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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.
Latest Star One News
Below is our complete Star One news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen's Star One project has posted a new video trailer for "Victims Of The Modern Age." The album will be released through InsideOut Music in North America on October 25, 2010. You can view the album trailer below:
Threshold has issued the following announcement about the Star One project streaming a new song online title "Earth That Was" via Noisecreep.com:
"A new song from Dutch composer/multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen's Star One project is available for streaming at Noisecreep. The track comes off the new Star One album Victims Of The Modern Age which is due for release at the end of October.
"As well as Threshold vocalist Damian Wilson, the Star One album features guest singers Dan Swanö (Nightingale, Second Sky, Edge of Sanity) who appeared on Threshold's Dead Reckoning, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Floor Jansen (Revamp, After Forever) and Tony Martin (Black Sabbath)."