Arjen Anthony Lucassen

Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One - 3 Albums (2002-2010) (Repost)

Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Star One - 3 Albums (2002-2010)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 1,88 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 621 MB | Covers - 147 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music

With a career spanning more than three decades, 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 such as Ambeon, Guilt Machine and Star One. Arjen’s side projects all explore different aspects of his musical personality, with each new release being a creative reaction to the style of its predecessor. Star One is no exception…
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real (2012) [2CD Limited Edition] (Repost)

Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real (2012) [2CD Limited Edition]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 647 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 213 MB | Data - 320 MB | Covers - 52 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music/Century Media Records (IOMLTDCD 356/0505870)

Lost in the New Real (also referred to as Arjen Anthony Lucassen's Lost in the New Real) is the second solo studio album by Dutch songwriter, producer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen. It is Lucassen's first solo album since Pools of Sorrow, Waves of Joy released 18 years ago under the name Anthony, before he reached fame with his progressive metal/rock opera project Ayreon. He sang lead vocals for the first time since the first album, and played most of the instruments himself including all guitars, bass and keyboards.
On Lost in the New Real, Lucassen does a very good job at creating some wonderful sound textures, by mixing the melodic progressive rock with some guitar metal riffs and adding some excellent keyboard works, a solid drumming and some folk music amidst.
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real (2012) (Limited Edition, 2CD)

Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real (2012, 2CD)
Year & Label: 2012, InsideOut Music | CD#: 0505870
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Psychedelic/Progressive Rock | FLAC: 680 MB | Artwork: 70 MB | DATA: 330 MB | MP3: 220 MB

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Limited Edition 2CD media book featuring Rutger Hauer as narrator, plus 2 exclusive video

Arjen Lucassen - Strange Hobby (1996) [Re-Released 2005]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 27, 2013
Arjen Lucassen - Strange Hobby (1996) [Re-Released 2005]

Arjen Lucassen - Strange Hobby (1996) [Re-Released 2005]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 357 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 120 Mb | Scans | 30 Mb | Time: 47:20
Transmission Records | 8712488004525
Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Tribute

"Strange Hobby" is an uncredited cover album (Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Status Quo, Paul Simon, The Who, Kaleidoscope, The Kinks, Bob Dylan, The Hollies, The Move, The Box Tops, T. Rex, The Beach Boys, The Monkees, Donovan by Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released in 1996. The album and the booklet contains no information about Lucassen and don't explain who was responsible for the recordings, to make the album even more "strange".

The Gentle Storm - The Diary (2015)  Music

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 4, 2017
The Gentle Storm - The Diary (2015)

The Gentle Storm - The Diary (2015)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 729 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 269 MB | Covers - 47 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock/Metal | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music (IOMSECD 418)

In the past, Anneke van Giersbergen, former singer of The Gathering and mastermind of the Agua De Annique, featured on two Ayreon's albums: Into The Electric Castle and 01011001. The Gentle Storm is one of the many side projects of the Dutch multi-instrumentist Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Officially they are the only two band members, but in their first release they feature Ed Warby at drums, who was also in Into The Electric Castle and Johan Van Stratum (Stream Of Passion) at bass. The album is actually offered in two contrasting interpretations in the one package, a "Gentle" version that presents the pieces in a prettier and frequently orchestrated format, and a "Storm" version of the same core tracks that adds the heavier rock guitars perhaps more associated with Lucassen.

Ayreon - The Source (2017) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by gribovar at Oct. 3, 2017
Ayreon - The Source (2017) [Official Digital Download]

Ayreon - The Source (2017) [Official Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz - 1,14 GB | Front cover
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Music Theories

Metal's artisan of ambitiousness Arjen Anthony Lucassen returns with his project Ayreon taking time off from his other musical projects Star One, Guilt Machine and The Gentle Storm to embark on yet another sonic journey into the world of science fiction, where he unleashes yet another concept album that is a prequel to 2008's "01011001" laid out in his usual monstrosity of a double album with an army of guest vocalists and musicians to play the proper roles in his larger than life metal operas. As a prequel, The Source tells the origins of the Forever which is an alien race that is a key force in the overall storyline. While Ayreon is accustomed to mostly new cast members changing things up on any given album, The Source makes use of plenty of returning performers which include James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Simone Simons (Epica), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian)…

Ayreon - Actual Fantasy (1996) [Original Japanese Edition]  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 6, 2017
Ayreon - Actual Fantasy (1996) [Original Japanese Edition]

Ayreon - Actual Fantasy (1996) [Original Japanese Edition]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 401 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 146 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Victor (VICP-5798)

Ayreon's second full length output is a quite unique piece of music from this project. For the first and last time, the Dutch mastermind Arjen Lucassen decided to not invite a high number of guest musicians but did something like a solo project where he played all instruments and invited one main singer as well as one supplementary vocalist. The project feels more like a band in here and this album sounds quite homogenous. The the individual songs are based on fantasy and sci-fi movies, or on stories Arjen wrote himself. It's also the project's shortest full length release and gets quickly to the point.

Ambeon - Fate Of A Dreamer (2001) [2CD Expanded Edition, 2012]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 30, 2017
Ambeon - Fate Of A Dreamer (2001) [2CD Expanded Edition, 2012]

Ambeon - Fate Of A Dreamer (2001) [2CD Expanded Edition, 2012]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 759 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 276 MB | Covers - 183 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock, Acoustic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Transmission Records (TMD-070)

Ambeon is a Dutch progressive metal act, a project consisting mainly of multi-instrumentalist composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) and Astrid van der Veen, very talented young female vocalist. The act's first and only album to date, "Fate of a Dreamer", was recorded in 2001, when van der Veen was just 14 years old. Ambeon's atmospheric sound draws from a wide variety of influences, including Celtic, gothic and progressive music. The songs on "Fate of a Dreamer" are mostly composed of different remixed pieces of songs from Ayreon albums, whereas the lyrics are original, written by van der Veen…

Ayreon - Ayreonauts Only (2000)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 14, 2017
Ayreon - Ayreonauts Only (2000)

Ayreon - Ayreonauts Only (2000)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 413 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Transmission Records (TM-027)

Ayreonauts Only is the first compilation album by Dutch progressive metal/rock project Ayreon by Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released in 2000. Although categorized as a compilation album, it consists only of previously unreleased material, with alternate versions of Ayreon songs with different singers, demos, and of the song "Cold Metal" from Lucassen's then-upcoming project Ambeon. The album's name comes from the fact that, according to Lucassen, it is "intended primarily for die-hard Ayreon fans".

Ayreon - 6 Studio Albums (1995-2008)  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 6, 2017
Ayreon - 6 Studio Albums (1995-2008)

Ayreon - 6 Studio Albums (1995-2008)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 4,08 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 1,45 GB | Covers - 205 MB
Genre: Progressive Metal/Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: InsideOut Music, Century Media Records, SPV

Ayreon is the vision of Dutch multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen. He formed Ayreon around 1994 from the need to create rock operas. His music can be broadly categorised as progressive metal but with themes that range from electronica to folk, symphonic prog and space rock. Lyrically, the stories tend to evolve around fantasy, sci-fi or human emotion. The rock operas tend to involve a series of characters, often represented by a different vocalist and a plethora of session musicians, although Lucassen tends to cover the majority of instruments…