Skip to main content

Watch epic lyric video for new Ayreon track Star Of Sirrah

Arjen Lucassen
Arjen Lucassen

Ayreon have released a lyric video for their new track Star Of Sirrah exclusively with Prog.

The song features on their new album The Source, which will launch on April 28 via Mascot Label Group/Musical Theories Recordings.

Star Of Sirrah features a range of guest singers, including Dream Theater frontman James LaBrie, Nightwish singer Floor Jansen and Between The Buried And Me’s Tommy Rogers. It follows the lyric video for Everybody Dies.

Ayreon leader Arjen Lucassen says: “Here’s the second lyric video from The Source. It’s one of my favourite tracks on the album – the huge epic Star Of Sirrah.

“It features James LaBrie, Russell Allen, Hansi Kürsch, Tobias Sammet, Nils K Rue, Tommy Rogers, Michael Eriksen, Floor Jansen – and an amazing guitar solo by Paul Gilbert.”

The Source is set six billion years in the past and is said to begin “on Planet Alpha – a world in the Andromeda system where computer intelligence has far surpassed that of humanity. Alpha is facing a massive global crisis, with ecological and political catastrophes threatening all human life.

“The Alphans, our human ancestors, try to save their planet by entrusting the global computer mainframe – The Frame – to find a solution.

“Given total control of the planet, The Frame reaches the logical conclusion that its creators are the cause of all the trouble. The only way to solve Alpha’s problems is to exterminate humanity.”

The Source is now available for pre-order (opens in new tab).

Ayreon The Source tracklist

  1. The Day That The World Breaks Down
  2. Sea Of Machines
  3. Everybody Dies
  4. Star Of Sirrah
  5. All That Was
  6. Run! Apocalypse! Run!
  7. Condemned To Live
  8. Aquatic Race
  9. The Dream Dissolves
  10. Deathcry Of A Race
  11. Into The Ocean
  12. Bay Of Dreams
  13. Planet Y Is Alive!
  14. The Source Will Flow
  15. Journey To Forever
  16. The Human Compulsion
  17. March Of The Machines

Arjen Lucassen calls on fans to help choose next Ayreon video

Scott looks after and updates Louder’s online buyer’s guides and also scouts out the best deals for music fans from every corner of the internet. He's spent more than 28 years in newspapers and magazines as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014, where he wrote extensively about rock, metal, prog and more, before moving to the eCommerce team full-time in 2020. Scott has previous written for publications including IGN, Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to video games, travel and whisky.