Based in Atlanta, Georgia and founded in 2001, Halcyon Way is the ultimate example of blue-collar work ethic, self-reliant bootstrapping, and hard work & perseverance in spite of nearly insurmountable odds. The award winning band has released four albums worldwide through Nightmare Records/Sony RED and most recently via Massacre Records, and has performed on 4 continents, and about 20 countries and counting. The band has toured extensively with the likes of Saxon, Sabaton, Queensryche, Fates Warning, Fozzy, Skid Row, U.D.O. and Delain, and is fresh off a month-long European tour with Angra & Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime.
Halcyon Way’s sound cannot be neatly slotted into any sub-category of metal; but it can be described as heavy, catchy, technical, and above all, focused on strong songcraft. The band draws influences & inspiration from many metal bands from Megadeth to Dream Theater to Testament to Chimaira. The focus of the songwriting is on catchy hooks, vocal harmonies a la King’s X or Stryper, and on heavy, technical, but ultimately accessible instrumentation. Although these are many disparate influences, the net result is a brand of metal that is immediately familiar and comfortable to the listener, yet strangely hard to define.
Halcyon Way's last album, "Conquer" (2014), hit the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #41 for week of release sales. It was named "Record Of The Week" on the Revolver Magazine website, and the lead single “Web Of Lies” spent more than 6 weeks on the USA CMJ metal radio charts.
Halcyon Way has built a reputation - brick by brick & stone by stone - as being a blue-collar, hard working band that will seize any opportunity given them, and wring it for all it’s worth. The band has accomplished all of these things with virtually no label support whatsoever. It has been due to the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication of the band’s members to succeed at all costs. Their "do what we need to do" attitude is making their name in the music industry, and a favorite of fans worldwide. You can see this for yourself as they take the stage and demand that you take notice.
Steve Braun - vocals
Jon Bodan - lead guitars, backing vocals, programming
Max Eve - rhythm guitars
Skyler Moore - bass, backing vocals
Aaron Baumoel - drums
Denver, CO The Roxy
Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
Chicago, IL Reggie's
Cleveland, OH The Odeon Theater
Ottawa, ON Mavericks
Toronto, ON Mod Club
Montreal, QC L'Astral
Burg Bornstedt @ Dark Troll Festival, GER
Quebec City, QC Le d'Auteuil
Gamrocken Festival, SE