Founding member Robert Westerholt left The Circle during the recording of their first album in 1995 due to creative differences, and immediately afterwards the band changed their name to 'Voyage', because Robert insisted on taking the name with him. Therefore, the band's album was released under the band name Voyage; titled 'Embrace' (1996, Nightfall Records). This album was originally intended to be The Circle's debut album. Robert co-wrote most material from 'Embrace', but he wasn't mentioned in the booklet at all. Robert was replaced on the album recordings by Patrick Harreman. After the name change of The Circle, Robert Westerholt founded the well known band Within Temptation, with some of the Voyage-members joining him as well (after Voyage split up).