在2009年2月，宣布After Forever解散。歌手Floor Jansen和键盘手Joost van den Broek再次在ReVamp和Star One中合作，之后Jansen最终于2013年加入Nightwish担任主唱。前节奏吉他手Mark Jansen在离开After Forever后于2002年创立了Epica，并于2010年成立了MaYaN，包括前After Forever成员Sander Gommans和Jack Driessen。 Floor Jansen曾作为Epica和MaYaN的会议或现场歌手。
在Forever于1995年最初组装之后，以Apocalypse的名字命名。他们最初是一支带有刺耳男性声的死亡金属乐队。与主唱Floor Floor Sensen于1997年加入后，他们的风格和声音转向了交响哥特式金属，以强调她的女高音，而Sander Gommans和Mark Jansen则发出了低沉的尖叫声。他们的阵容包括Floor Jansen，Mark Jansen，Sander Gommans，Luuk van Gerven，Jack Driessen和Joep Beckers。很快，乐队开始创作自己的歌曲，然后将他们的名字改为After Forever。。在1999年，该乐队录制了两个名为Ephemeral和Wing of Illusion的演示，引起了荷兰Transmission Records标签的注意，并与该乐队签了合同。
他们的首张专辑《欲望的监狱》于2000年录制，特色是荷兰乐队《In Temptation》的莎朗·登·阿德尔（Sharon den Adel）客串演唱《超越我》。专辑在欧洲获得了很好的评价。到年底，鼓手AndréBorgman和键盘手Lando van Gils加入了乐队，取代了Joep Beckers和Jack Driessen。
在2000年期间，Floor Jansen受邀参加Ayreon的Universal Migrator Part 1：The Dream Sequencer专辑的演唱。Ayreon是荷兰吉他手Arjen Anthony Lucassen所进行的众多项目中最成功的一项，该专辑只是与Floor Jansen进行的许多其他合作中的第一项。
2002年马克·詹森，主要作曲家和乐队的创始人之一，他从后永远，随后组装乐队开除景程，他在那里继续从事交响金属的组合与死亡金属元素，已经存在After Forever的前两张专辑。他被巴斯·马斯（Bas Maas）所取代，后者是该乐队多年的巡回演出。在2003年，After Forever的新成员发布了EP和DVD Exordium。
2004年，发行了概念专辑Invisible Circles。这张专辑涉及童年时期的创伤和虐待，在After Forever的音乐中以及使用干净的男性声音中引入了先进的金属元素。专辑在荷兰音乐百强榜中排名第24位。在同一年，Lando van Gils也离开了乐队，由Joost van den Broek接替，Floor Jansen在与Arjen Lucassen的另一个项目Star One巡回演出时遇到的键盘演奏员。
乐队于2006年3月3日离开了Transmission Records标签，原因是该标签提供给他们的专辑的促销活动很少。离开后，Transmission Records发行了Mea Culpa汇编，其中包含许多稀有性和B面。到同年10月，Forever Forever已与德国唱片公司Nuclear Blast Records签约。
在2006年底，该乐队在Nuclear Blast标签上录制了他们的最后一张专辑，并且是唯一的专辑，名称为After Forever。它的特色是Annihilator吉他手Jeff Waters和Doro Pesch的嘉宾演出。录制视频可以在乐队的网站上下载。专辑于2007年4月23日发行。
2008年1月，在Forever在他们的网站上宣布之后，该乐队将休假至少一年，主要是评估歌手和吉他手Sander Gommans的健康问题，他们在巡回演唱会的大部分时间都不在专辑中永远之后。在接受Ragnarök电台采访时，Floor表示，乐队将在2009年初聚会，讨论After Forever的未来。
乐队分裂后，Sander Gommans在他的个人项目HDK中于2009年发行了专辑System Overload，并继续担任高中美术老师。Floor Jansen创立了一支名为ReVamp的新乐队，并于2010年与Nuclear Blast签定了他们的第一张同名专辑的合同，然后从2012年末至2013年夏天，她与Nightwish一起巡回演出，后来成为该乐队的永久主唱。
Joost van den Broek与Gommans和Jansen合作进行了新的音乐项目，同时制作了2008年和2009年的圣诞节金属交响乐节目以及Stream of Passion的第二张专辑The Flame Inside。吉他手巴斯·马斯（Bas Maas）于2008年加入现场乐队，为德国硬摇滚歌手多罗·佩斯（Doro Pesch）提供支持。
After Forever was a Dutch symphonic metal band with strong progressive metal influences. The band relied on the use of both soprano vocals and death grunts.
In February 2009, it was announced that After Forever had disbanded. Singer Floor Jansen and keyboardist Joost van den Broek both collaborated again in ReVamp and Star One, before Jansen eventually joined Nightwish as lead singer in 2013. Former rhythm guitarist Mark Jansen founded Epica in 2002 after his departure from After Forever, and in 2010, founded MaYaN, which included former After Forever members Sander Gommans and Jack Driessen. Floor Jansen has appeared as a session or live vocalist for both Epica and MaYaN.
After Forever was originally assembled in 1995, under the name Apocalypse. They were originally a death metal cover band with harsh male vocals. With the joining of vocalist Floor Jansen in 1997, their style and sound shifted towards symphonic gothic metal, in order to give emphasis to her soprano voice, in contrast with the grunts and screams provided by Sander Gommans and Mark Jansen. Their line-up at this point comprised Floor Jansen, Mark Jansen, Sander Gommans, Luuk van Gerven, Jack Driessen and Joep Beckers. Soon, the band began composing their own songs, and then they changed their name to After Forever. In 1999, the band recorded two demos entitled Ephemeral and Wings of Illusion, which drew the attention of the Dutch Transmission Records label, with whom the band signed a contract.
Their debut album Prison of Desire was recorded in 2000, featuring the guest appearance of Sharon den Adel of the Dutch band Within Temptation on the song “Beyond Me”. The album obtained very good reviews in Europe. By the end of the year, drummer André Borgman and keyboardist Lando van Gils joined the band, replacing Joep Beckers and Jack Driessen.
During the year 2000, Floor Jansen was invited to guest sing in Ayreon’s Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer album. Ayreon is the most successful of the many projects by Dutch guitarist Arjen Anthony Lucassen and that album is only the first of many other collaborations with Floor Jansen.
In 2001, the band released the album Decipher, which featured for the first time live classical instruments and a live choir. The complex arrangements of the new compositions pushed After Forever’s music even more towards the symphonic metal genre.
In 2002 Mark Jansen, one of the main composers and founder of the band, was fired from After Forever and subsequently assembled the band Epica, where he continued to pursue the combination of symphonic metal with death metal elements, already present in the first two albums by After Forever. He was replaced by Bas Maas, who had been a roadie for the band for years. In 2003, the new line-up of After Forever released the EP and DVD Exordium.
In 2004, the concept album Invisible Circles was released. The album, that deals with childhood traumas and abuse, introduced progressive metal elements to the music of After Forever and the use of a clean male voice. The album reached No. 24 in the Dutch Top 100 musical chart.In the same year, Lando van Gils also left the band and was replaced by Joost van den Broek, a keyboard player that Floor Jansen had met during her tour with Star One, another project by Arjen Lucassen.
In early September 2005, the band released their fourth album Remagine. The album was produced using pre-recorded drum tracks by André Borgman, who had to take a long leave of absence to cure his illness. The songs of the album are simpler and more straightforward than in the previous albums, preserving anyway the usual dual voice dynamic in the sound of the band.
On 3 March 2006 the band left the Transmission Records label, due to the scarce promotion that the label was providing to their albums. Following this departure, Transmission Records released the Mea Culpa compilation, with plenty of rarities and B-sides. By October the same year, After Forever had signed to the German label Nuclear Blast Records.
In the end of 2006 the band recorded their final and only album on the Nuclear Blast label, self-titled After Forever. It features guest appearances from Annihilator guitarist Jeff Waters and Doro Pesch. Videos of the recording sessions were available for download on the band’s website. The album was released on 23 April 2007.
In January 2008, After Forever announced on their website, that the band would be taking a break of at least a year, mainly to assess the health problems of vocalist and guitarist Sander Gommans, who had been absent during most of the tour supporting the album After Forever. In an interview with Ragnarök radio, Floor said the band would get together early 2009 to discuss After Forever’s future.
On 5 February 2009, After Forever announced that they decided to call it quits. The long break, during 2008 and 2009, had made them realize that they did not feel the passion towards the band any longer.
After the split up of the band, Sander Gommans published in 2009 the album System Overload with his solo project HDK and continues working as a high school art teacher. Floor Jansen started a new band called ReVamp and signed a contract with Nuclear Blast in 2010 for their first eponymous album, then from late 2012 to summer 2013 she toured with Nightwish and later became the permanent lead singer of the band.
Joost van den Broek collaborated with both Gommans and Jansen on their new musical projects, meanwhile producing the Christmas Metal Symphony shows in 2008 and 2009 and Stream of Passion’s second album The Flame Within. Guitarist Bas Maas joined the live band supporting German hard rock singer Doro Pesch in 2008.
2000 – Prison of Desire
2001 – Decipher (reissue 2003)
2004 – Invisible circles
2005 – Remagine
2007 – After Forever (Japanese edition)
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