Dutch female-fronted symphonic metal outfit AFTER FOREVER has posted the following message on its official web site:
"The upcoming period we will be in the studio recording the new AFTER FOREVER album together with producer Gordon Groothedde!!! It will be our sixth album (including the mini album 'Exordium') and it will be the beginning of a new AFTER FOREVER period with a new label! This album will of course contain all the AFTER FOREVER elements, but also some new suprises!
"We're still negotiating [a new record deal]. More info about the definite label soon! We'll be in the studio for at least two months. We will also do a South American tour in between and two festivals in Holland."
AFTER FOREVER's last album was "Remagine", which came out in 2005. The follow-up to 2004's "Invisible Circles" was recorded at Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland and was mixed by Sascha Paeth and Philip Colodetti at the Gate studio in Wolfsburg, Germany.
AFTER FOREVER's former record label, Transmission Records, recently issued a two-disc compilation album containing the best songs from the band's first ten years of existence, plus previously unreleased material, non-album tracks, alternate takes, rarities and previously unreleased remixed versions. The set, which includes collaborations with such guest musicians as Sharon den Adel (WITHIN TEMPTATION), Arjen Lucassen and Damian Wilson (AYREON) and Marco Hietala (NIGHTWISH), entered the Dutch national album chart at position No. 69 upon its release in June.