Ambeon

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Ambeon
Origin Netherlands
Genres Progressive metal
Years active 2001
Labels Transmission Records
Associated acts Ayreon
Website Ambeon.com
Past members Arjen Anthony Lucassen
Astrid van der Veen

Ambeon is a Dutch progressive metal act, a project consisting mainly of multi-instrumentalist composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen and vocalist Astrid van der Veen. The act's first and only album to date, Fate of a Dreamer, was recorded in 2001, when van der Veen was just 14 years old. Ambeon's atmospheric sound draws from a wide variety of influences, including Celtic, gothic and progressive music. The songs on Fate of a Dreamer are mostly composed of different remixed pieces of songs from Ayreon albums, whereas the lyrics are original, written by van der Veen.

Etymology[edit]

The name Ambeon is a play on the words Ambient and Ayreon. As the music - sans vocals - is based on previous Ayreon songs, it could be said this act is Ambient Ayreon. Ambeon can be said to be progressive metal with elements of dark ambient music.

Future[edit]

When asked on the "Ask Arjen Anything" channel of communication about the possibility of a new Ambeon album, Lucassen simply stated "Possibly". However, he has said that he would like to release more Ambeon albums:

In 2011 Lucassen said that there'd most likely be no future Ambeon albums as Astrid van der Veen had quit the music industry.

Ambeon's debut album Fate of a Dreamer is out of print, but it was rereleased in December 2011, with the addition of a bonus CD containing previously unreleased tracks.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arjen Anthony Lucassen interview". MetalKings. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Ambeon news". Ayreon Productions. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 

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