction to gaming

Most embarrassing moment on tour?
I fell on top of my drums in front of 5000 people…Rad


What's getting the most spins in your stereo right now?
The Deer Hunter

Tell us a band or artist everyone should check out and why…
the dear hunter…I sound like a broken record but it's some of the most epic music I've ever heard

If you could change one thing about the music industry today, what would it be?
I'd make it not suck