XTRMST Debut “Conformist” Video


AFI side project XTRMST have released the music video for their recently released new song, “Conformist.”

The song which was officially released last month, is the band’s lead single from their upcoming debut album due out later this month.

Check out the music video for the track which features a group of people dressed in red morph-suits and one person in white.

AFI frontman Davey Havok and bassist Jade Puget announced the creation of the new side project back in March, but the information had been minimal since Puget confirmed the group would be made up of him and Havok.

Then, last month after their tour with Linkin Park and 30 Seconds to Mars had ended, they revealed more information about the band including that they were going to be a “straightedge” band with their debut album coming out on Nov. 18.

XTRMST will be the second joint side project Havok and Puget had worked on. A few years ago, they lanced an electro-duo group named Blaqk Audio.

AFI Members Officially Unveil New Project


In March, AFI bassist Jade Puget revealed that he and frontman Davey Havok would be embarking on a new project named XTRMST, their second joint side project.

A confirmation and an audio track release later, there has been no more mention of the “straightedge” act the duo were working on. Chances are XTRMST was put on the backburner, temporarily, because of AFI’s role as supporting act for 30 Seconds to Mars and Linkin Park’s Carnivores Tour.

Today, Havok and Puget have officially released a statement about the act including the inspiration behind the formation of the group (“straightedge philosophy is something that we gravitated toward at a young age”).

The statement also unveils the other members of the group which are not the remaining members of AFI as well as the release date for their debut record which is set to be released on Nov. 18.

The lead single from the album, “Conformist” will officially be released next Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Read the full statement below.


“The straightedge philosophy is something that we gravitated toward at a young age, drawn by concepts and ideals that seem almost foreign in modern society. Like much of the other subcultures we were a part of growing up, it put us at odds with 99% of the people around us, which was something we embraced. It seemed natural that this crucial ideology would find a musical expression.

For the release of XTRMST, we are extremely excited to be partnering with Dim Mak and Steve. This record is one of the most important we’ve made. The songs are of purity, passion and truth. May they speak to you.” – XTRMST

Album pre-order + first single “Conformist” available October 7. Digital + vinyl LP in stores November 18.

AFI Members Reveal New Project


Last week, four mysterious tracks made their way onto the internet and for those who listened to the songs, they became instantly interested in who this mysterious group was.

Fast forward to this weekend when it was announced that the masterminds behind the tracks, which can be heard below, were two members from AFI. On Twitter, bassist Jude Puget revealed that he and AFI frontman Davey Havok were the ones behind the straight-edge, hardcore outfit, XTRMST.

This isn’t the first time that Puget and Havok have gone on to have a side project together. Beginning in 2001, they put together an electronic duo named, Blaqk Audio which went on to have two studio albums. But even with this new project, things aren’t slowing down for AFI. The band have a full schedule this Summer, playing supporting act for the Linkin Park-30 Seconds to Mars “Carnivores” Tour. As for new music, the band put out their recent album, Burials last October.