Arjen Lucassen Welcomes you to the colorful world of Transitus

Ayreon will be releasing a brand-new sprawling and epic studio album “Transitus”, on 25th September via Music Theories Recordings. The album will be available on 2CD, 2LP gatefold red transparent vinyl and a 48-page Earbook which includes 5 discs; 2CD album, 1CD instrumental versions, 1CD guide vocal versions, and a DVD with bonus footage which includes a behind the scenes video, a videoclip, trailer and a 5.1 audio and hi-def stereo mix of the album. The release will be accompanied by a 28-page graphic novel which will be included in the Earbook as well as the 2LP. The physical pre-order will launch on June 25, where digital will go live on July 16.

 

Arjen Lucassen:

“Welcome to the   of.. Transitus!

 Finally the time has come to present you the very first full singles and lyric videos of the new Ayreon album Transitus. Yes… singleS, plural!

This album is incredibly diverse so I really couldn’t choose just one track because I wouldn’t want people to get the wrong impression of the overall mood of the album. So we decided to make a video for both

an atmospheric track “Hopelessly Slipping Away” and a rocky track “Get out! Now!”

“Hopelessly Slipping Away” features Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) and Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) on vocals. It’s a haunting track with analog synthesizers and violin, and it slowly builds to an epic climax with marching snares. In this video we see the ghost of Daniel (Tommy) hopelessly trying to reach out to his beloved wife Abby (Cammie) who clearly feels his presence but can’t see or hear him.

The track “Get Out! Now!” is a straightforward and energetic rock track with powerful drums, bass, guitars and Hammond organ. It features the illustrious Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and Tommy Karevik on vocals, and none other than the legendary Joe Satriani plays a blistering guitar solo. In this story Daniel’s intolerant father (Dee) banishes Daniel (Tommy) from his estate for having a forbidden affair with their servant Abby.

So here you have it… I hope you enjoy at least one of the two tracks, have fun! :-)”

 

“Hopelessly Slipping Away” (feat. Tom Baker, Cammie Gilbert & Tommy Karevik) from the new Ayreon album Transitus, which will be released on September 25, 2020.

 

 

“Get Out! Now!” featuring Dee Snider, Tommy Karevik and Joe Satriani from the new Ayreon album Transitus, which will be released on September 25, 2020.

 

Tracklist:

CD1
01. Fatum Horrificum (A] Graveyard, B] 1884, C] Daniel And Abby, D] Fatum, E] Why?!, F] Guilty)
02. Daniel’s Descent Into Transitus
03. Listen To My Story
04. Two Worlds Now One
05. Talk Of The Town
06. Old Friend
07. Dumb Piece Of Rock
08. Get Out! Now!
09. Seven Days, Seven Nights

CD2
01. Condemned Without A Trial
02. Daniel’s Funeral
03. Hopelessly Slipping Away
04. This Human Equation.
05. Henry’s Plot
06. Message From Beyond
07. Daniel’s Vision
08. She Is Innocent
09. Lavinia’s Confession
10. Inferno
11. Your Story Is Over!
12. Abby In Transitus
13. The Great Beyond

 

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