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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.
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:
I'm not really satisfied with [Fate of a Dreamer]. I think it could have been better because it's a bit cold for me. It's too electronic, a bit too much computers... And I didn't know how well Astrid could sing for I didn't know her and she didn't know me. So one day definitely I'd like to make another one and make a better one. It was a good start, quite OK, but it could have been better because I didn't have that feeling like on Ayreon albums like "Yes, this is right! It feels good and this is what I want!" And I haven't got that at 100 percent on the Ambeon album although it's a good album and has some good songs.
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.