On February 7th, AYREON launched a contest on Facebook, for all ”creative Ayreonauts who like making music videos”. The mission was to make a video for ‘The Source Will Flow’, the third instant grat track from “The Source”, the exciting new chapter in the AYREON saga. Now the four best vide’s are revealed.
Arjen Lucassen elaborates: “About a month ago we asked the fans to make a video for the atmospheric track ‘The Source Will Flow’ from the new Ayreon album, and we received positive reactions from over a hundred applicants. We chose the best artists and they sent us four excellent videos! We felt it would be a great idea to have the fans choose the winner. So please check them out and vote for your favorite video, I’m very curious! And of course… I hope you enjoy the music as well :-)”
Until March 30th, viewers can decide which video they like best, by voting on Arjen’s website, at http://www.arjenlucassen.com/ay8/video-contest. The video that garners the most votes by the end of March, will be declared the winner. The winning video will be the featured video on the Ayreon YouTube channel, as well as being a native upload on the Ayreon Facebookpage, and the winner will receive a fantastic Ayreon bundle. The three other finalists will get a special package of Ayreon goodies as well.
‘The Source Will Flow’ is taken from Ayreon’s forthcoming THE SOURCE album, which has contributions from renowned vocalists like James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Simone Simons (Epica), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia), and Russell Allen (Symphony X). THE SOURCE will be released on April 28 through Ayreon’s new label Mascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings
Chronicle 1: The ‘Frame
01. The Day That The World Breaks Down
02. Sea Of Machines
03. Everybody Dies
Chronicle 2: The Aligning Of The Ten
04. Star Of Sirrah
05. All That Was
06. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
07. Condemned To Live
Chronicle 3: The Transmigration
08. Aquatic Race
09. The Dream Dissolves
10. Deathcry Of A Race
11. Into The Ocean
Chronicle 4: The Rebirth
12. Bay Of Dreams
13. Planet Y Is Alive!
14. The Source Will Flow
15. Journey To Forever
16. The Human Compulsion
17. March Of The Machines
01. The Day that the World Breaks Down (video)
02. Everybody Dies (lyric video)
03. Star of Sirrah (lyric video)
04. Run! Apocalypse! Run! (lyric video)
05. Behind The Scenes video
07. 5.1 Audio Mix of the whole album
44 page full color book with 4 CD’s (normal tracks and instrumental tracks) plus the DVD.
Just recently Metal Shock Finland interviewed AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen, in case you missed it, check it out at this location.