The song is taken from a newly remixed and remastered reissue of Universal Migrator, Pt. I & 2, which will be released through Mascot Records on November 18.
“Into the Black Hole is one of my personal favourite songs on the Flight Of The Migrator album,” says Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen. “Particularly because of the amazing vocal performance of the mighty Bruce Dickinson. It was a true honour and pleasure for me to record one of my favourite singers of all time in my studio. I love that his singing in this track is so different from the (often faster) Iron Maiden material. If you listen well, you can hear that in this remixed version, I used some vocal lines that I didn’t use in the original version. Have fun exploring!”
Originally released simultaneously as Universal Migrator Pt 1: The Dream Sequencer and Universal Migrator Pt 2: Flight Of The Migrator in 2000, The Dream Sequencer continues the plot from 1995’s The Final Experiment, starting in the year 2084 when the final world war wiped out all life on Earth. Flight Of The Migrator continues the story of the last living human being, the colonist on Mars and his decision to use the Dream Sequencer machine to travel back to before the universe was formed.
The two albums feature an array of guest musicians and vocalists alongside Dickinson including Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Edward Reekers (Kayak), Damian Wilson (Headspace/Threshold), Neal Morse, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Andi Deris (Helloween), Michael Romeo (Symphony X) and more.
Universal Migrator, Pt. I & 2 will be released on multiple formats, including a limited edition 56-page artbook including a 40-page comic, exclusive images of ‘the process’, five CDs (including previously unreleased audio) and a bonus DVD with 5.1 surround mix, two binaural headphone mixes and more, a vinyl box set with four LPs on marble vinyl in 2 gatefolds, a 40-page comic book, a bonus DVD, a double-sided poster and a sticker sheet. The vinyl box set is limited to 1000 numbered copies webshop exclusive), a two-CD with bonus CD.
Additionally, The Dream Sequencer and Flight Of The Migrator will be available separately on 180-gram orange transparent vinyl and digitally on all platforms. The bonus CD will feature an hour of previously unreleased material, ranging from versions of the tracks with different (guide) vocals to entirely new (well, old) tracks that didn’t make the albums and were previously never released.
Explore eil.com & 991.com sister – the world’s best online store for rare, collectable & out of print Vinyl Records, CDs & Music memorabilia since 1987.
EIL.COM Favourite Music Update Rare CDs, CD Singles, Rare Records, Vinyl Records, Albums and Music
- Bruce Dickinson - Accident Of Birth - Red & Yellow Splatter - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £36.99, $42.17, €42.54 (New Item) (arrived 27-Sep-2022 10:53)on October 6, 2022 at 4:16 am
BRUCE DICKINSON Accident Of Birth - 25th Anniversary Edition (2022 UK/EU limited edition 12-track 2-LP set pressed on Red & Yellow Splatter Vinyl. Originally released in 1997, Bruce's fourth solo studio album produced by Roy Z and features Adrian Smith, including the singles Accident of Birth and Man of Sorrows. Gatefold picture sleeve, sealed in the hype stickered shrink)***Limited to only 2000 copies***
- Bruce Dickinson - Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Interview - UK - picture disc LP - £15.00, $17.10, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 20-Sep-2022 15:28)on October 6, 2022 at 4:16 am
BRUCE DICKINSON Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson Interview (Part two 1986 UK limited edition interview Picture Disc LP, with mispelling of 'Dickenson' on disc. Features great picture of Bruce singing into microphone plus facsimilie autograph on one side and facial picture of Bruce of the other side!)
- Bruce Dickinson - Dive! Dive! Dive! - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $17.10, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 19-Sep-2022 13:15)on October 6, 2022 at 4:16 am
BRUCE DICKINSON Dive! Dive! Dive! (1990 UK limited edition 4-track 12" vinyl single. Includes the live cover tracks [Samson] Riding With The Angels, [AC/DC] Sin City & [Deep Purple] Black Night. Housed inside a giant fold-out poster picture sleeve featuring a great live on stage picture of Bruce! 12EMP151)
- Bruce Dickinson - All The Young Dudes + Back insert & Plinth - UK - shaped picture disc - £20.00, $22.80, €23.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Sep-2022 13:12)on October 6, 2022 at 4:16 am
BRUCE DICKINSON All The Young Dudes (1990 UK limited edition 7" Shaped Picture Disc single, a great cover version of the Mott The Hoople classic, also including Darkness Be My Friend, within a clear PVC sleeve with backing card insert and plinth EMPD142)
- Bruce Dickinson - Tattooed Millionaire - UK - shaped picture disc - £30.00, $34.20, €34.50 (New Item) (arrived 19-Sep-2022 13:00)on October 6, 2022 at 4:16 am
BRUCE DICKINSON Tattooed Millionaire (1990 UK limited edition shaped 7" Picture Disc, also includes 'Ballad Of Mutt', housed in a clear PVC sleeve with a backing card picture insert with the 1990 tour dates EMPD138)