AFI, short for A Fire Inside, is an American rock band formed in 1991 in Ukiah, California. The band has gone through several lineup changes over the years. However, the current members include Davey Havok on vocals, Jade Puget on guitar and keyboard, Hunter Burgan on bass, and Adam Carson on drums. AFI has been famous for their unique blend of punk rock, gothic rock, and emo music.

Early years and breakthrough success

AFI released their first album, Answer That and Stay Fashionable, in 1995. It wasn’t until their fifth album, The Art of Drowning, released in 2000, that they gained widespread recognition. The album featured the hit single “The Days of the Phoenix,” which received significant airplay on rock radio stations.

AFI’s mainstream success continued with their seventh album, Decemberunderground, released in 2006. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and included the hit singles “Miss Murder” and “Love Like Winter.” They releaseed their next album, Crash Love, in 2009 and it included the single “Medicate.”

Recent years and continued success

The band released the tenth album, AFI (The Blood Album) in 2017. And it marked a return to their punk rock roots. The album received critical acclaim and featured the singles “White Offerings” and “Aurelia.”

In addition to their music, AFI has also been famous for their visually striking music videos, which often feature gothic imagery and themes. They have been recognized with numerous awards throughout their career, including the MTV Video Music Award for Best Art Direction in a Video for “Miss Murder.”


To sum up, AFI has remained a prominent figure in the rock music scene for over two decades, continuously evolving their sound while maintaining their unique identity. They have gained a dedicated fanbase worldwide and have influenced many other bands in the alternative music genre.

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