Interview – Arjen Anthony Lucassen

Arjen Anthony Lucassen is a legend in modern progressive metal. He is the mastermind of Ayreon, the all-star rock opera series that includes the albums The Human Equation, Into the Electric Castle, and 01011001. He is also member of the bands Star One, Guilt Machine, and Ambeon.

Most recently, Lucassen released his second solo album, Lost in the New Real, via Inside Out Music.

Here is a phone conversation in which we discuss the new album, his garage studio, how he came in contact with collaborators Mikael Åkerfeldt, Devin Townsend and Rutger Hauer (Yes, the Rutgar Hauer from Blade Runner), and much more.

Listen to the full interview with samples of the new album after the Jump…



Pick up Lost in the New Real by Arjen Anthony Lucassen via Inside Out Music now.

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_Daniel Cordova


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