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Arrayan Path

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Latest Arrayan Path News

Below is our complete Arrayan Path 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.

Nicholas Leptos Comments On Joining Warlord

It was previously announced that Nicholas Leptos of Arrayan Path has been named the new singer of Warlord. Nicholas had this to say in regards to the band’s future:

“I’d like to thank everyone for their amazing love and support! Working with Bill, Mark and the other guys from Warlord is a dream come true for me and I’m sure there will be great things to come! I also want to clarify that Arrayan path is alive and well! See you all soon!”

And here’s another recent update from Arrayan Path: "Arrayan Path has already started working on new music. At the moment we are working on a song called ‘Migrator’ and it has that old ‘first-album’ vibe.”

In related news, the first ever tribute album to Warlord has been released (on digital, with a CD version to come at the beginning of the new year) titled “Sons Of A Dream – A Tribute To The Majesty Of Warlord.” More...

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Nicholas Leptos Named New Singer Of Warlord

Warlord mainman Bill Tsamis announced that the band will not be fronted by Arrayan Path vocalist Nicholas Leptos. Officially, Rick Anderson (who sang on the latest LP "The Holy Empire") and Dragonsclaw frontman Giles Lavery (who sang on "Kill Zone" from "The Holy Empire" and filled in for the band on its recent European Tour and upcoming DVD release) are out of the band.

The announcement reads: "Warlord will be now fronted by Arrayan Path main man Nicholas Leptos. Although Rick Anderson did a phenomenal job for us on The Holy Empire and Giles Lavery performed extremely well during the Warlord shows in April 2013, I have had my eye on Nicholas Leptos now for a long time for a few reasons: (1) The music for the next Warlord album will offer a heavier, epic power metal soundscape in which the voice of Nicholas will elevate our sound into a whole new realm. His vocals are ideal for the powerful epic material that I am composing for the next Warlord album. (2) Nicholas has also proven that he can perfectly cover every Warlord singer "live." In short, Nicholas Leptos will not only be able to carry Warlord into an even more epic future, but he will also be able to present the classic Warlord material in a "live context," perfectly covering every Warlord vocalist that has come before him. Needless to say, we are very excited to have Nicholas on board. In a word, he is the ideal Damien King that we had been looking for since the inception of Warlord. 'To the swords to the guns'" More...

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Arrayan Path Releases "Clepsydra" Music Video

Cypriot power metal act Arrayan Path posted the band's first ever music video for the track "Clepsydra." The song appears on the latest LP "IV: Stigmata," which was issued in June via Pitch Black Records.

The video was shot and directed by Stavros Pamballis, post-produced by Costas Chrysanthou and Stavros Pamballis and produced by Decoupage Productions (Cyprus). Check it out:

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Arrayan Path Posts Lyric Video

Arrayan Path has released a new lyric video for the track "Stigmata," which comes off new album “IV: Stigmata," released today through Pitch Black Records. Check out the clip below, and the album's track listing is:

1. Clepsydra
2. The Bible Bleeds
3. Midnight and the First-born Massacre
4. Judas Iscariot
5. Stigmata
6. Cursed Canaan
7. Pharaoh’s Wish
8. Harbingers of Death
9. Disguising your Soul
10. The Storyteller
11. Mystic Moon (Bonus Track)
12. Charming Paranoia (Bonus Download Track

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Arrayan Path Streams New Track

A new song from the upcoming Arrayan Path album “IV: Stigmata” is now streaming exclusively on Rockoverdose.gr. Give the track "Cursed Canaan" a listen at this location.

“IV: Stigmata” is the epic power metal act's fourth album and is due for release worldwide on June 10th via Pitch Black Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Clepsydra
2. The Bible Bleeds
3. Midnight and the First-born Massacre
4. Judas Iscariot
5. Stigmata
6. Cursed Canaan
7. Pharaoh’s Wish
8. Harbingers of Death
9. Disguising your Soul
10. The Storyteller
11. Mystic Moon (Bonus Track)
12. Charming Paranoia (Bonus Download Track) More...

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Arrayan Path Posts Drum Playthrough Video

Cypriot metal act Arrayan Path posted a drum playthrough video, which features drummer Stefan Dittrich recording the drum tracks for the new song "Midnight and the First-born Massacre." The song appears on the band's upcoming LP "IV: Stigmata," which is set for release on June 10th via Pitch Black Records (details on the album can be found at this location.

The footage was recorded at Maranis Studio Backnang. Check it out here:

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Arrayan Path Details New LP "IV: Stigmata"

Arrayan Path unveiled the cover artwork and track listing for the band's upcoming new LP "IV: Stigmata." The album is scheduled for worldwide release on June 10th via Pitch Black Records. The album production, mixing and mastering was handled again by Vagelis Maranis (ex-Sanvoisen), who also created the choirs using just his own voice. Guest appearances on the album include vocalist Jimmy Mavrommatis (Armageddon), guitarist Kikis Apostolou (Armageddon), Alexis Kleidaras (ex-Deceptor) and George Kousa.

According to the press release: "The album is a more 'fierce' and dark album and it is a concept album dealing with religion. Everything that has defined Arrayan Path over the years however – superb and very melodic compositions, passionate performances and excellent atmospheric parts and some of the best metal vocals ever – are all there, unfolded through the album’s 12 tracks."

The track-listing for "IV: Stigmata" is:

1. Clepsydra
2. The Bible Bleeds
3. Midnight and the First-born Massacre
4. Judas Iscariot
5. Stigmata
6. Cursed Canaan
7. Pharaoh’s Wish
8. Harbingers of Death
9. Disguising your Soul
10. The Storyteller
11. Mystic Moon (Bonus Track)
12. Charming Paranoia (Bonus Download Track) More...

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Cyprus Metal Compilation In The Works

Pitch Black Records is extremely proud to announce the release of a compilation album featuring bands from Cyprus.

The compilation is titled “Bloodbrothers II – A Compilation of Recordings by Rock/Metal Bands From Cyprus," and it celebrates the legacy of the original “Bloodbrothers” compilation, released in 1997 and now considered a hard-to-find, cult classic. “Bloodbrothers II” is available for pre-order here.

Including power, traditional, thrash, death metal, alternative, progressive, and punk rock, “Bloodbrothers II” aims to showcase some of the most talented bands Cyprus currently has to offer. Pitch Black Records comments:

"The title of the compilation refers to the strong ties between members of the Cyprus scene. It may be a small scene but it is (and has always been) one that is very strong, proud and united, full of passion and support for one another. Turning the phrase 'blood brothers' into one word is a deliberate attempt to further emphasize this strong bond that exists between the members of the Cyprus scene.

"Including new and unreleased material from internationally renowned bands (such as 'Fallen Angels and Lost Souls' of scene veterans Armageddon and Arrayan Path’s 'The Bible Bleeds'), cherished classics from the Cyprus underground and the first exciting blasts from a fresh, new generation, 'Bloodbrothers II' runs the gamut from mega-studio-awesomeness to raw garage demo; but the musicianship and passion are evident throughout this compilation!

"'Bloodbrothers II' will only be available on CD, at a special discounted price. It will be released in Cyprus first, on May 28th and worldwide on June 10th. The first 100 ordered from the Pitch Black Records online store will also include the original 'Bloodbrothers' compilation as a bonus disc! More...

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Arrayan Path Posts Second Studio Video

Cypriot power metal act Arrayan Path posted the second in a series of studio videos showcasing the band's recordings of the forthcoming LP "IV: Stigmata." The album has no release date as of yet, due to new arrivals in several band members families, however, the band did announce the song titles for the release:

"Hi everybody, these are the final names of the 12 tracks that will be featured on the new album IV:Stigmata: Midnight and The First-born Massacre, The Bible Bleeds, Judas Iscariot, Clepsydra, Stigmata, Cursed Canaan, Pharaoh's Wish, Harbingers in God's Court, Disguising Your Soul, Charming Paranoia, The Storyteller [and] Mystic Moon (bonus track)."

In the following studio update, guitarist Sokratis Leptos lays down guitar tracks for the album. Check it out here:

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Arrayan Path Posts In Studio Footage For New LP

Cypriot power metal act Arrayan Path posted the first in studio videos for the recordings of the band's new LP "IV: Stigmata." The album has no release date as of yet, due to new arrivals in several band members families (including vocalist Nicholas Leptos).

In the first video, drummer Stefan Dittrich lays down the drum tracks for the album. Check it out here:

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Arrayan Path Posts Updates On New Album

Cypriot power metal act Arrayan Path posted an update on the follow up to the band's third release "Ira Imperium," which will be entitled "IV: Stigmata." The album has no release date as of yet, and is delayed due to new arrivals in several band members families (including vocalist Nicholas Leptos). The announcement via Facebook includes various new song titles:

Hey everyone! Just a small update on the new album: the bad news is it's going to be delayed as 2 of the members in the band have had some unexpected arrivals in their family! So congratulations to them! The good news is that the whole process is well on its way, the songs have been chosen and they sound killer! As we already announced, the album will be called: IV:Stigmata. We do have a few song titles for you and they are the following: 'Stigmata', 'Midnight and the first-born massacre', 'The Storyteller', 'Pharaoh's wish', 'Judas Iscariot' and 'Harbingers in God's court'. The band has also decided to re-record a few songs from our debut album 'Road to Macedonia'. I think it's about time to do these songs some justice! Finally, the song 'Mystic moon' from the 'Macedonia' sessions will be re-mixed and partly re-recorded. All of this of course, AFTER the release of our next album. Peace to all!

In a second update, the band also announced that vocalist Jimmy Mavrommatis of Cyprus' Armageddon will be lending his vocals as a guest on the new album:

"In other news, Jimmy Mavrommatis, legendary singer of Armageddon rev 16:16 and one of the most important performers of the Cyprus metal scene, will be participating on our new album on a duet with our singer Nicholas Leptos! They both will be screaming their guts out on song 'Harbingers in God's court'. HISTORY IN THE MAKING!"

More information on the album is expected soon.

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Arrayan Path Comments On Upcoming Album

Arrayan Path has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming album:

"Arrayan Path's new, third album, 'Ira Imperium,' is almost here and we can confidently say that this album is simply a masterpice (for lack of a better word)!

"As previously announced, the album features a guest appearance (on the title track more specifically) by the legendary Tony Martin (ex BLACK SABBATH). It also sees the return of Vagelis Maranis (SANVOISEN) lending his voice on several tracks.

"Recorded and mixed at Maranis Studios in Germany, 'Ira Imperium' is released worldwide on November 4th (November 7th in the UK) while at the same time it will be available as a digital download through major mp3 stores. A limited edition will also be available for die-hard fans, details of which will be revealed later."

Arrayan Path is also offering a free download of the new song "77 Days 'til Doomsday," which can be found here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Dies Irae
2. Gnosis of Prometheus
3. Ira Imperium (The Damned)
4. Kiss of Kali
5. Katherine of Aragon
6. 77 Days 'til Doomsday
7. Emir of the Faithful
8. Hollow Eyes of Nefertiti
9. Amenophis
10. Lost Ithaca
11. I Sail Across the Seven Seas
12. The Fall of Mardonius
13. The Poet Aftermath

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Arrayan Path Streaming New Album Sample

Arrayan Path (formerly known as Arryan Path) has issued the following update about streaming a sample online from the band's upcoming album:

"This is a small sample from the upcoming album 'Ira Imperium'. These are rough exports, this is not mixed! Mixing begins end of the month but we'll release a song for free download somewhere in august. Hope you'll enjoy!!"

You can check out the sample by heading over to the Arrayan Path MySpace page. A recent edition of Metalunderground.com's "Pit Stories" column also featured Arrayan Path, which can be found here. The "Ira Imperium" track listing and cover artwork can be viewed below.

1. Dies irae
2. Gnosis of prometheus
3. Ira imperium (the damned)-feat.Tony martin
4. Kiss of kali
5. Katherine of aragon-feat.Natalie kyprianou
6. 77 days 'till doomsday
7. Emir of the faithful
8. Hollow eyes of nefertiti-feat.Vagelis maranis
9. Amenophis
10. Lost ithaca
11. I sail across the seven seas
12. The fall of mardonius
13. The poet aftermath

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Pit Stories: Familiar Faces

We've been talking with bands and fans everywhere to get their mosh pit stories. This week we've got a story from Cyprus label Pitch Black Records' owner Phivos Papadopoulos to share:

On December 4th, 2010, Arryan Path were to headline a show in Thessaloniki, Greece, at Harley Bar and I tagged along with the boys. We arrived the day before and during the evening (of December 3rd) we were invited to go to Harley Bar where an Iron Maiden tribute band (The Prisoners) were to perform. Indeed an awesome band which simply amazed all of us as they played every maiden tune to perfection and kept going non-stop from around “2 minutes to midnight” til about 3am.

During their set however and while watching them onstage I kept thinking about how all the band members looked so unbelievably familiar to me; but I just couldn’t place them. My guess was that they also belonged in other bands that I may have seen here or there but nevertheless I kept struggling with my mind trying to figure out where the bloody hell I knew them from!

So the next day comes and during sound check I get to talking with the venue owner. At some point we start discussing the previous night’s cover band and how good they were. I asked if they play in any other bands and his reply was like a smack in the face, leaving me just standing there with my mouth wide open and feeling like a complete idiot. “Sure, they’re in Emerald Sun, a great local band!”

Hell yeah they’re a great band, I should know! They were our newest signing and their new album (“Regeneration”) was already scheduled to be released on February 11th! Of course, apart from phone calls and email exchanges, I had never actually met the guys face to face until then. It occurred to me then that the reason they all looked so familiar was from the time I spent reviewing their album’s booklet and looking at their photos in it. It goes without saying that I rang them up immediately and they came down for Arryan Path’s show and we all had an absolute blast!

Arrayan Path (recently changed from Arryan Path) recently announced that they're working on their third full-length album, "Ira Imperium."

Emerald Sun released their latest album, "Regeneration," earlier this year through Pitch Black Records. The band recently posted a song from the album online, "Chasing the Wind."

Be sure to check back every Tuesday for more pit stories.

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Arrayan Path Issues "Ira Imperium" Update

Arrayan Path has issued the following announcement about working on a third full-length album:

"Mixing for the new album 'Ira Imperium' is about to start very soon. After a long recording period and a few ups and downs the band has reached the final stage before the release of the 3rd album.

"Cover for the new album is complete (see below) and song titles (final) revealed. The album features guests Tony Martin (legendary ex-Sabbath singer), Vagelis Maranis (Sanvoisen), Natali Kyprianou (a young new talent), Kikis Apostolou (ex-Armaggeddon) and Ilhan Erbil (The Unreal). Alexis Kleidaras (ex Deceptor) is featured on both rhythm and lead guitars alongside our guitarist Socratis. Be prepared for 'Ira Imperium'!"

1. Dies irae
2. Gnosis of prometheus
3. Ira imperium (the damned)-feat.Tony martin
4. Kiss of kali
5. Katherine of aragon-feat.Natalie kyprianou
6. 77 days 'till doomsday
7. Emir of the faithful
8. Hollow eyes of nefertiti-feat.Vagelis maranis
9. Amenophis
10. Lost ithaca
11. I sail across the seven seas
12. The fall of mardonius
13. The poet aftermath

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Arrayan Path Cancels Swordbrothers Festival Show

Cyprus based power metal act Arrayan Path has issued the following brief update about canceling the band's previously scheduled appearance at the Swordbrothers Festival:

"The band would like to state that due to personal reasons the band has been forced to cancel its appearance at Swordbrothers festival.

"We want to thank the guys from the festival for asking us to play and we hope that in the future we will be able to play at the festival. Thanks to all our fans for the support, until we meet again!"

Further details on the Swordbrothers Festival can be found here. In other recent Arrayan Path news, the band announced its upcoming appearance at the Ayia Napa Youth Festival. Details are available by heading over to this location.

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Arrayan Path Added To Ayia Napa Festival Roster

Arrayan Path (formerly known as Arryan Path) has issued the following update about appearing at the upcoming Ayia Napa Festival:

"Arrayan Path will be appearing in the Ayia Napa youth festival at the end of August together with bands like Stratovarius, Sabaton, Rotting Christ, as well as with some great bands from Cyprus like Blynd, R.U.S.T., Winter's Verge, and Lethal Saint, etc... A perfect combination of metal and holidays! Be there!"

Additional details on the festival are available by heading over to this location.

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Arrayan Path Announces Guest Vocalist

Cyprus power metal act Arrayan Path, which recently changed names from Arryan Path, has issued the following update about a guest vocalist appearing on the band's new album:

"As promised, we're back with the announcement concerning the guest vocalist on our upcoming album, 'Ira Imperium', to be released in September this year. So, without further delay, it is with great pleasure that we announce that Sir Tony Martin will make a unique contribution to the album with his incredible voice.

"We are truly humbled to have worked with this amazing singer, one of our all-time favourites! His singing has always been (and still is) out of this world and of course this is also evident in his performance on the song 'Ira Imperium (The Damned) where he and Nicholas do an incredible duet'. Again, a great pleasure and honour for us and THANK YOU Tony!"

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Arryan Path Changes Name To Arrayan Path

Cyprus power metal act Arryan Path has issued the following announcement about changing the band's name and releasing upcoming material:

"In the last few months, things have started to move fast in the Arrayan Path camp, thus, we have a bunch of announcements to make. Some of them will probably come as a surprise to you but the truth is that we are all extremely excited about the following.

"Firstly, and maybe most importantly, Arrayan Path will not have just one album for you but two in a short period of time! We have worked our arses off during the last few months and have written lots and lots of good material! After discussing it with our label Pitch Black Records, we decided to put out the next album in 2 parts! The first one we announced already a while back. It will be titled 'Ira Imperium' and will be out in early September. The second album will be titled 'Stigmata' and will be out in early 2012! The albums do not share the same concept and are not connected lyrically in any way but musically they are similar. 'Stigmata' will be a bit more dark and epic but more or less both albums will sound like they were made to complete each other!

"As you may have noticed, we keep misspelling our name and, well, you're right! Due to obvious reasons and the fact that we grew tired of trying to convince people on the meaning of our name, we have decided to add an extra 'A' in the word 'arryan' thus changing the pronunciation of the name and of course completely eliminating even the tiniest of concerns that this band is in any way related to Nazism or any kind of racism or other extreme political views. This was always evident through our lyrics and live shows of course but despite our best efforts to try to convince people otherwise some still chose to look at it differently. More...

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