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  December 14, 2011
  AFTER ALL SIGNS DEAL WITH ROADRUNNER RECORDS!
  It’s official: Belgian thrashers After All have inked a deal with Roadrunner Records. The new album is set for release in the spring of 2012. After All are currently in the studio recording new songs.

For After All, the collaboration with Roadrunner Records is the ultimate highlight of a year that already was very successful. Although the band remained unsigned for some time following the bankruptcy of their previous label, slowing down never was an option.

In 2011, After All toured Europe as part of Killfest with Overkill, Destruction and Heathen. After All’s self-released EP ‘Becoming The Martyr’ was named demo of the year in Aardschok and demo of the month in Rock Hard.

“As heavy metal kids, we basically grew up on Roadrunner releases”, commented After All guitarist Dries Van Damme. “From ‘Master of puppets’ and ‘Melissa’, to ‘Hell awaits’ and ‘Skeptics apocalypse’: they all came to us through Roadrunner.”

Over the years, After All have been fortunate enough to tour Europe with great Roadrunner bands like King Diamond, Fear Factory, Sepultura, Life Of Agony and Stone Sour.

“To become part of a record label with such a rich history is more than we ever dared to dream of when we started this band”, added Van Damme. “We will wear the Roadrunner logo with pride.”
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  November 30, 2011
  AFTER ALL EP DEMO OF THE YEAR IN AARDSCHOK!
  Just a few short weeks after 'Becoming The Martyr' was elected 'Demo of the Month' in German magazine Rock Hard, the latest After All EP was hailed as 'Demo of the Year' in Holland's Aardschok. As Rock Hard and Aardschok are two of the most important magazine around, we must be doing something right, no? Many thanks to André Verhuysen for his support!
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  October 31, 2011
  AFTER ALL EP DEMO OF THE MONTH IN ROCK HARD!
  After All latest EP 'Becoming The Martyr' was elected 'Demo of the Month' in the October edition of Rock Hard. Many thanks to big boss Götz Kühnemund and his crew for their support! Rock Hard rocks hard indeed...

Rock Hard also conducted an interview with After All guitarist Drieze, discussing the 'Becoming The Martyr' EP. Read the interview here.
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  AFTER ALL TO OPEN FOR CHANNEL ZERO
  After opening for Life Of Agony at Vooruit in Gent (B) quite some years ago, After All return to the famous venue on December 1, for a show with Channel Zero. Don't miss out on this night a Belgian metal!
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  September 20, 2011
  YOU ROCKED AT ALCATRAZ METAL FEST!
  Despite the ungodly hour - our showtime was 11 AM - we opened the Alcatraz Metal Fest in front of an awesome crowd: big and loud! Many thanks to all the metal fans who came out to thrash with us at Alcatraz Metal Fest – and at Dessel Swingt, a couple of hours later on the same day!
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  Special thanks goes out to Guido Gevels of the mighty Cyclone, who joined us on stage as we slammed our way through Cyclone's timeless classic 'In the grip of evil'. Check the video below - courtesy of Henri van Dommelen and Stoneagelightning - and read the awesome review in this month's Rock Tribune!

Our little Alcatraz competition proved to be great fun, too. Thanks for sending us the most outrageous guesses. Jean-Damaniac Scimia (France) sent the right answer and is the winner of the new 'Becoming The Martyr' EP and shirt. Congrats!
     
  August 22, 2011
  WHO WILL BE AFTER ALL'S SPECIAL GUEST AT ALCATRAZ METAL FEST?
  After All are scheduled to open this year’s Alcatraz Metal Fest at the event’s main stage. Showtime is at 11 AM. If you’re really hooked on metal, it’s never too early for a show… That’s why After All decided to make this show a little special. Early birds are in for some seriously brutal destruction, as After All have invited a special guest vocalist (M/F) for this show. Don’t miss the unique opportunity to kill as one with the band, and relive a mighty fine piece of metal history!

Ever since the announcement of the surprise guest, all kinds of names have been suggested on Internet forums and Facebook pages. Do you have any idea who will run with the Bruges pack on stage at Alcatraz Metal Fest? Let us know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (More than one message per person is strictly forbidden.) From all who made the right guess, we’ll draw one lucky son of a bitch who wins a free fan pack – including the ‘Martyr’ cd, the new ‘Martyr’ shirt and more. E-mails must reach us no later than 2 minutes to midnight, Thursday August 25. Spread the word - and remember: heavy metal is the law!
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  May 28, 2011
  JUST A QUICK NOTE ...
  Long overdue indeed... Just a quick note to say thanks for all who came out to witness the Killfest tour last March. It was without a doubt the best tour in the history of the band so far. Massive thanks to our friends in Overkill, Destruction and Heathen for making this tour such a smooth ride.

Look out for a video tour report soon. Meanwhile, enjoy this clip from our show at Stodola Hall in Warsaw, Poland:
 
 
  Meanwhile, After All have been confirmed for this year's Alcatraz Metal Fest, sharing the bill with Helloween, UDO, Death Angel, Forbidden, Helstar, Vicious Rumors, and more.

And that's not all. We have a major announcement coming up soon, so stay tuned...
     
  February 17, 2011
  NEW AFTER ALL EP - READY FOR KILLFEST 2011
  After All are proud to present the new EP 'Becoming The Martyr'. This limited edition EP will be available from the After All merch booth during the Killfest 2011 European tour with Overkill, Destruction and Heathen. The EP can also be ordered at After All webshop.

'Becoming The Martyr' features 3 brand new tracks, as well as 2 more tracks from the 'Cult Of Sin' album, re-recorded with the new After All line-up. Mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at the infamous Unisound Studios in Örebro, Sweden, the new EP contains the fastest and heaviest thrash metal After All have ever recorded. Be prepared for some jaw-dropping heaviness!

Killfest 2011 starts in London, UK on March 3. A warm-up show is scheduled in Mechelen, Belgium on February 26.
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  January 27, 2011
  AFTER ALL CONFIRMED FOR KILLFEST 2011
  After All are proud to announce they will appear at Killfest 2011, alongside thrash legends Overkill, Destruction and Heathen. Total thrash metal mayhem, starting March 3, 2011 in London - 16 shows - 10 countries ...
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  AFTER ALL ANNOUNCE 'BETRAYED BY THE GODS' EP
  By popular demand, After All announce their first official release featuring new vocalist Sammy Peleman and bass player Frederik Vanmassenhove. The 'Betrayed By The Gods' EP features two tracks from the 'Cult Of Sin' album, re-recorded with the new line-up and mixed by Dan Swanö.

As a bonus feature, the EP includes the video 'Live In Berlin', showcasing After All as they rage through their half hour set at the famous Columbia Club. The video was professionally shot with five cameras during After All's European run with Fear Factory, earlier in 2010.
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  The 'Betrayed By The Gods' EP comes in a full colour 7 inch gatefold sleeve, featuring stunning artwork by Benjamin Peters. This limited cd-only release will be available at the Mario's Metal Meeting and Ages Of Metal festivals.

The EP can also be ordered through the After All webshop.

Both songs from the EP - 'Betrayed By The Gods' and 'My Own Sacrifice' - are available on vinyl as well, as they appear on the 'Metal Or Death' sampler LP, out now on Killer Metal Records . We have limited stock of this sampler album available at the After All webshop.