WARHEAD ( Belgium ) - The Day After - 12" Vinyl LP Album

WARHEAD'S "The Day After" is their 2nd and final vinyl record. It was produced by Jos Kloek and Patrick Cogneaux was respomsinle for the audio studio recording.


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Essential Album Information For: WARHEAD ( Belgium ) - The Day After

Album Description:

Belgian Heavy Metal band Warhead released their second studio album, "The Day After," in 1986. The album featured seven tracks that showcased the band's talent for creating heavy, powerful music.

Their debut album, "Speedway," was released in 1984 and received critical acclaim in the Belgian Heavy Metal scene. The success of their debut album paved the way for the release of their second album, "The Day After."

"The Day After" was a significant album for Warhead and Belgian Heavy Metal. The album marked a shift in the band's sound towards a more refined and polished sound. The album's production was improved, which allowed the band to showcase their musical prowess. The album also featured more complex song structures, which demonstrated the band's growth as musicians.

The album's title track, "The Day After", was inspired by the fear of a nuclear war during the Cold War era. The song presents a bleak and haunting portrayal of a post-apocalyptic world. Other tracks on the album explored themes of love, loss, and the struggles of the working class.
"The Day After" received positive reviews from both fans and critics. The album's improved production and songwriting were praised, and the band was hailed as one of the most talented Heavy Metal bands in Belgium. The album was also a commercial success, selling over 10,000 copies in Belgium alone.

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal from Belgium

Label & Catalognr:

  Mausoleum Records - SKULL 83109

Media Format:

Record Format: 12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1986 Belgium

WARHEAD ( Belgium ) - The Day After Production & Recording Information


Jos "Speed Rat" Kloek - Producer

Jos Kloek, a Belgian music producer and sound engineer, emerged as a prominent figure in the vibrant Heavy Metal scene of the 1980s. Born in Belgium during a time when the music industry was undergoing significant transformations, Kloek's journey in the realm of sound engineering and production would leave an indelible mark on the Heavy Metal genre.

The 1980s were a dynamic period for the music industry, witnessing the rise of various genres and subcultures. It was during this time that Jos Kloek found his calling in the world of Heavy Metal, a genre characterized by its powerful and distorted sound, often accompanied by intense vocals and intricate guitar work.


Kloek's expertise as a sound engineer and producer became evident as he collaborated with a plethora of Heavy Metal bands, each contributing to the rich tapestry of the genre. Among the notable bands that benefited from Kloek's musical prowess were Crossfire, Killer , Dark Wizard , Speedway, Fisc , Axe Victims , E.F. Band , Together, Warhead , KAT, and FN Guns .

Crossfire, with their raw energy and aggressive sound, found a sonic ally in Kloek. His work with Killer showcased a meticulous approach to sound engineering, enhancing the band's musicality. Dark Wizard, Speedway, Fisc, and Axe Victims, each unique in their style, shared a common thread – the influence of Jos Kloek's technical finesse in the studio.

E.F. Band, Together, and Warhead, with their diverse sounds, benefited from Kloek's ability to capture the essence of their music and translate it into powerful recordings. KAT and FN Guns, known for their contributions to the Heavy Metal scene, also found a collaborator in Kloek who understood the intricacies of their sonic landscapes.

Jos Kloek's role extended beyond technical proficiency; he became a crucial part of the creative process, shaping the overall sound and identity of the bands he worked with. His dedication to preserving the authenticity of Heavy Metal while pushing the boundaries of production techniques contributed to the enduring legacy of the genre.

As the 1980s drew to a close, Kloek's impact on the Heavy Metal scene remained palpable. His work with a multitude of bands not only solidified his position as a respected music producer but also played a pivotal role in shaping the sonic landscape of Heavy Metal during a crucial period in its history.

Sound & Recording Engineers:

Patrick Cogneaux - Sound Engineer

Patrick Cogneaux a sound engineer associated with "Shiva Studio, Brussels, Belgium" who has worked on albums for "FN Guns", Ostrogoth, Steelover, TSA, Wildfire, Warhead and many others.

Recording Location:

Recorded at: Shiva Studios, Brussels, 1985

Album Cover Design & Artwork:

Eric Philippe - Album artwork

Eric Philippe is a highly acclaimed album cover designer known for his exceptional artistic talent and iconic designs. Throughout his illustrious career, Eric has collaborated with numerous renowned bands and musicians, creating visually stunning artwork that has become synonymous with the music itself. His work has left an indelible mark on the world of music, making him one of the most sought-after designers in the industry.


Born with a creative spirit Eric Philippe grew up with a deep passion for art and music. From an early age, he displayed a remarkable talent for visual expression, often sketching and painting in his spare time. Inspired by the album covers he saw on his favorite records, Eric developed a keen interest in combining his two passions: art and music.

Eric's journey as an album cover designer began when he started working with local bands in his hometown. Recognizing his exceptional talent, word of his unique artistic vision spread rapidly, reaching the ears of well-established musicians in the industry. It wasn't long before Eric received his first major opportunity to design an album cover for the Belgian heavy metal band Ostrogoth.

The album cover for Ostrogoth's release catapulted Eric into the spotlight, showcasing his ability to capture the essence of a band's music through visual representation. The success of this collaboration led to numerous other opportunities, with bands such as Dark Wizard, E.F. Band, FN Guns, Killer, and many others seeking Eric's artistic expertise for their album covers.

Eric Philippe's designs have become renowned for their intricate details, vivid colors, and ability to convey the mood and themes of the music within. His style often blends elements of fantasy, surrealism, and realism, creating a visual language that resonates deeply with both musicians and fans alike. Whether it's a heavy metal album cover or a softer acoustic release, Eric has an innate ability to capture the essence of the music and translate it into stunning visual art.

Over the years, Eric's portfolio has expanded to include collaborations with a wide range of musical genres and artists from around the world. His designs have graced the covers of countless albums, making a significant impact on the overall visual identity of the music industry. His iconic artwork has not only attracted attention and accolades but has also become collectors' items, sought after by fans and art enthusiasts alike.

Beyond his work as an album cover designer, Eric Philippe has also dabbled in other artistic endeavors. He has exhibited his paintings in galleries, created designs for merchandise, and even ventured into the realm of music videos, applying his unique artistic vision to the moving image.

Eric continues to push boundaries and explore new horizons in his artistic career. His dedication to his craft and his ability to bring music to life through his visual creations have solidified his position as one of the most respected and influential album cover designers of his time. With each new project, Eric Philippe leaves an enduring artistic legacy, weaving a visual tapestry that enhances the music and creates a lasting impression on all who experience it.


Jan Caes - Photographer

  • Patrick (Vocals) real name Patrick Van Londerzele. (ex-Crossfire)

    "Patrick Van Londerzele" has been singing and playing in the bands: "Crossfire", and "Warhead" during the 1980's. He has also used the pseudonym: "The Beast"

  • Didier C. (Guitars)

    "Didier Capelle" has used different aliases while playing and recording for the bands: "Warhead" and "Cyclone". These aliases have been: "Wall Of Sound", "Didier Capelle", "D. Kapelle", Didier "Wall Of Sound", "Didier C.".

  • Evil Tyrant (Bass) real name Pierre Tyrant
  • Firedamp (Drums)
Tracklisting Side One:
  1. Legions Of Hell
  2. Evil Night
  3. Devil's Church
Tracklisting Side Two:
  1. The Day After
  2. Black Time
  3. Last Night
  4. Fall Out

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Index of WARHEAD Album Cover Gallery & 12" Vinyl LP Discography Information
WARHEAD - Speedway
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  Mausoleum Records FIST 8357   , 1985 , Belgium

"Warhead: Speedway" races onto the scene with the 12" Vinyl LP Album, a testament to the prowess of one of Belgium's few Speed Metal bands. Released on Mausoleum Records, this album encapsulates the raw power and intensity that define Warhead's contribution to the Speed Metal genre.

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WARHEAD - The Day After
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  Mausoleum Records - SKULL 83109 , 1986 , Belgium

"The Day After" was a significant album for Warhead and Belgian Heavy Metal. The album marked a shift in the band's sound towards a more refined and polished sound. The album's production was improved, which allowed the band to showcase their musical prowess.

Learn more

Mausoleum Vinyl Records Discography