About

Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland

Atrium Audio is a boutique recording studio in Lancaster, PA, owned and operated by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland. Since 2007, the studio has become renowned for its consistent quality output and super-efficient workflow among regional and national bands alike. Carson and Grant have spent the last few years establishing their reputation as a powerful production team, particularly in the rock and metal genres.

Carson and Grant have engineered, produced and mixed music for many bands, including August Burns Red, From Ashes To New, Lorna Shore, Galactic Empire, Summer Scouts, A Wake In Providence, Carousel Kings, Polaris, Texas In July, Black Crown Initiate, Throw The Fight, This or the Apocalypse, Sirens & Sailors, Affiance, I The Breather, My Heart To Fear, Rivers of Nihil, The Last Ten Seconds of Life, as well as multi-platinum rock groups LIVE, Candlebox and Everclear.

They have worked with labels including Fearless Records, Eleven Seven, Equal Vision, eOne Music, Bullet Tooth, Artery, Razor & Tie, Sumerian Records, SolidState Records, Victory Records, Metal Blade Records, and Rise Records. The August Burns Red album “Found In Far Away Places”, which Carson and Grant produced, engineered, and mixed, debuted in the Billboard 200 Top Ten and was nominated for Best Metal Performance in the 2016 Grammy Awards.

Carson and Grant teamed up with a former intern, Chris Kelly, in late 2015 to form the galaxy’s foremost instrumental Star Wars cosplay heavy metal John Williams tribute band. Their joke music video was a viral hit, gaining over 8 million views with national press coverage including Huffington Post, Guitar World, Entertainment Weekly, and MSNBC, and a live TV performance on E! Entertainment during their coverage of the 2016 Academy Awards. The band went on to release a full-length album with Velocity / Rise Records, produced and mixed by Carson and Grant at Atrium, and headline several national and overseas tours throughout 2017.