Friday, December 31, 2010

Update: 2011

First of all, happy new year! We hope you all have a great year in 2011 and stay committed to your new year's resolutions!

In 2010 many things happened in the AFI world, with tours ranging from the West Coast to Japan, Australia, Europe, a few brief stints on the East Coast and last but not least, a tour with Green Day in August that gained a fair share of new fans.

Of course where would we be without mentioning that AFI kicked off 2010 with their first show in 8 years at The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA, with support from Ceremony (Ceremony also opened the rest of the January tour) and Wolves and Thieves? It is after all, the closest thing they have to a hometown venue. AFI's performance there symbolized more than just another show for them. Hunter casually strolled into the lobby of the venue accompanied by his former bandmates from The Force only half an hour after the show ended to chat with fans. Everyone was relaxed. Adam made a brief visit as well. It was definitely a great kickoff for the year 2010.

Things only got better, AFI played Soundwave Festival in Australia along with Gallows, Jane's addiction and many other bands. The festival tour ended with Adam performing in a drum circle during the last set Jane's Addiction was playing on the tour, which Adam has stated is one of the highlights of his life.

In March AFI toured the Southeast with Scarlet Grey and The Loved Ones, and at the end of the month a show at Slim's in San Fransisco, where they played several songs that hadn't been played in years, including Coin Return and Theory of Revolution. It also marked the return of ...But Home is Nowhere to occasional setlists. AFI Went on to tour Europe in April, making stops in the UK with Sick of it All and Dear & Departed. Italy, Germany, Austria and for the first time ever, Poland where they were called back for a second encore by dedicated Polish fans!

A brief May and June tour of 6 or 7 dates followed, then a few months to rest before the Green Day tour. The tour kicked off on August 3rd in New Jersey, with AFI performing 11 songs. This was the longest set on the tour, every show after that date had only 10 songs, no songs older than 2003 were played. A stop at Lollapalooza on August 7th was included with a 14 song setlist, and a few oldies mixed in. The tour can be viewed as a mild success for AFI as a few fans were gained. A month after the tour started, on September 4th, the Crash Love era officially ended.

Fast forward to October 29th, Blaqk Audio played their first show since 2008 at the Cow Palace in San Fransisco, followed by one in San Diego the next night. On January 6th they will perform at Popscene, again in San Fransisco. Meanwhile, Bright Black Heaven is on hold as it is rumored Blaqk Audio was dropped from Interscope Records a few months ago.

As we enter our third year this February we plan on continuing to bring you news, interviews, contests and more from AFI and Blaqk Audio during 2011 as AFI's only official fansite and news source! Thank you for sticking with us throughout 2010 and continuing on into 2011 and beyond!

Davey and Jade at Melkweg, Amsterdam 8/26/09. Image used with permission from Nadia Natario. Please do not copy or use this image without her consent.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Dancing Through Sunday instrumental!

Hi guys,

After seeing already an "instrumental" on the net for this song (although it actually has vocals), I decided I'd make an upgrade with a better quality rip, and this one is actually an instrumental (no vocals at all!)

Dancing Through Sunday, ripped from Guitar Hero 6 (Warriors of Rock)

Right click, save as!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Adeline Records Sale

Adeline Records, the label that put out all versions of A Fire Inside EP and Sing the Sorrow on red vinyl is having a holiday sale! Many items in their store are 25% off until December 31st. However, items will not ship until January 5th. To get your discount, use the promo code "takeit"

One of the items on sale is A Fire Inside EP! This means the CD version is only $3.37 and the vinyl version is $5.25.

In related news, Interpunk has A Fire Inside EP (vinyl) for only $4.75.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Welcome To Our New Affiliate!

We have a new affiliate, Schwarze Segel, a German fan site that provides news and info about AFI. They run a great site so please visit them if you speak German! They've been around since 2005, so definitely check out their database and forum!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Zildjian Interviews Adam Carson

During the tour with Green Day, Zildjian interviewed Adam Carson over when he first started playing drums, inspirations, advice for novice drummers, his families musically background, greatest moment as a drummer, and whats next for AFI. View Below

Monday, December 6, 2010

Updated: Adam drumming on Luke Janela's song "Everybody Is Dreaming"

Luke Janela recently made a Facebook post about Adam being a guest drummer on his song Everybody Is Dreaming:

"I'm absolutely thrilled to be mixing Adam Carson's (of AFI) drums into my song "Everybody Is Dreaming" today. All I can say is that it's EPIC!!"

Thanks to MiseryXChord for the tip!


Luke made another post, confirming that Adam has worked on at least four songs for Luke's new album.

"So yes, [I've] been working with the crazy awesome Adam Carson. A few weeks ago we recorded four tracks for the new album. His intricacy of playing and the energy he brings = out of control. Right now I['m] mix[ing] them. [I] Will let you know as the album reaches completion."

Friday, December 3, 2010

AFI Holiday Giveaway

To celebrate the holidays, enter for your chance to win prizes consisting of : Custom Crash Love Guitar, Limited edition prints from Camille Rose Garcia #430 out of 1000 and a signed cd.Click here to enter through facebook
Good Luck!

Dont Forget about our contest. Click here or look below to check out the prizes.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

AFI News HQ's Ep contest!

In celebration of A Fire Inside EP (1998) being re-pressed on purple vinyl, we have a contest for you!

To win, you must come up with a title for A Fire Inside EP and alternate album artwork. We will pick a Grand Prize Winner and 2nd and 3rd place winners as well.

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a copy of A Fire Inside EP on purple vinyl, a 12x16 print of your choice from Nic Bezzina Photography and a copy of AFI’s performance at Area 4 2009 on DVD.

The second Place Winner will receive a copy of A Fire Inside EP on purple vinyl and a copy of AFI’s performance at Area 4 2009 on DVD.

The third Place Winner will receive a copy of AFI’s performance at Area 4 2009 on DVD.

Please email entries to The entry deadline is Sunday, Dcember 19th at 4PM Eastern. Entries will be judged by AFI News HQ staff.

Thank you to Adeline Records and and Nic Bezzina for making this contest possible!

New Blaqk Audio Song and Show!

A Blaqk Audio show at Popscene has been announced. It will take place on Thursday, January 6th 2010 at 10PM. Tickets will go on sale soon at! The show is 18+ with DJ support from Aaron Axelsen and Nako.

Along with the show announcement Live 105 posted a new song, Cold War!