In 2000 when Michale Graves had left the Misfits, Havok was approached by Roadrunner Records to be the new lead singer of Misfits.
However, Havok told an interviewer that he'd never leave AFI as it was his own band.
In 1997, the band released their third full-length album, Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes. It featured covers of The Cure's "The Hanging Garden", and "Demonomania" by The Misfits.
No Doubt has sold 16.3 million albums in the United States since 1992 and AFI 4.1 million since 1995, according to Nielsen Music - although the former group's success without frontwoman Gwen Stefani remains to be seen.
, Havok details the chaos in his life during the writing of the album.
In the fall of 1999, they released the All Hallows EP.
In 2000, they released The Art of Drowning to fair record sales.
But the explanations of his pain are cloaked in cryptic messages and interred under thick beds of slick sound.
At one point, he sings that his hands and eyes are dripping black, but he doesn't say if it's blood or not. Fan Gig By now Havok has been steering the band for over two decades, yet he still sounds as volatile as a teenager when talking about his romantic anguish.
All the layers occurred during the formative writing of the record.
The layers just grew and grew while we were making the record.
The group had toured with another band, Samhain, on their reunion tour.