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Below is our complete Asking Alexandria news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
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.
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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.
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, three-day CreativeLive "Studio Pass" workshop next month, February 4th - 6th from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PST (12 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST).
In this class, Sturgis will share his highly sought after techniques for writing and arranging songs, tips for recording, editing and mixing guitars, vocals, bass, drums and synths, and more. Head over to CreativeLive Music & Audio at this location for more information and to enroll for free today. More...
Asking Alexandria has partnered with BitTorrent Bundle to release "Live From Brixton And Beyond" on Monday, December 15, the same day, the 2-disc live concert DVD will be available through all major retailers and at the Asking Alexandria webstore.
Following in the footsteps of Thom Yorke and Diplo, the group will make the digital version available in the BitTorrent Bundle.
Explains Ash Avildsen president of Sumerian Records: "Sumerian Records is excited to team up with BitTorrent Bundle to allow all the content available on the Asking Alexandria physical DVD to be packaged digitally online, where other outlets were unavailable to offer the same service. More importantly, BitTorrent taking positive steps to help both musicians and labels monetize their art in such a turbulent time in the music biz is both admirable and exciting. They take a small fee for their services and are very favorable to those on the creative side. I'm excited to see what the future holds for Sumerian and BitTorrent Bundle." More...
U.K.-based metal act Asking Alexandria will release "Live From Brixton And Beyond", a 2-disc concert DVD, on December 15 via Sumerian Records.
The "Live From Brixton And Beyond" 2-disc DVD features:
1) the full live set from Asking Alexandria's sold-out Brixton 02 Academy show in London
2) behind-the-scenes and backstage footage from the Brixton 02 Academy show
3) the unseen "Reckless Halloween" performance at The Wiltern in Los Angeles
4) all of the group's music videos and the "Through Sin And Self-Destruction" short film.
You can now watch the official trailer below.
"Live From Brixton And Beyond" 2-disc DVD:
Disc 1 - Live From Brixton track listing: More...
Asking Alexandria just wrapped up a Mayhem Festival run, and the new music video for the track "Moving On" gives everyone a small glimpse into the band's lives on and off that stage. Check it out below.
Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "For the first time in our careers, we are showcasing ourselves in the most sincere light possible. No drugs, no partying, no script and no bullshit. It's just the five of us completely vulnerable.
"No matter what the circumstance, being away from those you love and care about is very difficult and drags you down. Luckily for us, we have incredible fans that love and support us and help us through our toughest times. I hope this video gives you all a little bit of a look into our world. Thank you for all of your continued support and for keeping us going." More...
The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has now revealed the lineup for the 2014 tour, which kicks of July 5th and will feature four stages.
The lineup will feature: Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Body Count Featuring ICE T, Miss May I, Emmure, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition, Veil Of Maya, Upon A Burning Body, Darkest Hour, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, King 810 and Erimha.
Dates are as follows:
July 05 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 06 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 08 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
July 09 Nampa, ID Idaho Center Amphitheatre
July 11 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
July 12 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheatre
July 14 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 15 Maryland Heights, MO Verizion Wireless Amphitheater
July 17 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Milwaukee, WI Eagle's Ballroom ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK TASTE OF MAYHEM
July 19 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center
July 20 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
July 23 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 24 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Theatre
July 25 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 26 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 27 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
July 29 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake PAC
July 30 Wantagh, NY Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
August 01 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
August 02 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion
August 03 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live
August 05 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 07 Oklahoma City, OK OKC Downtown Airpark
August 09 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
August 10 The Woodlands, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More...