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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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Stations Featuring
Asking Alexandria

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Albums by
Asking Alexandria

Top Songs by
Asking Alexandria

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

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