UPDATE: Alex took to social media to refute this report, but has since left the band. According to a published report from Lambgoat, Alex Varkatzas and Atreyu have parted ways. Varkatzas helped found the band in 1998 as Retribution when he was just 14, and the band was one of the leading acts of the American metalcore revolution.
Varkatzas suffered a series of major back injuries in 2019 that curtailed his ability to perform and tour, which may be part of the split. Neither the band nor Varkatzas have issued a statement. It is assumed that drummer and co-vocalist Brandon Saller, who also fronts the band Hell or Highwater, will take over singing duties. We’ll keep monitoring this story as it develops.