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1) AFI (A Fire Inside) is an American / band from Ukiah, CA that formed in 1991. Their career progression has taken them through notable and drastic changes in music styles from / to to .

While in high school in Ukiah, California, David Marchand aka Davey Havok (vocals), Mark Stopholese (guitar) and Vic Chalker (bass) formed an outfit called AFI in 1991. Stopholese suggested his friend Adam Carson, who had a drum kit, join the band. Stopholese learned guitar and Chalker learned bass, but Chalker was soon replaced by Geoff Kresge and AFI made their first EP in recording Dork (1992) with the now defunct Loose Change, which included future AFI guitarist Jade Puget.

AFI disbanded when its members attended different colleges. Kresge moved to New Jersey where he played with Blanks 77. After reuniting to perform a live show, the other members decided to drop out of college to play full-time with AFI. Between 1993 and 1995 they released several vinyl EPs/Compilations (Behind the Times; Eddie Picnic’s All Wet; Fly in the Ointment; This Is Berkeley, Not West Bay; AFI/Heckle; Bombing the Bay) independently. Their first full-length, Answer That and Stay Fashionable was released in 1995. In 1996, the band released their second album, Very Proud of Ya, on Nitro Records. The songs “Cruise Control” and “Love Is a Many Splendored Thing” from Very Proud of Ya were used in the 1996 independent film Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore, which was first screened in 1997 and also featured Havok in a small role.


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  • ZexionFanGirl

    "Your opinion is different than mine so that means you're wrong."

    22 Jul 6:38pm Reply
  • Charmander0

    love everything from black sails to crash love but i have to say burials was a disappointment. enjoy about 4 songs from that album but never listen to the rest..

    20 Jul 10:47pm Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    Burials is back on track, if you like December and not Burials your opinion is automatically voided.

    20 Jul 8:49pm Reply
  • silenceawake

    Nah, Burials is good.

    19 Jul 12:12am Reply
  • Siljec19

    The hell happened to their punk music? New albums are... totally not what I expected. Decemberunderground was enough change for me, but Burials is just terrible.

    18 Jul 7:09pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    17 crimes is killer

    17 Jul 7:42pm Reply
  • StupidCupcake

    17 Crimes. ♥

    15 Jul 1:30pm Reply
  • InvisibleDeath

    And new too.

    14 Jul 6:38am Reply
  • bloody-origami

    Their early material is incredible.

    10 Jul 12:46am Reply
  • xherojuanax

    "RIP" posts are consistently amusing, being that bands continue to exist without your support. And the band really isn't dead to you if you visit its shoutbox 14 years later. Maybe just come up with a less dumb way of criticizing AFI's current output.

    6 Jul 11:22pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    This shoutbox is bad but the band is good. [2]

    4 Jul 3:03pm Reply
  • MiseriaDawn

    This shoutbox is bad but the band is good.

    24 Jun 4:30am Reply
  • MiseriaDawn

    @bawitback You have 233 Sing the Sorrow scrobbles, more than any other AFI album LOL. Yeah they totally died in 2000 right?

    24 Jun 4:27am Reply
  • pr0wnage420

    Art of Drowning > Everything else before Sing the Sorrow > Sing the Sorrow >>> Everything after Sing the Sorrow

    22 Jun 1:28am Reply
  • bawitback

    R.I.P. AFI (1993-2000) [3]

    21 Jun 10:27pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    their best albums are Sing the Sorrow, Black Sails and Burials cant really come up with a discog ranking

    15 Jun 10:22pm Reply
  • ominous_shiva

    R.I.P. AFI (1993-2000) [2]

    11 Jun 7:40pm Reply
  • conezen

    old AFI <3

    30 May 11:05pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    very proud of ya is good for driving in the summer time,or i guess all the time if you're in a constantly warm climate.

    16 May 12:55pm Reply
  • evilxdead

    We're still doing this? VPOY > Everything

    16 May 3:19am Reply
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