The Athiarchists

The Athiarchists

 Eugene, Oregon, USA
DuoMetalPunk

Two piece band from Eugene, Oregon that drives around in a mobile stage most of the time playing impromptu shows. They have played over 2,500 shows since 2006 and have performed in multiple capacities on Mayhem and Uproar Festivals 2010 and 2011, and Knotfest 2014. Created a band with Rob Dyrdek called The Bleeding Frogs featured on Season 4 episode 3 of Fantasy Factory. Recently released a 26 track album entitled WAR.

Biography

The Athiarchists are a two-piece band from Eugene, Oregon. They originally formed on April 20, 2006. The duo consists of Aaron "The Athiarchist" Tunnell on guitar, bass and vocals, and Dano "The Animal" on drums and vocals.
Through DIY ethics, a can-do attitude, hard work, and honest respect for the fans, they quickly gained popularity in their home of Eugene and worked their way into a national touring act.
They are most well known for poaching shows wherever they want, which first began with the purchase of a generator they used to play shows in the parking lots of events they wanted to play, including dates of the Mayhem Festival along the West Coast since its beginning in 2008.
In 2010, they built the Music Adventure Stage, an overhauled 24-foot U-Haul truck. Loaded up with a 12,500-watt generator, full PA, stage, lighting, gear storage, and sleeping bunks, they played the parking lots and entry lines of many clubs, and festivals including Warped Tour, J채germeister Music Tour, and their most notable, Mayhem Festival 2010. They began playing without permission, but after much support from other bands on the tour, and their ever-growing fan base, they were invited to finish out the Mayhem Festival 2010, and join up with the Uproar Festival. On August 10 and 11 2010 they replaced Shadows Fall on the J채germeister Stage due to bus failure.
On April 18, 2011, episode 4.03, they were featured on Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory, titled 'The Bleeding Frogs', in which they join Rob Dyrdek and the cast of the show to create a supergroup called The Bleeding Frogs.
They performed on the Revolver stage at Mayhem Festival 2011 when All Shall Perish cancelled July 24 2011. They finished out the tour headlining the J채germeister stage in place of In Flames after July 30 2011 until the end of the tour. This was all at the same time they were also performing 3-4 times a day underneath the Metal Mulisha jump show at Mayhem Festival 2011.
Knotfest 2015 they performed multiple shows per day for 3 days in their mobile stage for the campground patrons.

Lyrics

The Athiarchist

Written By: The Athiarchists

This one goes out to all you church hoppin bush lovin bitches
Jesus loves me yes i know, For the bible tells me so (x3)

Jesus loves me yes i know, The fucking bible tells me so (x1)
Is there, Isnt there (x8)
A motherfucking god

(Chorus)
Im an atheist, no god runs my life
Im an anarchist, no one tells me whats right
Im a crazy motherfucker on a drunken friday night
Im an athiarchist, no rules just right
no rules just right, no rules just right

(Verse 1)
Here is just a look into the athiarchists life
no rules motherfucker and thats more than fucking right
there is no god that i worship in my life
and no fucking government is going to tell me whats right

What came first bitch the chicken or the egg
tell me motherfucker before i break your fucking leg
i have no respect for that god you go and see
or the fucking government that runs a life you will never be

(chorus)

(Verse 2)
Here is just a look into the athiarchists life
no rules motherfucker and thats more than fucking right
there is no god that i worship in my life
and no fucking government is going to tell me whats right

so what came first bitch the chicken or the egg
what came first bitch the chicken or the egg
what came first chicken.....egg
tell me motherfucker before i break your fucking leg

(chorus)

And now a word from god

This is God

This is your God

The one you worship in your life

And don’t have sex

Until you find a fucking wife

And give me all your money

So I can help poor people out

BULLSHIT

Give me money, so I can build a big church

Give me money, so I can go get rich

Give me money, so I can build a big church

Give me money, so I can rape small kids
worship me, im god (x7)

WORSHIP, IM GOD
GOD GOD GOD DAMN

(chorus)

(Verse 3)
Here is just a look into the athiarchists life
no rules motherfucker and thats more than fucking right
there is no god that i worship in my life
and no fucking government is going to tell me whats right

no fucking government is going to tell me whats right
no fucking government is going to tell me whats right
no fucking government is going to tell me whats right
im a motherfucking athiarchist anti christ

(Chorus)

And now a word from the president

This is the president

The president of the United States of Fucked up America

Im going to be raising your taxes today

Sending you to war for no reason at all

But fuck you don’t bitch about me

Because you all voted for me right?

And im the best goddamn president

This country has ever had

Because its one nation, indivisible

With liberty and justice for none
One nation, under god (x7)
ONE NATION UNDER GOD
GOD GOD GOD DAMN

(chorus)

why go to church?
gods not going to be there
why go to church?
GODS NOT WATCHING YOU HES NOT EVEN THERE
SO WHY WASTE YOUR LIFE SEARCHING FOR THE ANSWER
WHEN YOU ALREADY KNOW THE ANSWER

(CHORUS)

THE MOTHERFUCKING ANTI CHRIST

Vent

Written By: The Athiarchists

Vent

V1
Going back, to this thing called life
Of all the fucked up shit around it and the fucked up things inside it
As it slowly slides down towards a passionate hate
Towards everything in life because its not that great
Every day that goes by, I sit and wonder why
Why we fuck with all this bullshit I just want to fucking die
So I sit and fucking ask myself just WHY WHY WHY
WHY WE LIVE IN A WORLD BASED ON GREED AND FUCKING LIES
(enters right away into verse 2)

V2
VENT, VENT OF THIS LIFE
VENT OF EVERYTHING AROUND YOU, SWOLLOW THE KNIFE
DON’T EVER LOOK BACK UPON THE FUCKED UP STUPID SHIT
IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY GET THE FUCK OVER IT
ITS JUST FUCKED UP, THAT ONES LIFE CAN BE RAN
BY A GREEDY FUCKING SYSTEM, AND A SCANDALOUS MAN
THAT SITS UPON A THRONE ATOP DEMOCRACY
LEADING A LIFE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FUCKING BE

V3
June 26, 2005
A fucking pig goes out, takes a young kids life
15 years of age, another 85 to go
shot dead on the spot, in the fucking jaw bone
the kid stole a car, and we know that’s not alright
but the boy was 15, he doesn’t know whats right
the pig shot him anyway, because he was scared
how do you get that mother fucking badge that he wears?
You have to be a powertripping heartless fucking prick
Using a gun in place of your small fucking dick
Spending your life running peoples lives to be
Seeing this bullshit makes me want to fucking scream and

VENT, VENT OF THIS LIFE
VENT OF EVERYTHING AROUND YOU, SWOLLOW THE KNIFE
DON’T EVER LOOK BACK UPON THE FUCKING STUIPD SHIT
IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY, SO GET THE FUCK OVER IT
ITS JUST FUCKED UP, THAT ONES LIFE CAN END
BY A FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT WITH A GUN AND A BADGE
TAKING HIS OWN PROBLEMS OUT ON OTHER PEOPLES LIVES
ILL KILL YOU MOTHERFUCKER, WHAT PLACE, AND WHAT TIME

FUCK THE POLICE

November 16th, 2003
The government decides its time for people to bleed
Running out of fossil fuel on our home soil
So lets go out and start a fucking war about oil
And once we go in, we can never go back
But cant you fucking see that we are under attack
That these fucking rag heads are one in the same
But peoples fucking lives are not a motherfucking game
Like they give a fuck if we live or we die
So why does the government have to sit there and lie
About the fucking reasons why we are going to war
Seeing shit like this makes me close the fucking door and

VENT, VENT OF THIS LIFE
VENT OF EVERYTHING AROUND YOU, SWOLLOW THE KNIFE
DON’T EVER LOOK BACK UPON FUCKING STUPID SHIT
IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY SO GET THE FUCK OVER IT
ITS JUST FUCKED UP, THAT ONES FATE CAN BE SENT
IN THE FORM OF A LETTER, CERTIFIED BY THE GOVERNMENT
TELLING YOU TO PACK UP YOUR SHIT AND FUCKING LEAVE
TO GO FIGHT A WAR BASED ON BULLSHIT AND GREED

FUCK BUSH

ONE MORE TIME

VENT, VENT OF THIS LIFE
VENT OF EVERYTHING AROUND YOU, SWOLLOW THE KNIFE
DON’T EVER LOOK BACK UPON THE FUCKED UP STUPID SHIT
IT HAPPENS EVERY DAY GET THE FUCK OVER IT
ITS JUST FUCKED UP, THAT ONES LIFE CAN BE RAN
BY A GREEDY FUCKING SYSTEM, AND A SCANDALOUS MAN
THAT SITS UPON A THRONE ATOP DEMOCRACY
LEADING A LIFE THAT YOU WILL NEVER FUCKING BE

Life, Freedom, Rights, Beliefs

Written By: The Athiarchists

LIFE

FREEDOM

RIGHTS

BELIEFS

Aaron: Oh i live my life, this one for me

Im not gonna fall, like those before me

And i know now, what I did not know then

Dano: I do what i do, every day

And i go my own way, so get out my way

And just step aside, or you meet me right outside

Aaron: I own my life, its for me to decide

What is wrong, what is right

And ive got you in my sight

KNOW THAT

FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS

FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

YOU DONT KNOW NOW

YOURE MORE THAN DEAD TO ME IN MY EYES

Aaron: Oh i live my life, not under the edge of existence of christ

Going to Church every sunday at 9

I know that i will live

Dano: I take the trash, out every day

Rid of you, in every way

Aaron: I own my life, its for me to decide

What is wrong, what is right

And ive got you in my sight

KNOW THAT

FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS

FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

YOU DONT KNOW NOW
YOURE MORE THAN DEAD TO ME IN MY EYES

FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE

FIGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM

FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS

FIGHT FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN

YOU DONT KNOW NOW
YOURE MORE THAN DEAD TO ME IN MY EYES

Discography

Demo CD 2005
- Sheep
- The Athiarchist
- Vent
- Abyss
- Punk 1
- Punk 2
- Punk 3

Demo CD 2006 (EP Dont be another part of the herd)

- Reality Check
- Sheep
- Life, Freedom, Rights, Beliefs
- The Athiarchist
- Mr Bo Pringle
- Vent
- The Total Disregard for Disrespect

Set List

Our set can range anywhere from 2 minutes to 5 hours.  We will perform to fit whatever is needed.