Current A.F.I. band members are: Davey Havok (vocals), Jade Puget (guitarist/back up vocals), Hunter Burgen (bassist/back up vocals), and Adam Carson (drums)
The band's roots date all the way back to 1991 in Ukiah, California, where Davey Havok (vocals) and Adam Carson (drums) formed the band.
Original band members included Markus Stopholese (guitarist), Vick (bassist), and, of course, current members Havok and Carson. Vick was soon replaced by Geoff Kresge and the band began playing local gigs. They recorded with the band Loose Change, which contained future A.F.I. guitarist, Jade Puget.
A.F.I. split up after highschool to attend college. They rejoined over a holiday break to hold a reunion. After they experienced the audience's enthusiasm toward their performance, A.F.I. decided to quit school and direct their full attention on music.
They made their debut album in 1995, titled "Answer That and Stay Fashionable". The following year, record label Nitro signed A.F.I. and produced their second album, "Very Proud of Ya".
In 1997, Kresge (bassist) left the band and was replaced by Hunter Burgen (current band member). Soon after Stopholese (guitarist) also left and Jade Puget (current band member) took his place.
A.F.I. has released 7 albums up to date, including (oldest to most recent): "Answer That and Stay Fashionable", "Very Proud of Ya", "Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes", "Black Sails in the Sunset", "The Art of Drowning", "Sing the Sorrow", and "decemberunderground".
As of 2002, A.F.I. signed with DreamWorks Records, leaving Nitro Records. With that, A.F.I. released their mainstream hit albums "Sing the Sorrow" in 2003 and "decemberunderground" in 2006.
Despair Faction (DF) is a sort of club for A.F.I.'s fans, but it is also a way for the band to acknowledge them.
-A.F.I. stands for A Fire Inside!
Me: "Have you heard, Answer That And Stay Fashionable?"
Faggot:"That's not one of their albums."
Me: -walks in house and gets the album, "Now you gonna mouth off anymore?"