AFI frontman Davey Havok has posed naked for a PETA campaign.
Today (Nov. 10) he unveiled a new anti-leather campaign with PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals). The campaign mantra reads, “I’d rather go naked than wear leather,” with a tag line, “Rock the skin you were born in. Let animals keep theirs.”
In a video interview via Billboard, Havok discusses his views on the leather industry and its effects on the environment. “I was raised on rock ‘n’ roll, like many people, and the leather jacket was a part of that culture,” he says. “But no article of clothing, feeling of confidence, or otherness is worth the torture or the murder of an innocent creature.”
The California four-piece, who formed in 1991, will be releasing their first new music since 2013’s ‘Burials’. The band took a prolonged break after touring that album, before reconvening earlier this year.
AFI will release their self-titled tenth album, ‘AFI: The Blood Album’, on January 20. Recorded at Megawatt Studios in Los Angeles, the album was produced by Jade Puget and co-produced by Deftones’ Matt Hyde. It’ll also be AFI’s first album to be released on the label Concord.
Frontman Davey Havok formed a supergroup with members of No Doubt earlier this year – although the project did not include the band’s vocalist, Gwen Stefani.