A Death-Grip On Yesterday

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A Death-Grip On Yesterday
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Studio album by Atreyu
Released March 28, 2006 (2006-03-28)
Recorded 2005 Pulse Recording Studios
Los Angeles, California
Genre Metalcore
Length 33:00
Label Victory
Producer Josh Abraham, Atreyu
Atreyu chronology
The Curse
(2004)
A Death-Grip On Yesterday
(2006)
The Best of...
(2007)
Singles from A Death-Grip On Yesterday
  1. "Ex's and Oh's"
    Released: March 14, 2006
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Blistering (average)[2]
IGN 6.2/10[3]
Kerrang! 4/5 stars[citation needed]
PopMatters 5/10[4]
Punknews.org 4.5/5 stars[5]

A Death-Grip On Yesterday is the third studio album from American metalcore band Atreyu. It was released on March 28, 2006 through Victory Records.

It was leaked onto P2P and BitTorrent sites on February 24, over a month before its official release. A week after its release, it had sold more than 69,000 copies and started out at #9 on the Billboard 200.[6] It has gone on to sell more than 340,000 copies.

The album was released with a Victory Records DVD featuring the making of the album and promotional videos by Victory Records artists.

An instrumental version of the album, as well as The Curse, was released on iTunes on January 9, 2007.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Creature" 2:59
2. "Shameful" 3:30
3. "Our Sick Story (Thus Far)" 3:32
4. "The Theft" 3:58
5. "We Stand Up" 3:07
6. "Ex's and Oh's" 3:32
7. "Your Private War" 3:34
8. "My Fork In the Road (Your Knife In My Back)" 3:26
9. "Untitled Finale" 5:19

Song appearances[edit]

  • The censored version of the song "Ex's and Oh's" is featured in EA Sports' Madden NFL 07 video game.
  • The song "Ex's and Oh's" is also part of a downloadable track pack for Guitar Hero 2 on the Xbox 360.
  • "Shameful" was played during the TNA 2006 recap at the end of the December 28, 2006 edition of TNA iMPACT!. It was also used in the TNA Sacrifice replay video.
  • The song "My Fork in the Road" was used on The Hills Have Eyes 2 OST.
  • The song "My Fork in the Road" was used for a recap video of 2007 edition of TNA Lockdown.
  • A sample of "My Fork in the Road (Your Knife in My Back)" was also used to recap the results of a vehicle modification on the MTV2 Show Pimp My Ride.
  • The songs "Ex's and Oh's" and "Our Sick Story (Thus Far)" were briefly played on MTV's "Jersey Shore".
  • A sample of "We Stand Up" was on Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory during the zip lining scene.

Credits[edit]

Band line-up[edit]

Additional credits[edit]

  • Jeff Gros – Photography
  • Brian Warwick – Mixing Assistant
  • Ted Jensen – Mastering
  • Josh Abraham – Producer
  • Ryan Williams – Engineering, Mixing
  • Scott Adair – Management
  • Atreyu – Producer
  • Don Clark – Artwork, Layout Design
  • Tim Smith – Management

Charts[edit]

Album – Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
2006 The Billboard 200 9
2006 Top Independent Albums 1

Singles – Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
2006 "Ex's and Oh's" Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 24

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