History Music / Ayreon

27th Jan '17 12:04:04 PM SomniRespiratoryFlux
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In 2017, Arjen revealed that the next album in the Ayreon saga, titled ''The Source'', would be a return to the original storyline, serving as a prequel of sorts. The album features 11 singers in total, including some notable returning cast members.




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* 2017 - ''The Source''



* Hansi Kürsch (Music/BlindGuardian, Music/DemonsAndWizards) - ''01011001''

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* Hansi Kürsch (Music/BlindGuardian, Music/DemonsAndWizards) - ''01011001''''01011001'', ''The Source''



* James [=LaBrie=] (Music/DreamTheater) - ''The Human Equation''

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* James [=LaBrie=] (Music/DreamTheater) - ''The Human Equation''Equation'', ''The Source''



* "Sir" Russell Allen (Music/SymphonyX) - ''Flight of the Migrator''

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* "Sir" Russell Allen (Music/SymphonyX) - ''Flight of the Migrator''Migrator'', ''The Source''



* Damian Wilson (Threshold) - ''Into the Electric Castle''

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* Damian Wilson (Threshold) - ''Into the Electric Castle''Castle'', ''The Dream Sequencer'' (backing vocals on ''Flight of the Migrator'')



* Tommy Karevik (Music/{{Kamelot}}, Music/SeventhWonder) - ''The Theory of Everything''

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* Tommy Karevik (Music/{{Kamelot}}, Music/SeventhWonder) - ''The Theory of Everything''Everything'', ''The Source''
* Michael Mills (Music/{{Toehider}}) - ''The Theory of Everything'', ''The Source''



* GenreShift: ''The Theory of Everything'' shifts away from the MindScrew ScienceFantasy themes, being more of a psychological drama grounded to reality.

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* GenreShift: ''The Theory of Everything'' shifts away from the MindScrew ScienceFantasy themes, being more of a psychological drama grounded to reality. ''The Source'' shifts right back to the original style, leaving it an open question which route potential future albums might lean towards.



** ''The Theory of Everything'' has this a few times, most notably on the tracks "Collision" in Phase 3 and "The Argument, Pt. 2" in Phase 4.



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Folk progressive rock pop neoclassical metal.


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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Folk progressive rock pop neoclassical metal.


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** The announcement that the 2017 album ''The Source'' would be a return to the timeline further muddies waters; the album serves as a prequel to the entire story, revealing a few of the gaps left in the story as of ''01011001''.
13th Dec '16 4:56:20 AM Nick7689
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: At the end of "Loser", the comical, folk song is interrupted by Devin Townsend screaming like a banchee:

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* CarefulWithThatAxe: At the end of "Loser", the comical, comical folk song is interrupted by Devin Townsend screaming like a banchee:banshee:
11th Nov '16 9:15:32 PM mcb01932
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* BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler:the ending of ''Flight of the Migrator''. The last human being dies alone in the Dream Sequencer. In his final moments, Forever speaks to him in his mind and tells him that his soul will become the new Migrator and spread life to other worlds in the Universe]].

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* BittersweetEnding:[[spoiler:the ending of ''Flight of the Migrator''. The last human being dies alone in the Dream Sequencer. In his final moments, Forever The Universal Migrator speaks to him in his mind and tells him that his soul will become the new Migrator and spread life to other worlds in the Universe]].
8th Oct '16 6:05:33 PM Nick7689
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* Music/DevinTownsend (Strapping Young Lad) - ''The Human Equation''

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* Music/DevinTownsend (Strapping Young Lad) Lad, The Devin Townsend Band, The Devin Townsend Project, Casualties of Cool) - ''The Human Equation''





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* CarefulWithThatAxe: At the end of "Loser", the comical, folk song is interrupted by Devin Townsend screaming like a banchee:
--> '''Father:''' My ex wives all sue me, and with half my kids in jail, I'll still come out laughing, because me, I never fail. Loser!
--> '''Rage:''' '''''NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! KILLING IT FROM AFAR, GO TELL IT IN A BAR. YOU'RE KILLING IT FROM AFAR, MY FATHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER!!!!'''''
13th Jul '16 4:33:18 PM gewunomox
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* Music/DevinTownsend (Music/StrappingYoungLad) - ''The Human Equation''

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* Music/DevinTownsend (Music/StrappingYoungLad) (Strapping Young Lad) - ''The Human Equation''
24th May '16 2:43:50 AM SmytheOrdo
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* Jorn Lande (''Music/{{Masterplan}}'') - ''01011001''

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* Jorn Lande (''Music/{{Masterplan}}'') (''Music/{{Masterplan}}'', ''Music/{{Jorn}}'') - ''01011001''
9th Jan '16 8:00:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** [[BloodKnight The Barbarian]] (Jay van Feggelen) and the [[BraveScot Highlander]] ([[{{Marillion}} Fish]]) In 'The Decision Tree', magnificently singing about [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy which one of them is a better warrior]].

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** [[BloodKnight The Barbarian]] (Jay van Feggelen) and the [[BraveScot Highlander]] ([[{{Marillion}} ([[Music/{{Marillion}} Fish]]) In 'The Decision Tree', magnificently singing about [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy which one of them is a better warrior]].
27th Jun '15 11:22:27 AM Ninjabait
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'''Albums:'''

From the first storyline:

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'''Albums:'''

From
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!!Discography:
'''From
the first storyline:storyline:'''



From the second storyline:

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From '''From the second storyline:storyline:'''



Ayreon songs include (remember, thar be spoliers here):

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Ayreon '''Ayreon songs include (remember, thar be spoliers here):here):'''



Notable guest vocalists include:

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Notable ----
!!Notable
guest vocalists include:



''Ayreon'' includes examples of the following tropes:

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''Ayreon'' !!Ayreon includes examples of the following tropes:
26th Jun '15 5:06:59 PM Ninjabait
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26th Jun '15 5:06:56 PM Ninjabait
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Is that (fill in the blank) from (insert name of band here) singing about black holes? [[spoiler:Probably.]]



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: [[Music/{{Kamelot}} Roy Khan]] had initially accepted an invitation to be a guest vocalist, but had to back out due to a minor throat injury that he did not want to agitate.
** According to [[WordOfGod Word of God]], [[Music/{{Porcupine Tree}} Steven Wilson]] was offered a spot on an album, but turned down the offer.
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