AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) has set "Ayreon: The Human Equation" as the title for the group's forthcoming CD, tentatively due in May 2004 through an as-yet-undetermined label.

Among the guest vocalists scheduled to appear on the album are James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER), Devon Graves (a.k.a. Buddy Lackey, DEAD SOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ), Magnus Ekwall (THE QUILL), Heather Findlay (MOSTLY AUTUMN), Eric Clayton (SAVIOUR MACHINE) and Mike Baker (SHADOW GALLERY).

AYREON's last two albums, "The Universal Migrator" parts I and II were released at the same time (2000), but were made available for sale independently. Part I, "The Dream Sequencer" contained mainly features laid-back, atmospheric material with songs focusing on melody, while Part II, "Flight Of The Migrator", featured metal songs, with guest appearances by Andi Deris (HELLOWEEN, ex-PINK CREAM 69), Bruce Dickinson (IRON MAIDEN), Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X), Timo Kotipelto (STRATOVARIUS), Ralf Scheepers (PRIMAL FEAR) and Ian Parry (ELEGY), among others.


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