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  December 2001
  "ARMAGEDDON COME" 12 INCH EP OUT NOW!
  After All are pleased to announce that the "Armageddon Come" 12 inch EP is out now! It's a vinyl split record with Antwerp power metallers Double Diamond. The EP contains two new tracks - "Candle Of Burning Red" and "Taste The Bitterness" - recorded last October at the Hype Studio in Aalst (Belgium) with producer Dee J. Check out the great artwork by Kris Verwimp and MP3 excerpts from both songs on the releases page. And keep in mind that this is a limited (hand numbered) edition of 500 copies. So don't think too long about it and place your orders through the After All webshop today!
   
  AFTER ALL & DOUBLE DIAMOND LIVE DATES
  05/01 Gildenhuis - Vorst-Laakdal (B)
12/01 JH Kadee - Bornem (B)
13/01 013 - Tilburg (NL) afternoon show!

Other After All shows:
31/12 - Beurshalle - Brugge (B) show at midnight!
26/01 - De Croone - Proven (B)

Please check the dates page for details.
   
  "THE BEREAVED EP" REVIEWED IN AARDSCHOK MAGAZINE
  Fellow metallers in Holland and Belgium: check the cool review of After All's "The Bereaved EP" in the January edition of Aardschok Magazine. Editor Liselotte Hegt writes: "After All still are one of the best Belgian metal bands around. They prove it again with this release..." Thanks a lot for the support, Aardschok! For details about "The Bereaved EP": check the releases page.
   
  November 2001
  "ARMAGEDDON COME" 12 INCH EP RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED
  Only a month after the release of "The Bereaved EP", After All are pleased to announce that another vinyl record is set for release. We're talking about the 12 inch split EP with Antwerp power metallers Double Diamond, tentatively entitled "Armageddon Come". The EP contains two new tracks - "Candle Of Burning Red" and "Taste The Bitterness" - recorded last October at the Hype Studio in Aalst (Belgium). Once more, Dee J. took care of the production. According to Steelhunter Records, the split EP will be available from December 10th onwards. The After All/Double Diamond split EP comes as a numbered limited edition of 500 copies, on 12 inch black vinyl only. After All and Double Diamond will present the EP live at JH Kadee - Bornem (B) on Saturday January 12th 2002.
   
  CONCERT DATES
  24/11 Argus - Amsterdam (NL)
23/12 Plato - Helmond (NL)
31/12 Beurshalle - Brugge (B)
12/01 JH Kadee - Bornem (B)
26/01 De Croone - Proven (B)

Check the dates page for details.
   
  READ THE METAL GRAND SLAM TOUR DIARY HERE
  The extensive report on the Metal Grand Slam Tour 2001 - written in Dutch by After All guitarist Drieze and originally published in the October 2001 edition of Lords Of Metal Webzine - is now also available on this very website. Click here to find out...
   
  October 2001
  "THE BEREAVED EP" OUT NOW!
  After All are pleased to announce that "The Bereaved EP" is finally available. The EP contains two tracks that were recorded in a session prior to the "Dead Loss" album (Music Avenue/Rokarola Records). The tracks are: "Exhale" (previously unreleased) and "Turn The Tide", which was featured on the "Rookies I" compilation CD (Watt'S'On Records). "The Bereaved EP" is released through Mark Of The Devil/Near Dark Productions from Sweden. The EP comes as a limited, hand numbered edition of 300 copies on blue 7 inch vinyl. So be quick! Check the releases section for details and order your copy today!
   
  AFTER ALL ADDED TO SOUNDCHECK PROGRAM
   After All are invited to take part in this season's edition of the Soundcheck program, an initiative to promote Belgian bands through shows in the Belgian club scene. After All will be the headlining act of a tour package that includes Sengir and Tim's Favourite Band. Show dates will be published on this website as soon as they're available.
   
  LORDS OF METAL PUBLISH METAL GRAND SLAM TOUR DIARY
  Read the extensive report on the Metal Grand Slam Tour 2001 - written in Dutch by After All guitarist Drieze - in this month's issue of the Lords Of Metal webzine
   
  HELMOND SHOW RESCHEDULED
  The After All show in Plato - Helmond (Holland) with Wicked Mystic has been rescheduled. The new date is Sunday December 23rd. Check the dates page for details.
   
  September 2001
  NEW AFTER ALL SPLIT EP ON ITS WAY
  After the successful release of the After All/Patriarch split EP last year - check the releases section for details - After All are very pleased to announce that there is a new split record in the making. The band reached an agreement with Steelhunter Records from Holland, who will release two brand new After All songs on a split EP with Belgian power metallers Double Diamond. The EP comes as a 12 inch vinyl record, in a limited edition of 500 copies. The artwork for After All's side of the cover is being designed by Kris Verwimp, wellknown for the record covers he made for such bands as Skullview, Arch Enemy and Absu. The After All/Double Diamond split EP will be available by the end of November 2001.
   
  NEW CONCERT DATES
  After All will perform at Argus - Amsterdam (NL) on Saturday November 24th. Support-act are Metal Grand Slam tour buddies Non-Divine.

There are also two dates confirmed with Metal Grand Slam co-headlining act Wicked Mystic: Saturday December 22nd at Plato - Helmond (NL) and Saturday January 26th at De Croone - Proven (B)
   
  "DEAD LOSS" TO BE RELEASED IN UK AND SPAIN
  Music Avenue/Rokarola Records are proud to announce that After All's latest CD "Dead Loss" - check the releases section for details - is set for release in the UK and Spain by the end of the year.

Here's a round-up of distributors that have "Dead Loss" for sale:

EUROPE
      Belgium/Holland/Luxemburg - Roadrunner/Arcade
      Germany - Bellaphon
      Italy - Frontiers
      France - M10
      Greece - Velvet Music
      Austria - Hoanzi
      Switzerland - K-Tel
      United Kingdom - Plastic Head
      Spain - Distrimusic
      Sweden/Denmark/Norway/Finland - currently under negociation
      Czech Republic - Rock Paradise
AMERICAS
      USA - Sentinel Steel
      USA - HNH Rockvillemusic
      Canada - PHD Canada
ASIA PACIFIC
      Australia - Music Selection
      Japan - CD Gold
If you can't get hold of any After All release at your local shop - for whatever reason - please check our online shop and feel free to order directly from the band.
   
  AFTER ALL'S METAL GRAND SLAM TOUR DIARY ONLINE SOON
  A report on the 25 dates of the Metal Grand Slam Tour 2001 written by After All guitarist Drieze will be published - in both Dutch and English - on the site of Dutch webzine Lords of Metal next month. Check out the correct URL in next month's edition of the After All newsletter.
   
  TOUR POSTPONED
  Last month we announced on this very page that After All would form a tour package with Obsidian and The Old Dead Tree. Unfortunately, Obsidian withdrew from the package due to line-up problems. As they organise the tour, all dates got postponed until early next year. As soon as we have more info about this tour, we will post it here.
   
  PICTURES EUROROCK 2000 ONLINE
  Never say never... Finally we can present some nice pictures of the show at the Eurorock 2000 Festival, where After All shared the bill with Tiamat, Therion, Tristania and The Sins Of Thy Beloved. Thank you Inge Van den Heuvel for these nice shots! Check 'em out here.
   
  August 2001
  METAL & MELODY TOUR 2001
  The Metal & Melody Tour 2001 is on its way! The line-up of this tour features After All, Brussels based Obsidian and The Old Dead Tree from Paris. The opening show of the tour is on Sunday August 12th, at The Spirit of 66 in Verviers (B). More shows (mainly in France, the UK, Belgium, Holland and Germany - September/October 2001) will be announced soon, so check out the dates page regularly
   
  July 2001
  AFTER ALL IS NOW A REGISTERED TRADEMARK
  After All successfully registered their band name as a protected trademark. The Belgian five piece were urged to register their band name, as a Dutch progressive rock band appeared to be on the brink of releasing their debut album under the After All monicker. Once the registration of the trademark was made public, the Dutch band announced to put the release of their album on hold until after the summer, when it will be released under a different band name. After All is happy with the Dutch band's decision because further planned legal actions are now no longer necessary.
   
  NEW CONCERT DATES AND TOUR
  After All will perform at the Rock Le Cocq Festival in De Haan (B) on July 14th. The band will be on at 8.30 PM.

After All is scheduled to perform at The Spirit of 66 in Verviers (B) on August 12th. Support-acts will include Brussels based Obsidian.

After the successful Metal Grand Slam Tour 2001 - which took After All through Holland and Belgium for 25 shows - plans are in the making of sending After All on tour again, this time concentrating on France, with additional shows in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland and the Czech Republic. At this point, there are options taken by venues in Paris (F), Strasbourg (F), Amiens (F), Lille (F) and Camden (UK). The tour is said to start by mid September, but no dates have been officially confirmed yet. Check back regularly to the dates section for update
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  June 2001
  AFTER ALL BACK FROM METAL GRAND SLAM TOUR
  After All just got back from the Metal Grand Slam Tour 2001: six weeks of fun, madness and metal with our tour buddies from Wicked Mystic, Mac-11 and Non-Divine in the Dutch and Belgian club scene. (Not to mention the great warm-up show with Double Diamond and the final show of the tour with Paradise Lost.) Thank you guys for the great time! And of course, After All's eternal gratitude goes out to Ruud at Hitman Agency (for putting us on the road) and to all clubs (for making us feel welcome). Check the pictures page for some on-stage and off-stage tour snapshots.

We're planning some more Dutch shows later this year, as well as some dates in France, so check out the dates page regularly.

There are still a couple of After All tour shirts available in navy blue (size L only) and army green (size XL only). All other sizes and colours are sold out. Front print: After All logo in dark red and silver. Back print: dates and venues of the Metal Grand Slam Tour in silver. For prices and postage rates, please drop us a note.

At long last - and by popular demand - we put an MP3 version of "Erase Your Past" (from the "Dead Loss" album) on line. Please check the releases section of this site and start downloading... More full songs and sound clips in MP3 format are to follow, so please check this page once in a while.

Still no sign of "The Bereaved EP". This sucks, we know… Please be patient and check back regularly, we'll keep you informed.
   
  May 2001
  AFTER ALL SUPPORT-ACT FOR PARADISE LOST
  After All are very proud to announce that they have been invited to perform as support-act for UK doomsters Paradise Lost on Saturday May 12th, at venue Plato in Helmond (near Eindhoven - Holland). This is the only show Paradise Lost will play in Holland during their European tour in support of the new album "Believe in nothing". Be there!
   
  January 2001
  AARDSCHOK MAGAZINE PRESENTS AFTER ALL ON TOUR!
  The leading Dutch metal magazine is the official sponsor of "The Metal Grand Slam 2001". For this package After All teams up with three Dutch metal bands: Rokarola labelmates Wicked Mystic, Mac-11 and Non-Divine. A press showcase will be held on January 27th, in Plato-Helmond (near Eindhoven). Aardschok readers can attend for free with the coupon from the January 2001 issue. Two months after the Helmond showcase the tour kicks off for real and covers almost thirty of Holland's and Belgium's finest clubs (including Paradiso Amsterdam, Baroeg Rotterdam, 013 Tilburg and Podium Hardenberg) between March 29th and May 6th. Check the dates page for more details on when and where.

Swedish label Near Dark Productions has confirmed to release "The Bereaved EP" on March 1st 2001. The release of the EP -originally planned for the summer of 2000- has been put on hold for several months, due to an internal reorganisation at Near Dark. However, the new release date fits perfectly with the upcoming tour. "The Bereaved EP" contains two non-album tracks, put onto tape during a session prior to the recording of "Dead Loss". The EP will be available in a limited edition on blue vinyl only. The style of the songs? Think of NWOBHM, 70's doom rock and psychedelica… at the same time. More info in the releases section.

And of course: a heavy 2001 to you, too!