Release date: October 2013
Burials is the ninth studio album by the American rock band AFI, released on October 22, 2013 through Republic Records. The album was recorded in Los Angeles, California with producer Gil Norton and engineer Andrew Scheps.
In an interview with Noisecreep, AFI frontman Davey Havok explained the album's title saying, "The term 'Burials' really speaks to what's happening on the record and the sentiments that are accompanying the greater whole that is the record. The burials that cause, for the burials a silence that results in complete destructiveness by way of passivity and the chaos that ensues from the silence and forms other chaos and betrayal and collapse and anxiety and the panic that results from those scenarios are all involved in what's happening in throughout the course of the record. I really feel like 'Burials' really captures really well the tone of what's going on on many levels, figuratively and almost literally.".
In contrast to previous releases from AFI, lead singer Davey Havok described Burials as being "far, far less straightforward than what we did on the last record, which – much like every record we create – was the result of a natural growth, a natural indication of where we are as songwriters now".