AFI release “Trash Bat” from new EP

    It follows previous single “Get Dark.”

    Davey Havok of AFI performing at 77 Montreal Festival in 2018
    Davey Havok of AFI. Image: Mark Horton / Getty Images

    AFI have released the second single from their forthcoming EP, The Missing Man, following the surprise release of “Get Dark.”

    “Trash Bat” is an instantly recognizable AFI song: fast-paced with a punchy and infectious chorus which recalls their Sing the Sorrow era.

    “This was the ideal song to kick off the EP,” said guitarist Jade Puget. “From Adam’s big drum fill at the top all the way through to the end, it’s just a quick burst of frenetic energy. I brought the song in and was playing it for Davey [Havok] and he threw out the line, ‘my Trash Bat,’ and I thought, how can you lose with a title like that? What is a Trash Bat anyway? Who cares!”

    The Missing Man will follow AFI’s 2017 full-length, The Blood Album, which topped the Billboard Alternative and Hard Rock Album charts at the time. The EP is out tomorrow on Ex Noctem Nacimur.

    Listen to “Trash Bat” here: