Alyeus (Ah-Lie-Us) is a progressive rock band from London, Ontario whose influences range from progressive rock bands of the 70’s like King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and Rush to modern day influences such as Tool, Thrice, Karnivool, and Tesseract. Alyeus fuses their many influences into a cohesive mix of hard rock riffs and ambient, atmospheric passages that have been described as a “landscape of sound”.
Taking guidance from bands like Rush and Coheed & Cambria, their debut album, Forty Days at Sea, will be the first release in a trilogy of concept albums that chronicle a story of war, a struggle for existence and a well-kept secret. The songs on the album were designed to seamlessly flow into one another while the story of the main character is told throughout the music.
At the beginning of 2013, Alyeus held their first ever crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo. They were not only successful in reaching their goal of $5000 but they even surpassed it. The album “Forty Days at Sea,”was mastered by none other than Siegfried Meier (Kittie, Searching for Satellites, Baptized in Blood) and was officially released September 24, 2013