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ARJEN LUCASSEN: 'Lost In The New Real' Trailer Available

Dutch multi-instrumentalist and AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen will release his new concept solo album, "Lost In The New Real", on April 23 in Europe (three days earlier in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) via InsideOut Music. CD1: 01. The New Real 02. Pink Beatles In A Purple Zeppelin 03. Parental Procreation Permit 04. When I'm A ...

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HEADSPACE Signs Worldwide Deal With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

InsideOut Music has announced the signing of the progressive metal band HEADSPACE to a worldwide deal. HEADSPACE keyboardist Adam Wakeman (son of YES' Rick Wakeman and member of Ozzy Osbourne's backing band) comments on the signing: "We are so pleased to be joining forces with InsideOut. We have spent a long time making sure that ...

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ARJEN LUCASSEN: New Solo Album Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Dutch multi-instrumentalist and AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen will release his new concept solo album, "Lost In The New Real", on April 23 in Europe (three days earlier in Germany, Austria and Switzerland) via InsideOut Music. The artwork for the two-CD release was created by renowned designer Claudio Bergamin. A video clip of Arjen commenting on ...

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VENGEANCE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Barbeque", a brand new song from Dutch hard rock veterans VENGEANCE, can be streamed using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the band's new studio album, "Crystal Eye", which will be released on February 24 in Germany, February 27 in the rest of Europe and in March ...

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VENGEANCE: New Album Details Revealed

Dutch hard rock veterans VENGEANCE will release their new studio album, "Crystal Eye", on February 24 in Germany, February 27 in the rest of Europe and in March 2012 in the USA and Canada through SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be available as a limited-edition digipak (including two bonus tracks), standard jewel case and as a ...

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VENGEANCE Signs With SPV/STEAMHAMMER

Legendary Dutch rock band VENGEANCE has inked a deal with Steamhammer/SPV. The group's new album, "Crystal Eye", will be made available in Europe on February 27. A North American release will follow in early March. Commented VENGEANCE vocalist Leon Goewie: "We are proud that we have signed with SPV/Steamhammer. We finally found our home and ...

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WICKED SENSATION: 'My Turn To Fly' Video Released

"My Turn To Fly", the new video from German hard rockers WICKED SENSATION, can be viewed below. The clip was filmed in November 2010 on a former Canadian airforce base and features a guest appearance by the band's "good friend" Andi Deris of HELLOWEEN. "My Turn To Fly" comes off WICKED SENSATION's 2010 "comeback" album, ...

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THRESHOLD Frontman's Debut Solo DVD Preview

Damian Wilson, singer with STAR ONE and AYREON, and frontman with the likes of THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE, RICK WAKEMAN and MAIDEN UNITED, is just about to release his exciting debut solo DVD. This two-disc set, titled "Cheers Lads! 20 Years Of Avoiding A Job", contains a superb recording of the DAMIAN WILSON BAND (DWB) live show ...

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Victims of the Modern Age - STAR ONE

How about giving it up for Arjen Lucassen? The versatile, multi-talented musician hit the target dead center with "Victims of the Modern Age" by assembling a star-studded cast and making an album that flirts with the progressive in all the right places, but always stays rooted in the fundamentals of melodic metal, power of otherwise. ...

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STAR ONE's ARJEN LUCASSEN Interviewed On MSRcast (Audio)

Long-running metal podcast MSRcast, part of Metal Injection Radio, has just released its newest episode, devoting the entire length to Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen of STAR ONE and AYREON. The episode delves into the brand new STAR ONE album, "Victims Of The Modern Age", as well as touring possibilities, influences, Rock Band, and ...

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STAM1NA: 'Yhdeksän Tien Päät' Video Released

"Yhdeksän Tien Päät", the new video from Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's new collection of old demo recordings which were originally "self-released" on cassette tape or CD-R format before the band signed a deal with Sakara Records. Entitled "Vanhaa Paskaa" (which literally translates to "old shit"), ...

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STAM1NA To Release Collection Of Early Demo Recordings

Lemi, Finland-based metallers STAM1NA will issue a collection of their old demo recordings which were originally "self-released" on cassette tape or CD-R format before the band signed a deal with Sakara Records. Entitled "Vanhaa Paskaa" (which literally translates to "old shit"), the compilation is being made available in response to an overwhelming demand from fans ...

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STAR ONE: New 'Victims Of The Modern Age' Trailer Released

A video trailer for "Victims Of The Modern Age", the new album from Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen's STAR ONE project, can be viewed below. The CD will be released via InsideOut Music in North America on October 25, InsideOut Music/EMI in Germany/Austria/Switzerland on October 29 and in the rest of Europe on November 1. "Victims ...

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STAR ONE: New Song Available For Streaming

"Earth That Was", a brand new song from Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen's STAR ONE project, is available for streaming using the audio player below (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep). The track comes off the new STAR ONE album, "Victims Of The Modern Age", which will be released via InsideOut Music in North America on ...

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STAR ONE: 'Victims Of The Modern Age' Instrumentalists Revealed

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen has released a new video message in which he announces the instrumentalists that perform on "Victims Of The Modern Age", the new album from his STAR ONE project. "Victims Of The Modern Age" instrumentalists: * Ed Warby (AYREON, HAIL OF BULLETS, GOREFEST) - Drums * Peter Vink - Bass * ...

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STAR ONE: More 'Victims Of The Modern Age' Details Revealed

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen has firmly established himself worldwide as driving force in progressive 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 Lucassen's musical personality. As his previous project (GUILT MACHINE's "On This Perfect Day", 2009) was ...

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AYREON Mastermind Working On New STAR ONE Album

AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen (also ex-BODINE, VENGEANCE) is hard at work on what will become a new STAR ONE album. The instrumental demos are completed, and Arjen is now working on lyrics and melody lines. A few weeks ago, Arjen's former manager Yvette graciously hosted a demo listening party for the people on Arjen's message ...

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