AFTER FOREVER release single 'Lonely' of anniversary album
15th anniversary re-issue of their self-titled album is OUT NOW
Symphonic metal masters AFTER FOREVER celebrate the 15th anniversary of their self-titled swansong album After Forever (2007). To celebrate this anniversary, the band release a special re-issue of the album – completely re-mastered by Darius van Helfteren and featuring two rare Japanese bonus tracks. The first is the beautiful piano ballad ‘Lonely’ and the other is a catchy progressive symphonic metal anthem named ‘Sweet Enclosure’, both of which are now been released.Stream ‘Lonely’ and ‘Sweet Enclosure’ below.
Joost van den Broek comments: “I’m very happy and proud that now this album will be re-released and hopefully gains new attention, which in my opinion it fully deserves. I feel this album indeed has become a summum of what we were as a band; the amazing and intense vocals of Floor, the punchy tight drums of Andre, the great and characteristic riffs and solos of Sander, the rock ’n roll and attitude of Bas, the signature sound of Luuk, all wrapped in an epic symphonic blanket.
My thankfulness goes to all the fans that still today carry the flag of AFTER FOREVER high, every one in our business team for making this possible, Gordon our producer, the Rooftop studios, the guest musicians on the album, our families for eternal support, but most of all to my former bandmates for giving me the time of my life!”
The album is released digitally, on CD and Vinyl.Get After Forever HERE in the format of your choice!Singer Floor Jansen comments: “I am very glad to see this album revamped and presented once again. I am still so proud of it and consider it our best work! It brings back happy memories of rehearsal sessions in extreme temperatures with good laughs and wonderful recording sessions in the middle of the Dutch countryside. Singing these songs live is something I will miss forever and rocking with our loyal fans too. Thank you for all the magnificent years and I hope you can enjoy this album, maybe for the first time, maybe once again!”
The iconic metal band from The Netherlands was formed in the mid-nineties by the laterEPICA founder Mark Jansen and guitarist Sander Gommans. The band split up shortly after their eponymous self-titled album After Forever in 2008. Keyboard player Joost Van Den Broek became a famous producer for EPICA, BLIND GUARDIAN, and many more, while singer Floor Jansen joined NIGHTWISH and recently also the German TV show Sing Meinen Song (=Sing My Song); where the symphonic metal icon will join other artists in paraphrasing and interpreting each other’s songs.Fans never forgot AFTER FOREVER and even though their last album was released at a time before streaming was a thing, it has still gained over 15 million streams.After Forever Tracklist:1. Discord2. Evoke3. Transitory4. Energize Me5. Equally Destructive6. Withering Time7. De-Energized8. Cry With A Smile9. Envision10. Who I Am11. Dreamflight12. Empty Memories13. Lonely14. Sweet EnclosureAFTER FOREVER are: Floor Jansen – VocalsSander Gommans – Guitar, GruntsBas Maas – Guitar, VocalsLuuk van Gerven – BassAndré Borgman – DrumsJoost van den Broek – Keyboard