AFI have dropped a couple of nice surprises on fans today, first in the form of a new track “Get Dark”.

The second surprise is that “Get Dark” is the first track from a special EP titled The Missing Man (VIA Ex Noctem Nacimur), which was produced and mixed by AFI guitarist Jade Puget and is slated for a December 7th release.

“Thanks to the unexpected continuation of The Blood Tour, we found ourselves inspired to begin writing,” says AFI lead vocalist Davey Havok. “It was during this process that The Missing Man was found.”

About “Get Dark”, Havok says, “From the initial performance and recording, it had a driving sense of forward movement and penetrating connection. The song’s themes of deification and deference, self-loathing and vanity, captivation and release, damage and healing, are posed in a subtle invitation to those inherently compelled to accept.”

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.