Atreyu is in a Los Angeles studio with producer Bob Marlette (Seether, Ozzy) working on the follow-up to 2007’s Lead Sails Paper Anchor. The band has made 30 song demos and plans to narrow it down to 16, with the goal being to finish recording by June. "We started as a heavy hardcore band," says lead vocalist Alex Varkatzas, "and I think we’ve gotten away from that in recent years. The last record, for example, showcased us as a rock band with heavy parts. With this record, we want to return to our roots while also continuing to move forward. It’s about finding the right balance between the two."