Floor Jansen - Is Starting A New Metal Band


Original news, posted on 17.06.2009

Floor Jansen, lead vocalist of the now-defunct band After Forever, has announced the through her myspace page that she has started a new metal band. Due to her new commitment in this band, her project with Jorn Viggo (Pagan's Mind), Sinh, has been put on hold to give the new metalband full priority. The information of the line-up and name of Floor's new metal project has yet to be released.

The complete message reads as follows: "It's been a bumpy year so far and I would like to update you a little. Unfortunately my band After Forever stopped and that meant the start of a new period. Looking back I realize how many great and amazing things I got to do and that inspires me to go full speed ahead with new music. Hereby an update about what I do today and what my plans for the future are:

After the final stop I started missing the metal scene and it's music and decided I wanted to come back ASAP with a new metalband. To accomplish this I want to work with other songwriters to first write and record an album. A live band will be formed after that to get me back on stage where I long to be so much!

When Waldemar Sorychta (Grip Inc., Enemy Of The Sun, ao) contacted me; the first composer was found. As a fan of Grip Inc. the idea of working together was a big honour and a first step in creating a sound! The combination of Waldemar's unique style and experience as songwriter/producer made my dream come closer to reality. I also asked my After Forever colleague Joost van den Broek for his great synth sounds and arrangements. Despite his busy schedule he wanted to come on board immediately with great enthusiasm and the songwriting team was complete!

The sound will become a unique blend of the personal style we know these musicians from, but not yet together in one album which is to become heavy and very metal!

The songwriting has just begun! Who will join this team in the future is not known yet nor which label will release the album. All we can say for now; next year there will be new band and a new album!

I will keep updating you and I promise to give you a preview as soon as possible!"


UPDATE (thanks to Black Conundrum)

Floor Jansen has finally announced the name of her new band. In a short message on her MySpace, Jansen states: "The name of my new band is finally revealed! It's... ReVamp. Check out the new website: http://www.revampmusic.com."

Songs are currently being written and some short samples will soon uploaded to the website.

Source: myspace.com
Band profile: After Forever
 
Posted: 18.10.2009 by Table ov Black


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19.10.2009 - 01:24
Baz Anderson
That's a really unflattering picture too, I think.
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19.10.2009 - 01:25
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Chaos Reaper
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 18.10.2009 at 23:12

What a stupid band name... I hope it doesn't imply that the music will be a "ReHash". >:P

haha
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19.10.2009 - 01:43
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
I hope it will have a darker approach, as the ''vamp'' IMHO suggests.... I agree, the name is mega lame. :/
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19.10.2009 - 07:51
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
Another hater of the name, but oh well.

This is what Floor should have done ages ago. After Forever were never a great band, her talents were not provided with the sub-par music from the band.
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19.10.2009 - 08:42
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 18.10.2009 at 23:12

What a stupid band name... I hope it doesn't imply that the music will be a "ReHash". >:P

yeah dude for real. or ReTarded. would work better.
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19.10.2009 - 09:14
Raiden
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After four months of deliberating she came up with that as a band name? I wonder what the names that were thought of that didn't make the cut. I couldn't think of anything cornier than what was chosen!
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19.10.2009 - 09:30
annodomini
I still can't get what is wrong with the name.
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19.10.2009 - 10:26
Fat & Sassy!
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Written by LeChron James on 19.10.2009 at 08:42

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 18.10.2009 at 23:12

What a stupid band name... I hope it doesn't imply that the music will be a "ReHash". >:P

yeah dude for real. or ReTarded. would work better.


Yeah, I know. XD ReVamp also sounds like some MTV show full of cheesy, old-school hip-hop videos.
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19.10.2009 - 13:53
Jon
Just to add my two cents, the name ReVamp IS thoroughly awful, and sounds like an album by Lacuna Coil or a HIM greatest hits or something. Hopefully someone will tell her this. Nevertheless I look forward to hearing Floor singing again muchly, I still go back to her stuff with AF frequently.
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19.10.2009 - 14:43
AnGina--
Dark Phoenix
Well, let's not give her a hard time.... I kinda feel sorry for her sometimes, cause she's so awesome, but sometimes makes some bad decisions (like a lot of her outfits... especially the ones in Invisible Circles/Remagine.... blaaahhh).

I just watched the video from Metal Female Voices fest doing a song with Epica and my oh my, did Simone sound like a cry-baby towards her.... No offence to Epica fans, but Simone has nothing on Floor, it was like she wasn't even there. Go Floor!
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19.10.2009 - 15:00
The Shape 1973
Written by AnGina-- on 19.10.2009 at 14:43

Well, let's not give her a hard time.... I kinda feel sorry for her sometimes, cause she's so awesome, but sometimes makes some bad decisions (like a lot of her outfits... especially the ones in Invisible Circles/Remagine.... blaaahhh).

I just watched the video from Metal Female Voices fest doing a song with Epica and my oh my, did Simone sound like a cry-baby towards her.... No offence to Epica fans, but Simone has nothing on Floor, it was like she wasn't even there. Go Floor!

I've always thought Simone's vocals were the weak part of Epica, she can sing very well but her voice doesn't match the power of the music. Floor on the other hand has a huge voice, both opera and metal, probably the strongerst female voice at the moment.
ReHab, ReTard, ReVerse or ReMagine? I don't care, I just want to hear the new stuff.
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19.10.2009 - 22:55
LeChron James
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Written by Fat & Sassy! on 19.10.2009 at 10:26


Yeah, I know. XD ReVamp also sounds like some MTV show full of cheesy, old-school hip-hop videos.

hahaha floor jansen ReMIXED. that could be her gimmick name if she ever goes hip hop.
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19.10.2009 - 22:58
Fat & Sassy!
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Written by LeChron James on 19.10.2009 at 22:55

Written by Fat & Sassy! on 19.10.2009 at 10:26


Yeah, I know. XD ReVamp also sounds like some MTV show full of cheesy, old-school hip-hop videos.

hahaha floor jansen ReMIXED. that could be her gimmick name if she ever goes hip hop.


Hahahaha! XD WTF?! I would buy that album just to hear it.

"Now please welcome Floor Jansen with DJ Shhhhaaaaadddoooowwww! Decipher on the ReeeeeeMIX!" >:[
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20.10.2009 - 16:57
Jon
Anyone else kinda wish Floor would just join Epica...
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20.10.2009 - 21:25
The Shape 1973
Written by Jon on 20.10.2009 at 16:57

Anyone else kinda wish Floor would just join Epica...

Now that would be very cool.
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21.10.2009 - 01:28
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
Written by Fat & Sassy! on 19.10.2009 at 22:58


Hahahaha! XD WTF?! I would buy that album just to hear it.

"Now please welcome Floor Jansen with DJ Shhhhaaaaadddoooowwww! Decipher on the ReeeeeeMIX!" >:[

dude i just thought of the best idea ever. floor jansen goes hip hop, does a song with P Diddy or whatever the fuck hes calling himself nowadays, goes on his "making the band" show and he kicks her out HAHAHAHAHAHAHA thatd make MILLIONS!
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22.10.2009 - 01:27
Dominus
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Interesting
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22.10.2009 - 09:26
ImNotMetal
Revamp?
what a name. . .
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25.10.2009 - 20:43
albatros
Written by Dark Cornatus on 19.10.2009 at 07:51

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This is what Floor should have done ages ago. After Forever were never a great band, her talents were not provided with the sub-par music from the band.


Just for protocol, I can't let this stand uncommented. Between 2002 and 2007 I 've seen them 27 times and especially the shows in 2002 and 2003 were utterly spectacular. I've seen nothing the like since. The band would create an incredible symphonic soundwall veined with the most beautiful melodies. On top of it Floor's voice was razor sharp even to the highest note and powerful enough to shine through all of it. If this wasn't great then nothing will ever be.
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26.10.2009 - 01:20
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
Written by albatros on 25.10.2009 at 20:43

Written by Dark Cornatus on 19.10.2009 at 07:51

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This is what Floor should have done ages ago. After Forever were never a great band, her talents were not provided with the sub-par music from the band.


Just for protocol, I can't let this stand uncommented. Between 2002 and 2007 I 've seen them 27 times and especially the shows in 2002 and 2003 were utterly spectacular. I've seen nothing the like since. The band would create an incredible symphonic soundwall veined with the most beautiful melodies. On top of it Floor's voice was razor sharp even to the highest note and powerful enough to shine through all of it. If this wasn't great then nothing will ever be.

Opinion respected mate!
I realise i said this as a statement rather than personal opinion. It was intended as the latter. Ive never gotten into the band because i have always felt they lack songwriting direction and never released any stand out albums for me.
Seeing a band live is completely different though because the experience blows you away and usually beats an album.
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06.11.2009 - 23:44
SatyriconChick
FANTASTIC news! Floor is too talented to not be fronting some other band since After Forever disbanded. I can't wait to hear more about it, and hear the music itself!
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26.12.2009 - 14:15
BudDa
There's also an audio sample online which is also available for download. Just go to the band's website:http://www.revampmusic.com. Click on Media then audio..
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