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Afraïd is a family band built on a mutual love for heavy metal, psychedelics, blacklight posters, Ralph Bakshi films, and the occult.

They are as obsessed with the dark, spacy one-off ballads of Dio, Sabbath, and Zeppelin as they are with the droning, hypnotic influences of La Monte Young and Spacemen 3, and attempt to build their own world upon the shadowy middle ground between the two.

'Sinister Vibes', the group's first album, was released in March of 2015 by the West Virginian label Crash Symbols. 'Eternal Motherfucker II', a split with Maine-based electronic visionary Jared Fairfield, followed in fall 2016 on the state's own Pretty Purgatory label.