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

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