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Asking Alexandria

Spanning two continents, three names, and nearly a dozen members, Asking Alexandria are a band whose short career seemed to be more about change than anything else. The brainchild of guitarist Ben Bruce, the band was originally formed in Dubai in 2003 under the name Amongst Us, which soon changed to End of Reason before eventually settling on Asking Alexandria in 2006. They cemented the name change with their self-released EP, Tomorrow.Hope.Goodbye. The following year they released their first full-length album, The Irony of Your Perfection, through Hangmans Joke. Shortly afterwards, Bruce left Dubai and returned to England, resulting in the dissolution of the band. In 2008, he formed a new band around the name Asking Alexandria. Unlike its vaguely post-hardcore predecessor, this incarnation was a pretty standard screamo/metalcore act, with chugging guitars and alternating singing/screaming vocals. Finally settling on the lineup of Danny Worsnop (vocals), Camron Liddell (guitar), James Cassells (drums), and Sam Bettley (bass), the band set to work on a touring blitz of the United States with bands like Alesana, the Bled, and Evergreen Terrace. In 2009, they signed with Sumerian Records and released their first album with the new lineup, Stand Up and Scream, in the fall of that year. They followed their debut with the Life Gone Wild EP, which included remixes of songs from Stand Up and Scream and a few Skid Row covers. The band would find mainstream success in 2011 with the release of remix album Stepped Up and Scratched, which featured EDM remixes of songs from their debut as well as their sophomore album, Reckless & Relentless, which was released a few months later. Reckless peaked at number nine on the Billboard charts and the band continued with relentless touring into the next year. At the end of 2012, Worsnop tore a vocal cord, an injury which would prove consequential years later. The band returned in the summer of 2013 with a more mature hard rock sound, smoothing off some of the metalcore and electronicore influences, resulting in their more focused third album, From Death to Destiny. At the end of the tour cycle, in January 2015, Worsnop announced he was parting ways with the band to focus on a more traditional rock & roll sound with his group We Are Harlot. Asking Alexandria recruited a new singer, Ukrainian metalcore vocalist Denis Stoff (Make Me Famous), and immediately released the new lineup's first single, "I Won't Give In." That song would appear on their album The Black, which was released a year later in March 2016. In October 2016, Stoff split with the band. Worsnop -- in the midst of his own solo endeavors -- rejoined Asking Alexandria, just in time for the band's ten-year anniversary. ~ Gregory Heaney & Neil Z. Yeung
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Asking Alexandria

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Albums by
Asking Alexandria

Top Songs by
Asking Alexandria

  1.   Song
  2.   Here I Am
  3.   Moving On
  4.   The Death of Me
  5.   A Prophecy
  6.   Not the American Average
  7.   Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)
  8.   Let It Sleep
  9.   I Won't Give In
  10.   Someone, Somewhere
  11.   Run Free
  12.   Closure
  13.   Breathless
  14.   Right Now (Na Na Na)
  15.   Killing You
  16.   Break Down the Walls
  17.   The Black
  18.   I Was Once, Possibly, Maybe, Perhaps a Cowboy King
  19.   A Candlelit Dinner with Inamorta
  20.   Send Me Home
  21.   18 and Life
  22.   Nobody Don't Dance No More
  23.   I Used to Have a Best Friend (But Then He Gave Me an STD)
  24.   Alerion
  25.   A Single Moment of Sincerity
  26.   If You Can't Ride Two Horses at Once... You Should Get Out of the Circus
  27.   Hey There Mr. Brooks
  28.   When Everyday's the Weekend
  29.   Poison
  30.   Dedication
  31.   The Lost Souls
  32.   Until the End
  33.   White Line Fever
  34.   Believe
  35.   Hiatus
  36.   We'll Be OK
  37.   Welcome
  38.   To the Stage
  39.   A Lesson Never Learned
  40.   The Road
  41.   Circled by the Wolves
  42.   Gone
  43.   Sometimes It Ends
  44.   Dear Insanity
  45.   Just a Slave to Rock n' Roll
  46.   Undivided
  47.   Closer
  48.   Creature
  49.   Don't Pray for Me
  50.   Youth Gone Wild
  51.   Another Bottle Down
  52.   The Match
  53.   Morte et Dabo
  54.   Reckless & Relentless
  55.   Through Sin + Self-Destruction
  56.   A Reckless Halloween
  57.   Brixton Behind the Scenes
  58.   Dead
  59.   Morte et Dao
  60.   Another Battle Down

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