Goth-rock veterans AFI have released a new photo of the band that is missing singer Davey Havok. In the frontman’s place, the pic shows a distinctive shadow shape where Havok would presumably stand — a “cut-out” silhouette of Havok rather than the musician himself. AFI fans have predictably gone into a frenzy of speculation about what the photo means, ranging from Havok leaving the band to the arrival of new music that will somehow tie into the mysterious image.
Mumford & Sons have shared another new track from their upcoming fourth studio LP, Delta. On the heels of the first single, “Guiding Light,” the band has now debuted “If I Say.” Band member Ben Lovett said the song came to him in a dream, explaining, “I was actually asleep in an apartment in New York and I dreamt the song . . . then I went into my bathroom and recorded it on my voicemail at 3:00 AM. And I sent it to everyone the next morning and they were like, ‘Yeah, okay. That’s a song.’” Delta is out November 16th.
Trivium frontman Matt Heafy has left the band’s current North American headlining tour to be at home with his wife, who is pregnant with twins. Fill-ins for Heafy on the last week of the trek will include former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones and Avatar frontman Johannes Eckerström. Heafy said online, “I just had to fly back unexpectedly home to Orlando. As you know, my wife and I are expecting twins, and as you also know with pregnancy, there are no definitive answers on when things are happening. Especially when it’s two.”