Ghost Cult scribe Lorraine Lysen caught up with the great Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon for a wide-ranging interview a few months ago. They chatted about The Electric Castle Live project, the visuals of Ayreon Universe live, working with John de Lancie, rock operas, concept albums, Vin Diesel, Star Trek TNG, upcoming new music, and much more. Continue reading →
Ghost Cult scribe Lorraine Lysen caught up with the great Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon for a wide-ranging interview a few months ago. They chatted about The Electric Castle Live project, his entire career, upcoming new music, and much more. Continue reading →
Vocal teacher and YouTuber Beth Roars is back again with another critique video! Reacting to Ayreon – ‘Valley Of The Queens’ (Live), she breaks down the vocal talents of the three lead singers, Floor Jansen (Nightwish, ReVamp), Anneke Van Giersbergen (Devin Townsend, The Gentle Storm, ex-The Gathering), and Marcella Bovio (MaYAn). The song and performances are incredible! Check it out! Continue reading →
Mid-September officially sees the start of Crazy Season for album releases… But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered here at Ghost Cult with our round-up of some of this weeks and last weeks albums that may just have escaped your attention, for better or for worse…
Legendary Dutch symphonic death metal collective Mayan (or MaYaN) is releasing their incredible new opus Dhyana next Friday, 21st of September, via Nuclear Blast Records. In this exclusive interview with mastermind Mark Jansen (Epica/After Forever), he discusses his personal Top 3 Symphonic Death Metal albums ever, only at Ghost Cult! Continue reading →
The Gentle Storm is streaming a live video for “The Storm,” filmed at their Hedon Zwolle show at April 3, 2015, which is streaming below. The project features Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) and Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) and released their debut album The Diary at the end of March viaInsideOutMusic.
The tour dates and live band line-up are as follows: Apr 22: Divan Du Monde – Paris (FR) Apr 23: The Garage – London (UK) Apr 24: The Musician – Leicester (UK) Apr 25: The Roadhouse – Manchester (UK) Apr 26: Prog-résiste Convention – Soignies (BE) Jun 19: Dokk’em Open Air – Dokkum (NL) Jun 20: Steengoed Festival – Willemsoord (NL) Jun 21: Plaatpop – Bergen op Zoom (NL) Jul 09: Masters of Rock – Vizovice (CZ) Jul 10: Rockharz Open Air – Ballenstedt (DE) Jul 12: Bospop – Weert (NL) Jul 17: Night of the Prog Festival – Loreley (DE) Jul 30 – Aug 01: Wacken Open Air – Wacken (DE) Oct 17: FemME Festival – Eindhoven (NL)
The Gentle Storm live: Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) – vocals Merel Bechtold (Purest of Pain, MaYaN) – guitars Ferry Duijsens (Anneke van Giersbergen, ex-Dreadlock Pussy) – guitars Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) – drums Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) – bass Joost van den Broek (producer, ex-After Forever) – keyboards Marcela Bovio (Stream of Passion) – background vocals