Arryan Path Changes Name To Arrayan Path And Announces New Releases
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.
"What does the new name mean…? Absolutely nothing! The decision to modify our name wasn't easy but we felt it was needed so there you have it. Arrayan Path's music will remain in the same style (even though, as you will see in the future, all our albums are and will be different from each other) and 'Road to Macedonia' and 'Terra Incognita' will still be played live and will be still be mentioned in our discography!
"Last but not least, as we have already announced our new album will also feature a very special guest vocalist but we'll leave that for our next update as we feel that maybe we've already given you enough news for one update… Please hang in there for a little more and we're sure it'll be worth the wait! ;)
"In other news, our latest album 'Terra Incognita' has been nominated for Impala's 'Independent European Album of the Year Award' along with 21 other artists, of which we are the only metal band. We didn't win the award of course (as expected) but we are glad and honoured that all the work we've done for this album was recognized in this way.
"Also look out for some live Arrayan Path show this year, including the Ayia Napa festival in August, Swordbrothers Festival in Germany in September and another one in Athens in December with Atlantean Kodex. More will be announced later in the year. This has been a great year for the band and we hope 2011 will be equally good! Stay tuned for more!"
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