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AYREON: New Song Posted Online

A new AYREON track, entitled "The Fifth Extinction", has been posted online at this location. The song is divided in two parts due to MySpace limitations (the track is just over 10 minutes long). "The Fifth Extinction" comes off AYREON's new album, entitled "01011001", which is scheduled for release in Europe on January ...

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AYREON: '01011001' Video Teaser Available

A video teaser for the forthcoming AYREON album, entitled "01011001", can be viewed below. AYREON is the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen. The group will make its new rock opera, entitled "01011001", available in three editions: * a regular two-CD edition with a 28 page booklet. * a Special Edition: a box containing the ...

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AYREON: Three '01011001' Editions Detailed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, will make its new rock opera, entitled "01011001", 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 ...

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STREAM OF PASSION: More Video Footage From Studio Posted Online

Two video clips of STREAM OF PASSION working on demo songs for its upcoming sophomore album can be viewed below. STREAM OF PASSION members Johan van Stratum (bass), Davy Mickers (drums) and Marcela Bovio (vocals, lyrics, violin) earlier in the year announced the addition of Stephan Schultz (guitar), Jeffrey Revet (keyboards) and Eric Hazebroek (guitar) ...

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AYREON: '01011001' Cover Artwork Revealed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has revealed the cover artwork for its new album, "01011001", due in Europe on January 28, 2008 (one day later in the U.S.). The track listing for the effort is as follows: CD1 - Y: 01. Age Of Shadows (incl. "We Are Forever') 02. Comatose ...

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AYREON: New Album Track Listing Revealed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has announced the track listing for its new album, "01011001", due in Europe on January 28, 2008 (one day later in the U.S.). It is as follows: CD1 - Y: 01. Age Of Shadows (incl. "We Are Forever') 02. Comatose 03. Liquid Eternity 04. Connect The Dots ...

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AYREON: Complete List Of Guest Musicians For New CD Revealed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has revealed the complete list of musicians who appear on the group's new album, "01011001", tentatively due in January 2008. It is as follows: Vocalists: Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION) Tom Englund (EVERGREY) Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN) Anneke van Giersbergen (AGUA DE ANNIQUE, THE GATHERING) Jonas Renkse ...

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AYREON: Solo Guitarists For New Album Announced

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has revealed the identities of the three guitarists who play solos on the group's new album: Lori Linstruth, Arjen Lucassen himself, and Michael Romeo (SYMPHONY X). AYREON, has set "01011001" as the title of its new CD, tentatively due in January 2008. More information, including soundclips, is ...

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AYREON: New Album Title Announced

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has set "01011001" as the title of its new album, tentatively due in January 2008. More information, including soundclips, is available at this location. "01011001" will feature guest appearances by Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN), Steve Lee (GOTTHARD), Bob Catley (MAGNUM), ...

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PAIN OF SALVATION Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has posted audio samples of the next three guest singers who will appear on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late 2007/early 2008: Daniel Gildenlöw from PAIN OF SALVATION (mp3); Wudstik, a Dutch hip hop and soul artist (mp3); and Marjan Welman of ...

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BLIND GUARDIAN Frontman To Guest On New AYREON CD

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has posted an audio sample of the next guest singer who will appear on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late 2007/early 2008: BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch. Other vocalists scheduled to appear on the CD include Steve Lee (GOTTHARD), Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Anneke van ...

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GOTTHARD Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has posted an audio sample of the next guest singer who will appear on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late 2007/early 2008: GOTTHARD frontman Steve Lee. Other vocalists scheduled to appear on the CD include Bob Catley (MAGNUM), Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING), Jonas ...

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AYREON: Another Guest Singer Revealed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has revealed the identity of the next singer who will guest on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late 2007/early 2008: Liselotte Hegt from DIAL. Other vocalists scheduled to appear on the CD include Ty Tabor (KING'S X), Magali Luyten (VIRUS IV) and Simone Simons (EPICA). A ...

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KING'S X's TY TABOR To Guest On New AYREON CD

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen's webmaster has issued the following update: "For a limited time only we've put up a 10-minute demo track [from the upcoming AYREON album] here for which vocals have not yet been recorded. Ben Mathot of the band DIS plays violin on this track. Ed Warby [GOREFEST], as always, plays ...

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EPICA Singer To Guest On New AYREON Album

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has revealed the identity of the second singer who will guest on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late 2007/early 2008: Simone Simons of EPICA. Simone's recording session for the new AYREON CD took place on July 5 at the Electric Castle studio. An acapella sample of ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Announces Second Guitarist

STREAM OF PASSION members Johan van Stratum (bass), Davy Mickers (drums) and Marcela Bovio (vocals, lyrics, violin) have announced the addition of guitarist Stephan Schultz to the group's ranks. More information on Stephan is available at this location. STREAM OF PASSION parted ways with founding members Arjen Lucassen (guitar), Lori Linstruth (guitar) and ...

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STREAM OF PASSION Announces New Guitarist

STREAM OF PASSION members Johan van Stratum (bass), Davy Mickers (drums) and Marcela Bovio (vocals, lyrics, violin) have announced the addition of guitarist Eric Hazebroek to the group's ranks. More information about Eric is available at this location. STREAM OF PASSION parted ways with founding members Arjen Lucassen (guitar), Lori Linstruth (guitar) and ...

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AYREON: First Guest Singer For New Album Revealed

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has revealed the identity of the first singer who will guest on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late 2007/early 2008: Magali Luyten (VIRUS IV, BEAUTIFUL SIN). Twelve vocalists have been confirmed so far, with a number of singers still to be added over the next few ...

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