Sander Gommans

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Sander Gommans
Sander Gommans playing live with After Forever
Background information
Born (1978-08-15) August 15, 1978 (age 36)
Origin Dutch
Genres Symphonic metal, death metal, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, record producer, art teacher
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1995–present
Labels Nuclear Blast, Seasons of Mist, Frontiers Records
Associated acts After Forever, HDK, Trillium, Scheepers, Kiske/Somerville, MaYaN

Sander Gommans (born August 15, 1978[1]) is a Dutch musician. He founded the symphonic metal band Apocalypse with Mark Jansen in 1995, which later changed its name to After Forever. He played guitar and did the grunting parts in the band. He managed the band and was the main writer of After Forever's music.

After recording all guitars for the album Rise of the Warrior by Anna Phoebe, he has undertaken a project called HDK, which is signed to Season of Mist; HDK's debut album, System Overload, was released on February 23, 2009.

He is also the additional lead guitarist on Kiske/Somerville, an album by the German singer, keyboard player and guitarist Michael Kiske (ex-Helloween) and the American singer-songwriter and vocal coach Amanda Somerville. In 2010 he co-wrote the album Scheepers, a solo album of Primal Fear's lead vocalist Ralf Scheepers.

Resulting from his partnership with Amanda Somerville on HDK and Kiske/Somerville, Sander became one of the main members of Amanda's self heavy metal-oriented project called Trillium, which first album Alloy was released in fall 2011 by the record company Frontiers Records.[2]

Currently, he's working on a new HDK album and he's setting up a music company called "The Rockstation" which will consist of a music academy/a music studio/music management/music merchandise.


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New title Vocalist for After Forever
Guitarist for After Forever

Vocalist for HDK
Guitarist for HDK

since 2009