AYREON / Ex-GOREFEST Drummer ED WARBY Confirmed For New STAR ONE Album
April 27, 2021, a year ago
In an October 2020 interview with BraveWords, Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen revealed he was planning on returning to his Star One project, saying "each album I do is a reaction to the previous one, so I want to do a heavy album after Transitus. I want to do a colder album now (laughs). I think the last Star One album was 10 years ago, so I think it's time for a new one."
Lucassen recently confirmed that a new Star One album is indeed in the works, and he has revealed Ed Warby is playing drums for the record. Warby is well known to Ayreon fans, having recorded seven Ayreon albums, two Star One one albums and one live record, and Lucassen's Lost In The New Real solo album from 2012.
Lucassen launched Star One in 2002 with the debut album, Space Metal, and followed it up in 2010 with Victims Of The Modern Age. The line-up included Lucassen, Russell Allen (Symphony X), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity), Damian Wilson (Threshold), Ed Warby (Gorefest), Peter Vink (HDK) and keyboardist Joost van den Broek.
Star One toured for Space Metal in 2002, recording filming their show in Rijssen, Netherlands for the live album / DVD release, Live On Earth.