UK epic doom metal band Desolate Pathway are delighted to announce a guest guitarist for their upcoming album: none other than Kostas Salomidis of Greek stalwarts Sorrows Path. The new material comes off the back of last year’s Valley Of The King, which garnered praise from both sides of the pond. Brutiful Metal Radio declared that “Desolate Pathway have done what many bands in this genre fail to do and have made an album that early Candlemass would be proud of.” 

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Guitarist Vince Hempstead commented: “We would like to announce with honour that Kostas Salomidis from the amazing Greek Doom band Sorrows Path has recorded 2 guest guitar solos for our 2nd album planned for early 2016. Last week, Kostas recorded the guitar solos at Fragile Studios in Athens with producer Vangelis Yalamas, and the results are amazing. A great way to connect with our Greek mythology-based new recordings.


The band are also due to hit the road several times this year. Dates are as follows:

Jun 18th: The Cave, Addlestone, Surrey, w/ Hagstone & Famyne

Aug 29th: Power and Glory Festival, Hatfield w/ Stampede, Savage, Martyr, Sacrilege, Lord Volture, Toledo Steel, Salem, Dealer and more

Aug 30th: The Carlisle, Hastings, w/ Lord Volture & Toledo Steel

Sept 19th: The Carlisle, Hastings w/ Famyne

Oct 31st: Fest of Hades, Wakefield w/ Hamerex, Kaine, Aonia, Promethium and more.

Nov 13th: The Haunt, Brighton, w/ Temperance, Seventh Sin & Proscenium*
Nov 14th: The Anvil, Bournemouth, w/ Ded Orse, Bitter Divide & Seventh Sin*

Nov 28th: The Unicorn, London w/ Sir Admiral Cloudesley Shovell

* A Black Phoenix Rising Promotions special


Having formed in April 2014, Desolate Pathway bring together their love of traditional and retro doom bands such as Candlemass, Cirith Ungol and Solitude Aeternus, as well as ideas drawn from epic fantasy such as Lord Of The Rings, A Song Of Ice And Fire and the Vikings TV series. Channeling these into their début album Valley Of The King, the band has been met with great success and praise. Among the high-scoring reviews and top-notch gig offers, one of the standout unique moments is an appearance on’s Brutally Delicious program, a heavy metal cooking show hosted by Bruce Moore.

View Desolate Pathway’s Brutally Delicious episode here: