Arjen Lucassen - Unveils New Project


Two weeks ago, the following news was posted on the Ayreon website:

"There's not been much news from us lately, but don't let that fool you. There has been a bustle of feverish activity going on behind the scenes here at the Electric Castle. With this update from ArjenLucassen.com we're excited to officially announce the details of Arjen's new project, Guilt Machine.

The Line-up will be:

Arjen Lucassen: instruments, backing vocals
Jasper Steverlinck (Arid): vocals
Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree): drums
Lori Linstruth (ex-Stream Of Passion): lead guitar

As Ayreon fans have come to expect from Arjen, the music of Guilt Machine ranges from dark and heavy to atmospheric and melancholic. But Guilt Machine introduces some new twists as well, particularly when it comes to the vocals. Rather than putting together an ensemble cast of vocalists from the prog, rock and metal scene, Arjen has enlisted the talents of a single alternative Belgian rock vocalist, Jasper Steverlinck.

For more details and comments, read here.

Source: ayreon.com
Band profile: Ayreon
 
Posted: 09.03.2009 by Angel_Lament


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09.03.2009 - 16:43
Harlequin
Nice one. There has yet to come a record of Arjen to disappoint me.
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09.03.2009 - 16:59
pleasure.seeker
I'm really looking forward :-).
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09.03.2009 - 17:00
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk
To Mega Therion
The singer sounds a bit "coldplayish", IMHO. We'll se what will Arjen make of him.
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09.03.2009 - 17:58
Dark Seraphim
If it's got anything to do with Arjen then it'll be good. Looking forward to it.
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09.03.2009 - 18:46
Spyroid
Rosetta Stoned
This sounds awesome, I love Chris Maitlands drumming, and also all I've heard from Lori's guitar work (SoP) And as mentioned, Arjen can't do wrong! I also like the first name of the singer
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10.03.2009 - 00:04
Dark Blood
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Sounds interesting to me! I'm looking forward to it
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10.03.2009 - 00:11
Elio
Red Nightmare
Written by Spyroid on 09.03.2009 at 18:46

I also like the first name of the singer


so what?
Anyway, I hope this new project to be not similar to Ayreon, but something new.
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10.03.2009 - 09:10
Spyroid
Rosetta Stoned
Written by Elio on 10.03.2009 at 00:11

Written by Spyroid on 09.03.2009 at 18:46

I also like the first name of the singer


so what?
Anyway, I hope this new project to be not similar to Ayreon, but something new.


It's almost like mine
I agree, and I really look forward to it!
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10.03.2009 - 14:14
Bas
Retired Staff
That Jasper Steverlinck has an awesome voice, but I hope he won't get a bit boring for an entire album though if there isn't any other vocalist...

Like with anything Arjen does though, I'll definitely get this when it's out and hope for something as awesome as 01011001 and Star One (although it'll surely be very different )
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10.03.2009 - 19:57
Bas
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You can listen to a song with him on vocals here by the way:

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10.03.2009 - 20:45
Duy Hung
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Lol Arjen finally managed to get someone (used to be) from Porcupine Tree to play in his project
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10.03.2009 - 22:57
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 10.03.2009 at 20:45

Lol Arjen finally managed to get someone (used to be) from Porcupine Tree to play in his project


Didn't Steven Wilson already play on one or two of Arjen's projects.
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11.03.2009 - 10:07
Bas
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.03.2009 at 22:57

Didn't Steven Wilson already play on one or two of Arjen's projects.

You're probably confusing him with Damian Wilson who was on both Ayreon and Star One
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11.03.2009 - 10:16
LeChron James
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The mad musician is at it again i see...
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11.03.2009 - 15:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Bas on 11.03.2009 at 10:07

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.03.2009 at 22:57

Didn't Steven Wilson already play on one or two of Arjen's projects.

You're probably confusing him with Damian Wilson who was on both Ayreon and Star One


Coudl be I am confusing the two. But who cares? This will be another yawn inducing boring Lucassen project for me I am sure.
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23.08.2009 - 18:25
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Currently halfway through the album... Not saying it's bad or anything, but I think I was expecting too much
"Green And Cream" sounds better out of the first three tracks, the previous two doesn't seem dynamic enough. I really hope I'm wrong though
on the other hand, vocalist is quite talented indeed and has succeeded in conveying a lot of emotion
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