Blaqk Audio is a duo, formed by current AFI (short for A Fire Inside) members Davey Havok and Jade Puget.
The duo started writing music for the side project in 2001, but were deeply involved with AFI to devote enough time to the project. They returned to the project only in 2006, and the debut album CexCells was released August 14, 2007. It debuted at number 18 on the Billboard 200, selling more than 29,000 copies within its first week.
Four years later, Bright Black Heaven was released in September 2011. The album was right after touring and an album release for AFI’s Decemberundergroud.
In December of 2015, the duo updated a lot of their social media accounts to let the fans know new music was on it’s way. They worked on this album during the four year span and was written throughout 2014 and was recorded in 2015 and was originally planned for a release in 2015. Havok has said that the album is lyrically was “darker than our records of the past.” Material released in April of 2016.
I know that I have been in a strange place musically recently and Blaqk Audio, among a few other electronic artist, have been on full rotation recently. I believe that the recent music choices have been inspired by three things. One being my current D&D campaign and how my character could potentially react to things, the second being I have noticed recently my shift away from playing Warcraft and Zephirah’s story. I still love the game but I have not had a bunch of time or desire to play. It is just that point of the expansion, and I know that Zephirah will eventually be an alt. That is a hard thing to deal with. The third has been other work related things or working on several projects and staying busy in general in the real life department. None of these things are bad or are things that I can not handle. Life always has it ways of tossing you a curve ball. For the sake of not sounding like I am complaining about things, I know that I eventually get back to the game and things that I enjoy – just have to make sure everything is lined up properly.
On that note I wanted to thank Blaqk Audio, and by extension AFI, for their music over the years.