Wouter van der Veen leaves Armed Cloud

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our guitarist Wouter has chosen to leave the band and pursue other musical interests. He felt that he could no longer muster up the enthusiasm and energy for our style of music, and felt it was unfair to us to prolong the inevitable moment of his departure. We respect his choice, however reluctantly, but know that we part ways on good terms.

Together with Boris, Wouter is the founder of this band. His importance to Armed Cloud cannot be overstated. In the early years of our existence, it was him who went through the hard times of beginning a prog band, and it were his songs, and a desire to play them with a band, that fuelled the early existence of Armed Cloud. Now, we have two beautiful albums and an EP to look back at, as well as some great live adventures. We wish Wouter good luck in his future musical endeavours.

What does this mean for the future of Armed Cloud? As far as we are concerned, we’re not done yet. We have some great songs written already, and we are more passionate than ever to start rehearsing them. First, of course, we’ll need a new guitar player. Wouter is irreplaceable as a guitarist and songwriter, but we will try. More details on that will be announced in the near future.

“We will be strong once again.”

- Boris, Daan, Rico & Remco


Published on September 7 2018

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