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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Slyfang - 05.02.2009 at 17:35  
Aww.. damn
velvet - 05.02.2009 at 17:48  
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!
-DC-002- - 05.02.2009 at 17:48  
Wow, this is some big news. but when bands go on break the possibility is always there i guess. Best of luck to them...
Introspekrieg - 05.02.2009 at 17:48  
Good, now Floor can spend more time with me
addiction - 05.02.2009 at 17:59  
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...
DreamingDesire - 05.02.2009 at 18:30  
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...
|pyro| - 05.02.2009 at 18:38  
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.
darklos - 05.02.2009 at 18:47  
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?????

Great band I'll alway be fan of them .
The Shape 1973 - 05.02.2009 at 19:08  
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.
annodomini - 05.02.2009 at 20:02  
The only word - Dissaster... I am crying...
Promonex - 05.02.2009 at 20:05  
Nacur - 05.02.2009 at 20:46  
Well, nevertheless...this was a good way of finishing.
Congratulations for your work guys.
Abattoir - 05.02.2009 at 21:57  
Ah, damn...too bad.
deathovertime - 05.02.2009 at 22:22  
This usually seems to happen when bands go on breaks, shame to hear about it, but I did see it coming.
Fat & Sassy! - 05.02.2009 at 22:48  
"Thus, we've decided to quit while we're ahead."

I like this.
Angel_Lament - 05.02.2009 at 23:19  
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???!!
dismaleuphony - 05.02.2009 at 23:24  
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!
White Winter Sun - 05.02.2009 at 23:32  
Really sad news.
jess_lacrymosa - 05.02.2009 at 23:33  
Bad news...such a good band...pity...hope to see them soon involved in new cool projects
dark_mar - 06.02.2009 at 00:33  
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.
albatros - 06.02.2009 at 01:57  
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 !
Shadowcross - 06.02.2009 at 03:38  
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
Black Conundrum - 06.02.2009 at 04:05  
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!
sallenbr - 06.02.2009 at 05:55  
What the fu...! Damm... Is a great band and always be.
Maybe one day they'll be back. Let's pray for this.
Evican - 06.02.2009 at 10:02  
What horrible news. And here I was hoping a new album would mean that I'd finally get to see them live. Not happy.
LeChron James - 06.02.2009 at 12:13  
Depressing. i'd add more intelligent commentary but everyone summed it up pretty well haha.
Elodie Artour - 06.02.2009 at 12:31  
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.
Jigoku Shoujo - 06.02.2009 at 14:08  
This can't be happening... I so wanted to see them live someday...
Elegy - 06.02.2009 at 17:07  
I've saw them once in my life and it was a great show ! sad news but hey these things happen
Awesomesaurus - 06.02.2009 at 17:42  
Very sad news......:cry:
Arian Totalis - 06.02.2009 at 18:36  
Only the good die young
Daggon - 06.02.2009 at 23:01  
Written by Arian Totalis on 06.02.2009 at 18:36

Only the good die young


All the evil seem to live forever...

Very, very sad news, I'll miss them, they were an outstanding band, and Floor OMG! Well... everything has an end.
Arian Totalis - 06.02.2009 at 23:37  
All things in this universe are finite, and all must fade. Some merely sooner than others.
Black Conundrum - 07.02.2009 at 00:45  
I wonder what Mark Jansen thinks about this...
amo_del_merol - 07.02.2009 at 02:01  
No way!!! terrible, just terrible news ...
they'll be missed ... i already miss them
sucky news, not the best way to start the year.
got no words to describe this ... this is just too much.
darklos - 07.02.2009 at 18:54  
Floor, where will you go now???
I think Nightwish would be a good band for you.
annodomini - 08.02.2009 at 00:49  
Written by darklos on 07.02.2009 at 18:54

Floor, where will you go now???
I think Nightwish would be a good band for you.


The biggest shit i ever heard...
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 08.02.2009 at 01:03  
Written by annodomini on 08.02.2009 at 00:49

Written by darklos on 07.02.2009 at 18:54

Floor, where will you go now???
I think Nightwish would be a good band for you.


The biggest shit i ever heard...

Sure it's nonsensical, but no need to be harsh
Italics - 08.02.2009 at 02:23  
*Holds gun to his own head*

Give me one reason why I shouldn't
Metal4life87 - 08.02.2009 at 06:29  
This sucks!!! WHY??? Damn.... Well best of luck to them. I hope Floor goes on to start a better band. This one hurts.
annodomini - 08.02.2009 at 11:43  
Written by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 08.02.2009 at 01:03

Written by annodomini on 08.02.2009 at 00:49

Written by darklos on 07.02.2009 at 18:54

Floor, where will you go now???
I think Nightwish would be a good band for you.


The biggest shit i ever heard...

Sure it's nonsensical, but no need to be harsh


Im still in mourning, so i am very sensible for such talks
AnGina-- - 08.02.2009 at 16:07  
Wow... that's bad. I'm gonna miss AF, it was a great band and I loved all their albums. I just hope Floor will continue in metal music, cause I am a huge fan of her and her singing...

Ah well....
darklos - 08.02.2009 at 19:55  
Written by annodomini on 08.02.2009 at 00:49

Written by darklos on 07.02.2009 at 18:54

Floor, where will you go now???
I think Nightwish would be a good band for you.


The biggest shit i ever heard...


What a f'ing shame:sleep:
Kap'N Korrupt - 08.02.2009 at 22:47  
Written by darklos on 05.02.2009 at 18:47

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?????

Hahaha that was going through my head when I read the link to this! Seriously, what the fuck...it's already been said though...breaks are never a good thing because the members go off track from what they were doing and don't go back...it happened to SOAD for example...they really were getting better...I don't think this is going to be permanent at all so I wouldn't worry lol...
Soliloquy - 08.02.2009 at 23:40  
I like how peaceful the bands breakup is. normally breakups turn into ugly stuff like nightwish kicking tarja out.

but whatever, i'll sure keep up with the band members and see what they turn up next
Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk - 09.02.2009 at 00:17  
Written by Guest on 08.02.2009 at 22:47

it happened to SOAD for example...they really were getting better...I don't think this is going to be permanent at all so I wouldn't worry lol...

SOAD was getting better? Hypnotize and Mesmerize were both utter crap, I don't see how's that an improvement.
iaberis - 09.02.2009 at 01:11  
Call it what?
MORÓSOFO - 09.02.2009 at 01:42  
That's too bad...
It was such a great band...
At least I had the chance to see them live once...
Kap'N Korrupt - 09.02.2009 at 03:08  
Written by Zmaj Ognjeni Vuk on 09.02.2009 at 00:17

Written by Guest on 08.02.2009 at 22:47

it happened to SOAD for example...

After Forever really were getting better...I don't think this is going to be permanent at all so I wouldn't worry lol...

SOAD was getting better? Hypnotize and Mesmerize were both utter crap, I don't see how's that an improvement.

Those are two different thoughts...I should have positioned my wording like how I edited it in this post
moonton - 09.02.2009 at 10:51  
Whoa, bad bad news. AF is one ofe my favorite bands, and "After Forever" is a great album.

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