ARRAYAN PATH (no, it’s not a typo)!
ARRAYAN PATH (formerly ARRYAN PATH) announce not one but two new albums and also introduce the band’s new name!
ARRAYAN PATH’s upcoming (third) album, which as already announced will be titled “Ira Imperium” will be released in September. The album will also feature a very special guest vocalist whose name will be revealed in April. “This guest appearance is quite special and we feel it deserves an announcement of its own so we’ll leave it for a little bit later…” as Nicholas Leptos, vocalist and main songwriter comments. So fans will have to be just a little bit patient!
ARRAYAN PATH will have not one but two albums in a short period of time! Following the release of “Ira Imperium” a new album will come out in early 2012. It will be titled “Stigmata” and more details regarding that will be made available at a later stage. Both albums will be released by Pitch Black Records and die-hard fans can of course expect special limited editions for both albums.
The band has also made the move towards slightly modifying its name of over ten years. This was done for obvious reasons and the fact that it became extremely annoying for all band members trying to convince others on the meaning of their band’s name. It was decided to simply add an extra ‘A’ in ‘arryan’, thus changing the pronunciation and of course obliterating even the tiniest concern that ARRAYAN PATH is in any way related to Nazism or any kind of racism or other extreme political views.
Commenting on this, Nicholas Leptos says that “this was always evident through our lyrics and live shows 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 and “Road to Macedonia” and “Terra Incognita” will still be played live and will still be mentioned in our discography”.
The band’s second album, “Terra Incognita”, released in 2010 through Pitch Black Records, was recently nominated for IMPALA’s Independent European Album of the Year Award and ARRAYAN PATH is already scheduled to make a number of appearances this year including the Ayia Napa Youth Festival in Cyprus (August), Germany’s Swordbrothers Festival in September and a December show in Athens along with Atlantean Kodex.