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Asking Alexandria

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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. The reunited group returned to the studio to record their fifth album, which featured the lead single "Into the Fire." ~ Gregory Heaney & Neil Z. Yeung
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Stations Featuring
Asking Alexandria

    New Rock First

    New Rock First
    1 song

    New Metal First

    New Metal First
    1 song

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    2 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    1 song

Albums by
Asking Alexandria

Top Songs by
Asking Alexandria

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

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