AFI's history is rich. In their 25 years, the emo-tinged, dark hardcore and rock band have dabbled in different genres across nine studio albums. Now a core foursome, with a sound remarkably different from when the formerly hardcore punk rockers debuted, we sat down with longstanding band members Davey Havok and Jade Puget for an episode of Aggressive Tendencies to discuss the group's legacy, as well as offshoot projects.
Havok and Puget have collaborated twice in the past few years beyond AFI; their straight-edge project XTRMST debuted through Dim Mak Records in 2014, while they unveiled their first album, CexCells, as electronic project Blaqk Audio, back in 2007; they released their most recent LP, Material, this past April. In the clips below, the two musicians talk the origins of the groups, including their connection with Steve Aoki, their attempt to release free cassette tapes anonymously as XTRMST, and the AFI song that was actually meant for Blaqk Audio. They also discuss an AFI album that's in the works, mentioning the possibility of touring their new material.
Check out the full interview:
Interview by Bradley Zorgdrager
Filmed and edited by Katherine Kwan