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Interview with Arjen Anthony Lucassen of Ayreon

The Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon) writes and produces complex “rock operas” with disconcerting and intriguing story-lines. These invariably include a series of interesting characters, each one of which is represented by an individual singer. Lucassen plays many of the instruments in each of his works, but he also encourages other guest musicians to participate. Ayreon’s music ...

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Ayreon ‘The Theory Of Everything’

Ayreon is the flagship musical project by Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen. As with every Ayreon album, ‘The Theory Of Everything’ is a concept album with each character being portrayed by one singer. Singers on this project include former King Crimson and current Asia member John Wetton, Marco Hietala of Nightwish and Tarot, Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil, ...

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Ayreon releases new album extract

Ayreon has released a new extract from his upcoming album, The Theory Of Everything. Main member Arjen Lucassen commented: “This is an extract from the 20-plus minute track, “Phase 1: Singularity.” It combines The Theory of Everything parts 1 and 2.  It features vocals by Michael Mills as the Father and Cristina Scabbia as the Mother. The piano was played ...

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Ayreon reveal ‘The Theory of Everything’ pre-order formats

Arjen Anthony Lucassen has revealed the album formats for the new upcoming album from his current project, Ayreon. The Theory of Everything will come in the following variants: Limited edition deluxe artbook version with a 48-page perfect binding LP-sized book of artwork, a bonus DVD with a ‘making of’ feature, full length interviews and the recording session time lapse footage in ...

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AVANTASIA UNVEIL STUDIO UPDATE!

German power metal lords Avantasia recently revealed that they have been working away on a new album, entitled The Mystery Of Time. Ahead of its release via Nuclear Blast Records in April of this year, frontman and mastermind of the band Tobias Sammet (vocalist of Edguy) has revealed a small teaser of what to expect from the super-group’s first album ...

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