Arjen Lucassen Confirms New Ayreon Project
Arjen Lucassen has confirmed he’s working on a new Ayreon album in a light-hearted sneak-peak video. View it below.
Although he’s not offering many details, the release is set to include leather-clad electric guitar riffs, hippie-style acoustic guitar action and silver-suited Hammond organ tracks.
Lucassen put Ayreon on hiatus is 2008 after the release of 01011001, saying: “A lot of the reviews for 01 said it had some cool moments but it had that typical Ayreon sound, that there was nothing new being offered, and I think I can agree with that. If I decide to go back I’ll do something different with it.”
The record, which will be the eighth under the Ayreon title, is due out next year.