Dutch female-fronted metal band AFTER FOREVER have parted ways with longtime label Transmission Records. The group's official statement on the matter reads as follows:
"Today, record company Transmission send a press release in which several factual errors occur.
"Transmission reports that they are putting an end to the cooperation with AFTER FOREVER. This decision however, had earlier already been made by the band by not accepting Transmission's offers to extend the contract or to renew it.
"AFTER FOREVER found it was time for a cooperation with a new partner. Most important reasons for this decision are Transmission's approach to promotion and marketing, especially abroad. Also, in the last period of time, Transmission's support and involvement had been minimal. The recent European tour (January) made this clear to us once again with relation to press promotion and local supply of CDs. Also, the two-year-old pictures sent with this latest press release is evidence of no real involvement with the band.
"AFTER FOREVER will be playing at several festivals in Belgium, Luxemburg and The Netherlands. In the second half of this year, they will also tour through Latin America again, like they did in 2005. Next to several venues and clubs, the band will perform at three large festivals in Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires and Mexico City.
"For our fans, we think it is good to know that several large labels, both national and international, have shown interest in a cooperation with AFTER FOREVER. Therefore, we can only conclude that Transmission is a bad loser."
AFTER FOREVER's fourth full-length album, "Remagine", was released last year through Transmission. The follow-up to 2004's "Invisible Circles" was recorded at Excess studio in Rotterdam, Holland and was mixed by Sascha Paeth and Philip Colodetti at the Gate studio in Wolfsburg, Germany.