Category: Latest News Published on Thursday, 08 September 2011 11:19 Written by Marianne "Nymph" Pergadi Hits: 370
Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce the release of the third studio album by the Polish progressive rock band After.... The album entitled "No Attachments" will be out on the 21st of November in Europe and on the 6th of December in the US.
The band After... was formed in 2002 in Wloclawek. In November 2005, they released their debut album "Endless Lunatic", featuring guest appearances by Colin Bass (Camel), Józef Skrzek (SBB) and Jacek Zasada (Quidam). To promote the album, the band played several concerts in Poland and Western Europe, sharing the stage, among others, with Fish, Quidam, Riverside, and Sylvan. The year 2008 marked a number of successes: in April, After... embarked on a tour with the British band Galahad and performed at the 3rd edition of Art-Rock Festival in Poznań (together with Galahad, Antimatter and Mangrove); in June, they played at the German Art-Rock festival in Reichenbach (together with Pallas, Spock's Beard, Mostly Autumn and Blind Ego). Also in June, that same year, their second studio album "Hideout" was released. The new album was very well received both in Poland and abroad - soon after the release it became one of the best-selling albums of the biggest German independent distribution company Just For Kicks Music; it also became the album of the month (December 2008) of the Brazilian web site Progressive Rock & Progressive Metal. In 2009, After... went on tour together with Quidam (Poland, Czech Republic, Germany and Holand). The same year, the band played at the Crescendo festival in France and InoRock festival in Inowroclaw (together with Steve Hackett Band, Nosound and Indukti). In 2010, keyboard player Tomek Wisniewki parted ways with the band and, with the line-up consisting of 5 musicians, After... started working on their next album. In January 2011, their first live album "Live at Home", was released.
The third studio album "No Attachments" marks the beginning of a new exciting era in the band's career. Not only will it be released by Metal Mind Productions, but it is also being produced in cooperation with the musicians of acclaimed British act The Pineapple Thief.
The band's guitarist Czarek Bregier explains how it came to this co-operation: "While working on the new album, we wanted to change something, give it a new and different sound. We wanted someone to look at our material from a different perspective. We decided to have the album mixed and mastered at a different studio, though we had no idea where that should be. We very much liked the production of the last Pineapple Thief album so we decided to contact the Audiomaster studio, where it had been recorded. It turned out that The Pineapple Thief's keyboard player Steve Kitch actually worked there, and so our cooperation started in a very natural way. The band's singer and guitarist Bruce Soord also started to work with us on those recordings, which certainly made the album's sound richer. Mastering will be handled by Steve Kitch and Mark Bowyer. Soon, you'll have a chance to listen to the results of our cooperation."
After… - line-up:
Krzysiek Drogowski – vocals
Czarek Bregier – guitars
Wojtek Tymiński - guitars
Mariusz Ziółkowski - bass
Radek Więckowski - drums