Becoming the Bull

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"Becoming the Bull"
Atreyu becoming the bull.png
Single by Atreyu
from the album Lead Sails Paper Anchor
Released July 24, 2007
Format CD single
Genre Post-hardcore, post-grunge, hard rock, alternative metal
Length 3:45
Label Hollywood
Writer(s) Dan Jacobs, Marc McKnight, Travis Miguel, Brandon Saller, Alex Varkatzas
Producer(s) John Feldmann
Atreyu singles chronology
"The Theft"
"Becoming the Bull"

Becoming the Bull is the 4th track and first single on Atreyu's 4th album Lead Sails Paper Anchor. It is their 2nd highest-charted single to date on Modern Rock Format (#5 on the Mainstream Rock Chart and #11 on the Modern Rock Chart), surpassing Ex's and Oh's. Additionally, the song was featured in the EA Sports game Madden 08, where it was incorrectly listed as being called "Becoming".[1]

The song has been released by Atreyu in a computer game where players have 20 sound clips and must put them in order in the fastest time. Atreyu made the game a contest where the contestant with the fastest time by August 6, 2007, would win a signed guitar, a phone call from the band, a copy of the CD before it was in stores, and a free membership to Atreyu's exclusive fan club. The top 10 runners-up were given a copy of the CD before it was in stores, and a free membership to Atreyu's exclusive fan club.

Atreyu has since made the single available on their MySpace[2] page.

The band shot the video with acclaimed director Kevin Kerslake.[3] The video was released on MySpace Music on August 16, 2007. The video can be found on YouTube.[4] The song itself was used to promote UFC commercials on Spike.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Becoming the Bull"
  2. "Can't Happen Here (Demo)"


  1. ^ Magrino, Tom (2007-06-29). "Madden 08 drafts song list". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 11 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-07-01. 
  2. ^ "ATREYU on MySpace". 
  3. ^ Video Static: Music Video News: July 8, 2007 - July 14, 2007
  4. ^ "YouTube Video". 2009-05-03. Retrieved 2010-04-11.