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chance for ex-Redemption 87 guitarist Jade Errol Puget to be the last piece completing the new line-up. All settled down, the refreshed AFI persistently went on to produce two more albums, "Black Sails in The Sunset" (1999) and "The Art of Drowning" (2000) which, much to their joy, made its way to bring satisfying outcome by the time it touched the market on September 19. Featuring 15 songs plus a hidden track called "Battled", this piece of work fabulously managed to take its peak on the ninth rank of Billboard Heatseekers regardless of its inability to generate any hit tunes on the singles charts. Thereby it really became a rare achievement to be attained by an indie rock band.
In its continuation, the sweet accomplishment unmistakably propelled AFI right away to the mainstream attention, furthermore prompted the DreamWorks SKG subsidiary of DreamWorks Record to sign the band in almost immediately. Under this company, the troupe finally could see their first major-label release, "Sing the Sorrow", which came up on March 11, 2003 to strike the industry harder. Not only soared to enter the top 5 of The Billboard 200, the album also spawned smash hit "Girl's Not Grey" which secured number seven on Billboard Modern Rock Tracks and later won them an MTV2 Award for its music video at the year's MTV Video Music Awards. Looking on this glorious success, many thus waited in anticipation for the quartet's subsequent work, but it was not until 2006 that they eventually launched their seventh studio album namely "Decemberunderground" by June 6 in the States after previously releasing it internationally the day before. The album spawned a #1 Billboard Modern Rock single titled 'Miss Murder' that helped the album to reach its Gold certification months after its release. More tours and gigs then came up including their involvement in Al Gore's 'Live Earth' concert on July 7, 2007.
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