Arrayan Path – Thus Always To Tyrants – CD

Band: Arrayan Path

Label: Pitch Black Records

Format: CD

Catalogue Number: PBR074


Epic Power Metal masters ARRAYAN PATH return with 9th album! An album that can be rightly considered as one of the band’s strongest efforts to date. Notably it includes several style variations that go beyond the usual epic-power style that the band has become known for and a couple surprises await the listener with songs that are in a style unlike anything the band has done before.

This is also ARRAYAN PATH’s first “true” concept album in that the tracklisting follows the story in chronological order. The story is that of King Evagoras, the ruler of the Kingdom of Salamis in Cyprus. The chronicle covers the origins of the story, the King’s life, death, wars, achievements and a short aftermath. There will be Usurpers, there will be Persians, there will be Spartans, battles and sieges, there will be blood!” The new album features some guest appearances all of them contributing significantly to an astonishing result that is, above all, epic! These include Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery), Paolo Viani (Warlord), Enzo Donnaruma (Enzo and the Glory Ensemble), Louis Syrimis (Zivanished, Infected Syren), Harrys Pari (Minus One) and talented lyre player Christina Polycarpou.

Recorded at Take Away Studios in Cyprus, the album was produced by Slava Selin, while mixing and mastering was handled by Simone Mularoni at Domination studios in San Marino. Selin and Mularoni have each also contributed a lead solo. Cover and artwork by the talented Giannis Nakos of Remedy Art Design. For fans of: Iron Maiden | Rhapsody | Kamelot | Helloween | Crimson Glory | Warlord

Track listing:
1. Oh Dark Tears (Aftermath)
2. The Usurper
3. The King’s Aegis… They Came From the Taygetos Mountains
4. The Battle of Cnidus
5. Artaxerxes II Mnemon
6. Crossing Over to Phoenicia
7. In Salamis
8. Raid of the Achaemenids
9. Of Royal Ancestry
10. The Legend of Evagoras
11. Army of the Myrmidons – Return to Troy Pt. II (Origins)
12. Deny/Destroy (Parts I & II): From a King to a King (CD bonus)
13. Ancient Winds (CD bonus)
(Total playtime: 76:52)

GENRE: Epic/Power Metal
BARCODE: 0642380882205