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Asking Alexandria making music with Danny already?!

It appears that Asking Alexandria are already recording new music with Danny Worsnop following the announcement he has rejoined the band last week.

Matt Good (of From First To Last) has announced he is “mixing an amazing new Asking Alexandria song” after revealing his new band with Asking‘s Ben Bruce and The Word Alive‘s Zack Hansen named Kill It With Fire.

See the full tweet below:

See the teaser for the recording from Danny back in September:

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Danny Worsnop releases Asking Alexandria statement

After the Ben Bruce live video last night (details of which you can find here), the perspective from the man himself Danny Worsnop is finally here.

In the piece published on his Instagram, he announced his invitation was rather out-of-the-blue though it seems he was very much willing to get involved with the plans of the group.

Surprisingly though, Worsnop admits in the post that it is the best live set the band have ever pieced together so it should be one hell of a tour when it finally hits the States. It appears Asking even appear to have plans to bring Worsnop when the tour eventually arrives in the UK with Parkway Drive next year, where they’ll play venues including Brixton Academy, where they filmed a live DVD years ago.

See the full statement below:

As none, some, most, or all of you have seen, the last week has been what one would refer to as "eventful". Rumors and speculation of recent events have circulated long before even their inception but in an ironic twist of fate or foresight have come to fruition. Two weeks ago I was approached with a question, that as to if I would consider touring with my former band, Asking Alexandria for their upcoming tour "10 Years In The Black". Now, keep in mind that outside occasional "Hey man, how've you been?" texts, Ben Bruce and I hadn't spoken since my departure, and the rest of the band, not at all. It was a long week pondering the decision and figuring out what the right thing to do was. After all, my album "The Long Road Home" is about to release, which is of course my primary focus, I'm working on the new We Are Harlot record, and trying to book in as much acting work as possible. Eventually the pivotal hour came about and it was time to make a decision. I took this last year off from playing and touring to find myself (pretentious) and re-evaluate my life (cliche), which I NAILED (badass). So, now, after almost two years, I shall be going on tour again with Asking Alexandria. We have spent the last week honing the show and the set to be the best it can be, and best it has ever been, and I hope y'all enjoy watching it as much as we have creating it. It is a journey through the band's history and maybe even a new song that isn't actually very new but is new but isn't new at all. I'm now in a place mentally where this is something I can embrace again, with the men I started this crazy journey with. It's a beautiful nostalgia that feels like nothing ever changed. Whatever happened with Asking Alexandria and Denis Shaforostov is between them, and for them to tell. All I can speak to is my excitement to be working with my old and dear friends, playing music we made for a decade that we are here to celebrate. Pick up your tickets to the USA, Canada, UK and Europe tours at www.askingalexandria.com My new single "Mexico", coming November 1st. Stay tuned for the second We Are Harlot Album. Stay beautiful, sleazy, and never too sober. -D

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LIVE REVIEW: Kerrang! Awards Gig – Troxy 9/6/16

When Kerrang! announced A Day To Remember were filling the headline slot for their after awards show gig, you could practically hear everyone ask “is this real?!” With their lack of UK presence as of late, this was really an opportunity not to be missed. Their venue of choice, Troxy, was a great choice as well; the architecture and atmosphere of it just adding to the evening’s draw. However all did not go to plan, with the scheduled starting time of the show being 21:30 yet punters were not even let in until after that. Stage times were then delayed further until the room was filled, with Asking Alexandria eventually coming on close to 22:30, and A Day To Remember not being present until 23:45. Partly due to the time and partly to trains stopping at 23:30 for most punters, the room began to empty before the night was even halfway through. This being said, it wasn’t all bad; the bands put on a phenomenal show.

First up, Asking Alexandria let rip with first single from new album The Black in I Won’t Give In, and this was their chance to prove to a largely musician-based audience that the live show is every bit as good as its studio counterpart, and proved triumphant like never before. Stomping through tracks including To The Stage and The Death of Me, Denis proved he can perform just as well (if not better than) predecessor Danny Worsnop, as he leapt around and shrieked with an energy the latter could have only dreamed of with his lethargy onstage. Throwing out further classics Not The American Average and A Prophecy, the band had circle pits expanding to the walls and fans screaming along at the top of their lungs. What a sight.

As tension mounted in the room, A Day To Remember bounded out, launching straight into The Downfall Of Us All. This set proved to be a hectic affair with the hits flying out fast and hard; 2nd Sucks had waves rippling through the audience as they headbanged and jumped along. A slightly mellower moment in the setlist was provided by Have Faith In Me which prompted the biggest sing-a-long and was a real ‘grab your friend’ moment which was only continued as they blasted through both new songs Paranoia and Bad Vibrations, proving they’re anything over despite the slight hiatus. Everyone knew the words to the new tracks on their first British outing and both went down a storm. Finishing off the night with All I Want, the crowdsurfers came out in abundance after hiding away in the pit all night, which ended the show on as much of a high as the start; a live show that is every bit as thrilling as the albums.

(words by Jade Falconer)

Kerrang! Award Nominees Announced

It’s that time again for the Kerrang! Awards and this year it’s pretty big: among the nominations are a couple of huge London Slipknot shows, the return of GNR, battle of 5 newcomer punk bands and a huge clash of British titans. The announcement comes today after the Nominees Party last night, with live performances from Creeper amongst others.

The ceremony takes place (followed by a show headlined by Asking Alexandria) on Thursday 9th June so keep that date clear, and will be presented by The Darkness‘ Justin Hawkins and Skindred‘s Benji Webbe.

Grab your tickets here and see the full list of nominees below, and as per usual you can have your say here!

BEST EVENT – Presented by Kerrang! TV

Guns N’ Roses – Las Vegas Reunion Shows

5 Seconds Of Summer – Sounds Live Feels Live tour

Slipknot – Alexandra Palace shows

You Me At Six – The Ghost Inside Benefit Show

Biffy Clyro – Edinburgh’s Hogmanay

 

BEST BRITISH NEWCOMER – Presented by Help Musicians

Counterfeit

Creeper

Milk Teeth

Muncie Girls

The Struts

BEST INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMER

Cane Hill

The Dirty Nil

Beach Slang

Beautiful Bodies

Biters

BEST TRACK – Presented by Kerrang! Radio

Moose Blood – Honey

Against The Current – Running With The Wild Things

Panic! At The Disco – Emperor’s New Clothes

Architects – A Match Made In Heaven

All Time Low – Missing You

 

BEST LIVE BAND – Presented by Red Stripe

Black Veil Brides

BABYMETAL

twenty one pilots

Nightwish

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes

 

BEST ALBUM – Presented by Zippo

Iron Maiden – The Book Of Souls

Neck Deep – Life’s Not Out To Get You

Asking Alexandria – The Black

No Devotion – Permanence

Baroness – Purple

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL BAND

All Time Low

Metallica

PVRIS

A Day To Remember

Fall Out Boy

BEST BRITISH BAND

Bring Me The Horizon

Iron Maiden

Enter Shikari

Biffy Clyro

Asking Alexandria

BEST FANBASE

Gerard Way

Pierce The Veil

Black Veil Brides

Paramore

twenty one pilots

BEST FILM

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Deadpool

Minions

Ant-Man

Jurassic World

BEST TV SHOW

The Walking Dead

Daredevil

Jessica Jones

Making A Murderer

Adventure Time

BEST RADIO SHOW

Fresh Blood With Alex Baker – Kerrang! Radio

MOJO Rocks with Phil Alexander – Planet Rock

Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P Carter

Beats 1 with Zane Lowe

Nights With Alice Cooper – Planet Rock

BEST VIDEO GAME

Far Cry Primal

Fallout 4

Rise Of The Tomb Raider

Guitar Hero Live

Star Wars Battlefront

BEST COMIC BOOK

The Wicked + The Divine

2000 AD

Saga

Nimona

Descender

BEST FESTIVAL

Download

Slam Dunk

Reading & Leeds

Bloodstock

The Great Escape

BEST COMEDIAN

Matt Berry

Amy Schumer

Josie Long

Bill Bailey

Louis CK

TWEETER OF THE YEAR

Jono Yates (Away Days/Blitz Kids)

Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)

Mark Hoppus (Blink-182/+44)

Becky Blomfield (Milk Teeth)

Hayley Williams (Paramore)

R&L: More Bands & Stage Splits Announced!

Reading & Leeds Festival organisers have today made a huge announcement of yet more bands, along with the crucial stage splits that can make or break a day’s experience.

The biggest names on the bill come in the form of bands like Good Charlotte, Tonight Alive and the return of Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon, this time with the backing of The Crowes.

While this morning hasn’t been without its issues (Reading website being completely factually incorrect before the fix was put in place), the lineup has been met with pretty great acclaim and the splits have been universally declared a good fit; acoustic rocker Frank Turner opening up Main Stage on the Friday at Reading, followed by pit-inducing Frank Carter, both of whom are bound to make a stunning opening to the weekend.

Despite early worries by many that the bill would be lacking depth and quality this year, even the smaller bands on smaller stages are great; the inclusion of Area 52 on the Festival Republic stage follows up from their BBC Introducing… stage appearance at the 2015 festival. Building on this is the huge return of Nothing But Thieves, last year opening during the Babymetal set to a half-empty NME tent, this year being half way up the Main Stage bill which really shows what a festival appearance and a Muse world arena tour can do for a small band.

Elsewhere in the festival, Tonight Alive (previously a band destined for the Pit) have been placed midway down the NME lineup after their huge reinvention as they shift into the Limitless era, and concept-album rockers Coheed & Cambria (somewhat surprisingly) making it to Main Stage.

 

The full list of new artists to hit the lineup:

Nas
Frank Turner
Kano
Good Charlotte
Coheed and Cambria
Mastodon
Tonight Alive
Spring King
Sunset Sons
Haelos
Black Foxxes
The Temper Trap
Brian Fallon And The Crowes
BØRNS
Eagulls
Clean Cut Kid
Pulled Apart By Horses
Ezra Furman
VANT
The Magic Gang
Blaenavon
The Hunna
LANY
The Sherlocks
Rationale
Beach Baby
Transviolet
Isaac Gracie
Lewis Del Mar
Otherkin
Anteros
The Beach
The Vryll Society
Area 52
Tibet
Thrice
Hacktivist
Nothing More
Milk Teeth
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
MGK
Heck (Baby Godzilla)
ROAM
Beach Slang
SWMRS
Superheaven
Big Spring
Waterparks
Yung Lean
Hoodie Allen
Maverick Sabre
Metro Boomin
Little Simz
Fekky
Geko
Bugzy Malone
Logic
K.Flay
Franko Fraize
Clara Amfo
SOPHIE
Danny L Harle
Rag’n’Bone Man
Friction
Fred V & Grafix
Delta Heavy
The Japanese House
99 Souls
Redlight
Lion Babe
Zac Samuel
Tkay Maidza
Hermitude
Lemaitre
Low Steppa
Draper
James Organ