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Floor Jansen

Floor Jansen - Singing with After Forever
Background information
Birth name Floor Jansen
Born February 21, 1981 (1981-02-21) (age 29)
Origin The Netherlands
Genres Symphonic metal, Progressive metal
Occupations Musician, songwriter, teacher
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, flute
Years active 1997-present
Labels Nuclear Blast Records
Associated acts After Forever
ReVamp
Ayreon
Star One
Website Official Floor Jansen Site

Floor Jansen (pronounced [flɔr ˈjɑnsɛn]) (born February 21, 1981, Goirle) is a Dutch singer, who was the lead singer of the symphonic metal band After Forever, which disbanded in 2009.

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Biography

After Forever (1995 to 2009)

Jansen was sixteen when she joined Apocalypse (the name of the band After Forever in its early days) in 1997. Three years later the band released its first album, Prison Of Desire. Floor's ability to sing both classical and rock music have made her reasonably popular in the metal scene. She took sole charge of After Forever's lyrics and vocal melodies since the departure of Mark Jansen in 2002.[1] Prior to this, up until the Decipher album, the two would write together.

Floor started studying music at the Dutch Rock Academy in 1999 and entered the conservatory three years later. She studied Musical Theatre and one year of Opera. Later on, she started teaching performing in her own course called Wanna be a Star?!.

Floor plays the guitar, piano and flute and has completed several years of music studies, and has a soprano vocal range.

Three albums by the Dutch composer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Anthony Lucassen include guest vocals from Floor. She sang one song on Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer, made a number of contributions to the Star One project and plays the character Ω in the Ayreon album 01011001. She is the older sister of fellow singer and Ayreon guest vocalist Irene Jansen, who played "Passion" on The Human Equation. She has also been a guest for the metal band Nightmare.

ReVamp (2009 onward)

Because of the burn-out that After Forever bandmate Sander Gommans underwent, the band took a year off starting in January 2008 but ultimately decided to call it quits in February 2009. Floor posted on her website that while After Forever was on hold (and since then disbanded), she would use this opportunity to start writing music with Jorn Viggo Lofstad (Pagan's Mind, Jørn Lande) for a new musical project.[2] On June 16, 2009, Floor announced through her Myspace site that she has started a new metal band, which has put her project with Jorn Viggo from Pagan's Mind (called Sinh) on hold. On October 17, 2009, Floor Jansen announced via myspace that the name of her new band was ReVamp.[3] ReVamp contains former After Forever keyboardist Joost van den Broek and guitarist Waldemar Sorychta of Grip Inc. and Voodoocult fame as songwriters and producers.[4]

Discography

With ReVamp

  • First Studio Album (2010)

With After Forever

Studio albums

EPs

Singles

Demos

Compilations

With Ayreon

  • Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer (full-length, 2000)
  • 01011001 (full-length, 2008)
  • Elected (EP, 2008); vocals in "Ride The Comet".

With Star One

References

  1. ^ Interview with After Forever. Retrieved December 28, 2007.
  2. ^ Floor Jansen biography @ official site
  3. ^ Name of my new band! blogs.myspace.com. 2009-10-17. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.
  4. ^ Floor Jansen’s New Band: ReVamp nightwishtr.com. 2009-10-17. Retrieved on 2009-10-17.

External links

New title Vocalist for After Forever
1995–2009
Disbanded
Vocalist for ReVamp
since 2009
Incumbent







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