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  November 2002
  "MERCURY RISING" OUT IN JANUARY
  After All signed a three album deal with Mausoleum Records, home of such bands as Swarm, Spirit Web, Wicked Mystic, Ostrogoth and Crossfire. The worldwide release of After All's 4th full length album "Mercury Rising" is scheduled for early January.

"Mercury Rising" contains eleven new After All tracks, an ultra-heavy version of the La Muerte classic "Black God White Devil" and two video clips. The new album was recorded by Harris Johns (Voivod, Helloween, Kreator) at the Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin, earlier this year. To top it off, the album comes with awesome sci-fi artwork by Kris Verwimp, best known for his Marduk, Absu and Skullview designs. After the more experimental approach of the "Dead Loss" album, After All return in true form. Paying tribute to their 80s metal roots with tracks such as "Beneath The Flesh" and "The Shadow Wall", "Mercury Rising" is by far After All's heaviest outing to date.
     
  AFTER ALL SIGNS WITH BOLD BROTHERS AGENCY
  The Bold Brothers are now officially in charge of After All's management and bookings. Right now, the agency is setting up a Benelux tour for early 2003. More details here as soon as we have them... 
     
  October 2002
  EXCITING NEWS COMING UP
  Please have a little more patience, as we are preparing a complete redesign for this site at the moment. And yes, there is some really exciting news coming up... It's a matter of days, honestly. You'll read all about it once the refreshed site is online.
     
  LAST MINUTE ANNOUNCEMENT
  After All is announced to perform Friday October 18th, at venue Ten Weyngaert in Brussels. Check the dates page for more details.
     
  June 2002
  EXCLUSIVE AFTER ALL SONG ON COMPILATION
  Urgence Disk Records (Geneva, Switzerland) will include an exclusive After All track on a compilation album, due for release later this year. The featured track is the first part of "El Sendero del Diablo". The whole song - recorded last March - actually consists of three parts. "El Sendero del Diablo" will not be included on After All's upcoming new CD, but the complete version of the song probably will pop up somehow in the near future. The as yet untitled Urgence Disk compilation album is to be released in October and will be available on 10 inch vinyl only.
     
  AFTER ALL - THE NEW ALBUM
  As you probably will know by now, last March-April After All recorded an album's worth of new songs with producer Harris Johns (Voivod, Sodom, Helloween, Sepultura,...) at the Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin. Check last month's news on this very page for details. As soon as there is more news about the release date of the album, you'll be the first to know...
     
  May 2002
  NEW AFTER ALL ALBUM COMPLETED
  After All are back from the Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin where they completed their fourth full-length album with producer Harris Johns, known for his work with Voivod, Helloween, Kreator, Sepultura, Sodom, Therion and other great metal bands. Both the band and Harris are very pleased with the outcome: the new album contains twelve tracks and is by far After All's heaviest and most 'metal' effort to date.After All hope to inform you about the release date of the album in one of the next newsletters.
     
  AFTER ALL PREPARE THREE VIDEOS
  After All have been shooting videos for the new songs "Beneath The Flesh" and "For Us Immortals" at the Narafi Studios in Brussels, Belgium with director Gideon Van Essen, showing the band in a live-in-the-studio setting. The final versions of the videos will include footage that was shot on the road, during After All's "Metal Grand Slam Tour" of last year.

A third video - for the song "Descending Pain" - will be shot on location later this spring with director Michel Maréchal. Once they're finished, samples from all three videos will be available at our YouTube channel.
    
  AFTER ALL LIVE SHOW
  Here's your chance to hear some of the newly recorded material performed live on stage: After All will be playing the Negasonic Music Club in Aalst (Belgium - Pontstraat 68) on Saturday May 18th. More dates are about to follow, so check the dates page regularly!
     
  April 2002
  AFTER ALL RECORD NEW ALBUM WITH HARRIS JOHNS
  Until the end of the month, After All will be at the Spiderhouse Studio in Berlin, Germany for the mix down of the upcoming full-length album. In the past weeks, After All recorded 12 new tracks at the Spiderhouse Studio (Berlin, Germany), Studio Ph. (Berlin, Germany) and the Hype Studio (Aalst, Belgium). Producer of the fourth After All album is Harris Johns, internationally known for his work with such bands as Voivod, Sepultura, Kreator, Helloween, Therion, Celtic Frost and Saint Vitus. The new After All material takes the direction of the "Armageddon Come" and "The Bereaved" EPs to the next level: think awesome heaviness with lots of 80s metal influences. After All plan to release the new album on CD and LP before the end of the year.
     
  AFTER ALL RECORDS TWO MORE TRACKS
  Early March, After All were invited to record two songs at the Trax Audio Recording Studio in Gent, Belgium with engineer Ruben Rosseel. The songs are "El Sendero Del Diablo", an experimental metal soundscape, and "In The Grip Of Evil", originally written and recorded by Belgium's ultimate thrashers Cyclone in 1986. Both songs will not appear on the new After All album, but don't worry, they'll pop up somehow in the near future.
    
  "ARMAGEDDON COME" PICTURE DISC OUT NOW
  Shipping of pre-ordered "Armageddon Come" 12 inch vinyl picture discs starts this week. The second press of this split EP with Antwerp power metallers Double Diamond is once again limited to 500 hand numbered copies, so be quick - they're going fast! Orders can be placed through the After All web shop. Goetz Kuehnemund, editor of leading German metal magazine Rock Hard, writes in the March edition: "After All bring raw heavy rock with doom influences. Melodic, but very heavy and trendfree." Rock on, Goetz!
    
  NEW CONCERT DATE
  After All will be playing the Negasonic Music Club in Aalst (Belgium), on Saturday May 18th. More dates will be announced shortly on dates page, so stay tuned!
    
  February 2002
  "ARMAGEDDON COME" PICTURE DISC RELEASE DATE
  The second press of the "Armageddon Come" 12 inch split EP with Double Diamond (on Steelhunter Records) will be available shortly: 500 hand numbered copies on full colour 12 inch picture disc! The official release date is March 22nd, but the After All webshop is taking pre-orders already. Better hurry...
    
  AFTER ALL EP'S REVIEWED
  Liselotte Hegt (Aardschok Magazine, March 2002) about "Armageddon Come": 'After All are vinyl fanatics (...) Good old heavy metal with great guitar work (...) This will rip live.'

Carl Coppieters (Rock Stage, February 2002) about "Armageddon Come": 'Two Belgian top bands on one top record.'

Guy Van Campenhout (Rif Raf, February 2002) about "The Bereaved EP": 'After All keep their metal pure (...) Sounds like a gang of mad Afghans on nandrolon.'

There are tons of reviews on After All records waiting for you in the releases section.
     
  AFTER ALL OFF TO STUDIO
  Currently, there are no live dates planned, as After All are off to the studio for a number of audio and video sessions throughout March and April. Exciting details about all of this will be announced in the March update of this page. Stay tuned!
     
  January 2002
  "ARMAGEDDON COME" 12 INCH EP SOLD OUT!
  Only one week after its release by Steelhunter Records, the entire press of After All's "Armageddon Come" 12 inch EP (a split effort with Antwerp power metallers Double Diamond) was sold out... The good news is that there will be a limited second press of 500 hand numbered copies on 12 inch vinyl picture disc. The After All webshop will be taking pre-orders soon, so stay tuned!
    
  "ARMAGEDDON COME" REVIEWED ON METAL TREASURES
  The new After All EP got an excellent review on Metal Treasures, the number one website for metal collectors: "Mit der aktuellen Split 12" von AFTER ALL und DOUBLE DIAMOND, (beweisen die Bands) das der Metal Underground in Belgien zum Angriff auf die übermächtige Italienische/Schwedische True Metal Welle bläst. Eigentlich erübrigt sich bei dieser Vinyl Scheibe jeglicher Kommentar, da beide Bands zu 100% voll überzeugen! Selten zuvor rotierte ein Album im steten Dauerfeuer am Plattenteller wie diese! (...) Als Draufgabe gibt es diese Göttergabe verpackt in einer Hülle, die bei jedem Vinyl Sammler definitiv zum Orgasmus führen müsste." Read the full on the Metal Treasures website.
     
  AFTER ALL LIVE SHOW
  Saturday January 26, 2002
De Croone - Proven (B)
After All + Wicked Mystic (NL) + Edgecrusher

More live dates to be confirmed! Stay tuned!