Arjen Anthony Lucassen, best known for his project Ayreon, is a name that can bring a smile to many a face. The man is an exquisite producer, having worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. He has the ability to truly lead an artist to transcend his limitations. His modern classic, The Human Equation, turns ten this year and is still one of the finest creations of modern progressive metal.
And so, every release by Arjen is highly anticipated, especially when other world class names are involved. Today, it was announced that his next album will be a concept album with none other than Anneke van Giersbergen. Anneke is of course a well known name in alternative and folk music, carrying one of the most enchanting voices in the industry. The new album is promised to be “an epic concept double album, a combination of ‘classical meets metal’ and ‘acousting folk'”. We are all extremely excited for this and eager to see what Arjen can do with the amazing Anneke. Stay tuned for more news as it develops.