Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin will make a guest appearance on "Ira Imperium", the new album from Cyprus-based metallers ARRAYAN PATH (formerly ARRYAN PATH), to be released in September through Pitch Black Records. Martin will share vocals on the album's title track with ARRAYAN PATH frontman Nicholas Leptos.

Commented ARRAYAN PATH: "We are truly humbled to have worked with this amazing singer, one of our all-time favorites! 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). This is a great pleasure and honor for us and THANK YOU, Tony!"

Following the release of "Ira Imperium", a new ARRAYAN PATH album will come out in early 2012. It will be titled "Stigmata" and will also be made available via Pitch Black Records.

ARRAYAN PATH recently slightly modified its name "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," according to a press release. "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."

Commented Leptos: "[It] 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."


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).