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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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  • SirIntegrall

    still miss the old punk AFI [8 ].

    14 Jun 9:14am Reply
  • Maid_of_Rage

    Одинаково люблю и новый, и старый AFI. Однако всё же считаю, что лирический гот-рок стиль группе идёт куда больше, чем задорный панк. Sing the Sorrow и Burials -- их самые лучшие альбомы, на мой взгляд, хотя в Black Sails in the Sunset и The Art of Drowning тоже немало сильных песен. Old and new AFI are both great to me [3]

    10 Jun 6:51pm Reply
  • silenceawake

    old and new AFI are both great to me [2]

    31 May 6:48pm Reply
  • xLisiix

    still miss the old punk AFI [7 ].

    31 May 10:25am Reply
  • ZachargyG

    As a fan of darker and more electronic music I like the new AFI a lot. Always appreciate a band that can change its sound to attract a new type of audience.

    31 May 4:24am Reply
  • versionfiv

    17 crimes rules @tipaah yeah I thought so too, but then I saw them at a live show in Washington DC a few weeks ago. surprised me to all hell too. I don't know if it was a one-off thing for the festival or if they will be making new music. probably the former.

    28 May 8:51pm Reply
  • hairy_bastard

    The Punk days AFI is the only AFI!

    26 May 8:36am Reply
  • Suomirocker

    I still miss the old punk AFI [6].

    11 May 8:28am Reply
  • ClahRR

    i just went back to 2009

    5 May 11:20pm Reply
  • MoogInRow

    old and new AFI are both great to me

    29 Apr 9:16pm Reply
  • GreatThunderOwl

    Hardcore AFI is the only AFI I'll ever care about.

    29 Apr 10:00am Reply
  • sandrarichm

    Love this Music

    23 Apr 3:28pm Reply
  • tippaah_

    I thought Government Warning broke up a couple years ago?

    22 Apr 6:00pm Reply
  • knight_88

    I still miss the old, punk AFI [5]

    22 Apr 3:09am Reply
  • neds22

    Hi everyone! add me to friends! i'm from Ukraine! and i love afi :)

    20 Apr 2:17pm Reply
  • jessyrocker

    Just Great

    17 Apr 9:22pm Reply
  • PerraSuicida

    I still miss the old, punk AFI [4]

    14 Apr 9:52pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    Oh you youngins and your numbers games... so cute =D Lastfm was never a good indicator of bands listeners, considering it was only remotely popular around 2006 and that doesn't even make a difference either way as a gauge for a group's listeners/popularity. Anyway my friend, my point is Government Warning are a true oldschool sounding punk band who are still active, still alive. They're not all dead or changed to something more accessible like AFI.

    14 Apr 9:43am Reply
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