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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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  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine.

    21 Apr 2:44pm Reply
  • the-wild-healer

    Why does Davey still scream live? His old style yell and his singing voice sound good enough.

    13 Apr 8:07pm Reply
  • Gbacardi07

    New side project is so embarrassingly whack.

    10 Apr 9:48pm Reply
  • BrandNewThrice2

    The Embrace

    6 Apr 2:26pm Reply
  • wearethewakeful


    30 Mar 1:52am Reply
  • BulmaPunkRocker

    I really hope they'll play just 90's hardcore punk songs today in Lollapalooza Chile. I can dream, can't I?

    29 Mar 7:02pm Reply
  • My_Sharona

    Davey Havok is my hero ♥

    22 Mar 9:49am Reply

    too hardcore for vowels i suppose. or he got the name from wheel of fortune.

    21 Mar 4:55am Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    New hardcore side project featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget:

    17 Mar 3:41am Reply
  • minkichi

    Happy birthday, STS ♥

    11 Mar 10:07am Reply
  • blramones

    I really fucking love this band

    7 Mar 11:10pm Reply
  • FlyingHellFish

    I wrote them off after DecemberUnderground (although I enjoyed it). I just started Burials and am blown away. Feel you all.

    7 Mar 12:31am Reply
  • noluckytourist

    Burials is enjoyable. I think my favourite AFI song is either Let It Be Broke or The Interview. Two extremely different songs admittedly but both really fucking good.

    22 Feb 10:35am Reply
  • versionfiv

    yea new album isn't bad but the vinyl was worthless to release. total compressed CD master bullshit, not even a special master.

    14 Feb 7:43pm Reply
  • fazmuffin

    Just discovered Burials, very impressed!

    14 Feb 5:49am Reply
  • Epsilon_X2008

    Saw them today, they replaced file 13 with Wester and they replaced God Called In Sick Today with 6 to 8. They also played Greater than 84 for the first time ever. Show ruled.

    2 Feb 8:39am Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    Okay no Totalimmortal like we got last time, but we got File 13 and The Conductor, i'm good with that.

    30 Jan 9:30pm Reply
  • Parabellum13x

    Seeing them again tonight, caught them back in October too, hopefully they sound as good now as they did then.

    29 Jan 4:05pm Reply
  • zinar7

    Okay, I see that it's something to do with autocorrect algorithms. Apparently Last.FM are working on it, no scrobbles are lost

    29 Jan 11:29am Reply
  • zinar7

    I don't understand. All my scrobbles for Burials have just disappeared completely. Like, I have in my 'loved tracks' but apparently I've never listened to them ever. When I try scrobbling, it says 'now playing', but never scrobbles properly. Anyone else getting the same problem?

    29 Jan 10:36am Reply
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