AFI releases its 10th studio album on Friday (January 20th), a self-titled effort that's officially called the "Blood Album" by the band. The group wrote more than 60 tunes for the disc before cutting that down to the eventual track list, and we asked singer Davey Havok how AFI ends up deciding on the final songs: "It's a matter of being drawn toward songs that move us in a sometimes non-specific way. And we like a hook, we like a melody, and so songs that we feel have that resonance and that catchiness, we're often drawn to."
- The new single from the "Blood Album" is called "Snow Cats."
- The band is launching a tour in support of the new disc on Friday in Los Angeles, wrapping up a little over a month later on February 21st in San Diego. This will be AFI's first full tour in several years, following the completion of the tour cycle for 2013's Burials album.
- AFI guitarist Jade Puget was asked by Loudwire if the band was bringing any production out on the road with them. Puget replied, "There is production involved, but we’re not one of those bands that brings a giant production out . . . We’re doing some things on this tour that we haven’t done before with lights and syncing to our songs. We’re doing screens -- so they’ll be some stuff our fans haven’t seen before. I’m excited to see it myself."