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If Duran Duran had begun in 2007 instead of 25 years earlier, they may have looked like and sounded a bit like electronica band Blaqk Audio. With the release of their sophomore album "Bright Black Heaven" on September 11th, Blaqk Audio’s band mates Davey Havok and Jade Puget hope to repeat the success of their major post-hardcore band project AFI ("Sing the Sorrow," "Decemberunderground," "Crash Love").

Led by the lyrics and vocals from AFI founding member Havok, Blaqk Audio represents the real roots of the duo, who cite their influences as the Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, and Devo. As later explained by Havok, if they had the resources and knowledge to create electronic music available to them, Blaqk Audio may have very well been the primary band project for its band mates rather than Billboard’s #1 charting AFI.


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