I don't understand wouldn't you want to make more AFI music before you turn like 65? they barely even toured on crash love. If this is their true passion than they should just do Blaqk audio, I didn't like the first album much but I have hope this will be a lot more polished and mature than the first. I just don't understand if I was an aging musician I wouldn't want to drag out making records/touring because sometimes you don't write/sound the same and your stage show is going to lack the older you get except for certain exceptions like Refused, Green Day etc.
I'm not sure how old you think Jade and Davey are, but they are rather young (33-34 I think). When they started up AFI they were in high school.