Nicholas Leptos of epic power metallers ARRAYAN PATH has been named the new lead singer of reunited '80s metallers WARLORD.
Comments WARLORD's William J. Tsamis (guitar, keyboards): "Although Rick Anderson did a phenomenal job for us on 'The Holy Empire' and Giles Lavery performed extremely well during the WARLORD shows in April 2013, I have had my eye on Nicholas Leptos now for a long time for a few reasons:
"The music for the next WARLORD album will offer a heavier, epic power metal soundscape in which the voice of Nicholas will elevate our sound into a whole new realm. His vocals are ideal for the powerful epic material that I am composing for the next WARLORD album.
"Nicholas has also proven that he can perfectly cover every WARLORD singer 'live.'
"In short, Nicholas Leptos will not only be able to carry WARLORD into an even more epic future, but he will also be able to present the classic WARLORD material in a 'live context,' perfectly covering every WARLORD vocalist that has come before him.
"Needless to say, we are very excited to have Nicholas on board. In a word, he is the ideal Damien King that we had been looking for since the inception of WARLORD."
Leptos' WARLORD audition recordings can be downloaded from Mediafire.
WARLORD released its new album, "The Holy Empire", in March. The effort was made available on CD and digitally via Sons Of A Dream Music/Battle Hymns Music.
"The Holy Empire" was engineered and mastered by the multi-Grammy Award winner Phil Magnotti (FATES WARNING, OVERKILL, ARCH/MATHEOS, OSI).