Thursday, June 30, 2011

Update: Hunter AND Jade Working on Stellar Corpses New Album

Update 6/30/11:

In an email blast sent out today Stellar Corpses has announced that Jade will doing sound design on the record.

For any Mistfits fans out there, Michale Graves is also on the album!

Original post:

Stellar Corpses, a psychobilly/horror punk band, has Tweeted that Hunter is singing backing vocals on their new album!

Check them out!

Sign up for their Mailing List

Monday, June 27, 2011

The Reckless Kind New Show

The Reckless Kind will be playing a show July 8 at The Elbo Room in San Francisco opening for New Diplomat. The show starts at 10:00pm and is 8 bucks to get in.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The AFI News HQ Survery Returns!

A few months ago, we ran a survey called The Cult Status, which we closed after a few days. It is now open again!

Please go to Survey Monkey and let us know what you think about HQ and AFI Ignite. We really appreciate your feedback in these matters as we hope to improve the sites in our network.


The AFI News HQ Team

Thursday, June 23, 2011

This Is Berkeley Not West Bay Repressing Contest!

We’ve been working with Jesse at Zafio Records and have the opportunity to give away 5 copies of the new This Is Berkeley Not West Bay white vinyl repressing! The compilation features Screw 32, Dead and Gone, Black Fork and of course, AFI.

We will give away 3 copies in a photo contest, and 2 on Twitter.

Photo Contest Rules:

1. The goal of the photo contest is to take a picture (or use one you have previously taken) that you think is related to AFI and explain why.

2. Be creative, no concert photos or photos of the band, their merch, etc!

3. The photos must be your own work, if you didn’t take the picture someone else owns the copyright. Using a photo someone else took is stealing unless you have permission, however it is still prohibited in the contest.

4. In 200 words or less explain why you think the photo is related to AFI.

5. Email all entries to with the subject “TIBNWB Photo Contest” If you do not send the entry with that subject line the email might
be sent to spam. Only one entry per person please!

6. NO ATTACHMENTS. The photos must be uploaded to a service such as Photobucket, Picasa or Flickr and linked to in the body of the email. We will not download attachments as they pose a security risk.

7. The deadline for entries is Friday, July 8th at 11:59PM EST

Twitter Contest Rules:

To enter the Twitter Contest make a tweet with the following text:

“I want to win a copy of This Is Berkeley Not West Bay on white vinyl from @AFINewsHQ !”

Then, take a screenshot of your tweet and upload it to a hosting service such as Photobucket, Picasa or Flickr and email the link to with the subject “TIBNWB Twitter Contest”. If you do not send the entry with that subject line the email might be sent to spam. Only one entry per person please!

The deadline for the Twitter Contest is Friday, July 1st at 11:59PM Eastern

BOTH contests are open to those in North American only, due to shipping charges. Sorry!

You can buy the repressing of This Is Berkeley Not West Bay at the following stores:

Alternative Tentacles

1-2-3-4 Go! Records


Bad Skulls

Also take a moment to check out the Zafio Records Blog!

You can listen to the AFI song on the compilation, Love Is a Many Spelndored Thing, below.

In December 1994 AFI played at the This Is Berkeley Not West Bay release show at 924 Gilman St. in San Francisco, you can download the board audio of the show on AFI Ignite!
This is the setlist included in the download:

  1. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
  2. Crop Tub
  3. High School Football Hero
  4. Theory Of Revolution
  5. I Wanna Get A Mohawk
  6. Ny Quil
  7. Rizzo In The Box
  8. Yurf Rendenmein
  9. Half-Empty Bottle
  10. Your Name Here
  11. Who Said You Could Touch Me?
  12. Rolling Balls
  13. Cruise Control
  14. We Bite (Misfits Cover)
Good luck in both contests!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mobile Versions of AFI News HQ and AFI Ignite!

We're pleased to announce new mobile versions of our sites that have been optimized for small displays. Some of you may have already seen the spiffy mobile version AFI News HQ, which has been around for a couple of weeks. But the new mobile version of AFI Ignite just went live this morning.

The AFI News HQ mobile version puts the focus on the news, with a dead simple interface for reading the latest stories and posting comments. The AFI Ignite mobile version has organized our vast amount of multimedia and information in a very easily navigable interface. Look through photo and video galleries, tab through the encyclopedic Maelstrom, browse our entire complete discography, and more.

When you visit either site on your mobile device, you will automatically access the mobile version, but the full-functioning sites are also available. We hope this makes your mobile experience easier. Enjoy!

NEW: Complete Compilation of Jade's Remixes

Several readers have emailed in asking us to compile a list of remixes Jade has made, with links to where they can be found. We've compiled the list here on AFI Ignite. If we have forgotten anything, please let us know.

We also have found a new one that some of you may not be aware of. Several months ago Jade remixed a song for an Escape The Fate EP called Issues (Remixes). He is credited under the stage name Wolves At the Gate, the same name used for remix he did of the Cure's song "Freakshow". You can listen to the dubstep-esque remix here on iTunes.

Merch Store Having Super Sale on Hoodies

AFI's online BandMerch store is having a "super sale" on hoodies through June 28. You can buy the Tentacle Hoodie and the Decemberunderground Hoodie for $19.95 each. Both hoodies are down from an original price of $39.95.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

UPDATED: This Is Berkeley Not West Bay (Third) Repress

Zafio has remastered and repressed This is Berkeley Not West Bay on white vinyl. It also comes with a download code. The 7" is 7 bucks and limited to 1000. You can get the record at any of the following stores:

Alternative Tentacles

1-2-3-4 Go! Records


Bad Skulls

Zafio has started a blog with information about this pressing and the earlier ones as well.

*Original Pressing of this record was 2000 on black vinyl. Check out our Discography page!

PABLO'S UPDATE: We were contacted by Jesse Luscious, co-owner of Zafio Records and we now know that this is a third repress. In 1994 the first press was limited to 2,000 in black vinyl, with 4 black test pressings. In 1994 there was a second repress with 1,000 in black vinyl, no test pressings, and now, 2011, the third repress limited to 1,000 in white vinyl with 4 black test pressings!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bright Black Heaven Completion, Next AFI Album

One of our longtime readers, Flash, has given us information he learned following Blaqk Audio's concert in Reno, NV on June 3. Our reader talked to DJ Boggan, who was on the road with Blaqk Audio for their 3-day western swing.

Boggan said he had listened to the completed Blaqk Audio album earlier that day, meaning that Bright Black Heaven is likely finalized and a release is imminent. Boggan also said that he was under the impression that Davey and Jade would be heading to New York after the BFD Festival, which was on June 5, to begin working on the next AFI album. It is unknown whether they will be primarily songwriting or already beginning to record.

Keep in mind that these are rumors, but seeing as these are the first whispers of the next AFI album cycle, we thought you all should know.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Info on Hunter's new music project

After weeks of saying he's been practicing with a new band, now we know that Hunter's new band solo project is called Las Gatas Beach Club (gatas is the feminine for cats in Spanish). They currently have 2 songs on their SoundCloud page. According to their Facebook fan page, their yet untitled record is almost done.

More info soon(ish)!

EDIT: See Hunter's comment below for more info. LGBC is a solo project, not a full band. It is also NOT what Hunter recorded last November, what was recorded last year is still unknown.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Davey Interview at BFD

Davey Havok was interviewed at BFD before their set in the sub sonic tent. This doesn't appear to be the interview in its entirety.

Video from Film 151

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Reno and Sacremento Blaqk Audio Setlists

The setlist for Reno and Sacramento was almost exactly the same, however in Sacramento Cold War was played as an encore.

Thank you to Leslie for sending us this picture of the setlist!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Videos From Blaqk Audio's Show In Reno

Blaqk Audio played Reno's Knitting Factory last night. Below is video of Semiotic Love and Stiff Kittens. A confirmed set list has not been obtained at this time.

Videos from Squiddvicious