Update on Floor Jansen and After Forever – new album soon?

18 Jan

Floor Jansen during an interview

Floor Jansen during an interview

STOP PRESS: See more recent news – sad news – in later post here

Floor Jansen is the lead singer of After Forever who, at female-fronted-fan, is somewhat of a legend. Her fantastic soprano vocals can scale a huge range, adding tremendous depth and passion to the band’s songs.

Floor Jansen, full force

Floor Jansen, full force

Starting at 16 years old with the band then named Apocalypse, Floor soon joined in the songwriting duties and made full use of her opera training. She also plays guitar, piano and flute and has been a driving force in the changing band, including the renaming to After Forever.

Floor has contributed to work by a number of composers and collaborated on other metal band albums. Late in 2008 was a busy time with Floor guesting on Doro‘s single Celebrate and at a concert.

Also of note was Floor’s performance of the song Phantom of the Opera at the Christmas Metal Symphony. Hopes are that a new After Forever album will be in the works during 2009. In the meantime. Floor has been working on other projects as well as running workshops and giving lessons.

The teaching started after Floor’s time of studying at the Rock Academy, a new type of education facility in The Netherlands that can be compared with a traditional music conservatory but for rock and pop musicians.

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3 Responses to “Update on Floor Jansen and After Forever – new album soon?

  1. André February 19, 2009 at 5:31 pm #

    Not sure if you allready know…
    Hate to be the bringer of bad news…

    The bandmembers of After Forever have decided to split up…

    See here:
    http://www.afterforever.com/

    • nugoth February 20, 2009 at 10:48 am #

      hi there and thanks for the notification :: terrible bad news in one way, altho my guess is we will still hear lots from Floor over the coming years :: sure hope so :: appreciate you staying in touch

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