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Halcyon Way

From: Atlanta, GA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Halcyon Way News

Below is our complete Halcyon Way news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Halcyon Way Posts New Album Trailer

Halcyon Way has posted a new promo trailer online for the upcoming album "IndoctriNation," which is the follow-up to "Building the Towers." You can check out the trailer below. "IndoctriNation" is set for release on October 25th, 2011 via Nightmare Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. On Black Wings
2. Our Finest Hour
3. IndoctriNation
4. Revolution Is Now
5. The Wages Of War
6. Stand Up (Sammy Hagar Cover)
7. The Age Of Betrayal (radio Edit)
8. The System

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

With Friday finally here, the Rock Band Network has new tracks for metal fans to jam over the weekend. This week's lineup of Xbox 360 tracks features a range of bands including such names as Rotting Christ, Halcyon Way, and Bring Me The Horizon. The newly added Xbox 360 metal tracks are as follows:

All Shall Perish - "Never... Again" (160 MSP)
Bring Me the Horizon - "Pray for Plagues (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Scarred" (80 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Solar Winds (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Mouth Without a Head (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
I Am Abomination - "Examination" (160 MSP)
I Am Abomination - "Examination (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Rotting Christ - "Fire Death and Fear (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)

The following song hits the PS3 edition on Tuesday, 10/4/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 10/5/2011 (Europe):

The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Farewell, Mona Lisa" ($1.99)

These two songs will also be released on the PS3 on Tuesday, 10/4/2011 in North America:

After the Burial - "Pendulum" ($1.99)
Soilwork - "Stabbing the Drama" ($1.99)

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New Metal Tracks Added To The Rock Band Network

For this week's lineup of newly added tracks on the Rock Band Network, metal and rock fans can look forward to new tracks from Halcyon Way, Rotting Christ, and Devin Towsend, with PS3 players getting more After the Burial and Soilwork in early October. The Rock Band Network website was updated with the following statement about the delay in PS3 songs and the lower number of PS3 tracks versus Xbox 360 songs:

"There will be no North America PS3 RBN release on Tuesday, 9/27/2011. Instead, we will release the songs listed above on 10/4/2011 along with the 5 songs regularly scheduled for that day (so 10 songs total will be released to North America PS3 RBN on 10/4/2011).

"We've got something extra-special planned on PS3 RBN for the release on Tuesday, October 11. Look for our upcoming announcement in the 'New to RBN' on Thursday, October 6!

"The Rock Band Network was developed upon Microsoft's XNA technology, and all RBN songs have 30-day exclusivity on the Xbox 360. However, select RBN 2.0 songs are submitted to the PS3 by Sony and Harmonix at the rate of 5 songs a week, as determined by factors such as popularity and community interest. To request future songs for the PS3, go to the forum thread here. We're always interested in hearing what songs our PS3 customers would enjoy!"

The following songs are now available on the Xbox 360:

Black Veil Brides - "Children Surrender" (160 MSP)
Black Veil Brides - "Heaven's Calling" (160 MSP)
Black Veil Brides - "Perfect Weapon" (160 MSP)
Devin Townsend - "Solar Winds" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Mouth Without a Head" (80 MSP)
Rotting Christ - "Fire Death and Fear" (160 MSP)
Verah Falls - "A Family Affair" (160 MSP)

The following songs are coming to the PS3 edition on Tuesday, 10/4/2011 (North America) and Wednesday, 9/28/2011 (Europe):

After the Burial - "Pendulum" ($1.99)
Soilwork - "Stabbing the Drama" ($1.99)

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Halcyon Way Streaming New Song

Atlanta's Halcyon Way is gearing up for the North American release of "IndoctriNation" on October 25th via Nightmare records."IndoctriNation" is the sequel to 2010's "Building The Towers" and continues the sound and theme of that album. It features 5 brand new original tracks, a cover of "Stand Up" by Steel Dragon, a radio edit of "The Age Of Betrayal," and an industrial remix of "The System."

Noisecreep is now hosting an exclusive stream of the new track "Revolution is Now." Check it by heading over to this location.

The album's cover artwork is available here and the track listing is as follows:

1. On Black Wings
2. Our Finest Hour
3. IndoctriNation
4. Revolution Is Now
5. The Wages Of War
6. Stand Up (Sammy Hagar Cover)
7. The Age Of Betrayal (radio Edit)
8. The System (karbonBlack RMX-Remixed-Bodan)

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Septicflesh And More Added To Rock Band Network

Metal fans looking looking for new songs to try out on the Rock Band Network this weekend can look forward to new tunes from Septicflesh, All Shall Perish, Amberian Dawn, and Halcyon Way. PS3 users also get new music from Asking Alexandria and Tesseract starting on September 6th.

The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

All Shall Perish - "Spineless" (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish - "Stabbing to Purge Dissimulation (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Amberian Dawn - "War in Heaven (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Chaotrope - "Fading Sacrifice" (80 MSP)
Conflicted - "Victor(ia)" (160 MSP)
Eminence - "Devil's Boulevard (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal" (80 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "The Age of Betrayal (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Scum of the Earth - "Bombshell From Hell" (80 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis" (160 MSP)
Septicflesh - "Anubis (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Without Mercy - "Slit" (160 MSP) More...

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Halcyon Way Reveals New Album Information

Atlanta's Halcyon Way will be releasing the new album "IndoctriNation" on October 25th via Nightmare records. "IndoctriNation" is the sequel to 2010's "Building The Towers" and continues the sound and theme of that album. The album features five brand new original tracks, a cover of "Stand Up" by Steel Dragon, a radio edit of "The Age Of Betrayal," and an industrial remix of "The System."

The album's track listing and artwork are available below.

1. On Black Wings
2. Our Finest Hour
3. IndoctriNation
4. Revolution Is Now
5. The Wages Of War
6. Stand Up (Sammy Hagar Cover)
7. The Age Of Betrayal (radio Edit)
8. The System (karbonBlack RMX-Remixed-Bodan)

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New Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

August Burns Red has been named the Rock Band Network artist of the month with the band's track "Mariana's Trench." The act will also be adding the song "Internal Cannon" to the network shortly (the music video for "Internal Cannon" is also available here).

This week's additions to the Xbox 360 edition of the Rock Band Network, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Metal

Eminence - "Devil's Boulevard" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Desecration Day (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Morgawr - "Dawn (Blood Saga I)/Through the Maelström" (80 MSP)
Shakespeare in Hell - "Poor Yorick" (80 MSP)

Rock

Emery - "The Cheval Glass" (160 MSP)
Free Spirit - "Moonlight Ride" (160 MSP)
Free Spirit - "Shadow of a Man" (160 MSP)
Robin Skouteris - "American Hero vs. Done" (160 MSP) More...

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Mastodon And More Hit The Rock Band Network

This week's grouping of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network has a little something for everyone, with new tracks coming from The Dillinger Escape Plan, Blackguard, Mastodon, and more.

The complete list of newly added music to the Xbox 360 edition of the game, including all the non-metal songs, is as follows:

Metal

"Farewell, Mona Lisa" - The Dillinger Escape Plan (160 MSP)
"Farewell, Mona Lisa (2x Bass Pedal)" - The Dillinger Escape Plan (160 MSP)
"The Sword (2x Bass Pedal)" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"This Round's On Me (2x Bass Pedal)" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"The Sword" – Blackguard (160 MSP)
"Betrayed" - Musica Diablo (80 MSP)
"Desecration Day" - Halcyon Way (80 MSP)
"The Nightrager" - Bob Katsionis (160 MSP)
"Inheritors" - Serianna (160 MSP)
"Seahorse Seahell" - Lions! Tigers! Bears! (160 MSP)
"Pendulum" - After the Burial (160 MSP)
"Sinner's Vengeance" - Fallen Angel (160 MSP)
"Megalodon" - Mastodon (160 MSP) More...

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Halcyon Way Cancels Tour With Stuck Mojo

Atlanta based act Halcyon Way has canceled the band's upcoming European tour with Stuck Mojo. The band commented on the cancellation:

"Guitarist Jon Bodan was recently diagnosed with Lymphoma, a form of cancer. After weeks of intense testing, it was the opinion of Jon’s doctors and everyone involved with the tour that the best course of action was for the band to not take part in the tour. This will allow Jon to quickly begin an aggressive treatment program.

"All of the members of Halcyon Way would like to thank the fans and the members of Fozzy, Stuck Mojo and their management team for all of your support and understanding. We hope to make the trip to Europe in the near future! At this time, the band is looking forward to Jon’s speedy recovery and playing Florida Power Fest in December with Blind Guardian!"

Halcyon Way released the sophomore album, “Building The Towers”, through Nightmare Records in North America on October 12th, 2010.

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Halcyon Way Announces Tour With Stuck Mojo

Atlanta’s Stuck Mojo and Halcyon Way are teaming up together for a European tour in October/November 2010. The currently announced dates are as follows:

10/25 Sala Totem, Pamplona, SPAIN
10/26 Sala Live, Madrid, SPAIN
10/27 Sala Salamandra, Barcelona, SPAIN
10/28 Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, FRANCE
10/29 Schuur, Luzern, SWITZERLAND
10/30 Rockstüble, Pforzheim, Baden-Würt, GERMANY
10/31 Viper, Vienna, AUSTRIA
11/1 Posthof, Linz, AUSTRIA
11/2 Duerer Kert, Budapest, HUNGARY
11/3 Marty´s Club, Ceske Budejovice, CZECH REPUBLIC
11/4 L.A. Cham, Cham, GERMANY
11/5 Alte Zuckerfabrik, Rostock, GERMANY
11/7 K17, Berlin, GERMANY
11/8 Logo, Hamburg, GERMANY
11/9 Bastard Club, Osnabrück, GERMANY

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Halcyon Way Reveals New Album Details

"Building The Towers," the new release from Nightmare Records recording artist Halcyon Way has been slated for a U.S. release on October 12th, 2010. The follow up release to 2008’s "A Manifesto For Domination" will be the band’s first release to feature new vocalist Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian act Ashent. Lasse Lammert, who worked on the last several Alestorm releases, produced the album alongside guitarist Jon Bodan.

The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Rise To Revise
2. Death Of A Dream
3. The Age Of Betrayal
4. The System
5. Inversion
6. Mouth Without A Head
7. Desecration Day
8. Icon Of Resolution
9. Inside Looking Out (The Icon & The Ghost)
10. Building The Towers

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Halcyon Way Announces Album Release Party

Atlanta, Georgia's Halcyon Way has issued the following announcement about hosting a release party for the upcoming "Building the Towers" album:

"Mark your calendars for a very special evening with Halcyon Way and three more bands to be announced very shortly! September 25th at The Local in Marietta, GA (just north of Atlanta). More to come soon!"

You can also check out sample Halcyon Way tracks through the band's MySpace page.

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Halcyon Way Reveals Album Artwork

Atlanta, Georgia based band Halcyon Way has unveiled the cover art for "Building The Towers," which can be viewed at this location. "Building The Towers" is the Nightmare Records artist's sophomore album, and the cover art was designed by Travis Smith. The album is due for worldwide release late Summer 2010, with the exact release date expected to be announced in the coming days. Two advance tracks from the album can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.

The follow up release to 2008’s "A Manifesto For Domination" will be the band’s first release to feature new vocalist Steve Braun, as well as a special guest appearance by Pamela Moore. Lasse Lammert, best known for his work producing the Alestorm releases, will be producing the new album along with guitarist Jon Bodan. The drums were tracked at Open Sky Studios in Atlanta, GA with Mike Froedge at the helm.

"We couldn’t be happier with the way the art for Building The Towers is coming out – Travis has really outdone himself for us, and we can’t wait to get the CD in your hands," said guitarist Zane Matthews. "Not only is the art incredibly impressive, but the songwriting, production, and performances on this album are all a huge step up from Manifesto."

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Halcyon Way Streaming New Track

Atlanta, Georgia based band Halcyon Way has posted a new track online. The song "Rise to Revise," which is off the band's upcoming album, can be heard through the Halcyon Way MySpace page. Halcyon Way also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/1 2010 Metal MayDay @ The Masquerade w/CAGE, Brazen Angel, Marietta, Georgia
5/13 2010 The Garage w/FOZZY Glasgow, Scotland
5/14 2010 Rescue Rooms w/FOZZY Nottingham, Midlands
5/15 2010 The Relentless Garage w/FOZZY London, London and South East
5/15 2010 The Relentless Garage w/FOZZY London, London and South East
7/13 2010 The Masquerade w/Death Angel Atlanta

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Halcyon Way Announces New Album Cover Artist

Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way have confirmed that artist Travis Smith will be creating the artwork for the upcoming album.

Travis Smith is a world renowned artist whose artwork has been featured on album covers, t-shirts and movie posters. He has worked with many well known acts such as Amorphis, Devin Townsend, Metallica, Nevermore, Opeth and Slayer.

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.

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.

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Halcyon Way Announces UK Tour Dates With Fozzy

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...

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Halcyon Way Completes Recording New Album

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...

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Halcyon Way Parts Ways with Vocalist, Sean Shields

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...

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Bands Confirmed For 2009 Nightmare Metal Fest

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."

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Halcyon Way Signs To Nightmare Records

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...

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