- AYREON MASTERMIND ARJEN LUCASSEN UNVEILS FINISHED COVER PAINTING FOR NEW STAR ONE ALBUM IN VIDEO UPDATE
AYREON MASTERMIND ARJEN LUCASSEN UNVEILS FINISHED COVER PAINTING FOR NEW STAR ONE ALBUM IN VIDEO UPDATE
In an October 2020 interview with BraveWords, Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen revealed he was planning on returning to his Star One project, saying "each album I do is a reaction to the previous one, so I want to do a heavy album after Transitus. I want to do a colder album now (laughs). I think the last Star One album was 10 years ago, so I think it's time for a new one."
Lucassen has checked in with a new update:
"Jef Bertel’s majestic painting for the new Star One album front cover is finally ready, and it’s amazing! Here is the proud owner... ME."
Lucassen launched Star One in 2002 with the debut album, Space Metal, and followed it up in 2010 with Victims Of The Modern Age. The line-up included Lucassen, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Ed Warby (Gorefest), Peter Vink (HDK) and keyboardist Joost van den Broek.
Star One toured for Space Metal in 2002, recording filming their show in Rijssen, Netherlands for the live album / DVD release, Live On Earth.