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Empyray

Empyray

Empyray

“EMPYRAY” rock group has been founded in 1993 by guitar player Karen Arzumanyan and singer Sargis Manukyan. After the first concert, which took place on April 30 of 1994 “EMPYRAY” rock group announced about a new rock band in Armenia which was going to perform following it main principles, which were professionalism, high technical capacity, heavy sound combined with stressed melody. First texts of songs were chosen from famous British poet William Blake. After its first concert “EMPYRAY” rock band won the prize “The Debut of the Year”. Then “EMPYRAY” was invited to participate in “Music 5”, «Gaudeamus» and «Gaudeamus-2» festivals. After all those concerts “EMPYRAY” became pretty popular among rock music funs. The staff of “EMPYRAY” rock band has been changed several times. Karen Arzumanyan met Gisane Palyan in 1996. Gisane started to actively create English texts for the music created by Karen. On October18 of 1999, “EMPYRAY” rock group organized one of its best solo concerts. In 2003 “EMPYRAY” rock band established is own record studio, which enabled them to reach the quality of the music they were aiming at. In 2003 again changes happened in the staff. Koryun Bobikyan – dumber and David Khorshudyan- bass guitar player joined the band. “EMPYRAY” staff members made a decision to propagating rock music in Armenia aggressively. For that purpose it was also decided to create songs in Armenian. Gisane Playan, who was just writing texts for songs, started to compose music as well. The first Armenian song “Du Chkas” become the “Best Song” during the “Voske Qnar” award ceremony organized by Radio Van in 2005. Then “Sev u Spitak” song was created. In 2006 the “Khelagar” song won the “Best Song” award during the “Voske Qnar” project. Afterwards “EMPYRAY” rock band developed its first video on “Ayntegh” song and “Sev u Spitak” song. “Ayntegh” song was a duet with famous Armenian singer Anna Khachatryan. In 2006 “EMPYRAY” rock band organized another big solo concert in Theater named after Sundukyan. At the end of the same year “EMPYRAY” rock band won the “Best Rock Band of Armenia” award during Armenian Music Award Ceremony. After that the video of “Du Chkas” song was developed. On April of 2007 the first official album of “EMPYRAY” rock band was produced, which in the same year won the “Best Armenian Rock Album” award in Armenian Music Award organized in USA. Recently “EMPYRAY” rock band started to record its second album and produced a new video on “Hur e” song. Presently the band is working on its second album.

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