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And the plot thickens... Arjen Lucassen, prog demi-god, kindly let us know in a funny video last October that he had started work on a new Ayreon album to be released in 2013. While the guest musicians are still unknown, it was revealed today that the new album will be entitled The Theory Of Everything, following 01011001.
It's official: Arjen Anthony Lucassen, prog guru, is working on a new Ayreon album. The new studio record is scheduled to be released next year. Arjen found an interesting way to make the announcement by releasing a hilarious video, which can now be seen below. It has been a while since Ayreon released their latest album 01011001 back in 2008.
The latest news from the Electric Castle is that Arjen has just put the finishing touches on the forthcoming Ayreon 3CD + DVD compilation album, TIMELINE.
"I've been asked many times before to release an Ayreon compilation album, but it just didn’t feel right to present fragmented bits of story by lifting individual songs out of their greater contexts. However, my attitude changed after I completed my 2008 album 01011001, in which I connected all the previous Ayreon releases, musically as well as lyrically. Having completed the circle, so to speak, it seemed like a fitting time to put all things Ayreon into perspective and create an Ayreon timeline outlining the entire story."
Audio samples from "Elected" EP — a collaboration between Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon) and Tobias Sammet (Avantasia) — are available at this location.
More information about this EP was previously reported here.
"Elected" EP will be release by InsideOut Music/SPV (April 25 for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, April 28 for the rest of Europe).
Ayreon official website have published a press-release about a new Ayreon EP to be released at the end of April 2008 called "Elected."
On January 25, 2008 the rock operas of Arjen Lucassen and Tobias Sammet, respectively Ayreon's "01011001" and Avantasia's "The Scarecrow," were released simultaneously. The music press, always eager for a story, called this event the "Clash of the Titans," gleefully portraying the two musicians as bitter rivals and urging each to comment on the other in countless interviews. There was much speculation about which album would be more successful, but upon release both albums immediately charted in several countries around the world. When asked about the so-called rivalry, Arjen explains: "I'd not yet even heard Tobias's album, but when I found out he'd managed to get my all-time favourite artist Alice Cooper to guest on The Scarecrow, I totally freaked out and sent a hate-mail to Tobias's MySpace. Fortunately, he never received it."
A four minute preview of the upcoming Ayreon album called 01011001 has been posted on Arjen A. Lucassen's MySpace and features a glimpse into the studio and previews of the songs.
The preview, created by D'iMages, also features all singers (like Jonas Renkse - Katatonia, Hansi Kursch - Blind Guardian, Floor Jansen - After Forever, Jorn Lande, Anneke van Giersbergen, Tom Englund - Evergrey, Daniel Gildenlow - Pain Of Salvation) and instrumentalists and album art.
Ayreon's official web site (here) is currently premiering "Beneath The Waves", a stunning CGI film produced by Simon van Vegten. The film was made to accompany the song of the same name from the upcoming Ayreon album, "01011001", which is scheduled for release on January 28 via InsideOut Music. The "Beneath The Waves" movie with 5.1 mix will be included as one of many bonus DVD features on "01011001".
"01011001"will be available in three editions:
- a regular two-CD edition with a 28 page booklet.
- a special edition: a box containing the regular 2CD edition and a bonus DVD.
- a deluxe limited edition, a DVD size fold-out case with embossed silver lettering on the slipcase. This edition contains the 2 CDs and a bonus DVD plus a 36 page booklet with additional artwork.
Here is the official teaser trailer for the upcoming Ayreon release "01011001". Featuring vocalists from Katatonia, Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Magnum, Blind Guardian, Gotthard, Dial, Gathering, Epica, King's X, After Forever, Jorn Lande and more.
"01011001" release dates:
- January 23rd: Asia
- January 25th: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
- January 28th: Europe
- January 29th: U.S and Canada
UPDATED on 2 Dec. (thanks to White Winter Sun):
A new song from the upcoming album has been put online. Click here to check it out. The song is called "The Fifth Extinction" and is the same track that was put online as a demo last July (then without the vocals). Check the blog about the demo here.
The full tracklist for the new Ayreon double disc release "01011001" has been announced. It is as follows:
CD1 - Y:
01. Age Of Shadows (incl. "We Are Forever')
03. Liquid Eternity
04. Connect The Dots
05. Beneath The Waves
(a) Beneath The Waves
(b) Face The Facts
(c) But A Memory...
(d) World Without Walls
(e) Reality Bleeds
06. Newborn Race
(a) The Incentive
(b) The Vision
(c) The Procedure
(d) Another Life
(e) Newborn Race
(f) The Conclusion
07. Ride The Comet
08. Web Of Lies
Disc 2 - Earth:
01. The Fifth Extinction
(a) Glimmer of Hope
(b) World of Tomorrow Dreams
(c) Collision Course
(d) From the Ashes
(e) Glimmer of Hope (reprise)
02. Waking Dreams
03. The Truth Is In Here
The following message was posted on Ayreon's official website:
"We're now able to reveal the title for the new Ayreon album due out in January 2008. It is called "01011001". You can check all official information such as sound clips and future downloads by visiting the special 01011001 page at this location."
According to the Ayreon's Official Website, you can find here the list of the new "guest singers" of the upcoming album… No doubt that it will be one of the most incredible line-up ever seen.
Arjen Lucassen, has recently posted new audio samples of the next three guest singers who will appear upcoming album:
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain Of Salvation) Sample
Wudstik (from a Dutch hip hop band) Sample
Marjan Welman (Elister) Sample
The names of the other vocalist already confirmed are: Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Steve Lee (Gotthard), Bob Catley (Magnum), Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering), Jonas P. Renske (Katatonia), Jorn Lande (Jorn Lande), Tom S. Englund (Evergrey), Ty Tabor (King's X), Magali Luyten (Virus IV), Simone Simons (Epica), Liselotte Hegt (Dial), Phideaux Xavier and Floor Jansen (After Forever).
A 10 minutes demo was posted on Ayreon's official MySpace page here, this piece will appear on the next album of the group. The vocal parts were not recorded yet.
Three vocalists are now confirmed for the new, as of yet untitled, Ayreon album: Magali Luyten (Virus IV and Beautiful Sin) Simone Simons (Epica) and Ty Tabor (King's X).
To be complete the following message was posted on Ayreon's official website:
"Members of the messageboard spent nearly a year already organizing a fan-meet for Ayreon (Arjen Lucassen) fans. What started out as an informal get-together for forumers at a zoo, turned into a little bit of an event where 250 people can attend. It takes place September 15th, 2007 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. It starts 13:00 and ends aproximately 19:00.
The following message was posted on Ayeron's official website:
"There were some good guesses as to who the vocalist was on the sound sample that we put up a while ago (here). A few even got it right: the first vocalist who will star on the new Ayreon is Magali Luyten (Virus IV and Beautiful Sin). You can check myspace pages here:
Twelve vocalists have been confirmed so far, with a number of vocalists still to be added over the next few weeks.
A few more recording dates have been set, so keep tuned".
The following message was posted on Ayreon's official website:
"The very first vocalist for the seventh Ayreon album was recorded in the Electric Castle Studio last week. We're not revealing the name of the vocalist just yet, but you can listen to a sample of the voice (without instruments) here.
During the time leading up to the official announcement of each of the vocalists participating on the new Ayreon album, we'll be giving acapella previews of every vocalist. Currently 12 vocalists have been confirmed, and a few more will be added.
Discuss the sample, and all things Ayreon, on our messageboard or on Arjen's official MySpace site".
An new interview with Arjen Lucassen has been posted on the official Ayreon website. Lucassen mainly talks about what happened to him the past few months, his departure from Stream Of Passion and his work on the upcoming Ayreon album.
A couple of relevant excerpts follow, the entire interview can be found here:
* First off, a lot has happened in the past few months, we all are curious to know how you are doing.
- I'm sad to say that I've been through a personal hell the last couple of months. I worked non-stop for many years and due to living on my own after the divorce with Jolanda, I have had a new (at first completely different) lifestyle. It has taken its toll, I guess.
On top of everything else, I lost my sense of taste and smell (Anosmia) two months ago and sunk into a deep depression. With medical help and, most of all, the help of my closest friends (including Jolanda) I'm slowly climbing out of the black hole now. Last week I kicked my own butt back into the studio and fortunately the inspiration is slowly beginning to flow again.