Antiheroes – Single Release
Release: 18 March 2022
Slipknot, Killswitch Engage, Soilwork, Lamb of God
Atria, from London, ON, is back with a refreshed lineup and punishing and new visceral sound combining melodic death metal, metalcore, progressive metal, and a bit of Djent. “Antiheroes” is the burgeoning new single from Atria.
The single is lyrically about losing faith in one’s heroes and leaders and begins with a dirty and hypnotizing flurry of riffs that catch you off guard.
As the drums kick in the track builds until the heavy scream vocals take over like a valkyrie of damnation. The track is also quite orchestral with the subtle strings during the chorus and outro, separating Atria’s sound from many in the genre. The chorus is also extremely catchy and will stay with you hours after the first listen.
“My lyrics come from life experiences, a fear of a dystopian future, experiences with mental illness and trying to find hope through it all,” says vocalist Tom Emmans.
“Antiheroes” also has a music video featuring the members of Atria providing a vicious musical backdrop in a dim-lit, dusty house, while the leaders of the world—crooked demented demons—bet on and perpetuate the world’s crumbling with a cycle of violence.
The brooding “Antiheroes” track is a taste of Atria’s upcoming new four-track EP, Ground Zero, out in late April.
Hailing from London ON and founded by Singer Tom Emmans and guitarist Tim Ross, Atria began as a studio project in 2017.
Their first EP New World Nightmare was released in 2018. After a few line-up changes, Atria is now preparing to release their new EP Ground Zero in Spring of 2022 with new lineup of Jerad Sterling on Drums, Brody King on Lead Guitar, and Bassist Joe Mullen.
Song written by: Atria
Produced, Mixed, Mastered and Engineered by: Jon Howard @ Woodward Studios
Performed by: Atria