BiografieÜber AYREON gibt es vor allem eines zu sagen – es ist das mehr oder minder alleinige Ding von Mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Und wer es immer noch nicht mitbekommen hat – der steckt auch hinter dem Prog-Metal-Hammer STAR ONE. Nachfolgend sind mal ein paar Daten zu diesem einmaligen Künstler aufgeführt.

Name: Arjen Anthony Lucassen

Birthplace: Hilversum, Holland

Birthday: Yes, every year.

Main instrument: guitar

Secondary instruments: bassguitar, keyboards (one finger at the time) and electronically mutated vocals.

Notable album credits:

Ambeon "The Fate of a Dreamer" (2001)

Ayreon "Ayreonauts Only" 2000

Ayreon "Flight of the Migrator" 2000

Ayreon "Dream Sequencer" 2000

Ayreon "Into the Electric Castle" 1998

Ayreon "Actual Fantasy" 1997

Ayreon "The Final Experiment" 1995

Strange Hobby "Strange Hobby" 1996

Anthony "Pools of Sorrow, Waves of Joy" 1993

Vengeance "Wings of an Arrow" 2000

Vengeance "Rock´n roll Shower" 1998

Vengeance "Back from Flight 19" 1997

Vengeance "Last of the Fallen Heroes" 1994

Vengeance " The Last Teardrop" 1992

Vengeance "Arabia" 1989

Vengeance "Take it or Leave it" 1987

Vengeance "We have ways to make you rock" 1986

Vengeance "Vengeance" 1984

Bodine "Three Times Running" 1983

Bodine "Bold as Brass" 1982

As Guest musician:

Lana Lane and Erik Norlander "Tour 2001 Souvenir CD" 2001

Erik Norlander "Into the Sunset" 2000

Lana Lane "Secrets of Astrology" 2000

Glass Hammer "Chronometree" 2000

"Consortium Project" 1999

Rocket Scientists "Oblivion Days" 1999

Peter Daltrey "Candy" 1999

Blockbusters "Powder to the People" 1999

Helloise "A time & a Place for Everything" 1998

Veralin "Opposites" 1997

Biscuit "Between you and me" 1996

Ian Parry "Thru the Looking Glass" 1995

Alex Bollard "Pink Floyd Songbook" 1994

Ian Parry "Symphony of Dreams" 1993

Pythagoras "After the Silence" 1981

Ten Favorite albums:

1. Pink Floyd "everything but "The Final Cut"

2. Rainbow "Rising"

3. Led Zeppelin "the first 6 albums"

4. Beatles "the psychedelic period"

5. Queen "II"

6. Rush "2112" and "Hemispheres"

7. Jethro Tull "Thick as a Brick" and "Benefit"

8. Porcupine Tree "Stupid Dream" and "Signify"

9. ELP "Atlantic Years"

10. Alice Cooper "Love it to Death" and "Billion Dollar Babies"

Honorable mention:
11. Hawkwind "Hall of the Mountain Grill"

12. Thin Lizzy "Live and Dangerous" and "Black Rose"

13. Rick Wakeman "Six Wives of Henry VIII"

14. Black Sabbath "Tyr"

15. Camel "Mirage"

Cult favorites:
1. Triumvirat "Spartacus"

2. Kaleidoscope "White Faced Lady"

3. T.Rex ´Electric Warrior"

4. White Noise "An Electric Storm"

5. Tangerine Dream "Ricochet"

Ten Favorite Musicians:

1. David Gilmour

2. Ritchie Blackmore

3. John Lennon

4. Keith Emerson

5. John Bonham

6. Ian Anderson

7. Phil Lynnot

8. Alice Cooper

9. Robert Plant

10. Erik Norlander

Favorite film: 2001, Jaws, Dune, Blade Runner, Alien, The Omen, The Exorcist, One Flew Over Cuckoo´s Nest, Name of the Rose, Stargate, The Shining, Life of Brian, Crocodile Dundee, Name of the Rose, Gattaca, hmm ... I´d better stop.

Favorite television shows: Star Trek, Blakes 7, X-Files, Avengers, Magnum, Alias, Smith and Jones, Columbo, Tommy Cooper, etc. etc.

Favorite book: I´m afraid I´ve never read a book in my life...

Favorite food: Mexican, Indian, Indonesian (even if I have to spend hours on the toilet) and Wiener Schnitzel mit Pommes Frites and a lot of mayonaise.

Favorite pain reliever: Definitely music, either listening or composing or recording. That and ... eh ... well I guess there is still heavy censorship in the USA?

Favorite quote w/author:

"To boldly go where no man has gone before" - Kirk

"Live long and prosper" - Spock

Other notables:

Like Ed Warby prefers cats to many people. Actually I prefer cats to Ed.

Hates the word ´motherf***er´, especially in music. What´s wrong with these guys, is it something Freudian or what?

Doesn´t thank his brother on the albums.

Is taller than the Empire State Building.

Eh ... likes to exaggerate.
Discografie1995 The Final Experiment

1996 Actual Fantasy

1998 Into The Electric Castle – A Space Opera

2000 The Dream Sequencer

2000 Flight Of The Migrator

2000 Ayreonauts Only

2004 Day Eleven: Love (single)

2004 The Human Equation

2004 Loser (single)

2005 Come back To ME (single)


01011001 - Cover
Er hat es tatsächlich wieder getan (in seiner ganz unnachahmlichen Art) und uns eine weitere dieser bombastisch produzierten Sci-Fi Space-Rockopern mit genreübergreifendem Mix sowie üppigen Klangfacet
Actual Fantasy Revisited - Cover
Und weiter geht’s mit den (üppigen) InsideOut Re-Releases von Arjen Lucassen und seinem erfolgreichen AYREON Projekt. Diesmal hat man sich das zweite Werk "Actual Fantasy" von 1996 vorgenommen.
Ayreon vs. Avantasia Elected (EP)  - Cover
Aus dem angeblichen großen „Ärger“ eine Tugend gemacht, eine weitere geschickte Ausnutzung des absolut künstlich aufgebauschten Presserummels bei der Albumveröffentlichung oder einfach nur
Come Back To Me - Cover
Mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen kommt jetzt bereits mit der mittlerweile dritten Singleauskopplung aus dem letzen AYREON-Konzeptalbum "The Human Equation" daher.