“Alone In A Room”, a brand new song from the U.K. metalcore band ASKING ALEXANDRIA, was premiered earlier tonight on BBC Radio 1‘s “Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter” and can now be streamed using the widget below. The track is taken from ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s new, self-titled album, which will be released on December 15 via Sumerian. The disc marks the group’s first full-length effort with singer Danny Worsnop since he rejoined ASKING ALEXANDRIA in the fall of 2016.
“Asking Alexandria” was produced by FROM FIRST TO LAST‘s Matt Good and mixed by Taylor Larson.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce told Metal Wani in a recent interview that the band’s new album has “gone above and beyond all my expectations. For me, every time I finish an album, I’m, like, ‘Man, I wish I could have done this differently. I would have changed this. This song’s not that good, it’s kind of an album filler. I wish I had more time to write more hits.’ With this album, we had no limitations, we had no time limits or restrictions and were left to our own devices and we did exactly what we wanted to do,” he said. “I listen to the final product now and I couldn’t be more proud. There’s no point on the album where I’m, like, ‘Ah, I wish we could have re-recorded this or changed this.’ Or ‘I’m not too fond of this song.’ Every time I listen to the album, I have a different favorite song. I’m definitely more proud of this album than I ever have been of any record before.”
Asked if ASKING ALEXANDRIA had to make any changes to reacclimate Worsnop, Ben said: “No, not really. It just all felt really natural. I think all the time apart from each other, it just allowed all of us to grow as musicians and individuals. When he came back and we started doing this album, everything just kind, it just kind of clicked, like it was meant to be. We didn’t have to sit down and force anything, like, ‘Okay, Danny‘s back, so we need to do this.’ We didn’t need to tell Danny, ‘We need screaming so you have to do this.’ It’s just what it was, so we didn’t have to set any limitations. We were just, like, ‘Let’s all write music that we love and see what happens.’ This album is the result of that. I think everyone, including Danny, I’ve not seen Danny this excited about an ASKING ALEXANDRIA record, ever. All of us are obsessed with it and it’s because it was such a pleasure to record and it’s us. It’s just us through and through. We weren’t told what to do or when to do it. Every single song, we did for us. Yeah, there was no groaning or changing, it was very natural, very easy.”
“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 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.”