A7X Vs Atreyu
(Victory) Feuds aren't just for rappers and former ska band members anymore. Orange County's Avenged Sevenfold called out neighbors Atreyu publicly in U.K.'s rock
weekly, Kerrang, with M. Shadows claiming "Atreyu are leading the scene that we want to get out of. They're part of it and we're not. I wouldn't say we are
f***ing friends." He goes on to accuse Atreyu of ripping off a song intro while band mate The Reverend maintains that there is no rivalry to speak of! The fair,
balanced journalists at Kerrang! gave Atreyu a chance to respond in this week's issue. Vocalist Alex Varkatzas was dismissive, saying, "As far as we knew we
were on good terms with the guys, having toured with them briefly in the past. We were looking forward to seeing them again on the Warped Tour so we're
slightly taken aback by all of this. I guess if you're not down with Atreyu, you can go f*** yourself." Kerrang! took the last word, saying, "We hear ya, buddy."
With both bands spending the long hot summer on tour together, anything could happen - this bad blood could dwarf the likes of The Killers vs. The Bravery, 50
Cent vs. The Game, Kelly Osbourne vs. Christina Aquilera and even the classic beef between David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar over fronting Van Halen.
Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold are both headliners on Warped Tour 2005, so they will have plenty of opportunities to hash out their differences. Atreyu kick off
Warped Tour with a deluxe re-issue of The Curse, in stores June 28th, which comes with a DVD
When Avenged Sevenfold said Atreyu is leading the scene, they couldn't have said it any better - Atreyu has sold a combined total of over 410,000 albums,
while Avenged Sevenfold has moved 231,421 to date.