So, not many people are lucky enough, on freakin’ Halloween, to get interview answers back from Davey freakin’ Havok. I have been pumped as heck (I almost said pumped as kin but that is a horrible Halloween joke gone wrong) for the new XTRMST stuff, the straight edge and intense new project from Havok and AFI guitarist Jade Puget, one of the most electric players in rock.
Why is this on a metal site? Because XTRMST stand for bold positions and action, DIY love taken into the larger zeitgeist of pop culture and beliefs that the world would be blessed to consider less extreme and more the norm. Earth Crisis nailed it on Salvation Of Innocents recently and it is cool the ever vocal and inspiring AFI crew have decided to make another major statement with a similarly important message. I think they have more than earned respect at this point.
This is not a record to make people comfortable, but it will get people who love the shifting but always intense chemistry between these two old friends more than fired up.
And click HERE for this exclusive chat with Davey.
Thank you. XTRMST comes exclusively from a place of honesty – one might call it brutal honesty. I’d be surprised if it did not receive criticism for being so direct in expressing uncomfortable truths. Change was never incited by comfort.