This Day In Music History: March 11th, 2003 – AFI enters the mainstream with “Sing The Sorrow”

Though the band had already scored a breakthrough with their 2000 album The Art Of Drowning and its standout single “The Days Of The Phoenix”, AFI’s brand of punchy, melodic punk rock and post-hardcore lended itself well to the oft-dreaded “mature” album. Of course, their 2003 major-label debut Sing The Sorrow probably shouldn’t be labeled as such, but it is the album that introduced them to a much wider fanbase.

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