APTV’s Nick Major talks with Davey Havok and Jade Puget at the first XTRMST show in Los Angeles. The duo shard their thoughts on the straightedge lifestyle, Blaqk Audio and the experience writing the first XTRMST record.

“I never thought we’d play a show,” Puget says of his intricate guitar work. “So I was like, ‘I’m gonna play whatever the hell I want.’”

Havok adds, “It was and is very physically and emotionally exhausting.”

XTRMST’s debut self-tiled album is out now.