According to an article in the December 2006 issue of Holland's Aardschok magazine, ANNIHILATOR guitarist Jeff Waters and German hard rock singer Doro Pesch make guest appearances on the new AFTER FOREVER album, tentatively titled "Energized", due on March 23, 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records. Waters reportedly makes an appearance in the song "De-Energized" while Pesch can be heard dueting with AFTER FOREVER vocalist Floor Jansen on one of the other cuts on the album.
"Energized" tentative track listing:
03. Equally Destructive
04. Withering Time
05. Who I Am
09. Cry With A Smile
10. Energize Me
11. Dream Energizer
12. Empty Memories
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.