Sometime in the middle of 1998, Ryan 'Embolism' Leeman and Fritz 'Guyver' Cardozo began writing tracks together under the name Aftermath. They used to meet up on regular occasion, bringing sample sources they had collected and then chip away at tracks together on FT2. Sample sources included Australian prison TV documentaries, numerous records and many B-Grade VHS tapes which were routinely hired from the local VideoEzy and closely scoured for appropriate monologues. These sessions sporadically took place over the period of a few months into 1999, during which they produced enough material for two stylistically separate 12" releases on Bloody Fist. The first of these concentrated on very dark hardcore, occasionally venturing into speedcore territory. The sleeve for the 12" was slapped together in typical nonchalant fashion by Fritz and includes a treated photo of Newcastle's Sandgate Cemetery on the front. Fritz and Ryan only spent a short amount of time writing music together, but were very prolific and their records are proper classics in the BF catalogue.
4 years after the release of the first Aftermath 12", New York's Rockstar Games would come knocking with an interest in using 30 seconds of the track 'Foetus Of Hell' for their worldwide TV ad campaign coinciding with the release of the extremely violent Playstation 2/Xbox game 'Manhunt' (which was eventually banned in several countries including Australia). Someone at Rockstar had apparently downloaded the track from WinMX - liked it - googled it and got in touch to arrange it. Result!
released 15 December 1999
All tracks programmed by Fritz Cardozo and Ryan Leeman on a PC running FT2. Recorded raw in mid 1999 straight from FT2 to DAT with no EQing or mastering. Released on 12" December 1999 in a small initial pressing, with a limited repress taking place a few months after.