Category: ARJEN LUCASSEN

AYREON – Into The Electric Castle [20th Anniversary Edition / 2018 Remix]

20 years ago, renowned Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen with his project AYREON released his universally lauded ‘Into the Electric Castle’ album, and a 20th anniversary edition of the album has just been released on various formats under the title “Into The Electric Castle [20th Anniversary Edition / 2018 Remix]“. Lucassen himself re-mixed the audio to 21st century standards. He made...

AYREON – The Source (2017)

AYREON – The Source (2017)

Commanded by Dutch musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen, “The Source” is the brand new creation of AYREON – to be released next April 28 on various formats – featuring an impressive cast of musicians including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Simone Simons (Epica), Tobias Sammet (Avantasia), Russell Allen (Symphony X), Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) and...

AYREON – The Theater Equation (2016)

AYREON – The Theater Equation (2016)

At the end of past year over the course of four sold-out shows, AYREON’s legendary progressive rock concept album ‘The Human Equation’ was brought to life as a full-blown musical production at the Nieuwe Luxor Theater in Rotterdam. This limited run of performances was witnessed by die-hard fans from across the world, but now Arjen Lucassen’s story can be witnessed...

THE GENTLE STORM – The Diary [Special Edition] (2015)

* The Dutch pair of renowned composer / multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen and vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen have worked together several times over the last fifteen years, but now both are fully involved into a fantastic project called THE GENTLE STORM, and “The Diary” is the fruit of their accomplished talents. As you might expect from a Lucassen project, the album...

EPYSODE – Obsessions (2011)

EPYSODE is a conceptual project by Virus IV guitarist, Samuel Arkan.With the contribution of really good musicians and big names from the Prog Metal scene, Arkan has created a well-crafted album full of complex melodies, intensity and power riffs.“Obsession” is a Melodic Progressive Metal concept work, if you don’t like this kind of albums, don’t be scared, the result is...

STAR ONE – Victims Of The Modern Age (2010)

This is the real one (retail), not the promo Composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen has firmly established himself worldwide as driving force in progressive hard rock.While best known for his rock opera project Ayreon, the multi-talented Dutchman also regularly embarks on musical side projects which explore different aspects of his musical personality.As his previous project (Guilt Machine’s ‘On This Perfect...