Halcyon Way is Atlanta's premiere heavy metal band. Known for their explosive live shows, instantly catchy melodies, precise vocal harmonies, incendiary guitar work, intricate yet pounding drums, and live props and showmanship hearkening back to the glory days of arena rock, they dominate the live scene. After releasing a string of EP's the band finally released its debut full-length album, "A Manifesto For Domination", in 2008 through Nightmare Records worldwide. Produced by guitarist Jon Bodan with assistance from James Murphy (Testament, Death, Obituary, etc.), the album received rave reviews.
In 2010 the band returned to the studio to record the second album, before departing to do a full scale UK tour with the band FOZZY, featuring wrestler Chris Jericho and members of the band Stuck Mojo. Produced by Halcyon Way and Lasse Lammert (Alestorm, Svartsot), "Building The Towers" featured 10 of the best songs the band has ever written, superb performances by all involved, including new vocalist Steve Braun (formerly of Italy's Ashent) and guest vocalist Pamela Moore (yes, Sister Mary from Queensryche's "Operation Mindcrime"). Topped by a stunning artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Nevermore, Opeth etc.), the album is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Just days before the release of “Building The Towers”, as well as 2 weeks before Halcyon Way was to embark on a full European tour with Stuck Mojo, founding member and guitarist Jon Bodan was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, and the band was forced to cancel the tour so Jon could be treated aggressively. In spite of this adversity, Halcyon Way performed at the Florida Powerfest with Blind Guardian in December 2010, and with Atheist in March 2011. He is now in remission, and the band is preparing to return with a vengeance to the touring circuit in late 2011.
The new CD, “IndoctriNation” is the sequel to “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”. Aurally combining the heaviness of bands like Testament, the technical prowess of Dream Theater, the power metallic attitude of Evergrey and soaring vocal melodies, Halcyon Way will leave you awestricken by their punishing riffs and unforgettable hooks.
2010 – BUILDING THE TOWERS – Nightmare Records
2008 – A MANIFESTO FOR DOMINATION – Nightmare Records
Steve Braun – vocals
Jon Bodan – guitars
Zane – guitars
Kris Maltenieks – bass
Ernie Topran - drums
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