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Sumerian Records continues to celebrate its 10 year anniversary, announcing the “10 Years In The Black Tour” featuring label artists Asking Alexandria and Born Of Osiris.
I See Stars, After The Burial, Upon a Burning Body and Bad Omens round out the North American tour, which launches on October 25 at Seattle’s Showbox Sodo and wraps up in early December.
“I can’t remember the last time I was this excited for a tour,” Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce said. “Not only is this our first true North American headlining tour in two years, as well as our first real U.S. headliner with Denis [Stoff] as our vocalist, but this is also a tour celebrating the incredible 10 year journey of Sumerian Records. We couldn’t be more proud to headline such a pivotal tour package and to celebrate the music Sumerian has released. The tour will include our biggest production to date and the first trek out in support of our new album, The Black. This is going to be something incredibly special.”
“To see the celebration of a decade of Sumerian culminate with this tour is a true reflection of the communal spirit and vision that this label was built upon,” said Sumerian Records Founder Ash Avildsen. “Fans will get to see five headliners all go out together, which is very rare these days because of tour politics, egos, money and everything else that gets in the way of giving music lovers an unforgettable line-up. The fact that these five bands are sharing the stage together and still bringing an opening act to kick off the show makes this a truly special tour. I comment them all. Stay tuned for for lots of upcoming announcements about different activities for bands and fans to interact at at these shows that go beyond just watching them perform on stage. Mark my words: This will be the most progressive and interactive tour we have ever done. See you on the road.” More...
With new music video "Here I Am," Asking Alexandria delves deeper into "The Black." The clip was directed by Steven Contreras and is available below.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "This is definitely the most visually epic music video we have created. It's a story about hope and strength and loving the person you are. Stand up for yourself and what you believe in. We love the AA Family and cannot wait to share this video with the world."
Catch Asking Alexandria live on these upcoming festival appearances:
Jun 18th @ SEIRAM Fest - Blackfoot, ID
Jul 14th @ ROCK USA - Oshkosh, WI
Jul 17th @ CHICAGO OPEN AIR - Bridgeview, IL
The daily band lineup has been announced for the second annual Northern Invasion taking place Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI, just outside the Twin Cities.
After quickly selling out its inaugural year with 25,000 fans in attendance, Northern Invasion expands to two full days in 2016. Single day tickets for Northern Invasion go on sale Wednesday, April 20 at 10:00 AM Central Time for $99 (plus fees).
The daily band lineup for Northern Invasion is as follows (subject to change):
Saturday, May 14
Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Chevelle, A Day To Remember, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Babymetal, P.O.D., Black Stone Cherry, Yelawolf, Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Avatar, Aranda, Monster Truck, The Shrine, Hands Like Houses, Wild Throne, Second Pass More...
Asking Alexandria premieres a new song entitled "Here I Am", taken from the upcoming new album "The Black", which will be out in stores March 25th via Sumerian Records.
States guitarist Ben Bruce about parting with ex-frontman Danny Worsnop: "We hadn't reached our destination yet, and Danny had. I think it was necessary. When it happened, I was devastated. I lost my best friend. We even started referring to this part of our career as 'the black period.' It was the darkest time, but we weren't going to give up. If he hadn't left, I don't think we would've been as inspired as we were. I also don’t think Asking Alexandria would still be around. Instead, we're more excited than ever about this band."
Check out now "Here I Am" below.
See the band live on these upcoming Asking Alexandria tour dates: More...
Asking Alexandria's fourth full-length album, "The Black," is coming March 25th and will be coupled with a North American trek with fellow countrymen, Bullet For My Valentine, starting April 30th.
Today the band unleashes a video for the new disc’s opening track, “Let It Sleep.” Asking Alexandria once again teamed up with renowned director Ramon Boutviseth (Dream Theater, Nonpoint, Veil of Maya), who also shot the band’s last video for “The Black" (available here).
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "Everyone has their inner demons. Everyone has their own mental fights they have to deal with. Don't let them consume you. Let them serve as a reminder that things could always be worse. Fight your inner demons and find your inner peace." More...
Asking Alexandria is perfectly poised for the biggest year of the band's career with the release of fourth full-length album, "The Black" (March 25th). Couple that with a huge North American trek with fellow countrymen Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps (starting Feb 2nd) and all the pieces are set into place.
In anticipation of that tour the band is very proud to present a music video for the new disc’s title track. Check it out below.
Life is all about how quickly you get back up. In January of 2015, everything changed for Asking Alexandria when the chart-topping outfit parted ways with singer and founding member Danny Worsnop. On the outside, the future might’ve seemed uncertain—even grim—to some, but Ben Bruce [lead guitar, vocals], James Cassells [drums], Cameron Liddell [rhythm guitar], and Sam Bettley [bass] dusted themselves off, lifted their chins, and got right back up.
“We hadn’t reached our destination yet, and Danny had,” admits Bruce. “I think it was necessary. When it happened, I was devastated. I lost my best friend. We even started referring to this part of our career as ‘The Black period.’ It was the darkest time, but we weren’t going to give up. If he hadn’t left, I don’t think we would’ve been as inspired as we were. I also don’t think Asking Alexandria would still be around. Instead, we’re more excited than ever about this band.” More...
Joey Sturgis Tones, the audio production software company founded by producer and educator Joey Sturgis, has released the latest product in a line of signature audio plugins and tones: the powerful and versatile limiter, Finality.
Available now in both "Advanced" and "Lite" versions, Finality can be purchased at special introductory pricing ($69 for "Advanced" and $39 for "Lite") via the JST Website here.
In his role as as producer, Joey has worked with the likes of Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, We Came As Romans, Blessthefall, and The Devil Wears Prada.
Commented Sturgis: "I've needed a tool like Finality, that's why I designed it. As I tested it more and more, I realized other people would need this too. So I decided to make it available to everyone as an audio plugin for all popular recording programs and operating systems. I'm very excited to share this limiter with the audio community because it was a blast to create and sounds great!"
Finality is a limiter designed from the ground up to be both powerful and versatile. Whether the source is very dynamic like drums and vocals, or more flat like distorted rhythm guitars and synth, Finality can be dialed to control peak and level dynamics in a mix. A video manual can be seen online at this location for a full overview of all Finality's features. More...
English metalcore outfit Asking Alexandria will return to the road in North America as direct support for Bullet For My Valentine on the British Invasion Tour this winter. While She Sleeps rounds out the bill.
The Platinum selling group ended 2015 with the announcement of fourth studio album, "The Black, which is slated for a March release this year on Sumerian Records. "The Black," which is the band's first album with new frontman Denis Stoff, reflects the apex of Asking Alexandria’s singular style.
“This is a new era,” states lead guitarist Ben Bruce. “We got a kick in the ass to bring that passion, angst, and aggression back. I hope when people walk away they simply think, 'Fuck yes, my favorite band is back.'” More...
UK metalcore act Asking Alexandria has revealed the band's new album title and cover artwork. The new album will be titled "The Black" and is scheduled to be released coming March via Sumerian Records. Says guitarrist Ben Bruce: "After we spent the last two years writing for this record, a lot of that ended up getting scratched when Denis joined."
After three consecutive sellouts, Monster Energy Fort Rock is expanding to two days - Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2016 - at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.
South Florida’s "Biggest Rock Festival" will feature performances from rock icon/filmmaker Rob Zombie, the return of Disturbed (after a 4-year hiatus), Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Megadeth, 3 Doors Down, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, and more.
Visit this location for the most current information on the festival and ticket pricing info.
Brent Smith of Shinedown says, "Fort Myers, Florida, are you ready? Because we are!!! We are so honored to be playing Fort Rock. We look forward to seeing everyone. Rock FOREVER!!!”
Jeremy Spencer of Five Finger Death Punch adds, “We’re pumped to once again be part of the World’s Loudest Month and are ready to kick things off properly like we did two years ago at Fort Rock.”
"With three straight years of sellout shows, we are excited to expand Monster Energy Fort Rock to two days,” says Clay Busch, Head of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents. “We’ve doubled down with the biggest Fort Rock to date. Fort Myers’ hunger for rock continues to grow and our show has expanded to meet that demand. We look forward to bringing this amazing lineup to South Florida in 2016." More...
U.K. metal band Bullet For My Valentine will return to North America in 2016 for “The British Invasion Tour” in support of newly released album "Venom." Support on the trek will come from Asking Alexandria, with full date and venue details as follows:
Feb 2 - San Diego, CA - House Of Blues
Feb 3 - San Francisco, CA - Warfield Theatre
Feb 5 - Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
Feb 6 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb 9 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Feb 11 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Feb 12 - Houston, TX - House Of Blues
Feb 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Feb 16 - Kansas City, MO - The Midland By AMC
Feb 17 - Saint Paul, MN - The Myth
Feb 19 - Chicago, IL - House Of Blues
Feb 20 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
Feb 23 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
Feb 24 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Feb 25 - Norfolk, VA - The Norva
Feb 27 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
Feb 28 - Birmingham, AL - Iron City
Mar 1 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore
Mar 2 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
Mar 3 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues
Mar 5 - Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Theatre
Mar 7 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis More...
A short documentary on Asking Alexandria's participation in this year's edition of Vans Warped Tour can be seen below. The video was produced by Steven Contreras for Sumerian Records.
Check it our now below.
Asking Alexandria is streaming a multi-camera live footage video of the new lineup performing "Welcome" and "Breathless" at the Mesa, AZ stop of the Vans Warped Tour on June 23rd.
You can check it out now below.
All-female metalcore outfit Conquer Divide premieres the new track "Sink Your Teeth Into This" featuring guest-vocals by new Asking Alexandria vocalist Denis Shaforostov. The track comes off the band's self-titled debut which is set to drop on July 24th via Artery Recordings.
Check out now the new track "Sink Your Teeth Into This" below.
Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey is announcing an upcoming battle of the bands, offering unsigned bands the chance of a lifetime: a year-long agency deal with one of the top booking agencies in the industry.
Additional prizes will include a record deal with Century Media Records/Another Century Records, a management deal through Street Smart Management, Coldcock whiskey-branded Schecter Guitars, a sponsorship deal with Krank amplifiers, custom Remo drumheads, Miktek microphones, Monster Products prize packs, Vic Firth drum sticks and more.
Rock, hard rock, and metal bands can earn points by responsibly promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their 21+ fans. The top ten bands with the most points will be chosen as finalists. Finalists will be judged by a celebrity panel of judges (based on originality of material, songwriting skills, public appeal) for a chance at the grand prize. Bands can enter by going to this location.
The contest takes place from May 1st, 2015 until August 31st, 2015. All band members from participating bands must be 21+.
“Coldcock Whiskey has always been a supporter of up and coming musicians and this is our way to help bands further their careers and get heard by the masses… while having a great time drinking and promoting Coldcock Whiskey to their fans!” states Coldcock American Herbal Whiskey founder and Zeiler Spirits CEO Rick Zeiler. “We couldn’t be more proud to be teaming up with a major booking agency to offer bands this opportunity.”
Judges include: More...
Music producer Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada), producer/musician Eyal Levi (the Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red), and producer Joel Wanasek (Trapt, Phinehas) have entered the world of music podcasting together with the launch of the "Joey Sturgis Forum Podcast."
As a learning platform for both young musicians and aspiring music industry professionals, the podcasts will take the listener inside the world of the three hosts as they bring on various guests from the music industry and beyond to discuss topics in the business. Sturgis and co will be interviewing notable bands and public figures from the scene — gaining insight into every avenue of the industry, such as writing, producing, marketing, touring, and everything in-between.
Joey Sturgis, producer behind some of the biggest names in metalcore including Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men, and I See Stars, will host a free, two-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop,
The worshop begins tomorrow, February 4th from 11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. PST (2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. EST). In this class, Sturgis will share his techniques for writing and arranging songs, tips for recording, editing and mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums and synths, and more.
Just For Fun
Never being one to let an opportunity for a joke slip by, vocalist Rody Walker of Protest the Hero, which is known for highly entertaining videos, put together his own "audition" clip for the vacant vocalist spot in Asking Alexandria, complete with an original composition written specifically for the occasion.
Watch Protest the Hero Vocalist Rody Walker Asking Alexandria for a chance below.
Vocalist Danny Worsnop has left Asking Alexandria. The singer just broke the news via Twitter just two days after Worsnop’s other band, We Are Harlot, announced the release of a self-titled debut album.
Worsnop helped form Asking Alexandria in 2008, rising to prominence very quickly with the release of "Stand Up and Scream" the next year. Asking Alexandria has since recorded two more albums, two EPs, one remix album and one live album.
Explaining his departure, Worsnop states: More...
Asking Alexandria's Ben Bruce joins Metal Hammer to talk about their next album. Both writing new tracks while on tour and being ready to record it in February 2014.
You can now watch the chat with Ben Bruce below.