Traditional doom merchants Desolate Pathway have unveiled plans for new material which explores a different direction to their début album Valley Of The King – a two-track single, entitled “Into The Realms.” Guitarist Vince Hempstead has called it “a foot into our journey of Greek mythology.” 

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The A-side, entitled “Into The Realms Of Poseidon”, features acclaimed Sorrows Path guitarist Kostas Salomidis for a dose of Greek authenticity. On the B-side is a five-minute instrumental entitled “Tales Of Glaucus”, a prophetic sea-god who came to the rescue of sailors and fishermen.


Along with the usual digital formats, there will be a limited amount of CDs available at the Fest Of Hades performance in Wakefield, UK. The band have stated on their Facebook page that they may look into a small vinyl run, depending on costs. In addition, their second album is on the horizon, with a tentative deadline of early 2016.


“Into The Realms” has a release date of 31st October 2015 to tie in with the Fest Of Hades performance that day. Facebook event is here:


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

“Into The Realms” has a release date of 31st October 2015 to tie in with the Fest Of Hades performance that day.



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.

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