Arrayan Path

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Arrayan Path (formerly Arryan Path) is the personal project of singer/songwriter Nicholas Leptos which came together in 1997 with Nicholas friend, guitarist Clement Fung. Throughout the years Nicholas has had great help from his brother Socrates Leptos as well as others.

Following their two demos (Return to Troyâ), 1999 and Osiris, (2000) the band’s  debut album, Road to Macedonia was released in 2004 by Greek label Steel Gallery Records. As a result of this album’s solid musicianship and great epic atmosphere the band quickly gained a huge following, especially in Greece. This album is has attained a cult status now and new fans are always eager to acquire it.

After a six-year hiatus, in early 2010, the band released its second album, Terra Incognita, released by Cypriot label Pitch Black Records. This album was an obvious improvement, in all aspects, especially though in terms of musicianship as well as production. Recorded at Maranis Studios in Germany and mixed and mastered by Vagelis Maranis (SANVOISEN) who also participated on one of the album’s tracks.

A significant achievement and recognition for Terra Incognita was the fact that it got nominated for IMPALA’s European Independent Album of the Year Award, the only metal nomination amongst 20 other. Furthermore, legendary Bruce Dickinson played the album on his rock show commenting  €œthis is an album worth checking out!”

Their first full length album The Enemy (Fishbone Records, Dec 2010) combines huge riffs, powerful drumming and intense vocals that are wrought together creating a dense sonic experience. BLYND went back into the writing tank the very next day after The Enemy’s release to work on their second album.

In November 2011, the band embarked on its first tour as a main support for SODOM on the Legions Tour Fest. While still working on the final touches of their new album, they opened for CHILDREN OF BODOM in Nicosia in June 2012 and flew to England to appear at the BLOODSTOCK Festival in August 2012, next to names such as MACHINE HEAD, TESTAMENT, BEHEMOTH, ALICE COOPER, DIMMU BORGIR, HATEBREED and others.

Their 2nd album, PUNISHMENT UNFOLDS was released in November 2012 through PITCH BLACK Records, along with 2 videoclips, after which the band immediately embarked on the CREATURES FROM THE BLACK ABYSS European tour with CRADLE OF FILTH, GOD SEED and ROTTING CHRIST.

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 382 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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