HDK (band)

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Sander Gommans of After Forever at The Underworld in London, 14th September 2007.jpg
Background information
Origin Reuver, Netherlands
Genres Heavy metal, melodic death metal, thrash metal, progressive metal
Years active 2005–present
Labels Season of Mist
Associated acts After Forever, Epica
Members Sander Gommans

HDK (Hate, Death, Kill) is a musical project of Dutch guitarist Sander Gommans, best known as member, vocalist and one of the main composers of the now dissolved symphonic metal band After Forever.


Sander Gommans founded the band as a side project of his career as guitarist and vocalist in the Dutch band After Forever in 2005, along with bass player Peter Vink and drummer Arien van Weesenbeek, who is now the drummer for Epica. Gommans' purpose was to produce music more extreme than After Forever's usual symphonic metal, which needed a different output. Gommans' activities as art teacher and member of After Forever and his poor health condition slowed down the creative process of the band, until 2008. With the interruption of After Forever activities, HDK was able to finally produce its first full-length album System Overload, which was released [1] on 23 February 2009 on the label Season of Mist. The album features many guest singers and instrumentalists.[2]

In 2014, HDK released their second album called Serenades of the Netherworld, with a fixed line-up composed of Gommans on guitar and bass, Amanda Somerville and Geert Kroes on vocals, Koen Herfst on drums and Uri Dijk & Erik van Ittersum on keyboards, along with some guest instrumentalists. [3]


The music style is very aggressive and amalgamates elements of classic metal, melodic death metal, and modern thrash metal, as well as other stylistic influences given by female vocals and progressive rock elements.[4]


Current members



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