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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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  • Tormentor111

    They were great, ''All Hallows'' was, and still is, one of the best punk records, but they became total sellouts.

    29 Jan 8:05pm Reply
  • Philip_Morone

    I still miss the old, punk AFI :/ [2]

    29 Jan 6:38pm Reply
  • the-wild-healer

    Burials is a much better album than the previous two. Crash Love is boring and DU is just bad for the most part..

    26 Jan 10:09pm Reply
  • Siljec19

    I still miss the old, punk AFI :/

    22 Jan 10:25pm Reply
  • Anthony_31_93

    But home is nowhere 3

    19 Jan 1:00am Reply
  • versionfiv

    well stagnation is death.

    4 Jan 10:50pm Reply
  • -Trail-

    Listening to Stay Fashionable and the only similarity between that and today's AFI is the name of the band.

    4 Jan 12:20am Reply
  • versionfiv

    sold out already, hope I don't get a refund =[

    3 Jan 1:56am Reply
  • versionfiv

    huh I had no idea Nitro reissued All Hallows EP on 10" vinyl! just got a copy at interpunk.

    2 Jan 2:03am Reply
  • BruceMcD2020

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    20 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MoogInRow

    Crash Love and Decemberunderground are both sick but pale in comparison to Burials

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • versionfiv

    @excellentsword burials is pretty killer ... crash love and decemberunderground not so much though. 37mm on decemberunderground is good if you were ever into bands like New Order.

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
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  • FlyingHellFish

    How do 1000 people only listen to Miss Murder every week?

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Aformalin

    God, how I love them

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • TheOnlyRoc

    you can dislike the music but i dont get people making fun of the way they look. they always wore makeup and were a litlle efeminite. which is just Davey and Jade, do they even wear makeup anymore? theyre more masculine now than back when they sang about their parents thinking they were a crossdresser and wearing pink nail polish and fishnets. they never pretended to be macho tough guys. theyve always been themselves and were against that homophobic fake jock mentallity. so Im not sure how a band like this got to be your favourite band if thats how you judge people or music.

    28 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MoogInRow

    all AFI albums are worth listening to

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • excellentsword

    I guess it's not worth listening to AFI beyond Sing The Sorrow? Man, these ladydudes used to be my favourite band when I was a tween!

    11 Nov 2014 Reply
  • knight_88

    I saw them live yesterday, they were awesome!

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów AFI

    31 Oct 2014 Reply
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