Stray from the Path

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Stray from the Path
Origin Long Island, New York, United States
Genres Hardcore Punk
Years active 2001 (2001)–present
Labels Sumerian Records
Members Thomas Williams
Andrew Dijorio
Dan Bourke
Anthony Altamura

Stray from the Path is an alternative hardcore band that was formed in 2001 in Long Island, New York. They have released seven full-length albums total. First three records independently released entitled People Over Profit in 2002, Audio Prozac in 2003, Our Oceania in 2004. Stray From The Path signed with Sumerian Records and released four records with them entitled Villains in 2008, Make Your Own History in 2009, Rising Sun in 2011, and "Anonymous" in 2013. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records. They have been seen on tour with bands such as: Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Terror, Norma Jean, Underoath, The Ghost Inside, For Today, Stick To Your Guns, Bleeding Through, Backtrack, and Counterparts. They were also featured on the All Stars Tour in 2012 and 2013.

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The band was formed in Long Island, NY in 2001. Its original members were Thomas Williams, John Kane, Justin Manas, Ed Edge and Frank Correira. In October 2003, they went into the studio with Joe Cincotta and Terrance Hobbs of Suffocation to record their debut full length, Audio Prozac. In July 2005, after playing extensively over the following eight months to support their record, they released Our Oceania on August 2, 2005. In 2005 original singer Ed Edge left the band and was replaced by Andrew Dijorio (Drew York). After touring the country DIY, SFTP entered God City Studios and recorded "Villains" with Converge Guitarist, Kurt Ballou. Upon completion of the record, the songs spread to California, which lead to a contract with Sumerian Records. After being recorded independently at God City, Villains was properly released on May 13 of 2008. After touring North America, the band saw some lineup changes. Ryan Thompson replaced Frank Correira on Bass guitar, Justin Manas moved from Drums to Guitar replacing John Kane, and drummer Dan Bourke, formerly of This Is Hell, took over the roll on drums. SFTP entered the studio with producer Misha "Bulb" Mansoor and recorded 2009's Make Your Own History. After touring North America, and Europe vigorously, the band hit Machine Shop Recordings with producer Will Putney to record their latest record Rising Sun. This record featured guest appearances by Andrew Neufeld of Comeback Kid, Cory Brandan Putman of Norma Jean and Jonathan Vigil of The Ghost Inside. In 2012 they released a download only single 'Landmines'. They later released Anonymous in September 2013 which featured Jesse Barnett from Stick To Your Guns and Jason Butler from Letlive.

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Discography[edit]

Studio albums
List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[1]
US
Heat.

[2]
US
Indie.

[3]
US
Rock
[4]
US
Hard Rock
[5]
People Over Profit
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: independent
  • Formats: CD
Audio Prozac
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Pride Recordz
  • Formats: CD
Our Oceania
  • Released: August 2, 2005
  • Label: Five Point
  • Formats: CD
Villains
  • Released: May 9, 2008
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Make Your Own History
  • Released: October 26, 2009
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Rising Sun
  • Released: August 30, 2011
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, digital download
19
Anonymous
  • Released: September 17, 2013
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, digital download
40 3 15 3
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
Split albums
  • How to Make a Ucalegon (Split with Lilu Dallas, 2007, Five Point Records)
Music videos
Title Year Director From the album
"Villain" 2008 Bring Out Your Dead Villains
"Damien" 2010 Conor Maloney Make Your Own History
"Bring It Back to the Streets" 2011 Scott Hansen Rising Sun
"Mad Girl" 2012 Jordan Pulmano
"Badge & a Bullet" 2013 Ambitious.Films Anonymous

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