Arjen Lucassen introduces new Ayreon album
2013-09-09 by Voivod STAFF | 26 Comments

Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen has used his personal YouTube channel for introducing the ensemble of distinguished artists participating on the upcoming Ayreon album The Theory Of Everything.

The album is expected to hit the stores, physical or digital, on October 28 through Inside Out Records.



The list of guest musicians is as follows, so brace up and take a deep breath ladies and gents:

Troy Donockley (Nightwish):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDhiegQLrDA&list=TLMkWjrZpfCJ8

Tommy Karevik (Kamelot, Seventh Wonder):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSsm4JUyF-4&list=TLMkWjrZpfCJ8

Sara Squadrani (Ancient Bards):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLPWh3GzEbA&list=TLMkWjrZpfCJ8

Steve Hackett (Genesis):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rex5nEinjb4&list=TLQIarfHfgVls

Michael Mills (Toehider):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zi0uSw2pn8&list=TLQIarfHfgVls

Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK8d3PURCg0

JB (Grand Magus):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgdlYvwKzrE

Marco Hietala (Nightwish):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEc6ch6mPPw

Keith Emerson (ELP):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IErJbYVqY0Y

Rick Wakeman (Yes):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSqMrzZxdz0

Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGZJHYpSozU

John Wetton (Asia/King Crimson):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psrN65MpaOk

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BallsToTheWall
September 9th 2013

44164 Comments


Reported

FrozenVain
September 9th 2013

2262 Comments


The album art is amazing as usual. Quite stoked for this.

Whispered4tw
September 9th 2013

564 Comments


Looks good. Was hoping for some Roy Khan action as well though, that's too bad.

thespaceforthis
September 9th 2013

518 Comments


Good, but I was hoping for Astrid Vanderveen



Voivod
Staff Reviewer
September 9th 2013

5612 Comments


JB from Grand Magus was a welcome surprise.

The (double) album will be good as always.

Digging: Mekong Delta - In A Mirror Darkly

Dreamflight
September 9th 2013

1760 Comments


Yap^^

Can't wait for it, it will probably be my AOTY.

mursu
September 9th 2013

253 Comments


I'm really excited for this. This might be my AOTY as well.

Digging: I-Exist - Humanity Vol. II

FranticDisemboweler
September 9th 2013

2 Comments


Surely they mean "Rick Wakeman (hell Yes!)"?

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
September 9th 2013

5612 Comments


Just by looking at how many '70s prog rock juggernauts are participating, I expect the sound of the new album to shift significantly towards their domain.


scissorlocked
September 9th 2013

3479 Comments


proggy news are welcome!

Digging: Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches

OmairSh
September 9th 2013

8114 Comments


Wetton? FUCK YES! Wow thats some line up with the oldies. Pretty cool, hopefully its better than the
last one

Digging: Blackfield - Blackfield II

OmairSh
September 9th 2013

8114 Comments


"Just by looking at how many '70s prog rock juggernauts are participating, I expect the sound of the new album to shift significantly towards their domain."

What if they try the more modern Arjen interpretation of prog? :D

Hoppoman
September 9th 2013

630 Comments


Gunna be awesome!

Rowan5215
September 9th 2013

20158 Comments


Jordan Rudess? He's doing vocals?

Detritivore
September 9th 2013

260 Comments


As always, Ayreon is back with good music. The Voice o JB is nice, I always think his tone could fit perfectly with Ayeron. The albums that he recorded with Spiritual beggars are real jewells, because his participation

OmairSh
September 9th 2013

8114 Comments


Jordan Rudess is bringing his lame as hell synth solo style

NightmareCinema16
September 10th 2013

2016 Comments


Because nobody likes those things called Hammond organs anymore.
Sorry, just the truth.
Still pumped for this album. Maybe if we're lucky, Rudess will just use his continuum instead. It sounds better anyways.

OmairSh
September 10th 2013

8114 Comments


Nah people do, but prog metallers tend to veer away.

NightmareCinema16
September 10th 2013

2016 Comments


That has been a common weakness of many prog metal bands. Unfortunately, they just don't see it the right way.

Keyblade
September 10th 2013

13260 Comments


Will be cheesy as fuck, but I'll prolly still dig. Diggin' the prog guest spots too

Digging: Nmesh - Dream Sequins

OmairSh
September 10th 2013

8114 Comments


Hammind organ, fender rhodes, wurlitzer, mellotron, grand piano, harpischord, rip

NightmareCinema16
September 10th 2013

2016 Comments


Still nice to see Rickman and Emerson involved, along with Steve Hackett and John Wetton. It may perhaps be the closest thing to a group of competent people.

darkknight3993
September 11th 2013

25 Comments


To those dissing Rudess' style, listen to the new Levin Minnemann Rudess album, it's awesome.

OmairSh
September 11th 2013

8114 Comments


lte spin off

OmairSh
September 11th 2013

8114 Comments


I used to be the one defending labrie and rudess, I can't defend labrie anymore, rudess I still can to
a large extent, but he really just needs to use the other facets of his musical style in DT and other
projects, especially in his solo's, thats why I love solo's like the Blind faith and Bridges in the
sky ones which has the hammond organ tone, etc.

I saw the trailer for the new rudess project and it seems like LTE

Jethro42
September 12th 2013

12034 Comments


What a great team!!!



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