A few days after sending fans into a frenzy over the omission of Davey Havok from a new band photo, AFI have returned with a brand new song. On Friday (Oct. 26), the California-founded band unleashed their first new tune in almost two years. Titled “Get Dark,” the two-and-a-half minute track can be streamed above.
In addition to treating fans to a new song, the four-piece also confirmed plans to release a new EP in early December. Titled The Missing Man, the five-song album is due out on Dec. 7 through Rise Records/WMG. The album was produced and mixed by guitarist Jade Puget. Pre-orders for the forthcoming record are currently available on the band’s website. AFI are offering four different bundles for fans to pick from.
The new album and song news comes two days after fans began speculating what Havok’s absence from the new band photo meant. The picture, which can be found here, features a cutout of Havok’s silhouette while the other three members —Puget, Hunter Burgan (bass), and Adam Carson (drums) — are visible. No caption accompanied the photo, but now that fans know the album’s title, it makes sense; Havok is the Missing Man.
In support of the album’s December release date, AFI have announced two intimate shows; a gig at Ace of Spades in Sacramento on Dec. 9 and a show at the Observatory in San Diego on Dec. 10.
The Missing Man is the follow-up to the four-piece’s 2017 release, AFI (aka The Blood Album). The Blood Album, the band’s tenth studio album, hit the number one spot on Billboard‘s Alternative and Hard Rock Albums charts and the number five spot on the Billboard 200 chart.
The complete five-song track listing can be seen below.
THE MISSING MAN EP TRACK LIST:
01. “Trash Bat”
02. “Break Angels”
03. “Back into the Sun”
04. “Get Dark”
05. “The Missing Man”