For at least five albums now, the sceneâs most divisive band has abandoned its punk sound, venturing off into more mainstream areas, becoming more and more distant from their hardcore roots. But now AFI
âs Davey Havok and Jade Puget are making a return to form with their new band XTRMST
, a straight-edge hardcore band that is louder and heavier than anything the creative duo has ever done before. On a day off in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the never-ending Burials
tour, guitarist and songwriter Jade Puget spoke to Punknews interviewer Gen Handley
about why they started a straight-edge hardcore band now, how they ended up on Steve Aokiâs label and if he still considers AFI a punk rock band.