PAIN OF SALVATION Singer To Guest On New AYREON CD

October 8, 2007

AYREON, the brainchild of Dutch guitarist/composer Arjen Lucassen, has posted audio samples of the next three guest singers who will appear on the band's upcoming album, tentatively due late 2007/early 2008: Daniel Gildenlöw from PAIN OF SALVATION (mp3); Wudstik, a Dutch hip hop and soul artist (mp3); and Marjan Welman of the Dutch band ELISTER (mp3
). Other vocalists scheduled to appear on the CD include Hansi Kürsch (BLIND GUARDIAN),Steve Lee (GOTTHARD),Bob Catley (MAGNUM),Anneke van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING),Jonas P. Renske (KATATONIA),Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN),Tom S. Englund (EVERGREY),Ty Tabor (KING'S X),Magali Luyten (VIRUS IV),Simone Simons (EPICA),Liselotte Hegt (DIAL),Phideaux Xavier and Floor Jansen (AFTER FOREVER). A total of fifteen singers have been confirmed to guest on the album, with more to be added.

AYREON's last CD, "Ayreon: The Human Equation", was released in 2004. It contained guest appearances by a number of acclaimed vocalists, including James LaBrie (DREAM THEATER),Mike Baker (SHADOW GALLERY),Mikael Åkerfeldt (OPETH),Eric Clayton (SAVIOUR MACHINE),Devon Graves (DEADSOUL TRIBE, ex-PSYCHOTIC WALTZ) and Devin Townsend (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD).

(Thanks: Brandon Strader)

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