Big news for fans of popular post-hardcore punk group AFI. Today the band announced through a dramatic video that they will be releasing a new album in September 2013.
The video starts with a moody black-and-white walk down a sparse hallway. Frontman Davey Havok spookily quotes what we presume are lyrics for a new song while wearing a leather jacket with a spiked upside down cross on the back.
Havok opens a door slowly to a rehearsal space, unveiling the rest of AFI. They begin to play and the screen goes white. After a dramatic pause, the words “A Fire Inside” and “September 2013″ appear on the screen.
It’s been four years since the release of AFI’s eighth album Crash Love, but Havok has stayed in the public presence. Earlier this month the vegan frontman made news from both posing for PETA and releasing a young adult novel called Pop Kids.
Havok will join Kevin & Bean to discuss the book. Tune in Tuesday.
— Davey Havok (@DaveyHavok) April 17, 2013
–Nadia Noir, KROQ Los Angeles