|AFTER ALL ANNOUNCE SPECIAL HOMETOWN SHOW|
|To celebrate the successful release of the new album "This Violent Decline", After All will play a special show in hometown Brugge, Belgium on November 17. The band is preparing an extra long set, mainly built around the new songs, but also including some old tracks that haven't been played live in a long, long time.
Support comes from Rafflesia and Omerta, up and coming metal talent from Brugge.
|DRIEZE TO HOST "WHIPLASH" ON STUDIO BRUSSEL|
|As of October 10, After All guitarist Dries Van Damme will be hosting "Whiplash", the weekly metal show on national radio Studio Brussel. "Whiplash" airs in Belgium, every Tuesday night at 11 PM. The show is also available through streaming.|
|AFTER ALL ON ROCK TRIBUNE SAMPLER|
|"Frozen Skin" - off the new album "This Violent Decline" - is featured on the free CD that comes with the September edition of Rock Tribune Magazine, now for sale in Belgium and Holland. Other bands on the album include Jon Oliva's Pain, Black Label Society and Hatebreed.
Also in the press: interviews in Aardschok (Holland) and Metal Hammer (Germany). Be sure to check them out!
|NEW ALBUM "THIS VIOLENT DECLINE" RECEIVES RAVE REVIEWS|
|The new After All album "This Violent Decline" has received nothing but great reviews in the European press. Reviewers agree that this is the band's best album so far, praising the compact song writing, the precise execution and the flawless, crystal clear, yet heavier-than-thou production of Dee J., Fredrik Nordström and Tue Madsen. Thanks to all magazines, webzines and radio stations for the support and the wise words. Who are we to disagree?|
|An absolute must for every speed and thrash metal fan!
Mindview Magazine (B) - 3rd score in the soundcheck
This surely must be their European breakthrough...
Rock Tribune (B) - 87/100
Excellent balance... Melodic, heavy and catchy...
Rock Hard (D) - 7th score in the soundcheck
|Production can compete with any modern metal release...
Aardschok (NL) - 7th score in the soundcheck
Solid quality... No filler...
Metal Hammer (D) - 7th score in the soundcheck
|AFTER ALL ON "METAL HAMMER MAXIMUM METAL VOL. 106"|
|The opening track of the new album - "Frozen Skin" - is featured on the free CD that comes with the August edition of Metal Hammer Magazine, now for sale in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Other bands on the album include Stone Sour, Voivod and Terror.|
|WEBSHOP OPEN FOR BUSINESS|
|We have a lot of new stuff available from our web shop:
the new album "This Violent Decline"
t-shirts, girlies, hooded sweat shirts and buttons with the new album's design
the new EP "The Devil's Pathway" - finally available...
Check out the new merchandise and go to the shop right away. Free button with every order... Enjoy!
|Also a big thumbs up to the people of Metal Dayz (CH), Dokk'em Open Air (NL), Nevelfest (B) and Thrash Till Death Festival (D), for setting up some of the finest metal festivals around. See you all next year!|
|NEW ALBUM "THIS VIOLENT DECLINE" OUT JULY 31|
|We are proud to announce that Dockyard1 has scheduled the new After All album "This Violent Decline" for release throughout Europe on July 31.|
|The follow-up to last year's "The Vermin Breed" was recorded by Dee J. at Hype Studio in Mechelen, Belgium. The album was mixed by Fredrik Nordström (In Flames, Arch Enemy, Soilwork) at Studio Fredman in Göteborg, Sweden. Tue Madsen (The Haunted, Hatesphere) took care of the mastering at Antfarm Studio in Aabyhoj, Denmark.
With "This Violent Decline" After All continue refining their trademark thrash metal style. The album is slightly more melodic than "The Vermin Breed", with more room for melody lines and vocals. At the same time, "This Violent Decline" displays more speed, power and heaviness than any of the older After All albums.
|"This Violent Decline" contains 11 tracks, including a re-recorded version of "Blind Euphoria" (from the 1992 EP "Dusk"). As a bonus track, the album features a video clip for the track "Frozen Skin".|
|NEW AFTER ALL EP OUT IN JUNE|
|Metal Coven Records have announced a late June release for the long overdue split EP featuring After All and Swedish metallers Ram. Originally, the release of this 7 inch vinyl EP was planned for early 2004.|
The two After All tracks on the EP are "In The Grip Of Evil" (cover version of the Cyclone classic) and "The Devil's Pathway". Both tracks were recorded in 2002 - when the band was preparing the "Mercury Rising" album - and have not been available before.
|AFTER ALL CONFIRMED FOR METAL DAYZ FESTIVAL|
|There's quite a number of interesting shows coming up: a spring tour with King Diamond in Germany, Holland and the UK, club shows with Armored Saint and Anvil, festival appearances in France (Open Air Languidic), Germany (Thrash Till Death) and Belgium (BMU Fest and Nevelfest)...
Furthermore, we are proud to announce that After All are confirmed to play this year's Metal Dayz Festival in Pratteln, on August 5: the biggest metal event of the year in Switzerland. Other bands scheduled to appear include Jon Oliva's Pain, Nevermore, Rage and many more.
|March 16, 2006|
|AFTER ALL TO SUPPORT ARMORED SAINT|
Some more great news... After All have the privilege to join forces with legendary US metal heroes Armored Saint for an exclusive club show at Willemeen in Arnhem, Holland on June 23rd. Very special thanks to Joey Vera and Willemeen for making this happen!
|AFTER ALL TO SUPPORT KING DIAMOND|
Great news indeed... After All are invited to join King Diamond on the final leg of his upcoming European tour. This run of shows marks After All's first appearance in the UK. Thanks to King and his management for having us on this tour!
|KING DIAMOND (DK) + MERCENARY (DK) + AFTER ALL
09/06 Alte Spinnerei - Glauchau (D)
10/06 De Lantaarn - Hellendoorn (NL)
11/06 013 The Choice - Tilburg (NL)
12/06 Electric Ballroom - London (UK)
|BACK FROM TOUR!|
|Oh yes, we made it back alive from the European tour with Destruction and Candlemass. And what a trip it was... We would like to thank all the great people that came out to support this tour. Highlights were without any doubt the shows in Helsinki, Göteborg, Aschaffenburg and Vosselaar.|
Once again, massive thanks to our friends in Destruction, Candlemass and Deathchain. Extra special thanks to the tour crew - Thommy, Danny, Tuppi, Alf and Olé, our drivers Markus and Matti, and of course Dragon Productions for making it all happen.
|"THE VERMIN BREED" OUT NOW IN RUSSIA|
|As reported earlier, Dockyard1 licensed "The Vermin Breed" to Soyuz Music in Russia. The album is available in Russia and CIS as of December 22, 2005.|
|SPECIAL AGENT FOR FRANCE|
|We are pleased to announce that we start working with French agency Underclass - for the French territory only - as of 2006. We can already announce a first show, scheduled on June 11, 2006 in Paris. More to come soon|
|BEST WISHES FOR 2006|
|Last but not least, we'd like to take a moment to thank all of you metalheads for your great support. On December 29, 1995 we played a memorable show in Brugge to launch our first album. Exactly ten years later, we conclude 2005 as our most succesful year so far: we released our 5th album this year and played about 50 live shows in 10 European countries...
And there's more to come! We are currently finalising the song writing process for the next album. More details on that next month... We have plenty of exciting plans for 2006, so stay tuned. No retreat, no surrender - that's right! Thanks again - and best wishes!