Asking Alexandria have shared an acoustic quarantine performance of their song “Antisocialist.“ The original version of the track is from the band’s latest album “Like A House On Fire.“
Ben Bruce commented:
“Over the years, we have been known to release many acoustic versions of our songs from a number of albums. ‘Antisocialist’ has rapidly become our most successful active rock single of our entire career, so we wanted to do something special.
Instead of just another ‘acoustic version’ of a song, we decided to really strip this one back and try and recreate the song as an unplugged version that lives and breathes its own identity. An unplugged, vulnerable rendition of the song that hopefully allows people to feel like they are in the room with the band whilst we play it.
To all of our fans, old and new, we truly hope you enjoy this unique version of ‘Antisocialist’ as much as we do. We love you.”
Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop has joined the cast of the upcoming video game “Of Bird And Cage.” The singer will voice a character named Ari, while his partner, Gitta, will be voiced by Kobra Paige (Kobra And The Lotus). The game is expected to be released next year with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Rob van der Loo (Epica), Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation), Mike LePond (Symphony X), and Rocky Gray (Living Sacrifice, ex-Evanescence) all set to be involved as well. Worsnop commented:
“We’ve had a lot of fun making this — it’s an entirely new approach, an entirely new concept, and a way to absorb the video game platform that I believe you guys are going to enjoy. There are a lot of incredible other musicians who’ve been involved in the casting, the creation, the scoring, and the performance within this video game and I would just want to say thank you to all of them who’ve been involved, and thank you to everyone who has created ‘Of Bird And Cage‘ for having me on board.”
A video of people rocking out to System Of A Down’s “Toxicity” at a Nigerian wedding reception recently went viral and it caught the attention of the band’s frontman Serj Tankian. He tweeted the following:
I’m glad this post has sparked a discussion about Black people and the music that society expects us to listen to. We are multifaceted. I’ve been listening to rock since school & was always told “you’re not black” because of it. I love pop music, hip-hop & afrobeats just as much.
As previously reported, this year’s Record Store Day will now take place across three dates (August 29, September 26, and October 24) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The full updated release schedule is available HERE. A list of rock/metal releases can be found below.
August Burns Red – “Bones” (Fearless) (7″) (limited to 1,000)
Backed with instrumental version on the b-side.
The Black Crowes – “Jealous Again” (UMe) (12″) (limited to 7,500)
Denzel Curry – “Bulls On Parade” (Loma Vista Recordings) (7″) (limited to 2,500)
Featuring his covers of Rage Against The Machine and Bad Brains.
Def Leppard – “Rock N Roll Hall of Fame” (UMe) (limited to 4,000)
As the U.S. continues to be rocked by the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, MN, a number of musicians have taken to social media to speak up about the tragedy and the ongoing riots related to it. You can find some posts from various artists below:
Ice-T (Body Count):
When a MF has his knee on your neck…. And his HANDS IN HIS POCKETS… He’s sending a message.
Yesterday some dude asked if I was Triggered.. I said NO. But then I thought about it… What part of watching another brother getting Murdered in broad daylight by the Police SHOULDN'T Trigger me??! Yes I’M Triggered AF.
Theres a lot of beauty in the world…SO much to be thankful for. I try hard to stay grateful & centered. At the same time, Im heart broken & angry. Appalled & disgusted at whats happening in my country that I LOVE so much. I wish I knew what I could do to be part of a solution.
Perhaps true….however, when an entire segment of society is being systematically attacked with no effective means of recourse or justice, “taking care” of that community will eventually involve people protecting & defending themselves…by any means necessary. https://t.co/Sly2f84R6a
I try to keep my tweets light hearted, positive, but sitting here on my 45th birthday watching the country burn, realizing how little real change has come in my lifetime it’s impossible not to acknowledge the darkness and realize fire might be the only way to bring back the light
This country's institutionalized racism not only runs throughs its legislation, municipal systems and perception management narratives but and also deep it the egoic blueprints of its foundation and the psychic scars of its blood soaked history.
#BlackLivesMatter don’t let the Right make this about anything else. This is about systemic racism in this country. This is the karma we have built as a nation built on the blood of black, brown, yellow and red people. If this makes you uncomfortable to confront. Good.
Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop has shared a cover of Amy Winehouse‘s “Back To Black.“ The track is the first in a series of covers from the frontman.
“I wanted to take some time to pay homage to some of the songs and artists that I love and who inspire me, and Amy Winehouse does so in spades. The soul and transparency in her music was always something I was drawn to, and it was a wonderful day spent in her shoes remaking and reimagining one of her greatest works with my own twist.
Amy, you were a true artist in the purest sense of the word. We were touched by your passion and your uniqueness. Your music forever hold a place in our hearts.”
A trailer for the first season of “Paradise City” has been released online. The show, which is a spin-off of the 2017 film “American Satan,” features: Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides), Ben Bruce (Asking Alexandria), BooBoo Stewart, Bella Thorne, the late Cameron Boyce, Kellin Quinn (Sleeping With Sirens), Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God), Juliet Simms, Sid Wilson (Slipknot), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.), Javier Reyes (Animals As Leaders), Jose Mangin, and more. Here’s an official synopsis:
“The lives of a rock star with ties to the occult and a young rookie kid who idolizes him collide through their broken homes built by the music business.”
Asking Alexandria frontman Danny Worsnop has postponed his UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s the new dates:
11/20 London, UK – Boston Music Room
11/21 Southampton, UK – Joiners
11/22 Bristol, UK – The Lanes
11/23 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/24 Newcastle, UK – Think Tank
11/25 Glasgow, UK – Stereo
11/26 Birmingham, UK – Asylum
Asking Alexandria have premiered a new song titled “Down To Hell.” This track is from the band’s new album “Like A House On Fire,” which will be released May 15. Ben Bruce commented:
“We all have a rebellious side and ‘Down To Hell’ is a big ol’, rebellious rock ‘n’ roll song reminiscent of ‘From Death To Destiny’. From the minute the song starts to the very last note, the energy doesn’t stop! It’s a headbanger from start to finish and I cannot wait to play this one live!”