In a conversation today with Stryker, AFI frontman Davey Havok revealed a little more info about Material, his forthcoming Blaqk Audio album, as well as his much rumored project with Tony, Tom, and Adrian from No Doubt.
Havok still finds himself explaining how Blaqk Audio is different from AFI. “The obvious difference is that it is completely inorganic,” says Havok. “Blaqk Audio is pure electronica whereas AFI uses organic instruments. There’s drums and bass and guitar and there’s none of that in Blaqk Audio.”
Havok goes on to say that he and Jade Puget started Blaqk Audio in 2001 purely out of their love for electronic music harking back to the big beat and industrial music of the late ’80s and early ’90s.
And, although Material will mark only their third release in 15 years, Havok is hopeful they’ll create new albums more frequently moving forward.
But Stryker couldn’t avoid the big question of the day: what’s the story with Havok singing with members of No Doubt?
“Just to clarify,” says Havok, “I’m not singing for No Doubt.” He ashamedly admits the band does not have a name yet but they do in fact “have a lot of great songs” that he’s excited about. “We have songs that are fully complete. No name, but complete songs. And, it’s just a great time. It’s really fun. I don’t know what to call it. It’s great. I think people will really like it.”
When Havok was asked if he thinks they’ll have a live show in the next three months, he spares no time in answering, “no.” Havok calls the leaked info about the band “wildly premature.” (Listen to the full interview below.)
Blaqk Audio’s Material is scheduled for release April 15.