Forbes: “‘Alone Again’” shows the quintet in fine form, with lead singer Danny Worsnop delivering a soaring, impassioned vocal melody and guitarist Ben Bruce unleashing piledriving riffs and a furious, wah-drenched solo. All five members co-wrote the track, and See What’s on the Inside marks the first time they wrote an album together in the same studio in over a decade.
Billboard: “Frenetic on the surface and contemplative beneath it, the 10-song project finds the group lyrically grappling with issues of personal identity and redefining its public persona.”
LONDON, UK — OCTOBER 1, 2021 — Today marks the highly anticipated arrival of acclaimed British rock group Asking Alexandria’s new full-length studio album See What’s On The Inside. The album is the band’s first studio LP since the news of their new global deal with Better Noise Music earlier this year, when they were signed by label president Dan Waite out of the company’s London office. See What’s On The Inside is evidence of the group’s falling back in love with making music together. It is the first collection of songs that the band, today composed of its original line-up, wrote and recorded together in the same room in over a decade. The project is preceded by first single“Alone Again,”which was released in August to critical acclaim from the likes of Forbes, NME, Loudwire, and more, and now sits at #9 on BDS Mainstream Rock Airplay Chart, marking it the band’s fastest rise to the top 10 ever in their career. “Alone Again” has not only started a new chapter for the band musically, it has also translated to global success where international streaming has grown to now 66% of their listenership, according to Spotify, accompanied by a worldwide premiere of “You’ve Made it This Far” on BBC Radio 1 in the UK. The new album is now available for purchase, download and streaming across platforms HERE.
Thrilled to be sharing their latest body of work, lead guitarist Ben Bruce said, “Our new album See What’s on the Inside was named with the thought process that we would let the album, the songs, and the lyrics speak for themselves. It’s been a hell of a journey to get to this point. Ups and downs, laughter and tears. But here we are, seven albums later, more focused, more passionate and more excited than ever before. Our dear AA Family, it’s finally time to See What’s On the Inside.”
The band celebrated the release of the album by premiering the official music video for second single “Never Gonna Learn.” As they recorded this album together during quarantine, the visual, directed by Wombat Fire, showcases the band performing the song in an intimate setting interspersed with polaroid images of the session.
Last month, Asking Alexandria made their return to touring, joining A Day To Remember on their “Re-Entry Tour” throughout North America. The tour kicked off on September 28 in Rochester, NY, and goes until November 6 in St. Augustine, FL. The band has also announced a UK/European tour in spring 2022, with tour dates set from March 30 to April 15. Tickets are available for purchase today HERE. See a full list of dates below.
Asking Alexandria will also be celebrating Rocktober with Better Noise Music this month. For all the latest music from Better Noise Music, including See What’s On The Inside follow “Rocktober” on SpotifyHERE and listen to “2021 Rocktober Playlist” on YouTubeHERE.
UPCOMING TOUR & FESTIVAL DATES
Sep. 10 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
Sep. 11 – Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration
Sep. 25 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life 2021
Sep. 28 – Rochester, NY – Main Street Armory
Sep. 29 – Philadelphia, PA – The Met
Sep. 30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem
Oct. 02 – West Springfield, MA – The Big E Arena
Oct. 04 – New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17
Oct. 07 – Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheater
Oct. 08 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
Oct. 09 – Chicago, IL – Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom
Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN – The Armory
Oct. 13 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
Oct. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Great Saltair
Oct. 15 – Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Casino
Oct. 17 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
Oct. 18 – Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre
Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
Oct. 22 – Phoenix, AZ – Arizona Federal Theatre
Oct. 24 – New Braunfels, TX – Whitewater Amphitheater
Oct. 26 – Dallas, TX – South Side Ballroom
Oct. 27 – Houston, TX – Bayou Music Center
Oct. 29 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
Oct. 30 – Springfield, MO – O’Reilly Family Event Center
Nov. 06 – St. Augustine, FL – St. Augustine Amphitheater
Nov. 13 – Daytona, FL – Welcome to Rockville
Mar. 30 – Kiev, Ukraine – Stereoplaza
April 1 – Moscow, Russia – Adrenaline Stadium
April 3 – St. Petersburg, Russia – A2
April 5 – Munich, Germany – Neue Theaterfabrik
April 6 – Berlin, Germany – Huxley’s
April 8 – Haarlem, Netherlands – Patronaat
April 9 – Cologne, Germany – E-Werk
April 11 – Manchester, UK – 02 Ritz
April 13 – Birmingham, UK – 02 Institute
April 15 – London, UK – Electric Ballroom
ABOUT ASKING ALEXANDRIA
Since 2008, Asking Alexandria have established a world of rock music that is completely their own. Now, over a BILLION cumulative streams and views later, with a new label behind them – the band signed a global deal with Better Noise Music in 2021 – the U.K-based rock group are readying their next chapter.
Composed today of their original line-up – Ben Bruce [guitar, backing vocals], Danny Worsnop [lead vocals], James Cassells [drums], Cameron Liddell [guitar], and Sam Bettley [bass] – the band has arrived at a place of clarity and refreshed sense of artistic purpose. In the early months of 2021, all five members found themselves hunkered down in a house in Franklin, TN, to write and record their new seventh studio album. It was the first time in over a decade that all were together in the same studio. Armed with a new sense of dedication to themselves and to their fans, they went back to their roots and pulled inspiration from some of their earliest influences and musical heroes – Led Zeppelin, Metallica, AC/DC, and Queen. With time to reflect on their journey thus far they began preparing their next steps forward as a band. With no gimmicks or cheap tricks to fall back on and a renewed appetite for writing together, they fell in love again, with music and with each other as band mates.
In the band’s 10+ years as a worldwide touring and recording force, they have achieved unprecedented success earmarked by two gold-certified singles (namely, “Final Episode (Let’s Change The Channel)” and “Not The American Average”) and three consecutive top 10 debuts on the Billboard Top 200—Reckless & Relentless , From Death to Destiny , and The Black . In addition to headlining packed gigs on five continents, they’ve graced stages alongside Guns N’ Roses, Green Day, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, and Slipknot, to name a few. 2017’s self-titled LP Asking Alexandria spawned two of the group’s biggest singles to date: “Alone In A Room” (60 million Spotify streams) and “Into the Fire” (50 million Spotify streams). And most recently, they saw critical acclaim with their 2020 sixth full-length studio album Like A House On Fire.
The result of this reflection and renewed creative energy is the band’s most cohesive and self-assured record to date. The project’s first single, the poignantly powerful, guitar-driven “Alone Again” was written by the entire band and is a fitting first offering of the sonic journey on which the world is about to join them. But beyond its moving lyrics and soaring melodies, it is a rally cry and a statement of a group of artists who are here to stay and ready more than ever to be heard. The track is now out-streaming their biggest hit, “Alone In A Room.”
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