Through technological advancement, ‘Forever’, a race of aquatic beings living on Planet Y, has found the secret of longevity. They have advanced to the point that they have become completely dependent on machines and are losing their emotions. A passing comet on a collision course with Planet Earth provides the opportunity to revitalize their race; ‘Forever’ harness the comet to carry their DNA to a new home on Earth. When the comet and Earth collide, the cataclysmic impact exterminates the dinosaurs (the Fifth Extinction), but from the ashes of destruction, humans arise. At first, the experiment with seeded DNA seems successful: through the humans ‘Forever’ vicariously relive the emotions they experienced before the age of machines. In order to help mankind overcome their physical ailments and mental limitations, ‘Forever’ speeds up human evolution. But the result is tragic: people develop a similar technological dependency with their emotions waning just like ‘Forever’ and moral development not keeping pace with their capacity to invent. ‘Forever’ must find a way to save mankind from its imminent self-destruction… or should they?
AYREON “01011001”the brand new studio album from mastermind Arjen Lucassen feat. selected top artists of today´s rock genres.
Guest appearances by:
Tom Englund, Steve Lee, Daniel Gildenlöw, Hansi Kürsch, Floor Jansen, Anneke van Giersbergen, Jonas Renkse, Jorn Lande, Magali Luyten, Bob Catley, Ty Tabor, Simone Simons, Phideaux Xavier, Arjen Lucassen, Liselotte Hegt, Wudstik, Marjan Welman, Ed Warby, Lori Linstruth, Derek Sherinian, Tomas Bodin, Michael Romeo, Joost van den Broek.
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