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AFI: Back in bl-oh you know how it goes

Post hardcore legends AFI return with new album Burials next month. Tom Doyle grabbed frontman Davey Havok to talk anniversaries, changing skin and leaving scenes behind.

Hi Davey! You guys have obviously evolved a hell of a lot over the years. Will Burials keep AFI relevant to fans from The Art Of Drowning days?

“To be honest, it may or may not be depending on how long those fans have stuck around. If those fans are still here and they came in in ’97 then I think it’s extremely relevant because if you’re still with us at this point it shows that you have a really true understanding of AFI and a band who evolves with every record. If you see and appreciate that with each album there is growth then I think you will understand that, as in the past, what we are delivering with Burials is something new, something fresh and something that doesn’t really sound like Crash Love or Sing The Sorrow or Black Sails…. It is different whilst keeping with the tone of what we do. It’s very honest and very pure, grew very naturally and represents who we are now as musicians and writers.”

AFI: Chillin’

What do you think the Davey Havok of 2000 would think of Davey Havok in 2013?

“In a way, things have come full circle since the very early days. In the inception of the band and when I was new to writing I hadn’t really found my voice both figuratively and literally I was writing very direct lyrics. Similarly, Burials is very direct and very candid. In that respect there is a very strong parallel between what was going on stylistically in 1995 and now, although the scenes are starkly different and the mood and tone is starkly different. In that middle period around ’99, 2000 I grew into creating a mood more through symbolic and metaphoric imagery but I am back to being much more lyrically direct.”

Do you feel that the amount of time you have been around and the influence you have make you, in some way, custodians of a scene?

“No, I really don’t and it is hard for me to accept or even recognise. I just don’t see us part of a scene, we don’t really fit anywhere and we never have and I’ve never seen or really heard anything that seems to be influenced by AFI. I sometimes speak to people who are kind enough to say that we have influenced a lot of bands and on occasion someone in a band might say ‘Hey, I’m in a band are you really influenced me’ and it’s very flattering, but I never really see evidence of it so it’s hard for me to truly accept it. I think what I’m more able to understand is when people say AFI have impacted their lives in a way that they make comparisons to artists that I feel very strongly about. That feels more real to me, that someone might think about me in the way that I feel about those particular artists that I love. It’s still surreal, though.”


There have been a lot of bands doing anniversary shows lately. Next year is 15 years since Black Sails In The Sunset, do you see yourself revisiting and touring that album?

“I have no interest in doing something like that. I’m proud of all of what we created, it was all a time and a place and they were great times, but those times are over. It would feel very inappropriate for us to try and go back and re-create them. If I was ever to do something like that, it would mean something was terribly terribly wrong with me.”

You’ve had quite a long break from AFI since you released Crash Love, how excited are you to get a new record out?

“It’s really exciting for us to be releasing Burials and I’m super excited for people to hear it. We spent over a year writing these songs and they came to life in such a complete way as we were working and demoing that I was very anxious for people to hear every one of them. There are songs that didn’t even make the tracking session that I’d love for people to hear some day but equally I’m thrilled for people to hear what we decided to call Burials – I really hope they enjoy it.”

Burials is out October 21

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AFI: Back in bl-oh you know how it goes

AFI have released the video for 17 Crimes. Check it out below

This is a whole different ball game from I Hope Your Suffer, but we’re digging its summery vibes all the same.

The follow-up to 2009′s Crash Love will be titled Burials and lands on October 21. More unstoppable post-hardcore anthems and less limp love songs please, lads.

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AFI: Back in bl-oh you know how it goes

Cali heavyweights AFI are back with a new album in October and have revealed the video for hugely promising comeback single, I Hope You Suffer.

Check out Davey and the boys doing their thing below. Welcome back, chaps.

The follow-up to 2009′s Crash Love will be titled Burials and lands on October 21. More unstoppable post-hardcore anthems and less limp love songs please, lads.

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AFI: Back in bl-oh you know how it goes

Cali legends AFI have announced the release of their long-awaited new album!

The follow-up to 2009′s Crash Love will be titled Burials and lands on October 21. More unstoppable post-hardcore anthems and less limp love songs please, lads.

The band released a very promising preview of the new album in the form of new track I Hope You Suffer, which you can check out below.

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Russian death metal act Trigger has released the band’s first album “Apocalypse Tomorrow” through Nitroatmosfericum Records, and a teaser trailer is available below. The band also comments:

“This is our first ‘child’ which is going to appear and crush, dismember, scatter throughout the area and just enrapture all fans of death metal. Considering the title and in anticipation of the Apocalypse in December 2012, the album reflects the themes which vary from burials and fantasies to the real world with its human fears, deadly diseases, social anomalies turning into the inevitable, general chaos and the apocalypse itself! This is a new view upon the old, forgotten and hackneyed things which once were just an illusion, but they are now quickly developing into an inescapable reality!”

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Following the “7 Years Of Disillusion Tour” this past Spring, dissonant, anti-life, funeral grind trio Clinging To The Trees Of A Forest Fire returns for an 11-date West Coast takeover set to commence today in Las Vegas.

The band will be touring in support of the “Visceral” 10? EP released via Prosthetic Records last Summer and a general hatred for mankind. Dates are as follows:

6/21/2012 The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV W/ Retox
6/22/2012 Salvadoreño Bar – Los Angeles, CA
6/23/2012 Johnny Z’s Bar – San Jose, CA W/ Buried At Birth
6/24/2012 Eli’s Mile High – Oakland, CA W/ Caulfield, Gravehill, D.I.S.
6/25/2012 Sub-Mission – San Francisco, CA W/ Caulfield
6/26/2012 Oak Park Boiz House – Sacramento, CA W/ Caulfield, Plague Widow
6/27/2012 Laughing Horse Books – Portland, OR W/ Elitist, Burials, Black Hole Of Calcutta
6/28/2012 The Comet – Seattle, WA W/ Transient, The Drip,
6/29/2012 Ray’s Golden Lion – Richland, WA W/ The Drip
6/30/2012 Bill’s Place – Yakima, WA W/ The Drip
7/01/2012 The Shredder – Boise, ID W/ Coffin Dust, Blood Freak

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California death horde Gravehill is set to invade the Pacific Northwest this weekend as part of the Goregon Massacre Fest III, which will take place Friday, June 22nd and Saturday June 23rd at the East End Outdoor Annex in Portland, OR. Gravehill will perform alongside Cardiac Arrest, Cianide, Phobia and many more. Check out Gravehill vocalist Mike Abominator’s preview of the fest at MetalManiacs.com.

Gravehill’s most recent album, “When All Roads Lead To Hell,” was released last year by Dark Descent Records with vinyl treatment coming from Chaos Records. Below is the roster of thirty bands that will be playing the two dates of the fest. For more information, head over to the Goregon Massacre Fest III Facebook event page.

Friday, June 22nd:

PHOBIA(ca)
MASSGRAVE(bc)
BLOODY PHOENIX(ca)
ROSKOPP(co)
D.I.S.(ca)
TRANSIENT(or)
SORROWER(az)
STREETWALKER(wa)
THEORIES(wa)
SIX BREW BANTHA(bc)
WILT(wa)
BURIALS(or)
NIGHT NURSE(or)
HONDURAN(or)
WORTHLESS EATERS(or)

Saturday, June 23rd:

CIANIDE(il)
GRAVEHILL(ca)
DEAD CONSPIRACY(or)
SKARP(wa)
CARDIAC ARREST(il)
BLOOD FREAK(or)
COFFIN DUST(pa)
MUTANT SUPREMACY(ny)
BONE SICKNESS(wa)
ELITIST(or)
RUTAH(wa)
HEAVY VOODOO(or)
SCOURGE SCHEMATIC(wa)
THE DRIP(wa)
SHROUD OF THE HERETIC(or)

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Germany’s Burial Vault has checked in with the following update about entering the studio for a new recording project:

“Hey folks! The Burials have just entered the Soundlodge.

“For some weeks now we are working on a little spontaneous project (more information shortly). Fortunately we got the chance to record the songs in such a fantastic sound-temple.

“Stay tuned for some songs that are not in the ‘typical’ Burial Vault-vein.”

You can also listen to what Burial Vault has to offer by heading over to the band’s MySpace page.

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