UPDATE: Alternative Press has confirmed that the statment on AFI's message board turned out to be a hoax and the band is not splitting up.

Melodic punk greats AFI have decided to split up.

Vocalist Davey Havok made the announcement via a post on the band's official message board this morning:

"This is the end. Sorry, but AFI is done. After more than 15 years of being together, we as a band have decided to disband A.F.I.

Me and Jade will still continue the Blaqk Audio project but there will be no more A.F.I albums or shows. We have matured and have other things in life that we would like to attend to. Please forgive us for the random statement but it was something we were thinking of for a while.

We will post a more detailed statement soon, keep your eyes peeled!"

AFI formed in 1991 while Havok was still a student in Ukiah, Calif. The band were a staple of the '90s hardcore and punk club scene and eventually garnered major label attention after releasing five studio albums on indie Nitro Records. AFI eventually signed with Dreamworks Records for 2003's Platinum-selling 'Sing the Sorrow' album. The combo would go on to release two more studio albums – 'Decemberunderground' (2006) and 'Crash Love' (2009) – on Interscope Records, before the breakup.

Blaqk Audio is Havok and AFI guitarist Jade Puget's electronic side project. They released an album called 'CexCells' in 2007.

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