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Q&A with Arjen Lucassen

Q&A with Arjen Lucassen

Once again, Arjen Anthony Lucassen welcomed us to his home via webcams and we had a lovely conversation with the Dutch hippie about his new album as Ayreon: “Transitus”.  We talked for a while about writing this story about love, horror and betrayals as a movie originally, instead of another Sci-Fi album, finding Tom Baker (the legendary “Dr. Who” during the 70’s) as the narrator and Mike Mills taking over his heart… Watch the genius and the man telling us all this and more on this new Q&A here on The Progspace!

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Ayreon is Arjen Anthony Lucassen, with an all-star cast featuring Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber), Tommy Karevik (Kamelot), Simone Simons (Epica), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Joe Satriani, Marty Friedman, Johanne James (Threshold), Noa Gruman (Scardust), Marcela Bovio (MaYan, Dark Horse White Horse), Caroline Westendorp (Ex-The Charm the Fury), Paul Manzi (Ex-Arena), Michael Mills (Toehider) and Amanda Somerville (Avantasia, Trillium) amongst many others.

 

Follow Ayreon here:

https://www.arjenlucassen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ArjenLucassenOfficial/

https://www.instagram.com/ayreon_official/

Subscribe to Arjens YouTube Channel here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihO6uVisilu1mn4x2u-HOA

Buy Ayreon music and merch here:

+ https://mascotlabelgroup.myshopify.com/collections/ayreon

 

Check out all our interviews from ProgPower Europe 2019 right here!

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Van

Van

Co-Founder of The Progspace. Coming from a musical family, and long time Prog and Metal lover. One of my passions is Photography and Web Design (16+ years career path), sharing this passion since 6 years as bag designer and maker. I like all things Prog, and listen a wide variety of styles within the "Progniverse", but what I enjoy most are the creativity and "out-of-the-box" approach musicians can offer us, their listeners. I consider that to be truly Prog!

Matt

Matt

Co-founder of The Progspace. Enthusiastic concert visitor - especially if there are good photo opportunities. Loves all kind of progressive rock and metal, as long as it is original and not too technical or aggressive. News journalist and passionate nature photographer.

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