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  October 2003
  ON TOUR WITH OVERKILL / SEVEN WITCHES AND AGENT STEEL
  Once again, After All hit the road! The neverending "Mercury Rising" campaign continues...
  news_2003_overkilllogo After All are proud to announce that they are invited to be part of "TourBox 13", the upcoming European tour of US metallers Overkill. The tour is presented by Rock Hard Magazine and will bring After All to France, Switzerland, Germany and Holland. After All get aboard "TourBox 13" on November 16th in Bordeaux, France.
     
  news_2003_sevenwitcheslogo Special guests on "TourBox 13" are US outfit Seven Witches, with whom After All will play a warm-up show in Belgium's Biebob club on November 6. The tour ends in Hamburg, Germany on November 23, with Seven Witches and Dead Soul Tribe. Seven Witches feature Jack Frost (Savatage), Joey Vera (Armored Saint/Fates Warning) and James Rivera (Helstar). Dead Soul Tribe is the new band around Devon Graves AKA Buddy Lackey, formerly of Psychotic Waltz.
     
  news_2003_agentsteellogo  To top it all off, After All will also play two live dates in Holland and Belgium as special guests of legendary US speed metal band Agent Steel. The comet burns bright - the age is at hand!
  After All will perform all scheduled dates with Kevin Strubbe on drums. Kevin first joined After All's ranks for the Anthrax tour in March. He has been with the band permanently ever since.

Details about the tour dates and venues are in the dates section. See you all on tour!
     
  NEW AFTER ALL MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE
  Some new stuff is available from our webshop: old-school metal buttons - featuring Kris Verwimp's killer "Mercury Rising" artwork - as well as logo stickers. Hell yeah! Very cool and really cheap indeed! Check here for details.
     
  September 2003
  AFTER ALL FEATURED ON ROCK TRIBUNE SAMPLER CD
  The track "The Shadow Wall" from After All's current album "Mercury Rising" is featured on the free sampler CD that comes with the September edition of Belgium's Rock Tribune.
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Other bands on the CD include such scene heavyweights as Arch Enemy, Ill Nino, Spineshank and Morbid Angel.

The September edition of Rock Tribune out now. Pick up your copy here.

     
  ANTHRAX / AFTER ALL: TOUR REPORT PART II
  After All enthusiasts Hellspawn Webzine have published the second part of Drieze's tour report, covering the dates After All played during the second leg of Anthrax' "We've come for euro all" tour, as well as the dates they played with Angel Witch. Check here for the full story. Thank you once again Hellspawn, you rule!
     
  July 2003
  NEW TOUR PICS ONLINE
  What's up, fellow metal maniacs? Yes indeed, another European trek has come to an end... We'd like to extend our thanks to our friends in Anthrax and Prong for the great times we had on the road.
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 Hope to see you all again very soon...

To get an idea of how we spent our time on tour, check the newly added picture galleries, with shots from the Anthrax / Prong / After All tour, the dates with Angel Witch and our visit at national radio station Studio Brussel.

     
  AFTER ALL: WINNERS OF "BANG YOUR BRAIN" INTERNET POLL
  Thanks to everyone who voted for After All in the Bang Your Brain contest. It was worth the trouble, as we won the internet poll with a massive 58.5%... Hope to see you all on the Bang Your Brain Festival in Roeselare (B) on October 25th, where we'll share the stage with German thrash legends Destruction.
     
  NEW SHOW DATES ANNOUNCED
  After All are scheduled for several festivals in the coming months. Check here for details.
     
  June 1, 2003
  AFTER ALL ON TOUR WITH ANTHRAX ... AGAIN!
  After their successful European tour with Anthrax in March, After All are invited to be the opening band on the second leg of Anthrax's tour of Europe in June.
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Anthrax are in Europe for the summer festivals, but in between festival dates the band will play a series of club shows in Germany, Switzerland and Holland, with After All opening.

  news_2003_pronglogo On the German dates, Prong are added to the bill as special guests.
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As announced last month, After All are also scheduled to play a couple of shows with NWOBHM legends Angel Witch.

More details about the venues in the dates section. See you all on tour!

  April 2003
  BACK HOME FROM THE ANTHRAX / AFTER ALL TOUR
  Yes, we got back to our safe homes! We'd like to thank Anthrax and crew for making the tour such a success. Thank you so much for a great time on the road... What it was like? See for yourself: packed venues every night and general metal madness all over.

Belgian magazine Rock Tribune asked us to write down the most interesting, funny and metal aspects of our road trip with Anthrax in a tour diary. Read all about it in the May edition of Rock Tribune.

An extensive tour report of the Anthrax / After All tour can also be found in the German edition of Hammer Magazine.
     
  "MERCURY RISING" CD & LP AMASS RAVE REVIEWS
  The "Mercury Rising" album is out now in Germany, the Benelux, Switzerland, Greece, Italy and Sweden. The UK, France, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Denmark follow later this spring. And guess what: both fans and press simply love the new stuff! So will you, so make sure you grab a copy at your local music store, or check our webshop to place your orders.
     
  NEW LIVE SHOWS ANNOUNCED
  Remember killer tunes like "White Witch" or "Sweet Danger"? So do we. And what's more, in June After All are playing a couple of shows with the NWOBHM legends who wrote these tracks: the mighty Angel Witch! Check here for an overview of the upcoming After All live shows.
     
  March 2003
  ON TOUR WITH ANTHRAX
  After All have been invited to fill in the support slot on the upcoming European tour of US metal pioneers Anthrax. Nise fukin newz, that is!
  news_2003_anthraxpic These are the confirmed dates:
16/3 Hardenberg (Holland)
18/3 Berlin (Germany)
19/3 Hamburg (Germany)
20/3 Bochum (Germany)
22/3 Köln (Germany)
23/3 Ludwigsburg (Germany)
24/3 Pratteln (Switzerland)
     
  NEW MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE
  Check out the new After All t-shirts at the merchandise section.
    
  "MERCURY RISING" CD & LP AVAILABLE NOW
  Just a little reminder: both the CD & LP versions of the new album are available now. Check here for details.

"Mercury Rising" is receiving praise all the way. Check out cool album reviews in the March editions of Concrete Web (95/100), Aardschok (80/100), Rock Tribune (87/100) and Mindview (6/7).
     
  February 18, 2003  
  PICTURES "MERCURY RISING" LAUNCH SHOW ONLINE
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With the back-up of a completely packed Cactus Club, the "Mercury Rising" launch show turned out to be one great event! Thanks again!!

Weren't there? Check out some cool shots from the Cactus Club show here.
     
  February 12,2003
  GOTHCORE WEBZINE: "MERCURY RISING" REVIEW & INTERVIEW
  Dutch webzine Gothcore publishes one of the very first reviews of "Mercury Rising", and a very nice one indeed! Also in this month's edition of Gothcore: an in depth interview with After All guitarist Drieze
     
  February 4, 2003
  WINNERS AF THE AFTER ALL LAUNCH COMPETITION
  Thanks to all who came out - through the snow and the freezing cold - to celebrate the launch of "Mercury Rising" at the Cactus Club last Friday. We had a blast! Pictures of the show will be online soon, so stay tuned.

Here are the winners of the launch show competition:

* winner of the After All CD back catalogue: red ticket #182
* winner of the "Mercury Rising" CD: yellow ticket #21

Winners should get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before February 9th.
     
  January 2003
  NEW AFTER ALL CD/LP "MERCURY RISING" RELEASE DATES
  After All are pleased to annouce that the new album "Mercury Rising" will be released on both CD and LP. Mausoleum Records, home of such bands as Swarm (Death Angel), Spirit Web, Warning SF, Ostrogoth and Crossfire, will release the CD version on January 13th. TPL Records from Sweden, who brought us the latest LP of NWOBHM legends Blitzkrieg, will release a limited edition of 500 vinyl copies of the album (white vinyl/gatefold sleeve). The release date of the LP version is set on February 10th.
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 "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 (CD only). 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 SIGN 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...
     
  BEST WISHES
  And before we forget: best wishes for 2003 to all metal maniacs out there! Thanks to all who came out to see us rock at Hootanny 2003, alongside Red Zebra, Patrick Riguelle, Rhythm Deep and Split Window (New Year's Eve, Magdalenazaal, Brugge). A great start for a great year, no doubt about that!