"Are you sure you want to continue?"

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

The tired Colonist pre-incarnates as far back as possible, to the birth of the universe and the creation of the first soul, the Universal Migrator.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Throughout the story, the Colonist follows the Universal Migrator on its path. They travel from the chaos of the Big Bang, where the Migrator splits into a million souls, to a Black Hole, which they enter. They travel through the wormhole inside, and exit through the White hole on the other side. They eventually reach Planet Y of Forever, and finally the Solar system. Before reaching Earth, the Colonist dies, and his spirit is reincarnated as the Second Coming of the Universal Soul. The Colonist provides a very graphic description of all celestial bodies he encounters.

Musicians[edit | edit source]

Vocalists[edit | edit source]

Instrumentalists[edit | edit source]

  • Arjen Lucassen - electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, analog synthesizers, Mellotron, Hammond, additional keyboards; guitar solos on tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
  • Ed Warby - drums
  • Erik Norlander - analog synthesizers, vocoder, Taurus pedal, Hammond, additional keyboards; synth solos on tracks 1, 3 (Hammond), 4, 5, 7
  • Michael Romeo - guitar solo on track 2
  • Oscar Holleman - second guitar solo on track 4
  • Gary Wehrkamp - guitar and synth solo on track 6
  • Rene Merkelbach - last synth solo on track 4
  • Clive Nolan - second synth solo on track 5
  • Keiko Kumagai - synth solo on track 9 (plus Hammond)
  • Peter Siedlach - strings

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The events from The Sixth Extinction movement "Complete the Circle" directly follow the events in The New Migrator.

Song List[edit | edit source]

  1. Chaos - 5:11
  2. Dawn of a Million Souls - 7:45
  3. Journey on the Waves of Time - 5:48
  4. To The Quasar - 8:43
    1. The Taurus Pulsar
    2. Quasar 3C273
  5. Into the Black Hole - 10:25
    1. The Eye of the Universe
    2. Halo of Darkness
    3. The Final Door
  6. Through the Wormhole - 6:05
  7. Out of the White Hole - 7:11
    1. M31
    2. Planet Y
    3. The Search Continues
  8. To the Solar System - 6:12
    1. Planet of Blue
    2. System Alert
  9. The New Migrator - 8:17
    1. Metamorphosis
    2. Sleeper Awake

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