ARRAYAN PATH Profile

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GENRE: Epic Power Metal
HOMETOWN: Nicosia
FORMED: 1997
LABEL: Pitch Black Records
Nicholas Leptos - (Vocals)
Socrates Leptos - (Guitars)
Alexis Kleidaras - (Guitars)
Paris Lambrou - (Bass)
George Kallis - (Keyboards)
Stefan Dittrich - (Drums)
BIOGRAPHY
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 Troy”, 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 “this 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.
The journey continues...

DISCOGRAPHY
Chronicles Of Light
Full-Length | 2016
Pitch Black Records

IV: Stigmata
Full-Length | 2013
Pitch Black Records

Ira Imperium
Full-Length | 2011
Pitch Black Records

Terra Incognita
Full-Length | 2010
Pitch Black Records

Road To Macedonia
Full-Length | 2004
Steel Gallery Records

Osiris
Demo | 2000
Self Released

Return To Troy
Demo | 1999
Self Released