Stray from the Path

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Stray from the Path
Stray From The Path With Full Force 2018 16.jpg
Stray from the Path performing at With Full Force, 2018.
Background information
OriginLong Island, New York, United States
Years active2001 (2001)–present
LabelsPride, Five Point, Sumerian, UNFD
  • Thomas Williams
  • Andrew "Drew York" Dijorio
  • Anthony Altamura
  • Craig Reynolds
Past members
  • Ed Edge
  • Frank Correira
  • John Kane
  • Justin Manas
  • Ryan Thompson
  • Dan Bourke

Stray from the Path is an American hardcore punk band formed on 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 have released six records with them; Villains in 2008, Make Your Own History in 2009, Rising Sun in 2011, Anonymous in 2013, Subliminal Criminals in 2015, and Only Death Is Real in 2017. They are currently signed to Sumerian Records. They have been seen on tour with bands such as: Architects, Every Time I Die, The Acacia Strain, Terror, Norma Jean, Underoath, The Ghost Inside, For Today, Stick to Your Guns, Bleeding Through, Comeback Kid, and Counterparts. They were also featured on the All Stars Tour in 2012 and 2013. The band also played on the entire Vans Warped Tour in 2014.


Vocalist Drew York in 2013

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 November 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 led 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 role 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.

In 2015 they released Subliminal Criminals, continuing the rapcore sound of their previous effort while delving into more social and political themes (including "D.I.E.P.I.G", which specifically reference child abuse allegations towards Front Porch Step and Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins). This was to be the final album with Dan Bourke on drums, as he would leave the group in 2016 to be replaced by Craig Reynolds. On the day of the 2016 United States presidential election, they released a single entitled "The House Always Wins". On 12 July 2017, they announced details of their new album Only Death Is Real along with single "Goodnight Alt-Right", which attracted criticism from right wing groups upon release due to its lyrics.[5]

Stray From the Path in 2017

In 2018, the ensemble toured with Anti-Flag, The White Noise and Sharptooth.[6]




Studio albums
List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions


Hard Rock
Audio Prozac
  • Released: October 11, 2003
  • Label: Pride Recordz
  • Formats: CD
Our Oceania
  • Released: August 2, 2005
  • Label: Five Point Records
  • Formats: CD
  • Released: May 13, 2008
  • Label: Sumerian, Victory
  • 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
  • Released: September 17, 2013
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, digital download
40 3 12 15 3
Subliminal Criminals
  • Released: August 14, 2015[13]
  • Label: Sumerian, UNFD
  • Formats: CD, digital download
13 18 24 6
Only Death Is Real
  • Released: September 8, 2017
  • Label: Sumerian
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • People Over Profit (2002, Independent)
Split albums
  • How to Make a Ucalegon (with Lilu Dallas, 2007, Five Point Records)

Music videos[edit]

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
"Black Friday" 2014
Outbreak 2015 Max Moore Subliminal Criminals
Badge & A Bullet Part II
The House Always Wins 2016 Anthony Altamura & Alex Seefried[14] Only Death Is Real
Only Death Is Real 2017 Anthony Altamura
The Opening Move
Goodnight Alt-right


  1. ^ Rosenberg, Axl (18 July 2013). "Ya Think Stray from the Path Have Been Listening to Rage Against the Machine?". MetalSucks. Retrieved 19 February 2016. Stray from the Path used to sound like a fairly typical metalcore band (in the Botch sense of “metalcore”)...
  2. ^ Harris, Brenton. "Stray From The Path – Subliminal Criminals". Music Feeds. Retrieved 4 October 2015. Long Island political hardcore lifers Stray From The Path are calling you out...
  3. ^ "STRAY FROM THE PATH "ANONYMOUS" ALBUM REVIEW". Retrieved 5 May 2018.
  4. ^ Hill, John (27 June 2014). "The Nu-Metal Revival Is Real". Noisey. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Infowars Editor Slams Stray From the Path's New Song "Goodnight Alt-Right" - MetalSucks". 13 July 2017.
  6. ^ "Anti-Flag prep LP, touring w/ Stray From the Path, The White Noise, Sharptooth". BrooklynVegan.
  7. ^ "Stray from the Path – Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Stray from the Path – Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  9. ^ "Stray from the Path – Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  10. ^ "Stray from the Path – Chart History: Alternative Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Stray from the Path – Chart History: Top Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  12. ^ "Stray from the Path – Chart History: Hard Rock Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  13. ^ "Stray From The Path Interview in St.Louis at Fubar on WTLTW". YouTube. 2015-04-14. Retrieved 2015-08-10.
  14. ^ "Nightmare Film Crew Portfolio". Retrieved 2017-10-04.