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Although often described as a cross between goth rock and hardcore punk, by the time of their commercial breakthrough in 2003, the Ukiah, California, USA-based quartet AFI (an acronym for A Fire Inside) started out as a straight ahead skate/punk band. Formed in 1991, while its members were still attending Ukiah High School, the band has experienced several line-up changes since their inception, although members Davey Havok aka David Marchand (David Anthony Passaro, 20 November 1975, Rochester, New York, USA; vocals) and Adam Carson (b. 5 February 1975, USA; drums) have been present since the beginning. With Geoff Kresge (bass) and Mark Stopholese (guitar) in tow, AFI issued Answer That And Stay Fashionable and Very Proud Of Ya, before Hunter Burgan (b. 14 May 1976) replaced Kresge as AFIs bass player. By the end of 1997, AFI had issued their follow-up, Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes.
New guitarist Jade Puget (b. 28 November 1972)...