Keyboardist Jeffrey Revet of the Netherlands-based gothic/progressive metal band STREAM OF PASSION — which is fronted by Mexican female vocalist Marcela Bovio (AYREON) — has issued the following update:
"About two weeks ago, on June 11, I passed my final exam for the study Music Technology at the ArtEZ Conservatory in Enschede. For me, the study meant four years of working on composition, arranging, studio engineering and playing keyboards as well. I wanted my final exam to be a reflection of all that and to give an overview of the work I do at the moment. Of course, STREAM OF PASSION forms a big part of that, so I thought it would be really cool to do a little live performance of one of the new STREAM OF PASSION songs. With the help of Marcela and special guest Lotte van Velthoven, we've played 'All I Know' in a special setting with just vocals, piano and cello. For those who missed it, we made a little video of it, so you can check it out [below]."
"The Flame Within", the sophomore album from STREAM OF PASSION, entered the official chart in Holland at position No. 57.
According to a press release, "The Flame Within" "leaves its predecessor in the dust, thanks to more mature songwriting. Carried by Marcela Bovio's fantastic vocal lines, STREAM OF PASSION delivers the entire spectrum of human emotions — at times dreamy and melancholic, at others uninhibited and forward pressing. In this way, heavy riffs merge with romantic undertones in majestic unity. Jens Bogren's (Fascination Street Studios) mastering work allows the tracks' subtle nuances to come into play. 'The Flame Within' is more than a loosely arranged sequence of songs, but rather a holistic gothic metal masterpiece complete with mystic elements and sonorous symphonic romanticism."
The band's debut album, "Embrace the Storm", was released in Holland in October 2005 via Sony/BMG Benelux. The CD was issued in the rest of Europe and the U.S./Canada via InsideOut Music.