On April 18 the Dutch Metal band Stream of Passion will release their new album 'A War of Our Own' through Pias/Rough Trade. The album was made possible by an international crowd funding campaign, through which fans were able to raise a record breaking amount of €44.000 by bidding on band related items and interactions.
'A War Of Our Own' is the result of the struggle the band had to endure after they decided to part ways with their record label and continue on their own path.
Leader of the pack Marcela Bovio: "A corporate impasse such as this affects your peace of mind. The idea of crowd funding changed everything. It was heart-warming to see how many people were prepared to support us and what they were willing to do to secure our future. Through this we've grown closer to our fans, they played a major part in creating this album."
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The red thread of the album is conflict in all its forms: personal battles, like disease and depression, corporate battles the band was confronted with themselves, but also the turmoil that destroys a land, mainly the drug wars of Mexico, the native country of Bovio.
Musically the band has perfected their sound by ambitiously pushing their boundaries; A War Of Our Own is more progressive and melodic than ever, with symphonic elements and an emotional undertone, heavy with Latin-American influences.
In the last nine years Stream of Passion has released three studio albums, and a live-CD/DVD. In the meantime the band has also been touring the world, in Europe, Canada, Russia and Israel with bands like Epica, Sirenia, Leaves' Eyes and Xandria.
Around the release date several Dutch shows are planned, with two additional shows in the UK, a tour in Germany and a show at the Made of Metal Fest in the Czech Republic.
'A War Of Our Own' tour:
March 8 - De Peppel, Zeist, NL (Try Out)
April 18 - Bibelot, Dordrecht, NL (CD release show)
May 1 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
May 2 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, NL
May 5 - Bevrijdingsfestival Limburg, Roermond, NL
May 9 - Underground, London, UK
May 10 - Dames of Darkness festival, Birmingham, UK
May 22 - Backstage, Munich, GER
May 23 - Schwimmbadclub, Heidelberg, GER
May 24 - Komplex, Schuttorf, GER
May 25 - Marx, Hamburg, GER
May 28 - Underground, Cologne, GER
May 31 - K17, Berlin, GER
August 16 - Made of Metal Festival, Hodonin, CZ
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