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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. ~ Gregory Heaney & Neil Z. Yeung
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Stations Featuring
Asking Alexandria

    Hard Rock

    Hard Rock
    2 songs

    Xtreme Alt Rock

    Xtreme Alt Rock
    1 song

    Metalcore

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

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