New AFI album “Burials” coming in October

AFI I Hope You Suffer

Coming Oct. 22 on Republic Records. You can here the first single, “I Hope You Suffer,” here.

With the band’s ninth studio album, Burials, Davey Havok aimed to switch gears with a lighter, less brooding approach to songcraft. As one might gather from the title, he failed.

“It is certainly – embarrassingly so – a very dark album, especially in its candidness, which is something, to be honest, that’s disappointing to me,” he says. “It’s something I just keep coming back to – I can’t escape it. It’s always a joy to me to reach away from that. But the themes and sentiments on this record are within that darker realm and that darker tone because I’ve always been honest in everything that I write. It’s beyond me. I’m crippled. There’s nothing I can do but be genuine in my writing, and that’s what came out this time – without any sort of pointed effort.”