After Forever - Call It A Day


After Forever have posted the following statement:

"Dearest Fans,

After nearly 15 years and with heavy hearts, we have decided to call an end to a great and exciting time as After Forever. We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished, and especially of the road we took to get here. After Forever has never been a band that repeated itself; we always tried out new things, even though many of them were certainly done at a risk. We think that that has been one of the reasons we've always enjoyed enormous support from all our loyal fans.

The break we took in 2008 made us appreciate all the more what we'd experienced. Now more than ever, we can look back on so many fantastic moments, something we never would have expected to be part of when we started the band all those years ago.

However, that break also made us aware of the fact that we can only continue After Forever with the energy, the full 110%, that we have always put into it and we've noticed lately that there is something missing. We have always been musicians who create music with lots of passion, and during the break we built up our own lives again and have been musically active and experimenting in several genres.

Although After Forever is very special to us, we feel that we have reached the point where we need to explore the world of music in each of our own different ways. Thus, we've decided to quit while we're ahead. We are sincerely proud of every CD; each album represents a unique period, and all comes together in our last album "After Forever," which made all of our dreams possible. We hope After Forever will continue to be a source of inspiration for new bands and musicians alike so that our music can live on.

As band members, but also as friends, we've experienced so very much; highs and lows, good times and bad. We'll keep supporting each other in all of our various individual projects and continue inspiring one another in making music.

Our MySpace page will be used for updates on all of these projects and of course After Forever-related news, as well.

You can be sure that this is not an easy decision for any of us. We'd like to thank all of our fans for their support, also during the break.

We know that this will be a big disappointment to you, dear fans, and it makes it that much harder for us. You have always given us your all and it was our pledge, in turn, always to give at least as much back to you for as long as we exist. In this moment, that's unfortunately just not possible, so we'd rather leave you all the albums and gigs we achieved with maximum input. We'd also like to thank Nuclear Blast, TEG and MOJO for their patience and enthusiasm, the live crew, the fan club, the fan sites and everybody who's helped in every way possible.

We'll miss you all.

Most Sincerely,


Floor, Sander, Joost, Bas, Andre and Luuk
After Forever"

Source: afterforever.com
Band profile: After Forever
 
Posted: 05.02.2009 by Marcel H.


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05.02.2009 - 17:35
Slyfang
Aww.. damn
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05.02.2009 - 17:48
velvet
So a new record deal resulted in a years break and then dissolution Very talented musicians, and surely Floor's voice won't leave metal where it belongs!
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05.02.2009 - 17:48
-DC-002-
Mastercommander
Wow, this is some big news. but when bands go on break the possibility is always there i guess. Best of luck to them...
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Coldgrits
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05.02.2009 - 17:48
Introspekrieg
Totemic Lust
Good, now Floor can spend more time with me
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05.02.2009 - 17:59
addiction
Thats a shame. they were getting better and better as well. i actually really enjoyed the last album....well maybe they will reconsider in a couple of years...
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alive in the superunknown
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05.02.2009 - 18:30
SlaytanicBacon
This is a big shame for me, After Forever are one of my favorite bands that really caught my attention...
that just makes me really busted that I never got to see them at Download in 2007 when i had the chance ><
I just hope at some point they reconsider and reunite, I feel that there's a lot more life in them yet...
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05.02.2009 - 18:38
|pyro|
Invisible Circles is to me one of the best creations in symphonic metal to date. I've listend to it countless of times, and I can never get tired of it.
Maybe it better to break up while you are still at the top, every CD they released is a master peice. I can think of many bands that should do the same.
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05.02.2009 - 18:47
darklos
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?????

Great band I'll alway be fan of them .
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05.02.2009 - 19:08
The Shape 1973
My heart has just sunk, this is really crap news, one of my favorite bands, I hope something positive can come from this.

I was lucky enough to see them live and was hoping for a repeat, but not now.

Floor has the best female voice in metal, lets hope we have not heard the last or seen the last of this beautiful woman.

I think maybe the problem has come from Sanders illness.

Good luck in the future to you all.

RIP After Forever.
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RIP NFFC
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05.02.2009 - 20:02
annodomini
The only word - Dissaster... I am crying...
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there is nothing left to die for...
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05.02.2009 - 20:05
Promonex
Cathemeral
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All life begins with Nu and ends with Nu... This is the truth! This is my belief! ...At least for now.
- The Mystery of Life, Vol. 841 Ch. 26
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05.02.2009 - 20:46
Nacur
Well, nevertheless...this was a good way of finishing.
Congratulations for your work guys.
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05.02.2009 - 21:57
Abattoir
Ah, damn...too bad.
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05.02.2009 - 22:22
deathovertime
Account deleted
This usually seems to happen when bands go on breaks, shame to hear about it, but I did see it coming.
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05.02.2009 - 22:48
Fat & Sassy!
Nomcat
"Thus, we've decided to quit while we're ahead."

I like this.
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"Information is not knowledge
Knowledge is not wisdom
Wisdom is not truth
Truth is not beauty
Beauty is not love
Love is not music
Music is THE BEST..." ____Frank Zappa
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05.02.2009 - 23:19
Angel_Lament
NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG, Thats very aweful, One of my favourite bands.... I just got their album "Remagine"
its a disaster!
the last album was their best, I listened to it more than 100 times , why did they do it?? Id rather cry now!!!
what shall I do now, tell me please???!!
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05.02.2009 - 23:24
Jason W.
Razorbliss
Without a doubt a real dissappointment for me too, though not a surprise... I give them respect for quitting now and not destroying their legacy. And also, a big thank you for touring North America. So few bands like them ever made here even once!
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"After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." - Aldous Huxley
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05.02.2009 - 23:32
White Winter Sun
Laboratory's Rat
Really sad news.
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05.02.2009 - 23:33
jess_lacrymosa
Bad news...such a good band...pity...hope to see them soon involved in new cool projects
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What does the winter bring if not ye another spring?:)
Serenade-Kamelot
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06.02.2009 - 00:33
dark_mar
First CD was great. Second ...great too. They should finish after 2 first albums. Now it is not fair for fans and themselves. It is their problem.
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06.02.2009 - 01:57
albatros
To me the most important band I've met this far in my life.

I'm glad, that I could see them live 27 times and I'm grateful for the positive and radical changes they brought to my lifestyle. Again and again I stood in breathless awe, when I heard the wonders of songs like "My Pledge Of Allegiance I" or "Forlorn Hope" unfold before me.

Thank you ever so much !
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06.02.2009 - 03:38
Shadowcross
The Summoner
What?! this is so unexpected wtf...
'After Forever' was a great release, a good one to go out on
And still to me 'Decipher' is my favourite symphonic metal album
what a pitty
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06.02.2009 - 04:05
Black Conundrum
Darn! They split up! This is sad news. I have grown to love this band After Forever. I sort of expected them to return about a year after they put the band's activisties on hold. I was half-right. They returned about a year after they did that, but it was with news that they split up. Sad news. Well, this was a respectful decision on their part and they have a huge discography behind them. Now my chances of seeing this band in concert has significantly decreased, though. Well, I wish the best to all the members of After Forever. Long live After Forever!
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06.02.2009 - 05:55
sallenbr
What the fu...! Damm... Is a great band and always be.
Maybe one day they'll be back. Let's pray for this.
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06.02.2009 - 10:02
Evican
Ann O'War
What horrible news. And here I was hoping a new album would mean that I'd finally get to see them live. Not happy.
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06.02.2009 - 12:13
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Depressing. i'd add more intelligent commentary but everyone summed it up pretty well haha.
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Kick Ass, Die Young

Less is More
Stay Pure
Stay Poor

Music was my life, music brought me to life and music is how I will be remembered long after I leave this life. When I die there will be a final waltz in my head that only I can hear.
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06.02.2009 - 12:31
Elodie Artour
Slania
Gosh... I cannot believe THIS is really happening!

WHY?!

I'm gonna miss them... I haven't even seen them live!

However, I wish all of them lots of luck in their new projects! Elodie loves AF.
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Speak up dear 'cause I cannot hear you...
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06.02.2009 - 14:08
Jigoku Shoujo
Account deleted
This can't be happening... I so wanted to see them live someday...
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06.02.2009 - 17:07
Elegy
I've saw them once in my life and it was a great show ! sad news but hey these things happen
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06.02.2009 - 17:42
Awesomesaurus
Very sad news......:cry:
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Always be a poet, even in prose.

A man who wants to lead the whole orchestra - must turn his back to the crowd.
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