Davey Havok (born on 20 November 1975 in Rochester, New York) is the lead vocalist of the band AFI.
Shortly after, he moved to Ukiah, California . There, Davey attended Catholic school in Ukiah until the eighth grade. During high school, his friends Markus Stopholese and Vic Chalker wanted to start a band( AFI ) . Unfortunately, they had several problems. Chief amongst them was that their lack of a drummer. Mark suggested his friend Adam Carson be in the band. Furthermore, they didn't know how to play any instruments, but they knew that Davey had a good voice, and Adam had a drum set. So Mark learned guitar and Vic learned bass (he was later replaced by future Tiger Army bassist Geoff Kresge).
Shortly after high school, the band broke up and Davey moved to Berkeley, California, where he attended UC. Berkeley, planning to double major in English and Psychology. He began constantly writing lyrics to songs that would eventually appear on the albums Answer That and Stay Fashionable and Very Proud of Ya
In a memorable band reunion, put together by one of their classmates, the band played at the Phoenix Theatre for several hundreds of fans. They decided to reunite and record an album. In 1995, Answer That and Stay Fashionable was released on Wingnut Records (re-released in 1997 on Nitro Records ). Geoff left during a tour for Very Proud of Ya and was replaced by Hunter Burgan . Hunter would eventually become the permanent replacement for Geoff. Hunter was still in The Force until he permanently joined AFI during the A Fire Inside EP. However, before that, AFI released their third full length release, Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes , in which Davey started getting very serious about his lyrics. He started singing about religion, humanity and other more serious issues.
The next release was the A Fire Inside EP. It featured covers of "The Hanging Garden", in which Davey got to do his best Robert Smith impersonation, and "Demonomania" by the Misfits . Afterwards, Mark was asked to leave the band. His replacement was Jade Puget, the band's old friend from high school who said he would join after he graduated college. AFI then released their first full length release with Hunter and Jade, Black Sails In The Sunset. In fall of that year, they released the All Hallows EP. In 2000, they released The Art Of Drowning to fair record sales, but great acclaim by fans of the band. AFI then toured for a few years releasing a few EPs along the way. In 2003, the band's first major label release, Sing the Sorrow , came out, getting great record sales, but losing many of the older fans, whom considered the album to be somewhat corporate, and lacking in the older hardcore punk sound of their previous releases.
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