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 to a moresymphonic 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.
- Prison Of Desire (2000)
- Decipher (2001)
- Invisible Circles (2004)
- Remagine (2005)
- After Forever (2007)
In 2009 de band decide to have a break, maybe a defintely, maybe not.
Floor Jansen - Lead vocals (19972009)
Sander Gommans - Guitar, grunts (19952009)
Bas Maas Guitar, vocals (20022009)
Luuk van Gerven - Bass guitar(19962009)
Andrι Borgman - Drums, percussion (20002009)
Joost van den Broek - Keyboards (20042009)
Mark Jansen - Guitars, grunts (19952002) (he starts Epica)
Joep Beckers - Drums, percussion (19952000)
Jack Driessen - Keyboards (19952000)
Lando van Gils - Keyboards (20002004)
Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation)- Guest vocals on song "Beyond Me" (Prison Of Desire)
Melissa 't Hart - Soprano on songs "Mea Culpa", "Leaden Legacy", "Follow In The Cry", "Silence From Afar" and "Yield To Temptation" (Prison Of Desire)
Simone Simons (Epica) - Vocals on song "Beyond Me" (Live in Hardenberg 26 December 2007)
Irene Jansen - Vocals on song "Who I Am" (Live in Tilburg 23 December 2007)
Doro Pesch - Vocals on song "Who I Am" (Release Party @ Tivoli 17. April 2007 Tilburg)
Mark Jansen - Guitars and vocals on song "Beyond Me" (Live in Hardenberg 26 December 2007)
Jeff Waters - Guitars on song "De-Energized" (After Forever)
Rannveig Sif Sigurdardottir - Mezzo-soprano (After Forever)
Amanda Somerville - Alto (Remagine, After Forever)
Yvonne Rooda - Alto (Prison Of Desire)
Previn Moore - Bass (After Forever)
Hans Cassa - Bass (Prison Of Desire)
Caspar De Jonge - Tenor (Prison Of Desire)
Solo / Session:
Joost vd Broek: Joost played in Sun Cages
('00--02), Star One ('03), The Human Equation by Ayreon ('04) The Supremacy, Vadebergh, SAS band, Sphere of Sould, Expedition Delta ('08),
Falling Down In Misanthropolis by Valentine ('07), 01011001 by Ayreon (full-length, 2008).
Session for The Aurora Project.
Anna Phoebe ("Rise of the Warrior" (2010)), with Joost, Sander Gommans (ex-After Forever), Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion)
and Koen Herfst
(ex-After Forever, ex-Epica).
Anna Phoebe is a (eletric) violin player, she worked with Jethro Tull, Sex Gang Children, Transiberian Expresse and Jurojin (2010)(James Alper
- vox, Nicolaz Rizz - guitars, Yves Fernandez - bass,
Simran ghally - tabla, Francis Lucidi - drums).
with BYRON JOHNSTON -Cafι Consort@Royal Albert Hall - FREE ENTRY London, London and, UK
LOKERSE FESTIVAL BELGIUM
LOTS FESTIVAL NETHERLANDS
PARIS ROCK EN SEINE PARIS, FRANCE
ELECTRIC PICNIC IRELAND
SOLO SHOW WITH FULL BAND - WEYFEST FESTIVAL Farnham, UK
BESTIVAL ISLE OF WIGHT, UNITED KINGDOM
Floor Jansen Ayreon ('00 & '08), Star One / Aryeon) ('02-'03 & '10), Bertus Bogers ('03), Norwegian guitarist
Jorn Viggo Lofstad (called Sinh)('08) &
Revamp ('10) with:
Matthias Landes (Dark Fortress) on drums, Jaap Melman (ex-Dreadlock Pussy, Pendejo) on bass, Jord Otto (The Blackest Grey)
on guitar, Arjan Rijnen (Pendejo) on guitar and Ruben Wijga (Insomnia) on keyboard.
Epica on tour with special guests ReVamp (NL) and Kells (Fr)!
Check out the tourdates on this page..
Bas Maas joins Doro in 2010.
NEWS JAN 2012:
Ronald Landa (ex-DELAIN): Vocals, Guitar
Former members of EPICA, DELAIN and
AFTER FOREVER have joined forces in a brand new band called
HANGOVER HERO is:
Ad Sluijter (ex-EPICA): Guitar
Andre Borgman (ex-AFTER FOREVER): Drums
Mats van der Valk (AUTUMN): Bass
Updated Jan 2012 by Nick.