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Halcyon Way

From: Atlanta, GA, United States
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Halcyon Way Posts Second Making-Of Video

Atlanta, Georgia prog metal band Halcyon Way released latest album "Conquer" last month (be sure to check out our review here).

This is the group's 4th album and it hit the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #41 the week of release. "Conquer" will be released on September 19th in Europe via Massacre Records.

Recently Halcyon Way confirmed a lengthy tour with Saxon and Skid Row across Europe in October-November of 2014. A complete list of dates can be found after the jump.

Today the band releases the second video in the series documenting the making of "Conquer." Check it out below. The band also comments:

"This is the second installment of the 'making of Conquer' videos, and this one has a tour of my home studio as well as some of the guitar tracking footage. I hope that all of the musicians out there get GAS when they check out my setup." More...

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Halcyon Way Announces Tour With Saxon

Atlanta, Georgia prog metal crew Halcyon Way has been confirmed for a lengthy tour with Saxon and Skid Row across Europe in October - November of 2014.

This tour announcement is hot on the heels of the North American release of the band's 4th album, "Conquer" (reviewed here), which hit the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #41 the week of release. "Conquer" will be released on September 19th in Europe via Massacre Records.

"Last year when we were out with Saxon in US/Canada, we had an amazing time and the Saxon guys were great to us. We had conversations with Biff and the guys about doing it again, and here we are! We're very excited to be hitting the road in Europe again, and to be hanging out with our friends in Saxon (Official)? and new friends in Skid Row?," said vocalist Steve Braun. More...

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Halcyon Way Posts Full Album Online

Atlanta, Georgia prog metal band Halcyon Way released new album "Conquer" today via Nightmare Records (read our review here).

The album will also be available in Europe on September 19th via Massacre Records, and today the band is giving everyone a chance to hear it in full. Check out all of "Conquer" in the player below, courtesy of Metal Insider. The track listing is as follows:

1. Conquer
2. Web Of Lies
3. Conceived In Torment
4. Home
5. World Comes Undone
6. Militant
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun More...

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Halcyon Way Posts In-Studio Video On "Conquer"

Atlanta progressive metal act Halcyon Way posted the first in a series of in-studio videos on the recordings for the new album "Conquer." the album drops on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records and September 19th in Europe/Rest Of World via Massacre Records. A review for the album can be found at this location. Pre-orders for the album can be made at this location or through Amazon.

The band announced two CD release parties, the first is scheduled for August 16, 2014 in Nashville, TN, and the second is set for August 23, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. Tickets for the events can be purchased at this location.

Guitarist Jon Bodan on the first in-studio video: "You're about to watch the first in a series of behind-the-scenes footage during the Conquer recording sessions. This first one is when we tracked the drums at LSD Studios in Lubeck, Germany with Lasse Lammert. We ate kebabs, Indian food, made some music, and generally made the air in the studios unbreathable. We also dressed Lasse up in a horse costume. We hope you enjoy!"

The track listing for "Conquer" is:

1. Conquer
2. Web Of Lies (see music video)
3. Conceived In Torment
4. Home (see lyric video)
5. World Comes Undone (streaming here)
6. Militant
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun

Check out the clip here: More...

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Pit Stories: The Unwanted Pit

A few weeks back Halycon Way checked in with us to share a Pit Story about a massive wall of death at a Lamb of God show, and now the Atlanta prog metal group is back for another tale of pit shenanigans.

This week the group shares a tale of an unwanted pit failing to erupt at the NAMM convention. Halcyon Way had this to say about the event:

So, it's the Winter NAMM show in January of 2013. I'm at the Grove in Anaheim for an industry-only show there, and it's Exodus, Prong, and Jeff Loomis playing. I'm with a group of friends - other musicians, manufacturers, our producer Lasse Lammert is there, it's a good group. The Grove is a good sized venue, and it's probably about half full, so there's a pretty fair amount of room in the crowd area too, because the venue's floor is kinda segmented, with 20 foot sections going up from the stage. Basically, you have a 15-20 foot deep section the width of the venue, then there's a couple of steps up and a short wall, and there's another level a couple feet higher. I think there's 3-4 total. Keep in mind that this is an industry-only event, and that the general public was not allowed in. You had to get a pass from Dean Guitars in the NAMM show at the convention center.

So, during Prong's set there's a small pit breaking out in the lowest level, and that's cool. The people that didn't want to pit were up higher watching the show....until some drunk numbnuts decides he's going to start one 2 levels up. And the douche didn't even know how to really do a pit, he just decided to drunkenly stagger from one side of the venue to the other, and ram into as many people as he could. Women? Sure. Dudes? Of course. Mom with baby? He would have if there were one there. The guy was being a complete toolbag, just ramming into anyone at random, hitting them from behind, etc.
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Halcyon Way Premieres New Track

Atlanta progressive metal act Halcyon Way premiered the new track "World Comes Undone" over at Guitar World.com at this location (also in the player below). The song appears on the upcoming new album "Conquer," which is out on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records, and September 19th in Europe via Massacre Records. A review for the album can be found over at this location.

Guitarist Jon Bodan commented on the track: "'World Comes Undone' is one of my favorite tracks on 'Conquer.' To me, it’s one of the riffier tracks, and it hits all of the high points we’re known for — the thrashy riffs, lots of nice groove changes, a big chorus and lots of sexy vocal harmonies, plus a tasty guitar solo.

"The intro riff has a nice thrashy feel, with some diminished intervals and harmonies. When the verse kicks in, it goes into a Pantera sort of groove, and the guitar riff is deep in the pocket but has a cool, technical streak.

"The chorus has a nice groove as well; it’s good and catchy, and it has some interesting layers to it. Once you get to the bridge, we modified the intro riff a bit to give it more of a groove, and the solo is very vocal and slinky. I like to make sure my solos take you somewhere and give you some melody you can latch onto but have them move and build up."

The track listing for "Conquer" is:

1. Conquer
2. Web Of Lies (see music video)
3. Conceived In Torment
4. Home (see lyric video)
5. World Comes Undone
6. Militant
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun

Check out "World Comes Undone" here: More...

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Pit Stories: Crashing Into The Wall Of Death

It's Tuesday again, which means it's time for more Pit Stories!

This week we head into one of the most infamous, bone crunching, bruise-inducing pit activities: the dreaded wall of death.

Atlanta prog metal band Halcyon Way shared this story with us about a wall of death during a Lamb of God set:

One of my all time favorite bands is Lamb of God, and if you know Lamb of God at all then you know that they are known for doing a wall of death at the end of their show. So I was attending their show in Atlanta at the Tabernacle, and the time came for them to play "Black Label" which everyone knows is when the wall happens. So people started lining up, my best friend and I decided that we were gonna do it! So Randy Blythe started counting, when he hit 4, both sides of the room flew towards each other.

In the confusion I lost sight of my best friend and just began fending for my life it seemed! I saw some people on the ground, but saw that they were being helped up and didn't think much of it. It wasn't until I saw videos on Youtube later on that I realized that the side of the wall we were on had completely collapsed under the pressure from the other side and that we were mere feet away from being right in the middle of it, with no idea that it was even happening! It was definitely a blast though and I'd do it again in a heartbeat!

Halcyon Way's forthcoming album "Conquer" is due to drop on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records and August 23rd in Europe via Massacre Records.

To get a preview of the album, you can stream the track "Home" at this location or watch the "Web of Lies" music video here. More...

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Halcyon Way Premieres New Lyric Video "Home"

Atlanta progressive metal act Halcyon Way has premiered the lyric video for the new track "Home" over at Revolver Magazine's website at this location (also in the player below).

The song appears on the upcoming new release "Conquer." The album drops on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records and September 19th in Europe via Massacre. The track list for "Conquer" is:

1. Conquer
2. Web Of Lies (see music video)
3. Conceived In Torment
4. Home
5. World Comes Undone
6. Militant
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun

Check out "Home" here: More...

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Halcyon Way Announces Record Release Shows

Halcyon Way will release "Conquer" on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records and August 23rd in Europe via Massacre Records.

The band has now announced CD Release parties for August 16th in Nashville, TN, and August 23rd in Atlanta, GA. Guitarist Jon Bodan comments:

"I'm really looking forward to these release parties, last time we played with Killing Grace and Oblivion Myth in Nashville it was a sold out affair, so we're looking to repeat that. Our hometown Atlanta date is going to be epic as well, with our good friends in Throatpunch, Void Of Reason, and old HW compatriots in Bishop Lake on the bill. They're going to be killer shows! We can't wait to unleash some of these new songs on you guys live." More...

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Halcyon Way Reveals Track List And Artwork

Hot on the heels of signing with Massacre Records and snagging the Best Metal Act in the recent Georgia Music Awards, Atlanta progressive metal act Halcyon Way has revealed the track listing and unveiled the cover art for the upcoming new release "Conquer." The album drops on August 19th in North America via Nightmare Records and August 23rd in Europe via Massacre.

Vocalist Steve Braun commented on the new album: "We are super stoked about how this entire album has come out, from music down to the artwork [shown below]. Once again our good friend Travis Smith has taken our basic artwork concept and made it into a masterpiece. The artwork visually shows the struggles we as a band have faced and how it could have destroyed us, yet at the same time shows how we've emerged from the rubble as a solid unit ready to conquer ANY obstacle in our way. For us we raised the bar with Building the Towers back in 2010, and with the new album Conquer we've surpassed our wildest dreams."

The track list for "Conquer" is:

1. Conquer
2. Web Of Lies
3. Conceived In Torment
4. Home
5. World Comes Undone
6. Militant
7. Hatred Is My Cause
8. The Poisoned Apple
9. Save Your Tears
10. Every Second Counts (USA Bonus Track)
11. King Of Ruin
12. Eviscerate The Morning Sun More...

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Halcyon Way Signs With Massacre Records

Atlanta's Halcyon Way has announced that they have signed a multi-album deal with Massacre Records, which includes the release of the new album "Conquer," in Europe. The band has also resigned with Nightmare Records for the release in North America. "Conquer" is expected to be released towards the end of 2014.

Guitarist Jon Bodan commented on the signings: "We are very, very excited to announce that we have signed a multi-album deal with the legendary Massacre Records for Europe and the rest of the world, and we have re-signed with our good friends at Nightmare Records for the North American release of our new album, 'Conquer.' We cannot wait for this new album to come out and for you guys to hear it. It's the heaviest thing we have ever done, the catchiest thing we've ever done, and we are incredibly excited to get it in your hands."

More information on "Conquer" is expected soon. Check out the band's latest video "Web of Lies" for a taste: More...

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Fates Warning Kicking Off North American Tour

The U.S. progressive metal pioneers in Fates Warning are gearing up to head out on their North American headline tour, kicking off tomorrow in Joliet, IL.

The tour will hit 23 North American cities, and will come to a close in Seattle, WA on December 14th. Support will be split between two halves of the tour, and will come from Halcyon Way and Artizan. See below for a full listing of tour dates.

On October 1st, Fates Warning released a first new album in over nine years, "Darkness In A Different Light," via InsideOutMusic. More...

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Halcyon Way And Artizan Join Fates Warning Tour

Halcyon Way and Artizan announced through Intromental management that both bands will provide direct support to Fates Warning on the upcoming North American Tour. Fates Warning is releasing its new album "Darkness In a Different Light" on September 30th (EU) and October 1st (North America) via InsideOutMusic. Halcyon Way has an upcoming release "Conquer," the release date of which has not been revealed as of yet. Artizan just released its latest album "Ancestral Energy" back in May via Pure Steel Records.

The following dates will feature Fates Warning with Halcyon Way:

Nov. 15 -- Joliet, IL -- Mojoe's
Nov. 16 -- Detroit, MI -- Harpos
Nov. 17 -- Louisville, KY -- Diamond Pub & Billiards
Nov. 18 -- Cleveland, OH -- Peabody's
Nov. 20 -- Toronto, ONT -- Mod Club
Nov. 21 -- Poughkeepsie, NY -- The Chance
Nov. 22 -- Hartford, CT -- Webster Theater
Nov. 23 -- New York, NY -- The Studio @ Webster Hall
Nov. 24 -- Clifton, NJ -- Dingbatz
Nov. 26 -- Amityville, NY -- Revolution
Nov. 27 -- Lancaster, PA -- Chameleon Club
Nov. 30 -- Spartanburg, SC -- Ground Zero
Dec. 1 -- Atlanta, GA -- Masquerade

The following dates will feature Fates Warning with Artizan:

Dec. 3 -- Houston, TX -- Scout Bar
Dec. 4 -- San Antonio, TX -- Backstage Live
Dec. 5 -- Dallas, TX -- Trees
Dec. 7 -- Phoenix, AZ -- Rocky Point Cantina
Dec. 8 -- San Diego, CA -- Brick By Brick
Dec. 10 -- Los Angeles, CA -- The Whisky
Dec. 11 -- San Francisco, CA -- DNA Lounge
Dec. 13 -- Portland, OR -- Hawthorne Theater
Dec. 14 -- Seatlle, WA -- Studio Seven

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Halcyon Way Releases "Web Of Lies" Video

Atlanta's Halcyon Way has posted a new music video for the new track "Web of Lies." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Conquer," which is scheduled to be released soon. The video was directed by Chance White of White Flame Studios. "Conquer" was produced by guitarist Jon Bodan and mixed by Lasse Lammert, with vocal production by Seth Von Paulus.

The video was premiered at ProgPower USA last weekend. Check it out:

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Halcyon Way To Debut New Video At PPUSA

Atlanta's Halcyon Way are currently in the final stages of mixing for their new album "Conquer." The band recently completed work on a music video for the new song "Web Of Lies," which will be premiered exclusively at the upcoming ProgPower USA festival in Atlanta next week on Saturday September 27th at 7:45 PM.

Halcyon Way will then hit the road this September and October along with Fozzy in support of the legenday Saxon's North American "Sacrifice" tour. The tour kicks off September 12th in Patchouge, NY and runs through October 19th in Vancouver, BC. A complete list of dates can be found at this location or in the poster below.

Guitarist Jon Bodan gave some insight on the new album:

"Thanks to the support of the many fans that contributed to our IndieGoGo campaign, we are in the final stages of editing our first 'proper' music video, for a track called "Web Of Lies" off our upcoming new record. The video is coming out amazing, and the song is killer - it's heavy, technical yet accessible, and it has the giant hook that defines the HW sound. More...

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Halcyon Way Seeking Crowd Funding For Album/Video

Halcyon Way has launched a new crowd funding campaign via IndieGoGo to help with the costs of a new music video, album, and tour. The band comments:

"Hello everyone! There's lots going on in the HW camp and we are asking for all of our fans' support. We are filming a new video in July, mixing our new album as we speak, and we are about to announce a pretty major tour.

"This all costs money and we have always done what we do without label support. So we're asking for you guys to help support what we're doing and we will give you epic stuff in return.

"Check out our modest Indiegogo campaign, and hopefully you will see fit to contribute a little to our cause!"

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Saxon Announces North American Tour

Legendary U.K. metal act Saxon has announced that the band will tour North America in support of the latest LP "Sacrifice," which is out now via UDR Music. In support will be Fozzy, the band fronted by WWE superstar Chris Jericho, as well as Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way.

Saxon announced the tour on its Facebook page as follows:

"We're really glad to anounce a new tour of North America and Canada with the Sacrifice world tour! The album has done fantastic around the world! We can't wait hit your shores with the Saxon invasion with very special guest Fozzy. It should be a fantastic tour for all metal heads."

Confirmed dates and venues are as follows: More...

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Halcyon Way Posts U.D.O. Tour Video Diary

Halcyon Way has checked in with the first video updated from the road as the band tours alongside U.D.O. Check out the clip below, or catch the band live:

4/9: Amityville, NY @ Ollie's Point
4/10: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
4/11: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/12: Montreal, Que @ Foufounes Electriques
4/13: St-Ferdinand, QC @ Style Metal
4/14: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
4/17: Verona, WI @ Heights Event Center
4/18: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/19: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
4/20: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's More...

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Halcyon Way To Tour With U.D.O.

Atlanta metallers Halcyon Way are preparing to hit the road with German metal legends U.D.O. The tour begins April 9th in Amityville, NY and will wrap up April 20th in Joliet, IL. Halcyon Way comments:

"We are super stoked to kick off our 2013 tour plans in New York in a few weeks with the legendary U.D.O.! Shows are already selling out on the tour and it looks like it's going to be a great time. Special thanks to our friends at Framus/Warwick, Crush Drums, and Miktek Audio for providing us with our backline as well!"

4/9: Amityville, NY @ Ollie's Point
4/10: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater
4/11: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
4/12: Montreal, Que @ Foufounes Electriques
4/13: St-Ferdinand, QC @ Style Metal
4/14: Toronto, ON @ Mod Club
4/17: Verona, WI @ Heights Event Center
4/18: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
4/19: Detroit, MI @ Harpo's
4/20: Joliet, IL @ Mojoe's More...

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Halcyon Way Posts European Tour Diary

Halcyon Way has released a video documentary from the band's tour in Europe last year with symphonic metal band Delain. Check out the clip below.

Halcyon Way is currently finishing up work on new album for release later this year, which follows "IndoctriNation" (reviewed here), as well as preparing for a US/Canada tour with U.D.O. Tour dates for the upcoming run are available after the jump. Drummer Ernie Topran also comments:

“It took us a little while to get it out there, but this is a fun video showing our fans a little bit about life on the road last spring in Europe. Expect more metal and shenanigans when we hit the road next month with U.D.O.!" More...

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