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Atlanta metal band Halcyon Way have confirmed tour plans with Fozzy in the UK in May 2010.
The tour will have the band performing four shows over three days in Scotland and England. The last day will feature a 2:00pm matinee and a 7:00pm evening show.
May 13 – Glasgow – Cathouse
May 14 – Nottingham – Rock City Basement
May 15 – London – The Relentless Garage (2 shows!)
“We’re big fans of the Fozzy and Stuck Mojo guys, so we’re really excited about hitting the road with them,” said lead guitarist Jon Bodan. Guitarist Zane Matthews agrees, “This is a huge opportunity for us to take our music to a bunch of new fans and branch out to the overseas market!” More...
Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way has completed the tracking for their new CD, to be released in late Spring through Nightmare Records.
The album was produced by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot) and guitarist Jon Bodan. Drums were engineered by Mike Froedge (doubleDrive, Bloodsimple, Speed X) at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta. Lammert is mixing the album at his studio, LSD-Tonstudio in Germany. The new release is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut by the band, "A Manifesto For Domination." It features the debut of new vocalist Steve Braun (Ashent, Siloam), as well as a guest appearance by Pamela Moore of Queensryche fame. More...
The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.
"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...
The 2009 Nightmare Metal Fest website has issued the following update about the location and the first confirmed bands:
"Come join the underground Prog/Power Metal revolution! NIGHTMARE METAL FEST II will be held this year in San Antonio, Texas on Friday, March 20th and Saturday, March 21st. We’re very excited to announce in its second year, Nightmare Metal Fest, will take place at THE WAREHOUSE music venue right on the River Walk in San Antonio.
We are going to have a stellar lineup and are proud to announce the first confirmations: the prolific JAG PANZER, Chicago based MINDWARP CHAMBER, KRUCIBLE(featuring members of PYRAMAZE/BALANCE OF POWER, HELSTAR, Z-LOT-Z, SIXMINUTE CENTURY) on the heals of their newly released debut album "a Manifesto for Domination" HALCYON WAY, a return performance from SACRED DAWN."
Atlanta's progressive power/thrash band HALCYON WAY has inked a deal with U.S. label Nightmare Records. Their debut CD, "A Manifesto For Domination," will be released worldwide on November 11, 2008. The album was produced by guitarist Jon Bodan, mixed by Lasse Lammert (Alestorm), and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).
Sounding like a cross between Megadeth, Dio, and Fates Warning, the band is known and recognized for its energetic and theatrical live performances, blazing guitar, intricate drumming, and three-part vocal harmonies. They have appeared live with acts such as Helloween, Symphony X, Kamelot, Brand New Sin, Cellador, Circle II Circle, To/Die/For, Doro Pesch, Strapping Young Lad, and many others. In addition, they appeared live at the ProgPower USA Showcase in 2004 and 2007, alongside bands such as Primal Fear, Threshold, Freak Kitchen, and Virgin Steele. Halcyon Way also performed twice at Rocklahoma in 2008, alongside bands such as Queensrÿche, Tesla, and many others.
"The band was very persistent. Finally they we're far enough along in the recording process and gave me a few of their songs to check out. I was sold! This band, while being a new force to be recognized, knows how to write solid songs, and how to translate their ideas from gut and head to your ears!," said Lance King (Nightmare Records).
Here is the complete tracklisting for "A Manifesto For Domination": More...