After Forever is the title of a number of bands and projects.
#1 After Forever (Netherlands)
Dutch metal band that was previously named Apocalypse when they were first formed in 1995. They can be described as a symphonic metal band with influences from classical music, doom metal, gothic metal, power metal and progressive metal. After Forever uses mixed vocal styles, consisting of death grunts (Sander Gommans), soprano vocals (Floor Jansen) and occasionally clean male vocals (Bas Maas). Read more on Last.fm
Floor Jansen's playing in the epic Nightwish, Bas Maas with the great Doro and now Sander Gommans decided to team up with some new musical talent! Visit Phantom Elite Band and check out their first preview.
Nov 06, 2014
any more After Forever tattoos? Share them here:-)
Oct 31, 2014
To all metal fans, please like this new page of Sander Gommans (After Forever/ HDK/ Trillium) :https://www.facebook.com/metalsessions
Our company The Rock Station focusses on all kinds of music styles. Our METAL activities such as recordings/ shows etc will get extra attention on this site.
Next to that, this page is made for metal fans and bands: any ideas/ suggestions or self-promotion: feel free to hang out here:-)
( and...there are 5 HDK albums to share between the first 200 likes)
Sep 02, 2014
HDK: now available!!!
!"HDK once again defy being put into a convenient genre with Serenades Of The Netherworld. A brilliant marriage of aggression and elegance, Gommans and Somerville have unleashed a new monster, with undiscovered in-your-face vocal talent Geert Kroes leading the charge."
Carl Begai / BraveWords "
Aug 26, 2014
PRE-ORDER the new HDK album "Serenades of the Netherworld" (by Sander Gommans, songwriter of After Forever) here:
Next week, "Serenades of the Netherworld" will be both physically and digitally available on Itunes, Amazon and other digital platforms on the 1st of september!
Thanks for your support and get ready for an ultra heavy mix of After Forever, Dream Theater and Testament!
(the ones who downloaded both HDK tracks digitally: check your email for something special!)
Fasten your seatbelts, the ride is about to begin!
The first song "Revelation" of Sander Gommans's and Amanda Somerville's new HDK album "Serenades Of The Netherworld" will be available for digital download exclusively on
BONUS: The first 50 downloads will receive a handwritten lyrics sheet, complete with autographs via post!
In light of the ever-changing music industry, we've decided to release "Serenades of the Netherworld" in a new and unique way. All good things take time and this will be no exception with one door - in the form of a song - opening at a time.
Creating a new album of songs is always an exciting process with lots of fresh impulses and glimpses around corners we've maybe never turned before. We want this release to mimic that experience by inviting you to embark on a journey with us. Settle in. Become familiar with the story, the soundscapes, the messages and emotions conveyed. And look forward to the next chapter that will continue to weave the tapestry in the tale of the Serenades of the Netherworld...
interested in a preview of the metalproject HDK of Sander Gommans and Amanda Somerville? Check the links below
Oct 01, 2013
For all musicians:Together with his collegue Paul Simons, Sander Gommans (bandleader of After Forever) started a new company/music studio called The Rock Station
Check out the link below what they could offer bands and solo musicians:
Sep 25, 2013
Exciting news for After Forever fans!
After Forever founder and songwriter Sander Gommans has been going back to his roots after spending the last several years writing and recording for other bands and artists. He's gearing up to release the sophomore album of his brainchild with Amanda Somerville, HDK, entitled "Serenades of the Netherworld," with music reminiscent of the glory days of AF.
"This album is quite different from the first HDK release. I've gotten more in touch with my writing style from After Forever again, and I'm really excited about the end result." states Gommans. "Make no mistake, it's still the evil twin brother of After Forever, so it's quite a bit heavier than AF was. However, it resembles AF more closely than the previous album."
Though fans of the long-retired band, a heavyweight contender from the Dutch symphonic metal scene, might not be able to expect a reunion anytime soon, this coming release will certainly scratch an itch and fulfill a wish or two. Or 10.
For news and updates, follow Sander's artist page. http://www.facebook.com/sandergommans.
Mar 22, 2012
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Sep 07, 2011
hey, download our album directly here on facebook by clicking on the left tab!
“Floor is back!!, and she is back with a vengeance. Two years have passed since After Forever went caput, and ever since the announcement of ReVamp was made, people were expecting nothing less than a great release from Floor. ReVamp’s self-title debut is nothing short of what ever people expected from this all-star project.”