In a world of female fronted metal bands, Marcela Bovio and Stream of Passion have their own unique signature, courtesy of their Latin front woman. The 31-year-old vocalist (she also plays violin) hails from Monterrey, in northern Mexico, while the rest of the band calls the Netherlands home.
Discovered as part of a contest by composer Arjen Anthony Lucassen for his Aryeon project, Bovio so impressed him, that he decided to build a new project around her voice and songwriting talents. Hence Stream Of Passion was born.
After the band’s 2005 debut, Embrace The Storm, Lucassen left the project as planned, and handed over control to Bovio. In 2009, the band released their second studio album, The Flame Within on Napalm Records in 2009. This month Stream Of Passion prepare to unleash their most diverse effort to date, Darker Days. An album, in part, impacted by Bovio’s move from her native land, to join her band mates in Holland.
This week I had an opportunity to speak with the exceedingly intelligent, Marcela about Darker Days, and how it differs from the band’s previous albums. We talked about some of her unique Latin influences on the record, how she came to work with Arjen Lucassen, and even artist Vincent Van Gogh. The new album drops on June 24th in Europe and July 5th in the U.S. Until then neet Marcela Bovio: