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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1575 on: January 31, 2017, 03:51:29 PM »
Damn...Tommy is pretty built....and Hansi looks younger now he cut his hair and dyed it black. Just some random things I noticed. And Tommy grew his hair longer...since I last saw them live.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1576 on: January 31, 2017, 05:39:43 PM »
You've got to be kidding me:  https://usa.mascotlabelgroup.com/Ayreon

2cd +dvd, plus t-shirt, signed....  For just $29.99 (and $5 shipping)?  That's a no-brainer.  So damn excited for this.  That's a hell of a deal.  I haven't gotten a new music themed t-shirt in a long time (think the last one was Transatlantic Kaleidoscope).

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1577 on: February 01, 2017, 07:27:24 AM »
Cool, but I just pre-ordered the MP3 off Amazon for $11.50.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1578 on: February 01, 2017, 05:42:20 PM »
Cool, but I just pre-ordered the MP3 off Amazon for $11.50.

I saw that too.  I was sucked in by all of the extras.  Ayreon is one of the few bands that I always buy the physical copy of (along with Neal Morse and Dream Theater).  I love the artwork and want the booklet.  The dvd and signing is a bonus and I'm psyched to have a t-shirt.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1579 on: February 13, 2017, 05:26:28 PM »
An awesome thing happened.  Was watching the making of DVD of Theory of Everything last night, and found out that a new song had been recorded for the "Timeline" anthology record!  So I had a brand new nine minute Ayreon song to dig into.  And, as a bonus, it features the singer from Guilt Machine, and I love Guilt Machine.  It was on amazon for only $1.29, was able to get just the one song.  :metal 

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1580 on: February 13, 2017, 05:36:51 PM »
I forget about that song often too

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1581 on: February 13, 2017, 05:50:25 PM »
Yeah - it was alright, not one of the "best" Ayreon songs.  I thought it worked really well as an epilogue to the Planet Y story, having a different singer since it's all about "remembering" the ones gone.  And, I associate that singer with Guilt Machine and, well, guilt...  So it works.  Lots of ambience which I liked as well.  Mainly I wanted to mention it in case anyone else didn't know about it (probably anyone following this thread does, but who knows).

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1582 on: February 23, 2017, 08:54:46 AM »
New song "Everybody Dies" is streaming on youtube now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUSoR4EdyIo

Mike Mills owning it again, don't think this one is as good as the first one but still pretty impressed with the new album so far.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1583 on: February 23, 2017, 09:01:46 AM »
I'm listening at work on shitty computer speakers right now, but once the chorus hit I love that this song is kinda unlike anything I've heard from him before, and picks up a serious Muse vibe, excellent!

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1584 on: February 23, 2017, 09:08:33 AM »
That was fucking amazing. Can't wait for this album!
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1585 on: February 23, 2017, 10:23:25 AM »
That was fucking amazing. Can't wait for this album!

Yea I really enjoyed that song.  I'm going to be getting this album.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1586 on: February 23, 2017, 10:34:04 AM »
That's a really tight song. Everyone is top notch. It's nice hearing Russell hit those highs.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1587 on: February 23, 2017, 11:43:57 AM »
Nice, sounds really solid at first listen! I really how much is going on for a pretty short song, some really great combinations of vocals in some parts aswell. "Doom, Gloom, the world goes Boom" are pretty silly lyrics tho  :lol
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1588 on: February 23, 2017, 12:51:03 PM »
Awesome song! This song sound really fresh :metal

Also, somewhat related, for those dying to hear more Arjen, here is an Toehider (Mike Mills' band) song with Arjen providing a solo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9uBTlVIOoA Arjen's solo is from 2:08 onwards.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1589 on: February 23, 2017, 01:14:28 PM »
Yeah, not what I expected from Ayreon, but I'm not complaining, this was interesting and nice.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1590 on: February 24, 2017, 02:53:24 AM »
It's another good song, but I'm really not sure there should be lyric videos for Ayreon songs! The lyrics have always made cheese factories blush at their inadequate supplies of dairy products :angel:

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1591 on: February 24, 2017, 03:19:54 AM »
But you know lyric videos are so much cooler...
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1592 on: February 27, 2017, 07:15:02 PM »
Had to gives this track some time because I wasn't that into it from the start. It's a cool and fun track with some really great vocal parts and proggy parts. One thing is standing out which usually isn't something new when it comes to Arjen but man he really nails it with the production quality on this album atleast from what i've heard so far. Everything is crisp and clear while still being heavy as fudge!  :tup
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1593 on: February 27, 2017, 08:17:13 PM »
I loved it. Such great energy and a real sense of personality that I love.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1594 on: February 28, 2017, 01:07:11 AM »
After my second listen I've just noticed that it's Tommy who does the "DIIIIIIIIIIIES" growl at the very end :lol hope he does some more harsh vox on the album

I like this new song, very catchy

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1595 on: February 28, 2017, 10:12:50 AM »
After my second listen I've just noticed that it's Tommy who does the "DIIIIIIIIIIIES" growl at the very end :lol hope he does some more harsh vox on the album

I like this new song, very catchy

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1596 on: February 28, 2017, 10:29:53 AM »
I'm actually not sure if meant that Tommy or another Tommy. :biggrin:

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1597 on: February 28, 2017, 11:05:42 AM »
probably Tommy from BTBAM
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1598 on: February 28, 2017, 11:19:08 AM »
Yeah :lol I mean, as much as I love BTBAM, I think Karevik is definitely the superior Ayreon singer (judging by what we've heard so far and general assumptions). That said - for better or worse (in most people's opinions that would be worse) - Tommy's growls are inseparable. I don't think Karevik could (or even wants to) replicate them.



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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1601 on: March 27, 2017, 05:54:55 PM »
They are all pretty good vids. I didn't mind the lyric vid one, but damn that one with the chick in VR is awesome.
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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1602 on: March 29, 2017, 09:08:50 AM »
so The Source Will Flow is up on spotify

it's an alright quieter track. doesn't really a do a lot for me

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1603 on: April 06, 2017, 12:48:09 PM »
In talking with Elite it looks like the best time for a meetup for the Ayreon live shows will be during the day (late afternoon?) on Saturday, September 16. I'm sure we'll likely cross paths before that, but does that work for you Ruslan? Anyone else looking to come?

On an unrelated note, I'll be speaking with Arjen next week, so if anyone has any questions you want me to try and integrate let me know.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1604 on: April 13, 2017, 07:47:24 AM »
I had a wonderful conversation with Arjen this morning. Not allowed to post until Saturday, and look forward to sharing it then.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1605 on: April 13, 2017, 08:56:20 AM »
Sadly, I missed that earlier post, but yeah, as I said on FB, Saturday afternoon works for me. Also, pity that I missed the chance to plug some questions in, but hey, maybe next time.

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1606 on: April 13, 2017, 05:58:12 PM »
I just got a message from Mascot, my signed Earbook has been shipped ;D


A 10/10 review (long) of The Source, can't wait to hold it in my hands!

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1607 on: April 15, 2017, 07:36:23 AM »
Very happy to now share my interview with Arjen: http://wpapu.com/interview-arjen-lucassen-of-ayreon-and-star-one/

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1608 on: April 16, 2017, 12:48:50 AM »
Nice interview, some really interesting tidbits there.

Can we start speculating on the setlist now?

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Re: Ayreon/Arjen Lucassen Thread (The Source, April 28, 2017)
« Reply #1609 on: April 16, 2017, 03:55:20 PM »
Cool interview!

In regards to the live show, it is interesting that he wants to do at least two songs of each album, and I assume it includes The Source. And then there is also Star One, which I recall being mentioned as well in promotional material. Looking forward to it. And filming two nights is a great idea, selecting the best performances.