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Stream Of Passion

Formed: 2005
From: Netherlands
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Stream Of Passion News

Below is our complete Stream Of Passion 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.

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Stream Of Passion Announces Final Show

Back in April, Stream Of Passion revealed that the band would be calling it quits later this year following a string of final shows.

The very last performance had not yet been lined up however, with a final curtain call now nailed down for December. Stream Of Passion comments:

"Our very LAST SHOW EVER will take place on December 28, 2016 at Tivoli de Helling. We're very happy too announce that End of the Dream will be supporting us this evening; they're a great band, check them out! Will you join us at this final party together?"

Details on that show are available here. The other remaining live shows from Stream Of Passion will be as follows:

- Aug 26, 2016: Zebra Festival, Gemert (NL)
- Sep 2, 2016: P60, Amstelveen (NL) (DVD recording)
- Sep 7, 2016: ProgPower USA XVII, Atlanta GA (USA)
- Oct 13, 2016: Underworld, London (UK)
- Oct 14, 2016: Bierkeller, Bristol (UK)
- Oct 15, 2016: Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)
- Oct 16, 2016: Robin 2, Bilston (UK)

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Stream Of Passion Calls It Quits

Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream of Passion, the band created by Arjen Anthony Lucassen (Ayreon/The Gentle Storm), has decided to call it quits after 11 years and four full length releases.

The band posted the following up on its Facebook page: "ALL GOOD THINGS COME TO AN END. ear friends and fans, over the past eleven years we've had the time of our lives playing in stages all over the world and sharing moments of joy on stage. But all good things come to an end, and we feel it's time to move on and search for new musical challenges. We're proud of everything we've achieved, with your help, and we want to end the band history on a high note instead of losing focus, interest and drive.

"Before parting ways as a band we will perform a few goodbye shows; we also want to record a DVD to serve as a memento of the good times we've had.

"Once again, we'd like to express our eternal gratitude for the support you've given us all these years. All of us will continue to make music, one way or the other; so we still hope to see you soon on a stage near you.

"Thank you for being part of the wonderful adventure that has been Stream of Passion! Marcela, Johan, Eric, Steve, Jeffrey, Martijn"

The final live performances for the band are as follows:

- Aug 26, 2016: Zebra Festival, Gemert (NL)
- Sep 2, 2016: P60, Amstelveen (NL) (DVD recording)
- Sep 7, 2016: ProgPower USA XVII, Atlanta GA (USA)
- Oct 13, 2016: Underworld, London (UK)
- Oct 14, 2016: Bierkeller, Bristol (UK)
- Oct 15, 2016: Classic Grand, Glasgow (UK)
- Oct 16, 2016: Robin 2, Bilston (UK)

The band is also looking into adding an extra, final show towards the end of the year with more details to expected soon. More...

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ProgPower USA Completes Day 1/2 Lineup

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Germany's Blind Guardian has been named the headline act for Day 2 of ProgPower USA XVII on Thursday, September 8, 2015, joining the previously confirmed Day 2 acts: Pyramaze, Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus.

As for Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2015), the lineup is anchored by DragonForce along with Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard.

Tickets for Days 1/2 go on sale on Saturday, December 5, 2015 via Ticketmaster.

The final lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
DragonForce (UK) (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Blind Guardian (Germany) (headliner) More...

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DragonForce Named ProgPower USA Day 1 Headliner

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that U.K. power metal act DragonForce has been named the headline act for Day 1 of ProgPower USA XVII on Wednesday, September 7, 2015. The band joins previously announced Day 1 acts: Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard

As for Day 2 (Thursday, September 8, 2016), Pyramaze, Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus were previously announced.

The final headline slot - Glenn Harveston's pick for Day 2 (Thursday, September 7, 2015) - will be revealed on November 30th. Tickets for Days 1/2 will be available on December 4, 2015.

The latest lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
DragonForce (UK)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA November 30, 2015 (headliner) More...

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Pyramaze Added To ProgPower USA XVII

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Denmark based progressive metal act Pyramaze will take the newly expanded fourth slot for Thursday, September 8, 2016, as the new opening band dubbed as "The People's Choice." The band joins previously announced Day 2 acts Gloryhammer (now in the second slot) and Circus Maximus.

As for Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016), Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard were previously announced.

The two headline slots will be revealed soon. The latest lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Spock's Beard Named For ProgPower USA, Day 1

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Los Angeles progressive rock act act Spock's Beard will take the third slot for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 1, joining opener Lord and Stream of Passion. Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus were previously announced as acts one and two for Thursday, Day 2 (September 8, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Circus Maximus Returns To ProgPower USA In 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Norweigian progressive metal act act Circus Maximus will take the second slot in for Thursday, September 8, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 2, joining opener Gloryhammer. Lord and Stream of Passion and were previously announced as acts one and two for Wednesday, Day 1 (September 7, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Slot #3 - TBA
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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ProgPower USA Announces Opener For Day 1, 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Australian power metal act Lord is the opening act for the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016), joining Stream of Passion and Thursday, Day 2's Gloryhammer announced over the last two weeks.

The festival will move from "Midweek Mayhem" (Wed) and "Kick Off Show" (Thursday) to a ProgPower Days 1-4 format with Wednesday (Day 1) showcasing one band picked by each of the promoters and Thursday (Day 2), a joint promotion of Mendonca/Block.

The lineup for Days 3-4 (September 9-10, 2016) was announced last Friday after Anathema's performance at the recently completed 2015 installment (see information at this location).

Tickets for Days 3-4 are available via Ticketmaster this Saturday (October 3, 2015). Days 1-2 will be in sale November 7th. More information is expected soon.

Stay tuned for the announcement for Day 2. More...

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ProgPower USA Announces Second Act For Day 1, 2016

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream Of Passion is the second band announced for the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016), joining Gloryhammer announced last week.

The festival will move from "Midweek Mayhem" (Wed) and "Kick Off Show" (Thursday) to a ProgPower Days 1-4 format with Wednesday (Day 1) showcasing one band picked by each of the promoters and Thursday (Day 2), a joint promotion of Mendonca/Block.

The lineup for Days 3-4 (September 9-10, 2016) was announced last Friday after Anathema's performance at the recently completed 2015 installment (see information at this location).

Tickets for Days 3-4 are available via Ticketmaster on October 3, 2015. Days 1-2 will be in sale November 7th. More information is expected soon.

Stay tuned for the third band announcement for Day 1. More...

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Stream Of Passion Posts Music Video

Today, Dutch symphonic metal group Stream of Passion has released a new music video for the song “Monster,” the opening track from fourth full-length album “A War Of Our Own,” which was recently reissued by Graviton Music.

The video was directed by Arno de Haas and is being premiered courtesy of Brave Words. Check it out below.

“A War Of Our Own,” the fourth full-length album from Dutch symphonic metal group Stream of Passion, which was initially released via PIAS/Rough Trade last year, will finally see its official release in other European countries via a licensing deal with Graviton Music. You can also see the band live on these dates:

22-04-15 Divan Du Monde – Paris/France
23-04-15 The Garage - London /United Kingdom
24-04-15 The Musician - Leicester /United Kingdom
25-04-15 The Roadhouse - Manchester /United Kingdom
26-04-15 Prog Resiste Convention - Soignies/Belgium
20-02-15 P3 – Purmerend/Netherlands
08-05-15 Boerderij - Zoetermeer/Netherlands
07-08-15 City Rock – Leeuwarden/Netherlands More...

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Dutch Artists Collaborate For "The Power Of Love"

The Power of Love is a Dutch metal collaboration for the Red Cross, a very special large-scale collaboration between Netherlands-based metal artists to help gather donations and bring aid to victims of sexual abuse in conflict territories, featuring (amongst others) Floor Jansen, Simone Simons, Mark Jansen, Charlotte Wessels, Arjen Lucassen, and Ruud Jolie.

The Power Of Love comes on the occasion of 3FM’s Serious Request 2014 - a massive Dutch charity event that is organised every year by one of Netherland’s biggest radio stations.

From December 8th onward, fans will be able to give a donation and download a heavy cover of “The Power of Love,” originally performed by Frankie Goes to Hollywood, at this location. The lineup includes: More...

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Stream Of Passion Breaks Down New Album

Stream Of Passion has uploaded part one of a series of track-by-track clips for new album "A War Of Our Own," which is out now.

See Marcela shares some insights on the ideas behind the album's songs below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Monster
2. A War of Our Own
3. The Curse
4. Autophobia
5. Burning Star
6. For You
7. Exile
8. Delirio
9. Earthquake
10. Secrets
11. Don't Let Go
12. Out of the Darkness
13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track) More...

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Stream Of Passion Releases New Music Video

Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream of Passion, originally the creation of Ayreon's Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released a music video for the new track "A War of Our Own." The song is the title track of the band's new album which is self-released tomorrow, April 18th.

The track list for the album is:

1. Monster
2. A War of Our Own
3. The Curse (see lyric video)
4. Autophobia
5. Burning Star
6. For You
7. Exile
8. Delirio
9. Earthquake
10. Secrets
11. Don't Let Go
12. Out of the Darkness
13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track)

Check out "A War of Our Own" here: More...

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Stream Of Passion Posts "The Curse" Lyric Video

Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream of Passion, originally the creation of Ayreon's Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released a lyric video for the new track "The Curse." The song is lifted from the new album "A War of Our Own," which will be self-released on April 18th.

The track list for the album is:

1. Monster
2. A War of Our Own
3. The Curse
4. Autophobia
5. Burning Star
6. For You
7. Exile
8. Delirio
9. Earthquake
10. Secrets
11. Don't Let Go
12. Out of the Darkness
13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track)

Check out "The Curse" here: More...

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Stream Of Passion Announces New Album

Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream of Passion, originally created by Arjen Anthony Lucassen, announced that the new album "A War of Our Own" will be self-released on April 18th. The album will be issued as a standard CD and digipak edition with a bonus track. More details will be revealed soon.

The track list for the album is:

1. Monster
2. A War of Our Own
3. The Curse
4. Autophobia
5. Burning Star
6. For You
7. Exile
8. Delirio
9. Earthquake
10. Secrets
11. Don't Let Go
12. Out of the Darkness
13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track) More...

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Epica Announces Support Acts For European Tour

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica announced that support for the first leg of the "Requiem for the Indifferent" European Tour will come from country mates Stream of Passion and Germany's Xandria. Epica will release "Requiem for the Indifferent" on March 9, 2012 (EU) and March 13, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records (see Metal Underground's review at this location).

For dates and venues for Epica w/Stream of Passion and Xandria, head over to this location.

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Stream Of Passion Posts European Road Report

Stream of Passion has posted a road report online from the band's recent time on the road alongside Leaves' Eyes. An excerpt from the blog follows:

"16th of October - Travel Tilburg - Steinheim, Germany. We all share good memories of the European tour we did with Leaves Eyes 2 years ago. So we were really excited to join them once again and tour together!

"As with every tour it all started on a misty morning, somewhere in Holland, in a certain city, in some street, at some garage box... loading all our gear and instruments into an undersized taxi van. After some puzzling we were officialy: on tour! More...

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Stream Of Passion Posts New Music Video

Dutch symphonic band Stream Of Passion posted a new music video for the song "Collide," which appears on the band's latest release "Darker Days." The album was released this past July by Napalm Records.

Check out the video here:

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Leaves' Eyes To Perform Free Paris Acoustic Show

Leaves' Eyes announced that the band will perform a free acoustic show in Paris with supporting act Stream of Passion on October 18, 2011 at Le Klub in Paris. The bands will also be conducting a signing session for fans.

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Stream Of Passion To Join Leaves' Eyes Tour

Leaves' Eyes announced that Dutch progressive metal band Stream of Passion will be joining the band on some select European dates. The change was due to the recent cancellation by Visions of Atlantis due to an illness to male vocalist Mario Plank (see article at this location.)

The affected dates are as follows:

14.10.2011 CH - Zlin, Masters of Rock Cafe (without Stream of Passion)
17.10.2011 F - Lyon, Le CCO / H'elles on Stage festival
18.10.2011 F - Paris, Le Club - Free acoustic show + Signing Session!
20.10.2011 UK - Manchester, Academy 3
21.10.2011 UK - London, Underworld

22.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Leaves' Eyes
23.10.2011 BE - MFVF IX - Stream of Passion

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