Former BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN To Guest On New ARRAYAN PATH Album

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."

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