STREAM OF PASSION members Johan van Stratum (bass), Davy Mickers (drums) and Marcela Bovio (vocals, lyrics, violin) have issued the following statement:
"Since our last tour we've received a lot of inquires about the future of STREAM OF PASSION. As you may have [read] on the AYREON website, Arjen [Lucassen, guitar] has been going through a very rough period on in his life; he has decided to quit the band and focus entirely on his new AYREON album, which we know for sure will be a huge success, so good luck with it, Arjen!
"Besides Arjen, Lori [Linstruth, guitar] and Alejandro [Millán, piano] have also decided to part ways and focus on their own personal lives and musical projects. We, the rest of [STREAM OF PASSION], wish the three of them all the success and happiness in the world.
"HOWEVER THIS [IS] BY NO MEANS THE END OF THE BAND! The rest of us are extremely motivated to continue this beautiful story called STREAM OF PASSION and give it a more than positive future, like we think it deserves. We are already busy writing music for a new album, so soon you'll hear more about our future plans and musical ideas. Stay tuned!"
STREAM OF PASSION'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.