U.K. metalcore band ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release its new, self-titled album on December 15 via Sumerian. The disc will mark the group’s first full-length effort with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA last fall.
“Asking Alexandria” was produced by FROM FIRST TO LAST‘s Matt Good and mixed by Taylor Larson.
A new ASKING ALEXANDRIA new song, “Where Did It Go?”, has just been released and is available through all digital music retailers.
“Asking Alexandria” track listing:
01. Alone In A Room
02. Into The Fire
03. Hopelessly Hopeful
04. Where Did It Go?
05. Rise Up
06. When The Lights Come On
07. Under Denver
10. I Am One
11. Empire (feat. Bingx)
12. Room 138
13. Into The Fire (radio edit)
The official Jensen Noen-directed video for “Into The Fire” can be seen below.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce said: “This is an incredibly exciting period in ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s career. We have been through hell and back again. It’s been an insanely long road but we couldn’t be more excited that it has brought us to where we are now. We have been given a new lease on life. As individuals, this is the happiest we have been in a very long time.”
Worsnop recently said that he was having “so much fun writing an album I never thought I’d make with people I never thought I’d make on with again. It’s out of the box, out of my comfort zone, out of the ordinary, and out of this world! This is something totally new and unique that I cannot wait for the world to hear. This album has me proud, humbled, reassured, and affirmed. Welcome to a new era, and a new sound which I’m sure in two years will be ripped off by far too many artists (there’s a song about that on here too).”
Danny continued: “You will not hear songs about partying, or girls, or how rock and roll I am. Instead you will hear some of the most carefully crafted songs I’ve ever made that hopefully will live longer than I do.
“Thank you to [ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce] for writing some phenomenal music for me to create stories with, [bassist Sam Bettley], [drummer James Cassells] and [guitarist Cameron Liddell] for their great talent in making this sound so good, and [producer Matt Good] for heading the operation and fooling the world into thinking I know what I’m doing.”
The reunion between Danny and ASKING ALEXANDRIA was confirmed in October 2016 following weeks of rumors and speculation regarding the status of his replacement, Denis Shaforostov, who joined the band in 2015.
Danny, who released a solo album, “The Long Road Home”, in February while still being involved with his other band WE ARE HARLOT in between acting gigs, told Finland’s Kaaos TV that he is working closely with the members of ASKING ALEXANDRIA to ensure that he is able to pursue other projects alongside his touring and recording activities with AA.
When Danny‘s return to ASKING ALEXANDRIA was first announced, Bruce said in a video message that Shaforostov had “just stopped talking to us.” But Denis later tweeted, “I left AA because I can’t be in a touring band at this point in my life. There’s no drama and I don’t want to be a part of it.”