AFI's management have issued a statement denying reports that the band have split up.
Yesterday a post appeared on the band's official Despairfaction forum which appeared to come from frontman Davey Havok and which said that the band had split up:
"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!"
The band's management have now said this is a hoax.
Posting on the Facebook page of the band's fan site, the short statement reads as follows:
"AFI did not break up. That's not Dave. The band haven't broken up. Someone is just screwing around. We repeat, AFI is not breaking up!"
Thanks for the report to Nme.com.