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06 Aug

Blaqk Audio is the electronic dance music outfit composed of Davey Havok and Jade Puget, originally from the multi-platinum rock juggernaut, AFI. The EDM industry has flourished around them since their 2007 release, CexCells, and it is now time for the endlessly talented duo to leave their own eternal imprint on the scene. Deriving inspiration from the electro-industrial waves of acts like Skinny Puppy and Depeche Mode as well as more modern artists like Knife Party, Porter Robinson, Bag Raiders, and Underworld, Havok and Puget create a complex, futuristic soundscape, marked with thumping, twinkling synth grinders, mid-tempo pop anthems, and dramatic wailing ballads.

Their upcoming sophomore album, Bright Black Heaven, is slated to be released September 11th on Big Death Records (Distributed by Superball Music). It is an expansion on CexCells derived from both experience and a furthering of it’s “hedonistic agenda,” but still has the familiar feel of Davey and Jade creating music together. With excellent mixing provided by Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode and Erasure), Lars Stalfors (The Mars Volta), and Michael Patterson (Trent Reznor), this multifarious release will be marked by inspiration and experience. Maintaining a dark undercurrent below the glossy surface, Bright Black Heaven,remains true to the duo’s roots all the while toying with the listeners preconceived definition of electronic music.

You can get a free download of the song “Bliss” at

Having performed alongside electronic front-runners like Wolfgang Gartner, MSTRKRFT, Dada Life, and Underworld, the duo have often bridged the gap between rock and dance fans alike. As producer Jade Puget so eloquently put it:

“Balancing two bands is a complex task…one shines and the other simmers. Now it’s time for Blaqk Audio to shine.”

12 Jun

SUPERBALL MUSIC is pleased to announce the signing of electronic super duo BLAQK AUDIO. Featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget, members of the acclaimed, multi-platinum group AFI, the talented pair will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album, Bright Black Heaven, this Fall via their new imprint, Big Death (distributed by Superball Music).

Superball Music (Dredg, … And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) is thrilled with the signing. Label head Thomas Waber says, “Signing Blaqk Audio and creating Big Death is a great way of expanding the horizon of Superball Music. Blaqk Audio are catchy and infectious and a great addition to our ever expanding roster.”

BLAQK AUDIO adds, “We are thrilled to be partnering with Superball Music for the release of Bright Black Heaven and the premiere of Big Death. To be supported by a label built by true music fans is a refreshing pleasure. Together, we will bring our version of heaven to the world.”

Bright Black Heaven will be the follow up to BLAQK AUDIO’s debut, CexCells, that was released on Interscope Records in 2007. The Big Death/Superball Music debut is set for a 2012 release. A free download of “Bliss,” one of the new songs that will be featured on Bright Black Heaven, is currently available here:

24 Mar
03 Mar

AFI and Slacker, Inc. today launched Radio AFI, a radio station featuring songs from the long-running California quartet as well as artists that have inspired their unique sound along with commentary and introductions from AFI band members. Radio AFI is now available for free in the Slacker Spotlight on the web, on home entertainment devices and leading smartphones.

Radio AFI can be accessed in the Slacker Spotlight station category from any Slacker Radio application or direct on the web at To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web browser to

“Radio AFI is a truly eclectic mix of music including songs that inspire us and what we love to listen to,” said Davey Havok, AFI lead vocalist. “Slacker is doing new and innovative things with music and we’ve enjoyed building this experience to provide our fans with a personal look into our world.”

Radio AFI was programmed by AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok, drummer Adam Carson, bassist Hunter Burgan and guitarist Jade Puget. The station provides listeners with AFI hits and deep tracks combined with handpicked music that has influenced the band featuring artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Marvin Gaye to Nine Inch Nails and Bad Religion.

Whether listening on the web, webOS smartphones, BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod touch, Android-powered smartphones or a Slacker-enabled Sony TV or Blu-ray player, Radio AFI listeners have instant access to the group’s favorite music along with artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art with unique commentary from AFI members.

For more info about AFI, go to

24 Feb

Whenever AFI unveils a video fans immediately react with questions on the video’s meaning — from hidden messages to overall themes. The premiere of the “Beautiful Thieves” was no different, and to sate fans the band has released a behind the scenes look at the video. In the six minute piece each member of AFI shares insight on the song itself, the meaning of the video, or what it’s like on the set of a video shoot. In describing the overall video lead vocalist Davey remarks, “[It] shows people actually being forced to be responsible for their actions. We implement that retribution, if you will.” Fans can now watch the entire behind the scenes piece here.

Crash Love, featuring “Medicate” and “Beautiful Thieves,” is in stores now. For tourdates, news and the latest info on AFI visit

11 Feb

Livestream is becoming one of the premiere sources for band web/video chats. Tonight, they’re featuring a chat with AFI and will premiere the director’s cut version of their new video “Beautiful Thieves.” Wanna watch it? Just go here or stay right in this post and watch it below:

04 Feb

AFI will premiere its new video for “Beautiful Thieves,” the new single from its acclaimed Crash Love album, across all MTV channels today.

Immediately following the premiere, AFI fans will be invited to submit questions about the video, the song, Crash Love and/or anything AFI-related via Facebook at

AFI will answer selected questions during a live video chat taking place on 4:00 p.m. PST February 11. Fans can tune in then at to see if their questions are answered, while at the same time chatting live with members of AFI and fellow fans.

The February 11 event, hosted by, will also feature the world premiere of a “Making of ‘Beautiful Thieves’,” a look at what went into making the newest AFI video featuring never seen before behind the scenes performance and interview footage.

24 Jan

Iconic Bay Area rockers AFI have revealed a preview clip of the video for “Beautiful Thieves” on their website ( The minute clip launched today after another successful twitter campaign which asked fans to donate a single tweet to reach the 1,000 tweet goal to reveal the short teaser. No strangers to innovative twitter promotions, the band was also behind a popular promotion which saw the title of each track off their new album, Crash Love, and other goodies unveiled through fan participation.

The full length video for “Beautiful Thieves,” which features Davey, Jade, Hunter and Adam dapperly dressed, will make its premiere soon. Crash Love, featuring “Medicate” and “Beautiful Thieves” is in stores now!

January 21 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
January 22 Seattle, WA Showbox SoDo
January 24 Vancouver, BC The Commodore
January 25 Portland, OR Roseland
January 27 Fresno, CA Rainbow Ballroom
January 28 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
January 30 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
January 31 Las Vegas, NV House of Blues
February 15 Osaka, JP Club Quattro
February 16 Tokyo, JP Club Quattro
February 20 Brisbane Soundwave Festival 2010
February 21 Sydney Soundwave Festival 2010
February 26 Melbourne Soundwave Festival 2010
February 27 Adelaide Soundwave Festival 2010
March 1 Perth Soundwave Festival 2010
March 12 Nashville, TN Rocketown
March 13 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
March 15 Jacksonville, FL Plush
March 16 Tampa, FL The Ritz
March 18 Pensacola, FL Seville Quarter Party Plaza
March 19 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
March 27 Anaheim, CA Festival Grounds at Angel Stadium
April 5 Nottingham, UK Nottingham Rock City
April 6 London, UK Brixton Academy
April 8 Glasgow, UK ABC
April 9 Manchester, UK Manchester Academy
April 11 Newcastle, UK 02 Academy 2 Newcastle
April 12 Birmingham, UK 02 Academy 2 Birmingham
April 20 Vienna Outdoor Arena
April 21 Warsaw, PL Stodola
April 25 Dulsburg T-Mobile Extreme Playground

12 Dec

It’s an exciting day if you love rock music and are going to KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Xmas today. Especially because if you didn’t have a ticket before, some really good seats were released! You can buy tickets for night 1 here and night 2 here. In addition, set times have been announced! If you can’t make it to the show, it’s ok. The whole thing is being webcast live and uncut at Enjoy the show!

Night 1
6:00pm – Anberlin
6:25pm – Dead By Sunrise
6:50pm – Three Days Grace
7:25pm – Thirty Seconds to Mars
8:15pm – Alice In Chains
9:10pm – Rise Against
10:00pm – AFI

Night 2
6:00pm – White Rabbits
6:25pm – Metric
6:50pm – Cage the Elephant
7:15pm – Phoenix
7:40pm – Vampire Weekend
8:05pm – Slightly Styoopid
8:35pm – The Bravery
9:05pm – 311
10:00pm – Muse

06 Dec

Find out everything and anything you ever wanted to know about Crash Love. Who better to tell you than AFI themselves? Watch the In Transmission web series exclusively on Premiering December 10th at 4:00 pm PST.