About the band

Āter started in 1996 as a solo project. It didn’t do much because the artist, Wesley Beernaert, often had the opportunity to join touring artists as lead vocalist.

Somewhere in 2004 it seemed as if Āter was going to turn into a band, in reality it only left Wesley Beernaert with session guitarist Mantorok. They both finished the ep + Wesley wrote some 12 extra songs…. Then the worst happened, a flood… All pc’s were broken.

Years later while moving Wesley found an old hard drive, broken, and recovered 4 songs, remastered them and replayed the bass and some guitar parts. And there you go. The EP ‘Vullighied’, written in an almost 1000 year old dialect of Flanders. A bonus song was added to the end. The ep was released on most digital platforms (see link below) but the physical version, which will be printed on demand, has an extra intro and song and included different variations of custum picks, stickers and patches ad a bonus.

Meanwhile Āter is no longer a solo project. Wesley has had the incredible luck to have had been approached by people way more capable then himself to write songs and record them. This EP has been released because history should not be lost, and it interludes the new Era of Āter as a new band. Expect similar music but with an emphasis on melody x 100, 2 guitars instead of one, and goosebump inducing-melodic riffs. Link to listen to samples and buy the album + info on which platforms “Vullighied” is available:

Distrokid
Bandcamp

Āter is:

Wesley Beernaert: Vocals (Ex-Lemuria)
Graaf Nevel: Guitars (Gotmoor)
Luca Viperini: Guitars (Ex-Anwynn)
Brecht Debrouwere: Bass (Ex-Ethernal Breath, ex-Repossessed, organizer of MACC-Metal Against Child Cancer
Jerry Winkelmans: Drums (Ithilien, Ex-Achyronthia)

Updates on Āter all the time on:

I work as a professional live stand-in for various metal and alternative projects and session vocalist on location or from my own studio, delivering pro studio results. I have been working with (amongst others) Lemuria, September Syn, Fabulae Dramatis, persephone’s blade, Elusion. plenty before and plenty to come.

My services

Recording vocals & Writing lyrics

Session vocals on location, in your booked studio or in my own studio delivering pro quality, you get the files by mail or other transferring services. This can be one song, a complete album or simply backing vocals.

I also provide writing complete lyrics and vocal lines if those have not been taken care of before. Those will be added to the price.

(If lyrics and voice line + voice guide are included. 50 to learn the song, 50 for a preproduction, 50 to file of the rough edges and deliver you the final product:)

Price: €150 per song

Complete projects & Voice acting

When talking complete project/album prices of course we’ll negotiate a nice and fair discount, because that would simply be a preposterous price to pay, but I try to remain fair with everyone, so don’t be shy to start a conversation, I’m sure we can work things out.

Voice acting for movie, film, documentaries.

Price: to be discussed per project

How to improve your stage presence

Stage coach and training in ‘how to improve your stage presence’.

Ever feel ‘stuck’ on stage? Insecure? I’ll teach you, by years of experience on stage and touring, how to be ‘that frontman’ or ‘that frontwoman’ everybody looks up to or at least will never have shame and will with pride and passion be that front of the band.

Usually 1 session already takes you very far, the students I have had until today are quite happy and very rarely has there been need for a second session.

Price: €45 per session.

How to connect to your audience and keep them engaged

Training and coaching: ‘how to connect to your audience and keep them engaged’. Feeling lost for words? Having trouble speaking to large crowds?

Similar to ‘How to improve your stage presence’. I will give you tips and tricks to feel the confidence flowing and realise that this is acting, not a representation of you, but acting from in -and outside the deepest of your soul. An actor won’t care if his audience is busy otherwise, he will continue his craft and lay down his heart and soul into it. But still, there are tips and tricks to get the crowd’s attention and to keep it rolling. This can be a perfect add-on or even mixed with ‘how to improve your stage presence’.

Price: €45 per session

Updates on Vokillzforhire all the time on:

MEDIA

PHOTOS

VIDEOS

ORDER

The order of Āter…. To enter the order is to build your own road to the light, reach your highest potential, find the…. fuck that, shirts and cd’s and other cool stuff to be found here:

Āter – Vullighied has been digitally released and is available here:

Distrokid
Bandcamp

STUDIO

Gear I’m working with as of now:

Vocal Booth:
Isovox 2 vocal booth for crispy clean vocals (www.isovoxbooth.com)

Microphones:
Lewitt LCT 640 TS big membrane dual capsule stereo condenser
WA 87 condenser
Focusrite MKII Studio edition small membrane cardioid condenser
Modified BM600 big membrane condenser

Software:
Logic Pro X
Reaper
Pro Tools First
Ableton Live

Interfaces:
Scarlett Focusrite 2!2
Focusrite Clarette 2 Pre Thunderbolt
Line 6 UX2 Pod Studio (podfarm has some excellent options for vocals)

Instruments:
Jackson RR24M
Jackson RR24 limited edition with reversed sharkies and yellow binding
Peavey AT-200 Autotune guitar with fully loaded software and software modeling pick-ups, Antares complete pack
Fender Stratocaster 1977 USA (pretty banged up, seen decades of stage use)
LTD B-50 Bass
M-Audio Keystation 88 Midi /usb keyboard

Amps:
Peavey Vypyr Pro with Sanpera Pro Pedal (for guitar)
Active PA System: Alto PBM8.500 MK II Mixer Amplifier – 2 x 500W, 8 input, 2 stereo Multi Effects
Line 6 Lodown pro 300 W Bass combo with mic simulated output

Hardware:
Macbook pro mid 2015 with dedicated graphics card, 16 GB of RAM, 512 SSD

 

CONTACT

Wesley Beernaert

Steenovenstraat 5, 8570 Anzegem, Belgium
+32 477 579 161
vokillzforhire@gmail.com
VAT: BE 0694.913.047