After four years of silence, AFI recently roared back with the bombastic, crushingly loud "I Hope You Suffer" single. Now the 22-year-old alt-rock outfit have unveiled the title and release date of their ninth album: Burials drops October 22.
Frontman Davey Havok recently gave a wounded-heart-on-his-sleeve interview to Rolling Stone about the upcoming release. "[Burials] is certainly—embarrassingly so—a very dark album," Havok said. "Which, to be honest, is disappointing to me. I can't escape it…. I'm crippled. There's nothing I can do but be genuine in my writing."
As for how Burials will sound—AFI have touched upon everything from hardcore to emo to electronic since forming in '91—fans should expect something more challenging than their last LP, 2009's Crash Love. "This album is very layered and very rich and far, far less straightforward than what we did on the last record," Havok told Rolling Stone. "When [guitarist] Jade [Puget] and I began writing we were immediately quite prolific. The songs just came out, and they came out in relatively similar forms to the songs that people will hear on the record."
Listen to "I Hope You Suffer" below and check out AFI's tour dates on their site.
AFI 2013 Tour
9/12 Minneapolis, MN (Varsity Theater)
9/13 Detroit, MI (St. Andrews Hall)
9/15 Chicago, IL (Humboldt Park/Riot Fest)
9/16 Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
9/18 St. Louis, MO (The Pageant)
9/19 Lawrence, KS (Granada Theater)
9/21 Byers, CO (May Farms, Riot Fest)
10/7 Boston, MA (Royale)
10/8 Washington, DC (9:30 Club)
10/10 New York, NY (Webster Hall)
10/11 Philadelphia, PA (Theatre of Living Arts)
10/12 Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA (Club Zoo)
10/15 Cincinnati, OH (Bogart’s)
10/17 Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
10/18 Austin, TX (Mohawk)
10/20 Tempe, AZ (Marquee Theatre)
10/22 Los Angeles, CA (Henry Fonda Theatre)
10/23 San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
10/25 Pomona, CA (Fox Theater)
10/26 Las Vegas, NV (House of Blues)
10/28 Santa Cruz, CA (The Catalyst)
10/29 Reno, NV (Knitting Factory)
10/31 Portland, OR (Roseland Theatre)
11/1 Seattle, WA (The Showbox at the Market)
11/2 Vancouver, BC (The Commodore Ballroom)