Asking Alexandria Biography
The York, ENGALND-based Metalcore troop Asking Alexandria was formed in 2008 from the ashes of several Dubai-based outfits. The band featured a five-piece line-up, fronted by singer Danny Worsnop along with guitarists Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell, bassist Joe Lancaster and drummer James Cassells.
In early 2009 Lancaster was replaced by bass player Sam Bettley and shortly afterwards the band recorded the first album, "Stand Up And Scream". The CD was released in September 2009 via Sumerian Records upon North America and the disc quickly sent shockwaves throughout the Metal underground scene. Asking Alexandria soon embarked on an unrelenting world tour that saw them cover North America a few times over; the summer of 2010 saw them headline the annual Thrash and Burn festival tour and their hype and success following this run quickly afforded them the opportunity to be direct support for All That Remains that fall.
The group's sophomore full-length effort, "Reckless & Relentless", was released in April 2011 and was destined to become one of the year's most ground-breaking and heralded offerings. It peaked at #9 on The Billboard Top 200 Albums chart.
Asking Alexandria have announced that their new album will be released on August 5, 2013. The record, titled "From Death To Destiny", includes the Hot Mainstream Rock top 40 hit "The Death Of Me".