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AFI Full Coachella Set List

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 14, 2014

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AFI just finished up their Coachella weekend. Watch the band’s full set below after the jump.

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AFI Members Confirm Straight Edge Hardcore Band XTRMST

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 17, 2014

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Jade Puget has confirmed that he and Davey Havok of AFI are indeed behind the straight edge hardcore band XTRMST. Listen to the demo here and check out a tweet from Puget below after the jump.

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Davey Havok (AFI) May Have A New Straight Edge Hardcore Band

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 17, 2014

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Speculation is growing that Davey Havok of AFI has a new straight edge hardcore band called XTRMST. The details are not too clear yet, but a four song demo EP has been released and rumors have since been growing. Stream the full thing below after the jump.

Edit: The band is now confirmed

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Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars, AFI Announce Carnivores Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 4, 2014

Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars, and AFI have announced the Carnivores Tour that will be taking place in amphitheaters this August and September. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars, AFI Going On Tour?

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 4, 2014

A radio station from Baltimore will be giving away tickets to a summer show featuring Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars, and AFI in August, and it looks like the rumors pan out. Surfaced dates from The PRP can eb found below after the jump.

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Coachella Announces 2014 Lineup

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 8, 2014

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Coachella will be bringing OutKast, Muse, and Arcade Fire along for 2014’s festival headliners. A slew of other bands like The Replacements, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Beck are also playing. Check out the full lineup below after the jump! 

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AFI Announce Tour Support

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 12, 2013

AFI will be taking out Youth Code and Coming on their winter headliner. Check out the dates below after the jump. 

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AFI “Miss Murder” Jimmy Kimmel Live Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 29, 2013

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AFI performed “Miss Murder” on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past week. Watch the video from the night below after the jump.

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AFI “17 Crimes” Jimmy Kimmel Live Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 28, 2013

AFI performed “17 Crimes” on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past week. Watch the video from the night below after the jump.

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AFI 2014 Headlining Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 20, 2013

AFI will be going on a January headlining tour in markets they didn’t hit this fall. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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AFI Bassist Writes Letter To Younger Self

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 30, 2013

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AFI’s Hunter Burgan has written a letter to his former self that includes advice and other interesting remarks. Check out the full letter below after the jump.

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POZ 100 Words Or Less Podcast: Davey Havok (AFI)

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 29, 2013

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Our 100 Words Or Less Podcast with host Ray Harkins is back with a very special guest today - Davey Havok of AFI. Ray and Davey spoke about theatre, being creative regardless of cximumstances, handling criticism, and much more.  This is a great episode to get you into the podcast if you’ve yet to check it out yet.

Follow the podcast on Twitter here, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes here, and stream the new episode with Ray and Davey below!

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POZ Review: AFI - Burials

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 28, 2013

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by Donald Wagenblast, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Let’s face it. Seeing a band that’s been around for twenty years, especially in the turbulent circumstances rock music has faced recently, is almost mythical at this point. For whatever reason, there just haven’t been that many bands that have not only been able to write good, impactful music, but do so consistently for two decades, let alone one. And yet, it’s 2013 and, twenty-two years after their formation (and an astounding fifteen years since the last time they’ve shuffled their lineup), AFI is back with new album Burials. The band has gotten to this point thanks to defining themselves as a band under constant sonic evolution, from their gritty punk beginnings to their post-hardcore leanings, making way to the more straight-up alternative rock approach from their last full-length, 2009’s Crash Love. No matter what stage of their career they’ve been in, the band has always found a way to appeal to the masses, and with Burials, they prove that despite being quiet for a while, they’ve still got it.

The album’s opening one-two punch of “The Sinking Night” and “I Hope You Suffer” is as vintage as AFI’s sound gets, thanks to a re-emergence of vocalist Davey Havoc’s hoarse, yelled vocals, which will remind listeners of “The Leaving Song, Pt. 2” from Sing the Sorrow. “This Sinking Night” begins with a slow, drudging tone from guitarist Jade Puget, while drummer Adam Carson pounds his kit in accordance with Puget’s barren, melancholy tone. Havoc enters the fray with a subdued introduction before the song bursts outward just after the midway point, taking on the appearance of an industrial rock track. “This Sinking Night” flows seamlessly into the album’s clear-cut top track, “I Hope You Suffer,” featuring one of the band’s most arena-ready choruses of their career. The grit and energy in Havoc’s vocals are the main sticking point of the song, but the backbone provided by Carson is what truly sets the track apart from the rest of the album.

After a raucous opening, AFI decide to slow things down slightly for the next few tracks on the album, focusing on more alternative-rock tinged numbers (like the ones Crash Love was laced with). “A Deep Slow Panic” is quite somber, featuring verses that are paced by bassist Hunter Burgan, while the catchy chorus is backed by Puget’s riffs. “No Resurrection” features gang vocals throughout its verses, which add a nice flair before Havoc treks it alone through the chorus. Lead single “17 Crimes,” a song about longing for the regret-free teenage years that (for AFI, at least) have long since passed, is faster-paced than the two tracks before it, but the pacing doesn’t stop the chorus from getting stuck in your head immediately.

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AFI Stream New Album ‘Burials’

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 22, 2013

AFI have released Burials. Stream the new album below after the jump.

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AFI Stream New Song “No Resurrection”

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 15, 2013

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AFI have released a new song called “No Resurrection.” Stream it below after the jump.   

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