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Star One is a straightforward and hard-edge metal side-project which Arjen Lucassen created in 2002 as a reaction to the soft and atmospheric Ambeon release a year earlier.
Although the Star One vocal duties were originally intended for one singer only, the project quickly transformed into a multi-singer endeavor. The first album, "Space Metal" (2002) features singers Russell Allen, Dan Swanö, Damian Wilson and Floor Jansen. Following the release of "Space Metal" Arjen toured with most of this stellar cast during the Intergalactic Space Crusader Tour 2002. The shows were recorded live and released on the 2-CD "Live on Earth" (2003). The limited edition of "Live on Earth" includes a bonus DVD of the live show recorded informally by fans (who later became the professional video company D'iMages).
Nearly all the songs on "Space Metal" are based on science fiction movies situated in space. You can learn which movies were used here. The name Star One come comes from a 70s cult British television series called Blakes 7 in which features an artifical planet called -- you guessed it -- Star One. The song Intergalactic Space Crusaders is also based on Blakes 7.
For information about "Victims of the Modern Age," the 2010 follow-up to "Space Metal," please visit Arjen's main news page.