Stream A New Song From AFI – “Trash Bat”

AFI is dropping a new EP next week dubbed The Missing Man (Ex Noctem Nacimur). The band has dropped a new single today to get you amped and ready. The EP was produced by guitarist Jade Puget and is the follow up to 2017’s AFI (The Blood Album) full-length. Check it out! Continue reading

AFI Releases Surprise Single, New EP Coming In December

Punk heroes AFI have surprise dropped a new single, ‘Get Dark’. The track comes from their just announced new EP, The Missing Man (Ex Noctem Nacimur), which was produced and mixed by AFI guitarist Jade Puget and is slated for a December 7th release. Jam out to and receive ‘Get Dark’ FREE when you pre-order the new EP. Continue reading

AFI – AFI (The Blood Album)

The thing I like about AFI is that they are AFI. They have been an on again, off again staple in my cassette collection since the mid-1990’s. A lot of that is due to my many moods. You see, AFI is a very organic, internal type of band. AFI are the band you need, when you need them. So I am super happy to present to you AFI’s tenth studio album, affectionately called The Blood Album (Concord) or AFIContinue reading

AFI Side Project Blaqk Audio Book Spring Tour Dates

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Blaqk Audio (sometimes stylized as BLAQK AUDIO) has booked a slew of spring tour dates to support their forthcoming April release of their new album Material (Blaqknoise/Kobalt). Direct support will come from Night Riots on all dates. Blaqk Audio features Davey Havok and Jade Puget from AFI.

Focusing solely on electronica and classic industrial sounds of acts such as Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Ministry, Squarepusher, Nitzer Ebb, and Front 242, Davey Havok commented on Blaqk Audio:

Blaqk Audio is pure electronica whereas AFI uses organic instruments. AFI has drums and bass and guitar and there’s none of that in Blaqk Audio.”

Being huge music fans and fundamentally driven by music in a creative sense, BA is a wonderful outlet for our long-standing love of electronic music. Were it not for BA, I’d still be writing this type of music, even if it never saw the light of day.”

Blaqk Audio tour dates, with Night Riots:

May 04: House of Blues – San Diego, CA

May 05: Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

May 06: Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

May 07: Ace of Spades- Sacramento, CA

May 10: Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR

May 11: Croc – Seattle, WA

May 13: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT

May 14: Bluebird – Denver, CO

May 16: Turf Club – Saint Paul, MN

May 17: Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

May 18: Mod Club – Toronto, ON

May 20: Sinclair – Cambridge, MA

May 21: U Street Music Hall -Washington, DC

May 22: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY


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XTRMST Announces Debut Show, Digital Box Set


XTRMST, the straight edge hardcore outfit featuring vocalist Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget of AFI, sold out their debut live performance at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on January 29, 2015 in minutes. They will be playing songs from their debut self titled release, out now via Dim Mak Records.

The band will offer a digital box-set via BitTorrent Bundle on December 1, 2014, featuring the unreleased song “Little King,” content documenting the formation of the band, the making of their debut album, and a digital version of their hand-made XTRMST Zine. The zine itself will feature interviews with members of the straight edge community and unique commentaries from Havok and Puget. Check it out here .

In anticipation of the BitTorrent Bundle release, Havok & Puget will also be live on December 1 for an online fan Q&A via their XTRMST Tumblr page. Dubbed their “Dashboard Confessions,” the band will be answering fan-submitted questions via the ‘ask’ feature on Tumblr. Fans can start asking today, and should follow the blog for details.

Watch the music video for their first single “Conformist” here.

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XTRMST Releases Video For ‘Conformist’

Straight edge hardcore band XTRMST, featuring AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok and guitarist Jade Puget, have released the first music video for “Conformist”. Watch it here.

The song is off their self-titled debut album, out November 17th via Steve Aoki’s (DJ/producer and former This Machine Kills member) Dim Mak Records. Puget produced and mixed the record at his home studio and at The Treehouse in Los Angeles, CA.


Havok commented on the band:

“Jade and I have been talking about starting a straight edge hardcore band for years. We started writing and recording in early 2012 and chose the name XTRMST because it expresses the messages represented on the record. The straight edge movement is not one of moderation. It’s based in undeniable objective truths.”

“The straight edge philosophy is something that Davey and I gravitated towards at a young age, drawn by concepts and ideals that seem almost foreign in modern society,” says Puget. “Like much of the other subcultures we were a part of growing up, it put us at odds with 99% of the people around us, which was something we embraced. Being sXe for over 20 years and being musicians, it seemed natural that this crucial ideology would find a musical expression.”

“XTRMST” track listing:
01. Words For the Unwanted
02. Conformist
03. Social Deathplay
04. Merciless
05. Exterminate
06. Sharper
07. Extremist
08. The Breed
09. Humanity
10. The Way
11. Swallow Your God
12. Dirty Nails
13. Juliets
14. Coward Bow Your Head

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