According to Bravewords.com, Mastermind Arjen Lucassen has been hard at work on the forthcoming new AYREON album, The Theory Of Everything. Ayreon albums are known for their array of guests, and Arjen recently launched a special online contest so that fans can guess the musicians that will be featured on the album.
Check out the latest video clue below:
Lucassen: “Here is the new ‘guess this musician on the new Ayreon album’ contest! Who is this legendary guitar player? The answer will be tomorrow, hope you like it!”
Meanwhile, Lucassen has revealed that TOEHIDER vocalist Michael Mills will guest on the new album.
“Yes indeed, all the way from Australia: it’s the incredible Michael Mills from Toehider! Here’s Michael introducing himself and some extreme silliness.”
Lucassen previously revealed NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala, EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER keyboardist Keith Emerson, GRAND MAGUS vocalist JB, YES keyboardist Rick Wakeman, LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia, and DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will appear on the album:
Lucassen also commented further on the new album: “It’s going to be a double album, so there is a lot to write! It’s extra challenging as well, because lyrically I’ve left the old Ayreon universe behind and have to create a new one from scratch. I’m really excited about the line-up and how everything is PROGressing so far. There is physics involved, but mainly it’s about human relationships and the emotional costs that come with treading the fine line between genius and madness.”