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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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Andrew Epstein of conducted an interview with vocalist Roger Miret of New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT backstage at Amnesia Rockfest (formerly known as the D-Tox Rockfest), which took place June 15-16 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada.

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Using what can only be described as the ugliest tour flyer of the year, GWAR have announced a co-headlining run of dates with hardcore legends Hatebreed. The two forces will team up in September, with support from Iron Reagan, for a handful of dates bringing the mosh to middle America. Here are the dates: 9/11: …

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Airbourne: climbing all over the Golden Gods 2013

Aussie rock ‘n’ roll hellraisers Airbourne complete the lineup for Orange Amplification Presents…The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2013! STAND UP FOR ROCK ‘N’ ROLLLLLL!

The guys – whose brand new video, Live It Up, we debuted yesterday – join Motörhead, Five Finger Death Punch, Coal Chamber and Paradise Lost at the biggest and most badass awards show of the year.

To stand a chance of winning tickets, head to to cast your votes!

Plus, we can finally and exclusively reveal the full lineup for this year’s pre-awards boat party onboard the HMS Hammer, where 200 lucky fans will get to lose all manner of shit while cruising down the Thames with some of the best bands around.

Norwegian hellraisers Kvelertak, ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted, hardcore legends Vision Of Disorder, London’s own industrial metal ragers The Defiled and rising rock ‘n’ rollers Heaven’s Basement will all be setting sail on the HMS Hammer! How do you like us noooooow?!

The Defiled: throwing down aboard HMS Hammer

To stand a chance of joining in the pre-awards show madness, look out for online competitions to win tickets from all the bands involved using the hashtag #goldengodslondon. And did we mention you can still win tickets to the main event and watch Motörhead et al lay waste to the Indigo2 by voting over at Good. Go do it.

Orange Amplification Presents…The Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards 2013 takes place Monday June 17 at the Indigo2 in Greenwich. Get excited.


Comments No Comments » webzine recently conducted an interview with vocalist Freddy Cricien of New York hardcore legends MADBALL.

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Vocalist Roger Miret of New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT talked about some of his tattoos for PitCam TV’s “Behind The Ink” segment.

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Heavy music presenter Christina Rowatt of Soundwave TV conducted an interview with vocalist Lou Koller of New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL during this year’s Soundwave festival in Australia.

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Video footage of New York hardcore legends AGNOSTIC FRONT performing a cover version of the RAMONES classic “Blitzkrieg Bop” can be seen below.

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VOD: Proper legends, like

Hardcore legends Vision Of Disorder are fucking brilliant, and their new album The Cursed Remain Cursed is fucking brilliant as well. This is why we’re debuting their excellent new video for Hard Times. Check it out below…

The Cursed Remain Cursed is out now via Candlelight.

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“MK Ondergrond” (meaning “Underground” in Afrikaans) conducted an interview with vocalist Lou Koller of New York hardcore legends SICK OF IT ALL at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival, which took place August 2-4 in Wacken, Germany.

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