Saturday, October 31, 2009

AFI Photo Gallery from Ulalume

MTV has posted a few photos of AFI's performance at Ulalume on October 23 here. Thanks to Mike for the tip!

Friday, October 30, 2009

ZuBoutique Website Revamped, New Blog From Davey

The ZuBoutique website has been revamped with a black background.

Also, Davey posted a blog on the site wishing everyone a happy halloween and updating us on new goodies to come. He wrote:

It’s Fall, and with the ever changing colors of the leaves and our new website look comes the Great Zukins! Keep slicing those glowing orbs! I look forward to seeing what you all have carved and awarding some goodness in exchange for your skills.

Also with the season will come tee shirts featuring graveyards, bats, zombies and unrealistically romantic sex-fearing vampires…but not from us. We, on the other hand, will be releasing new limited shirts for the compassionate, evolved and lucid few who like to fly their flags with style. Wait til you see these pieces. They are just beyond. In addition to these iconic tees we will have for you an extremely limited batch of shirts honoring another great artist who has recently, sadly, left us all. All of this should be yours before turkicide shames the nation.

That’s the what the immediate ZU future holds right now but new jewelry is also in the works and the Zu shoes are looking fantastic as well. I’ve been wearing mine…it’s like walking on blue sunshine I tell ya.

happy pumpkin pie!


Buzznet Conspiracy Contest

A contest has popped up on the social networking site Buzznet. The contest called AFIles offers a chance to win AFI's personal Canon G10 camera.

AFIles Contest
AFI will be using a Canon G10 camera to document their tour. It's a total mystery what the band will be taking pictures of. At the end of their tour, they are going to go through all the entries in this group and 1 person will win AFI's camera with all the unrevealed pictures they are taking on tour.


Will receive AFI's personal Canon G10 camera & pics taken by AFI.


Have you ever seen evidence of a dark conspiracy in your hometown? Have you wondered about the creepy guy you run into just about everywhere you go?
Dig deep into your thoughts and reveal your story with a mix of fact and fiction.
Using pictures and words, describe your personal conspiracy in a journal and file it here.
Only 1 entry per person. Maximum of 250 words.

Weekend Discussion: AFI Acoustic or Orchestra?

Here's the second installment in our new weekly discussion series. Click here to see last week's discussion.

Many of us have seen AFI play live at one time or another, but I'm guessing most of you haven't seen AFI play live acoustically... or backed by an orchestra. Would you rather see them acoustic or orchestral? Which songs do you feel would be good to hear in those formats?

I know this is something I've never thought about, so this discussion should be interesting. Also, you can vote in the new poll on the left.

Veronica Sawyer Smokes Live Video has posted a live video of "Veronica Saywer Smokes" from AFI's performance at MTV Ulalume Festival on October 23. Click here to see the video. The full broadcast of AFI's show will be on MTV on Friday night.

(And yes, Veronica does smoke live videos)

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Two AFI interviews on MTV

MTV just posted two new interview with AFI. The first one features their most memorable Houston tour moment, and in the other one Hunter choose Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" as their favorite Halloween movie.

Thanks to Brittany for the tip!

House Of Blues Review at

There is a review of the House Of Blues show in today's issue of the BCHeights. A highlight from the review:

"Sunday's underwhelming turnout illustrates more than anything how a band can alienate old fans by continually redefining itself. Crash Love represents another step in the band's neverending creative evolution. Not only is it considerably warmer than the band's previous two albums Decemberunderground and Sing the Sorrow, but it is also more musically complex. The album evokes nostalgia for the band's punk rock past, which is a difficult task since punk songs are typically short, fast, and simplistic."

You can read the full article here. Thanks to Mike for the link!

Blaqk Audio: "Bright Black Heaven"

Melissa pointed us to an interview made by MyYearbook with Jade. These are the highlights:
  • Jade's favorite song is Beautiful Thieves. It's the first song that was written for CL.
  • Jade will work on a VNV Nation remix
  • The Blaqk Audio record is done and is called "Bright Black Heaven"
Clcik here to read the entire, long interview...

Boston's WFNX Radio Interview with AFI now up!

WFNX Radio just posted an audio interview with Jai, a long time friend of mine. He won a contest and got to ask them about End Transmission, old songs, the inspiration behind Crash Love, and gold.

This interview was on October 24th.

You can listen here!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Hunter Currently Co-Hosting Punk Rock Show

Hunter has let us know through Twitter that he is currently co-hosting DJ Rossstar's Punk Rock Show (Wednesday night). You can catch the live feed over at

Update: The show has ended.

In-Store Signing in Philadelphia, PA

AFI will be doing an in-store signing at Main Street Music in Philadelphia, PA on November 11th, 2009.

The address is:
Main Street Music
4444 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA NH Show Photo Gallery

Mary Ouellette of has pointed us to her amazing gallery of 29 photos from AFI's show in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on October 17. Click here to see the gallery.

She says she may have photos from the Boston show up today, so check this post tonight for an update.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The right sidebar is not in the right position (it has moved to the bottom of the page). We are working to fix this issue... The right sidebar shows up correctly when viewing a post page, but not the home page.

Davey: "I Partially Had Swine Flu"

Davey has said in an article that he partially had swine flu, making it into a joke saying: “Mmm, partially. It’s partially swine and partially lizard sinus infection.”

You can read the article here.

Win A Pair of Tickets and Meet and Greet Passes to the St. Louis, MO Show Courtesy of Riverfront Times

The Riverfront Times is giving away a pair of tickets as well as Meet and Greet passes to the AFI show on November 4th at The Paegent. For a chance to win, leave your full name, email adress, and a reason as to why you should win in the comments of the article. The contest ends on Monday, November 2nd at noon. The winner will be chosen soon after.

Boston Herald Posts Review of Boston Show

The Boston Herald has psoted a review of the AFI show at the House of Blues on Sunday. The review says:
Sunday, Havok came across as a punk rocker only when the song dictated. Taking the stage in a sparkly white suit, he cavorted like a fey, hyper-kinetic lounge singer while belting out the whimsical “Too Shy To Scream.” He transformed into an incensed, agonized fiend to wail his face off on “Death of Seasons.” Havok even channeled Winona Ryder’s character from “Beetle Juice” during “Despair Factor,” and proclaimed, “My whole life is a dark room.”
You can read the full review here.

Davey Talks About Straight Edge Revenge posted an article about Davey's rendition of Project X's "Straight Edge Revenge" that he performed with Ceremony. Davey said:
"Ceremony were on tour and I think their drummer couldn't join them on the road," Havok says, "and they had a drummer of Have Heart playing for them, who is a straight-edge kid. That made three out of the four members of the band for that evening be straight-edge kids. So they asked me if I wanted to sing that night, if they would play 'Straight Edge Revenge,' which would put four vegan straight-edge kids onstage -- which is the way it would have to be if you're going to sing that song. And it was really fun." He laughs. "It was a pleasure to join them."

"There's one thing that will unify people beyond any sort of artistic likes or dietary likes," Havok says. "And that is being straight edge. I'm straight edge; those kids that were singing along with me were straight edge. That's what that was about. It wasn't about Davey Havok, it wasn't about Ceremony: It was about four dudes playing militant straight edge, and 50 kids feeling it."
You can view the full article here.

AFI Land Spots on Alternative Press' 100 Best Singles of the Past Decade

In the most recent issue of Alternative Press, which AFI graces the cover of, the band has gotten 3 singles on the magazine's 100 Best Singles of the Decade. Days of The Pheonix landed at number 80 with a statement saying:
"Considering how AFI have grown as songwriters in the past nine years, this track seems downright quaint with its Social-Distortion-at-the-goth-punk-club vibe. (And the "ohhh"s in the chorus remind us of Def Leppards "Photograph.") Regardless, this song is still crucial to their mythology, displaying a vision toward something bigger than punk's one-two-fuck-you convention."
Girl's Not Grey came in at 63 and Miss Murder landed the 30th spot. According to, "Silver and Cold" just missed the countdown coming in at number 106.

If you want to see who else made the list, be sure to pick up the magazine when it hits newsstands.

Trivia Tuesday: Very Proud of Ya

We're starting a new weekly feature called "Trivia Tuesday." Our goal is to give you some obscure information that you may or may not know about AFI, from the early days on Wingnut to 2009. If you have any trivia you'd like to submit, send us an e-mail with some form of proof that your fact is true.

This week's trivia regards Very Proud of Ya:
  • Very Proud Of Ya is the AFI album with the most songs, with a total of 20 songs on the regular release. (vinyl-only and No Dave Party are apart)
  • The cover for the album was designed by AFI's then-bassist, Geoff Kresge. Pablo asked Geoff about the cover and he said it matched the album theme song (Consult My Lover).
  • This is the first album where Jade Puget does backing vocals. He's credited as Jade "The Playah" Puget.
  • According to the Nitro Box Set, Adam came up with the name. They really regret naming the album Very Proud of Ya.
  • This album is AFI's album with the most re-recordings. Advances in Modern Technology, Theory of Revolution, Aspirin Free, Crop Tub, Two Of A Kind, Yürf Rendenmein, Cruise Control, Who Said You Could Touch Me, Rolling Balls and Love is A Many Splendored Thing were already featured in previous AFI's releases. This happened because they had little studio time and couldn't finish new songs.
  • Cruise Control and Love is a Many Splendored Thing were featured in a movie called Mary Jane Is Not A Virgin Anymore. Davey had small dialogs on it and they can be seen here.
  • This is AFI's first CD release on Nitro Records.
  • "No Dave Party" the pre-gap hidden track on Very Proud of Ya, was intended to feature vocal recordings from Adam, Mark, and Geoff. Due to time constraints, only instrumental tracks were recorded. Paul Marchand recorded "extra guitar" for the track.
  • He Who Laughs Last was AFI's first single.
  • File 13 means trash. In an office, when the boss asks the employee to put the document under file 13, it means he must put it in the trash. Hence the line "Feel like garbage can"
  • AFI would dedicate Advances In Modern Technology to Smith, Mike and Fritch during the Black Sails and The Art Of Drowning live shows.
  • 1995's Fly in The Ointment featured early versions of Crop Tub, Theory of Revolution and Cruise Control.
  • Crop Tub and Darling, I Want To Destroy You are the only AFI songs where Davey uses a vocoder. A vocoder is used to distort vocals.
  • This album takes its name from a chorus line on the album theme song, Consult My Lover, "I'm so proud of you, so proud of you, I'm proud, I'm very proud of you"
  • Two of a Kind and Yürf Rendenmein are different from the Answer That versions.
  • Yürf Rendenmein is a word-play, as it means "Your friend and mine"
  • Cruise Control was oftenly described as AFI's love song, during live shows.
  • This album was the third release that Love Is A Many Splendored Thing appeared on, and the first time it was properly recorded in a studio. The first release was on 1993's Eddie Picnic's All Wet 7" (live), and the second one was on This Is Berkeley, Not West Bay.
  • Who Said You Could Touch Me and Rolling Balls were previously released on 1993's Behind The Times 7"
  • Several guitar solos on the record were left unrecorded to allow for vocal recording
This article was created by Pablo and Jason with info taken from Key Lime Pie Records' MySpace.

AFI to Play Grand Prairie, TX

AFI will play in Grand Prairie, TX on December 4th at the Nokia Theater. This is a radio festival with The Edge. More details later. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster this Friday.

Contest to win a Medicate 7" on AFIVids

One of our affiliates, AFIVids, is having a contest to win one of the Medicate 7". The contest ends on November 15 and is available to US residents only. For more information and the entry form go here.
Thanks to Mark for the tip!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Buzznet To Interview AFI News HQ

Mark, the community manager for Buzznet and a Begin Transmission winner, has agreed to conduct an interview with us for a feature on the social networking site.

No word on when this interview will take place or how it will be conducted. As always, once we know, we will pass it along to you.

Beautiful Thieves live at Ulalume

MTV posted a live video of Beautiful Thieves from Ulalume. Remember they're airing the full thing (?) next Friday 20th at 9 pm EST!!

You can watch it here.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Pictures From AP Magazine's AFI Issue

Thanks to Theresa, we now have some nice scans of pictures from Alternative Press magazine's issue on AFI (they have the December cover: click here for more info).

Alt Press contacted us a few days ago and requested that we not post scans, so we will just link you to the pertinent OMB posts here and here.

Update: We've found another post with a scan here.

MTV Posts Ulalume Show Review has a lengthy review of last night's Ulalume Festival, which will be broadcast next Friday night on MTV. About AFI's performance they said the following:
"Songs like "Death of Seasons" and "Beautiful Thieves" were swelled to massive proportions, the former ending with Havok — dressed in skintight black T-shirt and silver pants, hair swept back in dramatic pompadour — collapsed atop a row of speakers, the latter wrapping with him striding out into the audience, held aloft by their outstreched arms."

Weekend Discussion: Davey's STS or DU Look?

We're going to try out a new weekly feature here, to add a bit of general AFI discussion to our mix of posts. Every Friday or Saturday we'll post a question regarding the band (e.g. "AOD vs. BSITS" or "better live era: STS or AOD?") You can suggest a question by e-mailing us. Here's the first one, from Pablo:

Mary and I were having a conversation about what look was the best for Davey. One of us said the Decemberunderground look was the best and the other of us said it was the Sing The Sorrow look. Vote in the poll on the left, and tell us your thoughts in the comments. Keep the discussion intelligent and no fangirl/boying.

MTV Ulalume Setlist - 10/23/09

Clarification: MTV's Ulalume Festival was played today, but it will be broadcast on MTV next Friday.

Click on each link to see a video of the song!

Beautiful Thieves
Kill Caustic

Many thanks to Daffiedezz!

New AFI Tour Merch Shirt in Sayreville, NJ

DF member Jackie has taken a shot of a new Crash Love tour shirt that was sold at the recent Sayreville, NJ show. The shirt costs $25. Check out this older post for more pictures of tour merch.

Miss Murder on "My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen"

"Miss Murder" is on the soundtrack for the MTV Halloween movie "My Super Psycho Sweet Sixteen" which debuted tonight.

Also, throughout the movie there were commercials for MTV's Ulalume next Friday, featuring AFI. A two-second clip of the Medicate video was shown.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The MTV 5: AFI has a new video of AFI up, called "The Five Things You Didn't Know About AFI". You can watch it here. They talk about Dice for Beds, 7"s, Vegetarian/Veganism, Smith and Paul McCartney.

Thanks to MinorThreat on the OMB for posting that!

Exclusive MTV Promo Pictures

MTV has posted a gallery of 10 exclusive AFI pictures. See all of them here. Thanks to Brittany for the heads up :)

MTV's Ulalume Festival Will Be Broadcast

AFI's Interscope artist page has a news snippet that says:

9:00 PM

MTV Stations
Catch A.F.I. performing on MTV's Ulalume Festival. Airs Friday October 30, 2009 at 9PM EST

If someone manages to record it, please let us know!

No AFI Rock Band 5 Track Pack in October

No AFI 5 track pack this month. Reuters said Rock Band would be releasing an AFI 5 track pack as Downloadable Content in this month, October. We'll keep you posted if/when it comes out!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Davey: OK, I Feel Better Now

They will be playing tomorrow night at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD.

Vote For AFI as Alt Press Band of the Decade

Alt Press's latest reader poll asks you to choose which band you think is the most important band of the last decade, and AFI is an option. You'll need to fill out a few pieces of information about yourself to vote. Vote here.

Thanks to Eric for the tip!

Salt Lake City DF Presale

The DF Presale Password for the Salt Lake City show has been posted by Theory on the DF-exclusive section of the OMB ( We will not give out the presale password.

New Zu Boutique Halloween Contest

We have heard many complaints about not covering ZuBoutique. So, we have decided to bring back coverage. A new contest has begun to win "fabulous prizes."

The contest:
Carve a pumpkin that is related to Zu. Then, post a picture on your Twitter with the tag #zukin by October 31st, 2009. The top 3 favorites get prizes.

Post your pictures in the comments. We want to see your creations as well!
Good luck!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Expect New AFI E-mail Blast Soon

Theory (AFI's webmaster) made a tweet a few hours ago saying he was building an AFI e-mail blast. Expect to see it soon, if not tonight. We'll update this post when the blast goes out.

Thanks to MiniMissMurder for the heads up!!!

AFI Post Rochester Tour Video

AFI's video of the Rochester show has been uploaded to Youtube. This is the second tour video thus far, and features "Sacrilege" as a soundtrack. View it here.

On an unrelated note, Hunter revealed last night during his live webcast that Dark Morning Conspirators in an unfinished Crash Love B-side. The song is missing vocals, and it is unknown whether the song will see the light of day.

In case you didn't know, they're soundchecking with "Values Here", a song originally by Dag Nasty. "Values Here" was a regular around 1996, when Bombing The Bay 7" was released.

Scranton show CANCELLED, Refunds Now Available

Confirmed by Hunter on AFI's Twitter.
Hunter just tweeted saying Davey asked him to post that they will NOT be able to perform tonight and the show in Scranton, PA will NOT go on.

UPDATE: This was posted on the Scranton Cultural Center's website:
Concert cancelled due to illness. Refunds will be made at point of purchase. Customers are reminded to bring the credit card that they made their purchase with to recieve a refund. No reschedule date has been announced at this time. For tickets bought from Ticketmaster please call 1-800-745-3000

Jade made a blog entry as well. He says it's the first time they cancelled a show in 11 years and that the STS shows they cancelled don't count. He forgot AFI cancelled Big Day Out in January 2006 :P

AFI Crash Love Ringtones

AFI posted Crash Love ringtones on their site. They cost $2.49 each, and it's only the album songs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Hunter's Live Video Chat on

We posted this over the weekend, but here's a reminder. The live broadcast is at 7:00 p.m. PST TONIGHT at You will need to sign up to participate.

  • Talked a great deal about basses and saxophones
  • They have soundchecked "Sacrilege" but it did not go well
  • Hunter visited AFI News HQ and spent a good minute there. He has bookmarked it!
  • Favorite song on Crash Love to play is "End Transmission"
  • Hunter is working on more shoe designs for Macbeth
  • The next single for Crash Love is undecided
  • AFI will be playing shows in California in the "next couple of months"
  • Hunter Revenge will continue to tour after Crash Love's tour is over
  • Dark Morning Conspirators was partially recorded but never finished. It does not have a vocal track on it.
  • "In Soviet Russia, bass chooses you."

Davey Is Sick, Scranton Show Status Unknown

Davey was not at the in-store signing at Gallery of Sound in Scranton, PA today. There are rumors that he has caught the flu. The status of tomorrow's (Wednesday) show in Scranton is unknown, but we will update this post with any further information. So far, there has been no indication that the show will be cancelled.

Update: Hunter has confirmed that Davey is sick, and that he is throwing up. They do not know if it's the flu, and they do not know whether Scranton will be cancelled.

21/10/2009 UPDATE: Officialy cancelled. Read HERE.

AFI On December Alt Press Cover (Updated) has the upcoming December issue of Alternative Press for sale, but it has no cover on the site yet. The item is described as "AFI, Jeffrey Star, Cartel." AFI may have the cover, so keep an eye out for it! Thanks to Aaron for the tip.

Update: Here is the cover from Alternative Press' website.

High Quality Pictures of Medicate 7"

Thanks to Ngoan, who just received the limited-edition Medicate 7", we have high quality pictures of the record (pictures of the actual vinyl will be posted tomorrow). Click on each picture for the full size. Explores Crash Love with Jade posted an interview with Jade where he talks about "Medicate", "Darling I Want To Destroy You", and the constant change in sound.

Regarding Medicate, Jade said:

"I think a lot of the lyrics, and especially that song in particular, has to do with people that set themselves up in these destructive relationships with other people, purposely set themselves up in these situations so that the things that they love can be taken away. That's to sort of paraphrase Davey throughout the lyrics. But I think a lot of the lyrics touch on themes of isolation because there are themes that run through other songs on the record about this kind of pop-culture crash that we're experiencing as far as culture crash, which is where the title comes from, where everything is sort of being degraded, whether it be art or literature or music. So, for Davey and all of us, we feel isolated from what's really going on in wider culture right now. I think a lot of people do."

View the full interview here.

AFI To Play Salt Lake City on December 8th

Thanks to Mark, a concert listing has been found on Smtih's Tix that says AFI will be playing At The Venue in Salt Lake City on December 8th, 2009. Tickets are $26.00 and go on sale October 24th at 10 AM.

View the listing here.

Go thank Mark in the comments!

Richmond, VA 10/19/09 Setlist

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt II
Too Shy To Scream
Days Of The Phoenix
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Okay, I Feel Better Now
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On the Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
The Interview
Miss Murder
Silver and Cold

Monday, October 19, 2009 "Turning Point" Interview With AFI

In anticipation of AFI's show tonight in Richmond, VA, wrote an article about AFI's change through the years. The band discussed what they feel are the turning points in their career. Click here for the full article.
“I think you could look at Shut Your Mouth and then Black Sails and then Sing The Sorrow as the turning points. I think Crash Love is another one of those turning points.”
Also, here's a nice review of AFI's show in Sayreville, NJ last week.

Davey and Hunter Upcoming Interview.

Hunter tweeted this morning that he and Davey were on the way to WDYL in Virginia to do an interview. We'll post it here when it comes out.

AFI Post Video From Providence, RI

AFI has posted a video on their website along with a note from Jade.
The note reads:
Thank you, Providence, for your readily accessible Starbucks, chill winds, warm sing-a-longs, brown universities, and vegan pizzeria (which we never get any of!). You may be a mob town, but you can put us in cement galoshes any time. <3
Jade from AFI
The video can be seen here.

What would you ask AFI?

One of our readers, who is a very good friend of mine won a contest and will interview AFI next Sunday on Boston's WFNX on the radio.

The point of this post is that you suggest him what questions he can ask them. He will be interviewing all of them. He will credit whoever gives a good one!

Post your suggestions as a comment here.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 Reviews Crash Love has posted a review of Crash Love. The article states:

At first listen, "Crash Love" did little to impress me. Musically, the album doesn’t sound much different than the previous two releases. That’s both bad and good. Good in the sense that they are staying true to their sound and showing a consistent effort and bad in the sense that it gives little reason for “on-the-fence” listeners to be swayed to the true fan side. However, the main difference between "Crash Love" and the aforementioned releases is that it lacks any song that ... forces one to run out and buy the entire album.

Read the full review here.

We Appreciate Your Business (A Note From Mary)

Hello Everyone,

We have been working on this blog for 8 months now. Wow, time flies! In that time, our number of readers has grown, we have added expansions to the blog with Twitter and Facebook, and we're loving every minute of it. We started this blog to give you guys AFI news in one clear site. No more rummaging through multiple threads on the Despair Faction. We feel we have done that pretty well.

But, we want to do more. What do you guys want to see as far as content/layout improvements? What do you guys want to see less of? We started this for the fans and we want to keep the fans involved in our process. We want your thoughts, so post a comment or e-mail us. We will read them all.

As always, I wanted to thank all of you for reading this blog. When I joined the team, I never expected to have it be this big with this many followers. I certainly didn't expect that when 'AFI News' is typed into Google, our blog is right there on top. I love seeing everybody's comments regarding news and recognizing people in the community. I hope that you all enjoy what you read on here and that our work is to your benefit.

We look forward to better serving you, the fans. You are the only reason we continue to do this. Thank you to all of you.

AOL Posts "AFI's 15 Songs From The Van"

AOL Radio has posted a blog that brings us Davey's top 15 songs he remebers hearing while touring in the van.

The songs are:
15) Sunny Day Real Estate: 'Pillars'
14) Deadguy: 'Pins and Needles'
13) Weston: 'New Sjirt'
12) Cro-Mags: 'Malfunction'
11) Backstreet Boys: 'I Want It That Way'
10) The Replacements: 'Fuck School'
9) Cock Sparrer: 'England Belongs To Me'
8) Christina Aguilera: 'Genie In A Bottle'
7) Gheto Boys: 'Bald Headed Hoes'
6) Psychadelic Furs: 'Love My Way'
5) Exploited: 'Crashed Out'
4) Guns N' Roses: 'Rocket Queen'
3) Morrissey: 'Maladjusted'
2) Marilyn Manson: 'Lunckbox'
1) Lynard Skynard: 'Sweet Home Alabama'

View the full article here.

Hampton Beach 10/17/09 Setlist

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving song Pt II
Too Shy To Scream
The Missing Frame
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Half Empty Bottle
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On the Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
Just Like Heaven
Miss Murder
Silver and Cold

Thanks to Corey for the setlist!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Rochester 16/10/2009 setlist

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving song Pt II
Too Shy To Scream
Ever and a Day
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Half Empty Bottle
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On the Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
The Interview
Miss Murder
Silver and Cold

Friday, October 16, 2009

Etch Love Contest

AFI has announced a new context for those who bought the iTunes LP of Crash Love. See details below.

Create your own custom CRASH LOVE artwork using the deluxe iTunes LP version of the album for your chance to win AFI prizes!

Submissions will be accepted 10/16 – 10/26. After submissions are completed, fan voting will determine the winners. The Best Submissions will be displayed on Voting will take place 10/30 – 11/6, with the winning designs announced on 11/9.

The Grand Prize winner will receive a custom CRASH LOVE Jade guitar signed by the band. Runner ups will receive:

-"Crash Love" Deluxe CD Premium Men's or Girl’s Bundle
-$50 shopping spree in the AFI store
-Crash Love" Deluxe Edition CD – SIGNED
-Set of 12 Camille Rose Garcia Lithographs

For details about rules, entry and submission click here.

(UPDATE) Reuters: 5 AFI Songs on Rock Band In October

Reuters has published an article about AFI's upcoming album Crash Love. Click here to see it. This story is different in that it discusses AFI's market appeal going forward.

The biggest news to come from this is that AFI will be releasing 5 songs for Rock Band in October.

16/10/2009 update: The DLC week for October 20th has been announced as a Queen 10 song track pack. This means that, if Reuters information is correct (which most likely is - they're a reliable source), we will get the AFI 5 song track pack on October 27th. The AFI track would be announced on October 23rd.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Dark Morning Conspirators Mystery Confirmed Hoax

The mystery that in the past weeks has had several board members running around shopping malls for Veronica Saywer and Charles Atlas (see this blog and this thread) has been confirmed as a hoax by Gavin, the administrator of the board.
"Nothing in this thread has been done at the behest of the band, the DF, band management, or the record label."
You may now reclaim your lives. Please exit through the merch shop.

Our Posts Are Now Automatically Tweeted

The AFI News HQ Twitter just got much more beneficial and efficient. We've finally found a good way to automatically publish our headlines (as well as a link) at This removes the lag time between when we publish a post and when we finally get around to posting it to Twitter. Posts will be tweeted within a half hour of publication.

If you aren't already following us (we're on the verge of 500 followers!) make sure you do. It's a great way to keep updated on the go if your mobile phone can access Twitter. We hope to build an iPhone app soon for added functionality on that platform.

Note: the new set-up should take about an hour to process...

Theory posts DF "exclusive" audio (Bowie Cover)

For the first time in many years, the DF gets an audio exclusive. This time, Theory posted a clip of a rehearsal of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust. DF members can click here to find the thread with the audio. Non-DFers will not be able to access the thread.

The clip was leaked to YouTube.

19:07 PM EST: AFI just posted it on Facebook for everyone to hear. There goes the DF exclusive. We are putting the link here because it was made public for everyone on AFI's Facebook.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Providence 14/10/2009 setlist

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt II
Too Shy To Scream
Ever and a Day
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Self Pity
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On The Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
Just Like Heaven
Miss Murder
Silver and Cold

More From MTV's Interview With AFI

In the latest update to their series of interviews with AFI, MTV has added a short Halloween video featuring the band. Davey discusses his favorite Halloween movie as a youngster "The Great Pumpkin" and Jade recounts the epic tale of a costume gone wrong. Click here to see the video.

AFI will be playing MTV's Ulalume Festival with Paramore on October 23.

Jade Posts Webster Show Tour Blog

Jade has posted a blog entry to about their show on Tuesday night in Hartford, CT. Several photos and paragraphs of text are included. Click here to read the full entry.

This is the show at which there was a fire alarm. It turned out to be false. "Hunter pointed out that the fire marshall probably showed up and said, 'We have a report of a fire inside.'"

Despair Faction Registers Official Twitter Account

This is the new official Despair Faction twitter account. It remains to be seen what will be posted there. "DF Twitter is a go. #AFI #despairfaction -- anyone around?" Posts Webster Theater Review has posted a review of the AFI show at the Webster Theater. The critic, Eric Danton, wrote:

"Havok displayed quite a range, singing in stately tones over a ringing cascade of guitar notes on "Beautiful Theives," and howling like Cookie Monster on a bender on "Death of Seasons," as ominous bass exploded into a full-on sonic bludgeoning."

Read the whole review here.

Live Nation Special: 2 For 1 Tickets

Today, for 24 hours only, Live Nation has a 2-for-1 ticket sale for select shows at selected venues. Some AFI shows are included. These show are:

Pompano Beach, FL: Buy Here.
Boston, MA: Buy Here.
Detroit, MI: Buy Here.
Roseland Ballroom Show (NY): Buy Here.
Atlanta, GA: Buy Here.
Houston, TX: Buy Here.

If you haven't bought your tickets yet, now is the time.

Two Previews of AFI's FUSE Interview

On Friday, October 16, AFI will be appearing as a guest on the show "Distortion" on the music television channel FUSE. They will be interviewed.

Thanks to Ruth, we've found two preview videos of the interview on FUSE's website. Click here to see them! The first clip is called "Guitar Rock" and the second one is "Fans Singing on the Record."

Hartford, CT 13/10/09 setlist!

Thanks to Christina! Here is the setlist for the Hartford, CT show at the Webster Theater.

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
Veronica Sawyer Smokes
No Poetic Device
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Don't Make Me Ill
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On The Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
The Interview
Miss Murder
Silver & Cold

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

AFI in Big Cheese Magazine cover!

The first of many to come I'm sure. October 2009 issue. If any of you get it and wish to submit scans please send to!

Thanks to xXdarockermikeXx for the tip!

Presale Password For "Not So Silent Night" Show

AFI is playing a show in Denver, CO on December 6. See this post for more info about the show. The presale password is MEDICATE. (Before anybody asks... no, this is not a Despair Faction presale.)

Ticketmaster presale started today here.

MTV Posts More AFI Goodies

MTV has posted more of an interview with AFI. We posted the first part of the interview earlier this week. The writer mentions Davey's love for Pac-Man and working with Jacknife Lee:
"In addition to talking about their awesomely old-school fan club, they also discussed how nervous they were working with producer Jacknife Lee (the band is used to crafting albums bit by bit, and Lee prefers a more "live" sound) as well as the strange band comparisons they've heard over the years (Havok will never forget one of the first reviews ever written about his band, which compared them to the Ramones). "
The video of the interview will be posted soon according to the article. View the article here.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Free Medicate video on iTunes!

That is correct. xXdarockermikeXx just informed us iTunes is now giving the Medicate video for free (at least in the US store), so download it now! Click here to visit the iTunes Store page for the video.

AFI Tap Tap Revenge screen pic + News

In other news, Girl's Not Grey and Miss Murder can be downloaded for this iPod Touch/iPhone game for just $0.99!

You Know You Want To Read It: Another Crash Love Review

The Telescope has posted a review of Crash Love. They have given it 4 out of 4 stars, stating that:

"Even though they're not that rebellious punk band they used to be in the 90s, AFI still brings powerful lyrics that reflect its feelings no matter what. "Crash Love" is different, there's no doubt about it. This transition made it possible for the band to create one of the best albums of their career."

Read the review here.

The Audio Perv Posts Gallery of Sayreville Show

The Audio Perv, a music site, has posted a review of AFI's October 10 show at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, NJ along with an excellent gallery of 43 photos and 4 videos. Check it all out here.

AFI Interview on MTV's Newsroom

Click here to see the video interview. It's a short one, just over a minute long. There is only one question asked. The Despair Faction (or the "AFI Likers Club") gets a shoutout.

AFI To Play 93.3's "Not So Silent Night" Festival

AFI is set to play "Not So Silent Night" festival with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and I Fight Dragons on Sunday, December 6th in Denver, CO.

If you buy tickets from radio station 93.3 this Tuesday at 10 AM, the first 1,500 tickets will cost $9.33 each. Ticketmaster will also be selling tickets. The Ticketrmaster tickets go on sale on Friday, the 16th, at 10 AM.

Pablo's note: As a heads up, AFI played this show in 2001 and their songs were broadcasted live on radio. Maybe someone will be able to record them this time!

See the announcement here.

3 New AFI Shirts on Interpunk

3 new AFI shirts are onsale at Interpunk. There is Bold (Black) ($14.75), Bridge ($15.75), and Epic ($15.75). Thanks to Mark for the tip!

Oh, and I've been away for a few days. Forgot to let you all know...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Club Zoo Pittsburgh 11/10/2009 setlist


Photo courtesy of @Theresa68:

New Jersey 10/10/2009 setlist

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
Veronica Sawyer Smokes
Ever And A Day
Kill Caustic (Backing vocals by Lou Koller from Sick of it All)
End Transmission
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On The Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
Just Like Heaven
Miss Murder
Silver and cold

Setlist provided by Diana!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

EXCLUSIVE: Pictures of Medicate 2x7"

Here are the pics of the Medicate 2x7" courtesy of Adam D! I think we are the first place to show them. This time, there are no etchings on the vinyl other than the catalog number.

Click to enlarge:

Vinyl 1 Cover:

Vinyl 1 Side A:

Vinyl 1 Side B:

Vinyl 1 Back:

Vinyl 2 Front:

Vinyl 2 Side A:

Vinyl 2 Side B:

Vinyl 2 Back:

Open gatefold front:

Open gatefold back:

Remember, go buy these vinyl as they are limited to 1,000 copies and will be on sale for just one week. Once again, go thank Adam in the comments for these pics!

MTV News interviews AFI next week.

Or actually, they'll show the footage, according to a tweet they made. Once again, thanks to Jab News for the heads up!

Rock Louder interviews AFI

Rock Louder has interviewed Jade and Hunter and you can read the whole article here!

They talk about Crash Love and about the fan videos. Nothing new here.

Special thanks to Jabnews for the tip! :)

Friday, October 9, 2009

New shirt at Hot Topic!

Here's a black slim-fit AFI tee features a dramatic distressed screen of the band name and a pair of picture windows below.

Thanks to xXdarockermikeXx for the tip!

High Quality Photos From Show at Bogart's has posted a few high quality photos of AFI and Gallows playing at Bogart's. Here is the link.

Here We Go Again: 2 New Crash Love Reviews, a website based in Vancouver, has posted a review of Crash Love. With a headline "The Boys From AFI Can Blame Themselves For An Underwhelming Crash Love" I don't know if you will want to read it.

However, if interested, here is the article. Excerpt:
"Had the band sometimes known as A Fire Inside not raised the bar impossibly high with that 2003 breakthrough, Crash Love wouldn’t seem half the let-down it does. After all, the playing is accomplished enough for the most advanced of Guitar Hero disciples, the songs barbed with some truly killer hooks, and the vibe underground enough for the emover crowd but accessible enough for rock-radio listeners.

What’s missing is the sense of epic grandeur that, six years ago, made AFI look like it was going to be the most important band of the early 21st century. Once you’ve dragged disaffected Gregorian monks, dark-mass orchestras, and black-robed choirs to the midnight-garden party, a good old-fashioned guitar-rock album comes off as a tad anticlimatic. AFI is capable of more than songs that tend to sound like they belong on Now That’s What I Call Emo 2009!. The Ukiah, California–based group doesn’t show that here."
UPDATE: Another review has been found here. This article says that:
"There's no longer any intensity in the songwriting, no arresting quality to singer Davey Havok's voice. The songs completely and shamelessly scream just one thing - 'sell out'"

Rock Sound and Kerrang! Scans

Thanks to Sammy Coddi, here are scans of AFI's articles on Kerrang! and Rock Sound. As usual, click to enlarge:


Rock Sound

Go thank Sammy in the comments! :)

Medicate video on iTunes store

Christy (ThisSideUp) just informed us that the Medicate video is now up for sale in the Canadian iTunes store.

It's also in the US store now. Thanks to moshxhxcxkid for informing us!

Another Crash Love Review

The Daily Collegian, a newspaper run by students at Penn State, has released a review of Crash Love. The paper states:

"Havok's lyrical abilities also bog down the band from time to time. He's not one to shy away from the trite or cliché -- "Oh my dear, please dry your eyes," "I feel nothing at all." He also has a tendency to write lyrics that are altogether meaningless -- "The broken radio was playing suicide," "I'd tear out my eyes for you, my dear/ to see everything you do."

Another detracting point with this album is how nearly every song, after developing pretty interesting music during the verses, always pops into a power chord-backed chorus."

Read the full article here.

Medicate 7" for sale

AFI sent out an email which can be read here where they announce the 2 Medicate 7"s. Each of them are limited to 1,000 numbered copies each on gatefold cover.


7" #1
A. 'Medicate'
B. 'Carcinogen Crush'

7" #2
A. 'Medicate'
B. 'Ether'

You can buy them here from Record Store next Monday (October 12th).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Clifton Park NY 8/10/2009 setlist

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
Too Shy To Scream
Ever And A Day
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On The Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
The Interview
Miss Murder
Silver and Cold

Thanks to James for the setlist!

iPhone "Rock Band" To Feature AFI

Rock Band will be coming to your iPhone and iPod Touch. MTV reported the tracklist for the game earlier today.

· 30 Seconds To Mars - "Attack"
· AFI - "Girls Not Grey"
· All American Rejects - "Move Along"
· Beastie Boys - "Sabotage"
· Blink-182 - "All The Small Things"
· Blondie - "Hanging on the Telephone"
· Foo Fighters - "Learn To Fly"
· Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
· George Thorogood & the Destroyers - "Bad to The Bone"
· Jethro Tull - "Hymn 43"
· Joan Jett - "Hymn 43"
· Lynard Skynard - "Simple Man"
· Motorhead - "Ace of Spades '08"
· Pixies - "Debaser"
· Presidents of The United States of America - "Ladybug"
· Rise Against - "Give It All"
· Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"
· Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"
· Steve Miller Band - "Take The Money and Run"
· The Go Go's - "We Got The Beat"

The game is planned on being released this month.
View the MTV article here.

AFI To Host Sirius Altnation Countdown Saturday

AFI will be hosting the countdown on Sirius Satellite Radio's AltNation this Saturday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. From the official AltNation page:

Each weekend Alt Nation plays the top Alternative tunes on the Alt 18 Countdown. This week – platinum selling artists AFI take the controls and host it. Their new CD Crash Love was released September 29 and debuted at #12 on the Billboard sales chart.

Rebroadcast: Sat 10/10 7:00 pm ET; Sun 10/11 4:00 pm ET; Sun 10/11 10:00 pm ET; Mon 10/12 10:00 am ET

You will need to purchase a subscription to Sirius Satellite Radio to hear this countdown. There is no way to listen online for free.

Update: The countdown has taken place, and "Medicate" was #5 on the countdown! Thanks to Jill for the tip.

Crash Love Chart Information (First Week) has detailed information about where Crash Love currently is on the music charts. On the overall Billboard 200 charts, Crash Love debuted at #12. The album is also #5 among Rock albums, #6 among digital albums, #5 among Alternative albums, #4 among Hard Rock albums, and #17 in Canada. The album is also #38 in New Zealand and #16 in Australia.

Pictures of Crash Love Tour Merchandise

Thanks to OMB member ADespairFactorI, we have gotten a look at some of the Crash Love merchandise being sold on tour. The merch includes a DF shirt with the tour dates on the back.


AFI In New Issue of Kerrang!

AFI is featured in the new issue of Kerrang! magazine. Click here you can find a small preview of what the article looks like. If somebody could scan the article and send it to us, it would be much appreciated.

Hartford Courant Interview with Jade

The Hartford Courant has published a nice article about AFI's evolving sound through the years, and some new quotes from Jade are sprinkled throughout.

"It was easier for us to blow up on a later album because we had been doing this for a while. It wasn't like we were these new kids that all of a sudden had success that we didn't know how to deal with. We took it very much in stride, and it was great to finally be rewarded after putting in a lot of time."

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Buffalo, NY 7/10/09 setlist

Torch Song
Girl's Not Grey
The Leaving Song Pt. II
Veronica Sawyer Smokes
Ever And A Day
Kill Caustic
End Transmission
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Beautiful Thieves
Dancing Through Sunday
The Leaving Song
On The Arrow
Death of Seasons
Love Like Winter
The Interview
Miss Murder
Silver and Cold

Icon Vs. Icon Announce AFI Contest

Icon Vs. Icon, a website focused on everything pop culture have a new contest up to win an AFI poster and a signed copy of Crash Love. All you have to do is send an email to them with your basic information. The entries must be submitted by October 19th, 2009 at 12:00 AM EST. You can enter here.

Crash Love debuts on NZ charts!

Crash Love debuted on #38 on the New Zealand charts. If you have info of Crash Love on your country's charts, please let us know. Thanks to Lewis for the tip! :)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New York shows contest

This was posted on AFI's Facebook. Apparently all the info is in the website so we'll just post the pic and link you the website here.

Bogart's, Cincinnati 10/5/09 setlist

US Date: 10/5/09
International Date: 5/10/09


Played live for the first time.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Band Merch selling Crash Love 12"s with Brand New's record inside

There have been reports of Band Merch (and possibly other sellers) selling sealed copies of the Crash Love vinyl with Brand New's album "Daisy" inside instead of Crash Love.

This is obviously a manufacturing error and not Band Merch's fault, but if you have this problem, you can go and ask for a replacement.

AFI To Appear On FUSE's Distortion Oct. 16

On Friday, October 16, AFI will be appearing as a guest on the show "Distortion" on the music television channel FUSE. They will be interviewed. The show will air at 3:00 p.m. EST. Click here to find out which channel FUSE plays on in your area.

Crash Love charts in ARIA!

Crash Love debuted on the 16th spot of the ARIA (Australian Record Industry Association). You can see the chart here.

Thanks to Lewis for the tip!

AFI In-store signing in Scranton, PA 10.20.09

AFI are going to be doing another in-store signing. This time at Gallery of Sound, in Scranton, Pennsylvania on 10/20/2009.

Gallery of Sound
237 Scranton Carbondale Hwy. 18508 instore signing
6:00 PM

Check out Interscope's article HERE.

Yet Another Crash Love Review

New University has posted a review of Crash Love on their website. Excerpt:
Rather than falling into the drudgery of straight-up power chord rock, Puget mixes his heavier, chunky riffs in cuts such as “Cold Hands” with more intricate, harmonious fretwork on the Cure-like unadulterated pop charmer that is “Veronica Sawyer Smokes,” where he channels The Smiths’ Johnny Marr with chiming sequences as he lets the high notes ring nice and bright.
Read the full review here. Reviews Minneapolis show posted a review of the first show of the current tour in Minneapolis . With lots of shout outs to The Despair Faction. Read the review here.

Brandishing his mic stand like a wizard, Havok led his Despair Faction through their sad-but-united sing-alongs, pausing only to proclaim, at various times, that the crowd, the city and being back on tour after a year and a half were all “fucking awesome.” The last, at the very least, seemed to be a heartfelt statement, as the band banged out one expertly rocked song after another with professional efficiency, packing as big a playlist as possible while still ending inside a 10:30 p.m. deadline.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Crash Love released on October 6th in Mexico

Thanks to our affiliates, One Dark Flame MX, who got info from Universal Music Mexico, we know Crash Love will be released here on October 6th.

Update: Diego has told us that the release date was set for September 29, but that there were delays in getting the CDs into stores. See promo stickers here.

"Medicate" Music Video Released on Yahoo! Music

Yahoo! Music is premiering the music video for "Medicate" here.

The video is mostly energetic shots of the band playing live, intercut with shots of Davey and a girl, while Jade, Hunter, and Adam bleed gold during the bridge.

Thanks to Chad for the tip!

Friday, October 2, 2009

End Transmission video now on KROQ!

KROQ posted a live video of End Transmission at The Roxy's record release party show. You can watch it here, but our reader xXdarockermikeXx ripped it in great quality, and you can download it here! Also, he re-ripped Medicate and Death Of Seasons, as his previous rips were incomplete.

Go and thank him in the comments! :)

US Club Tour Begins Tonight In Minneapolis

Tonight at 8:00 p.m. in Minneapolis, AFI took the stage for the first show on their east-coast Crash Love club tour. Hunter posted a photo earlier this evening of the empty venue with the stage set up. We'll post videos and photos in this post on AFI Tour Central.

Videos of AFI at The Roxy are Surfacing (Updated)

6 videos of AFI's CD Realease party are up now HERE on Videos include Kill Caustic, Just Like Heaven, Nyquil, Death of Seasons, Miss Murder, and Medicate. You can find more videos on this YouTube channel and this one.

Here are some good YouTube videos of songs that aren't on If you find any more, leave a comment. Click here for our complete coverage of AFI live at The Roxy.

6 To 8 UPDATE!

Davey on the "Medicate" music video

It seems like X96 DJ, Corey O' Brien, had a conversation with Davey about the concept of the "Medicate" music video, which was filmed in late September in the San Fernando Valley area in LA. No release date has been set.

“There’s no plotline, but there are concepts. Conceptually it’s going to be based on a lot of screens being in the studio with us, and we’ll be performing. Some of us will be on screens, some of us will be on different screens, and different symbolic images will appear on different screens, but I’m really looking forward to the visual look of it, which should be very stark and very clean.”

Thanks to mnx12 for the tip!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Night With AFI at The Roxy: Alex's Review

One of our writers, Alex, was lucky enough to get a ticket to AFI's record release show at The Roxy on September 29. He wrote up a nice review:

The atmosphere at the Roxy was incredible. There were no barricades and no security during the show. It felt like we were family, singing ‘woahs’ and ‘heys’ together as one. Stage dives were met with smiles and fan interaction was at an all time high, as Davey walked, somersaulted, and shared the mic.

Opening up with Torch Song took everyone by surprise. Hearing the first echoes of it, the crowd went silent. As the guitar riff was played everyone got over the shock of a new song being played, and Torch Song was met by ‘Anythings’ and ‘Dears.’ I didn’t think Torch Song would serve as an opener but I was completely wrong. It captures the energy and feelings of past AFI opening songs.

(That's less than a third of the review. Click here to read in full!)

After Girl’s not Grey was over, Jade played the starting notes to Beautiful Thieves. My favorite part on this song was definitely the bridge. Davey directing us, everyone in the crowd yelled ‘Woahs’ from the top of their lungs. This is a great song that everyone can participate on.

The performance of Kill Caustic blew my mind. Half way through the song Davey did a graceful somersault into the crowd. Trying to find a way to him, everyone wanted a piece of the action. As Davey was getting pulled back onstage by Smith, he looked back and shook his head, “No”. He stayed up, carried by the crowd for the entire bridge of the song. Simply Amazing.

After Davey’s voice echoed the last, “Oh my beautiful one” of Silver and Cold, he said a few words and the snare started for, Hearts Frozen Solid. Although 30 seconds long, the song packed a punch.

End Transmission was next. Davey jumped offstage and spent a good portion of the song, on a ledge singing to all his friends. This song was beautiful live; I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.

We were treated with Death of Seasons next. This song will never lose its power. Slowing things down, Just Like Heaven was a treat to watch.

The set list consisted of new songs, singles, and rarities. One of these rare songs was ‘Nyquil.’ Davey looked to the back of The Roxy and invited Geoff and Nick 13 to join them for this song. Davey, Geoff, and Nick owned the stage like we were back in 1994. The crowd went nuts, and I loved every minute of it.

Love Like Winter ended and Medicate began. This was an absolute joy to watch. The most exciting part was the bridge, crowd in unison. The song sounded really good live, AFI was right on the money.

6 to 8 was one of the most emotional songs of the night. The band and the crowd were feeding energy towards each other, showing once more, why AFI shows are so special.

Knowing Miss Murder was going to be the final song, the crowd let themselves go. The room exploded with energy. Every single person at The Roxy let their voice be heard.

“Thank you, thank you very much every one. Thank you for joining us. We hope to be back as soon as we possibly can, much Love.”

After AFI left the stage, the lights came back on, and everyone was in a very exciting mood, hugging cheering and talking all throughout the Roxy. The experience turned strangers into friends, and brought friends closer. I will never forget this show, and the experience I shared with others.

AFI is back, and they are better than ever.

RUMOUR: "Dark Morning Conspirators" is a Crash Love Song

According to DF member TheDarkAssailant, "Dark Morning Conspirators" is a title of an unreleased Crash Love B-side. Here is the alleged exchange between he and Davey at the Costa Mesa signing on September 30. We cannot confirm that Davey ever said this, so treat this as a rumor.

TDA: "So Davey, what IS Dark Morning Conspirators?"
Davey: "It's a song. But it's not on the album."
TDA: "Really? Will we ever get to hear it?"
Davey: "I don't know. Probably. I mean, all our stuff usually gets out, right?"
TDA: "That's pretty cool. Mind if I tell the Despair Faction?"
Davey: "Not at all. Go ahead."
TDA: "Thanks."
Davey: "Or if you want, you could just keep it to yourself. You know, not tell anyone. It could be our little secret."

In other news, there is yet another contest to win a signed copy of Crash Love, as well as a signed poster. Click here to enter. The contest is run by Static Multimedia.

AFI playlist on MySpace

There's a playlist on MySpace Music which AFI created. The title is "Bands We Would Have Liked To Open For." It's unknown what songs they chose as MySpace music is down at the moment.

Thanks to Melissa for the tip!

Medicate on Tap Tap Revenge!

Medicate is now featured on the iPhone/iPod Touch game Tap Tap Revenge. You can download it for free on your iPod through the iTunes store!

If you play it on the weekend, you can win one of five signed Crash Love copies, or a guitar signed by them!

Click here for more info.

The Roxy media up for download!

Thanks to one of our readers, xXdarockermikeXx, you can download the audio and video of the Roxy show! The videos are ripped from KROQ's website.

Silver and Cold -
Nyquil -

Miss Murder -
Medicate -
Just Like Heaven -
Nyquil -
Death Of Seasons -
Kill Caustic -

Go say thanks to Mike in the comments!

Crash Love Review at

There is a new review of Crash Love on, posted on the 29th. Here is a hightlight:
"The mystery and drama run deep as ever on Crash Love, but what barbs the hooks is that AFI have collectively committed to a vision, and by combining the hormone-surfing emo formula with their hyperkeen awareness of what makes an anthemic jam a massive fucking 25,000 person singalong, the band has meticulously built the framework to hit the strongest note of their career. This isn’t the classic masterpiece it was foretold to be, but it could very well be the predecessor."
Thanks for the tip Haley!!