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Encyclopedia > After Forever

After Forever live on Circo Voador
Background information
Origin Netherlands
Genre(s) Symphonic metal
Years active 1995present
Label(s) Nuclear Blast Records
Website www.afterforever.com
Members
Floor Jansen
Sander Gommans
Luuk van Gerven
André Borgman
Bas Maas
Joost van den Broek
Former members
Mark Jansen (1995-2002)
Joep Beckers(1995-2000)
Jack Driessen (1995-2000)
Lando van Gils (2000-2004)

After Forever is a symphonic metal band from the Netherlands, which relies on the use of both soprano vocals and death grunts. Their music is also influenced by classical music. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 1387 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): After Forever Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Symphonic metal is a term used to describe metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ... See also: 1995 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1995 Record labels established in 1995 1990s in music. ... The present is the time that is perceived directly, not as a recollection or a speculation. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Nuclear Blast is an independent record label and mail order record distributor with subsidiaries in Germany, the United States and Brazil. ... Floor Jansen is the lead soprano of the band After Forever. ... Sander Gommans is a Dutch musician. ... André Borgman is a drummer and acoustic guitarist with the Netherlands band After Forever. ... Joost van den Broek was born on the 13th of July 1982 which makes him 23 years old. ... Mark Jansen Mark Jansen (born December 15, 1978) is a Dutch musician. ... Symphonic metal is a term used to describe metal music that has symphonic elements; that is, elements that sound similar to a classical symphony. ... Look up soprano in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Death grunts, also referred to as death growls, death vocals or harsh vocals[1], is a vocalisation style usually employed by vocalists of the death metal musical genre, but is also occasionally used in a variety of other heavy metal sub-genres. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ...

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Biography

After Forever was originally assembled in 1995 under the name Apocalypse, playing music most oriented towards death metal. With the joining of vocalist Floor Jansen in 1997, their style shifted slightly again this time to a more gothic metal sound in order to give emphasis to her voice. Their line-up at this point comprised Floor Jansen, Mark Jansen, Sander Gommans, Luuk van Gerven, Jack Driessen and Joep Beckers. Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Death metal is a heavy metal subgenre. ... Year 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar). ... Gothic metal is a genre of heavy metal music that originated during the mid 1990s in Europe as an outgrowth of doom-death, a fusion genre of doom metal and death metal. ...


In 1999 the band begun composing songs of their own and recorded two demos - entitled Ephemeral and Wings of Illusion - which eventually drew the attention of the Transmission Records label, with whom the band signed a contract. Year 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar). ... A demo version or demo of a song is one recorded for reference rather than for release. ...


Their debut album Prison of Desire was recorded in 2000, featuring the guest appearance of Sharon den Adel. The album obtained impressive success in Europe. In the end of that year, drummer André Borgman and keyboardist Lando van Gils joined the band, replacing Joep Beckers and Jack Driessen. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sharon Janny den Adel (born July 12, 1974) is the lead singer and one of the songwriters in the Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation. ... World map showing the location of Europe. ...


In 2001 the album Decipher was released. Floor Jansen was invited to guest sing in Ayreon, one of Arjen Anthony Lucassen's projects. In 2002 Mark Jansen quit After Forever and subsequently assembled the band Epica, being replaced by Bas Maas. In 2003 After Forever released the EP and DVD Exordium. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Ayreon is the most popular project by Dutch composer and musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen. ... Arjen Anthony Lucassen Arjen Anthony Lucassen (born April 3, 1960) is a composer and musician from the Netherlands. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Not to be confused with Epica (album). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2004, the concept album Invisible Circles was released. It reached 26th place in the Dutch Top 100 musical chart. Lando van Gils also left the band and was replaced by Joost van den Broek in the same year. shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Joost van den Broek was born on the 13th of July 1982 which makes him 23 years old. ...


In early September 2005, the band released their fourth album Remagine This album is available in two versions, a SACD with three bonus songs and as a ‘Special Edition’ with a DVD. The DVD contains a photo gallery and a making off documentary. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On March 3, 2006, the band left the Transmission Records label, due to the scarce promotion that the label was providing. Following this Transmission recoreds released the Mea Culpa compilation. By October of the same year After Forever had signed to Nuclear Blast Records. is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


In the end of 2006 the band recorded their 1st album on the Nuclear Blast lable, self titled After Forever, it features guest appearances from Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters and Doro Pesch. Videos of the recording sessions are available for download on the band website. The album was released in April 2007. After Forever is the eponymous fifth album by the symphonic metal band, After Forever. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jeff Waters (born February 13, 1966), is the guitarist and mastermind of the thrash metal band Annihilator. ... For other variations of Doro, see Doro. ...


Line-up

Floor Jansen is the lead soprano of the band After Forever. ... Sander Gommans is a Dutch musician. ... André Borgman is a drummer and acoustic guitarist with the Netherlands band After Forever. ... Joost van den Broek was born on the 13th of July 1982 which makes him 23 years old. ...

Former members

  • Mark Jansen - Guitars, screams (1995-2002)
  • Joep Beckers - Drums (1995-2000)
  • Jack Driessen - Keyboards (1995-2000)
  • Lando van Gils - Keyboards (2000-2004)

Mark Jansen Mark Jansen (born December 15, 1978) is a Dutch musician. ...

Discography

Albums

Prison of Desire is the debut album of the symphonic metal band After Forever. ... Decipher is the second album from the symphonic metal band After Forever, released in 2001. ... Exordium is a 2003 EP album by After Forever. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Invisible Circles (2004) is the third album released by After Forever, the first since the departure of Mark Jansen. ... Remagine (2005) is the fifth album released by After Forever, following the 2004 album Invisible Circles. ... After Forever is the eponymous fifth album by the symphonic metal band, After Forever. ...

Other releases

  • Ephemeral (Demo, 1999)
  • Wings of Illusion (Demo, 1999)
  • Follow in the Cry/Silence From Afar (Single, 2000)
  • Monolith of Doubt (Single, 2002)
  • Emphasis/Who Wants to Live Forever (Single, 2002)
  • My Choice/The Evil That Men Do (Single, 2003)
  • Digital Deceit (Single, 2004)
  • Being Everyone (Single, 2005)
  • Two Sides/Boundaries Are Open (Single, 2006)
  • Mea Culpa (Best of, 2006)
  • Energize Me (Single, 2007)

External links

  • After Forever official website
  • Floor Jansen official website

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