Drag Me Out (Ex-Asking Alexandria) Surprise Release Debut Album “Pressure”

Drag Me Out, the new band featuring Denis Stoff (ex-Asking Alexandria, etc.), have surprise released their debut album “Pressure.” You can find that in various digital outlets and stream every song on Sumerian Records’ YouTube channel. Physical copies will be released at a later date.

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It would be a mistake for me not to say this record was the most opened and true reflection of what I lived through the past years of my life. It all was honest and I want you to feel it. There’s a part of me that always wants to leave you guessing on what did you just felt when you listened to that sound/melody/lyric. I took a red pill and followed the rabbit in this life and you know, I fucking love it. You don’t even understand what’s going on in my head anymore but I still want you to love me. And the funniest part is that you’re actually there, waiting for me through the tears and mud. I can’t thank you enough for that. With that being said, I want this record to make you feel free, fresh, new, a little bit spoiled, ready for life and every challenge it’s gonna take you through. Please enjoy, I finally took this “Pressure” off my chest. Buy it on iTunes right now, we will release physical copies later. Comment your favorite song below. Much love. 🐝💿

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Drag Me Out (Ex-Asking Alexandria) Premiere “I’m Sorry“ Music Video

Drag Me Out, the new band featuring Denis Stoff (ex-Asking Alexandria), have premiered a new video for their new song “I’m Sorry.“ Stoff said the following:

“I just want to say thank you so much to my fans for staying with me through some of the toughest times of my life. Wherever I go they would follow me til the end and that’s what I cherish the most. They understand me and where I’m coming from when the change is coming which lets me stay comfortable with myself and my music. With that being said I would love to present the new chapter of my life and my career – Drag Me Out.

Please, enjoy the new sound. It’s made for you.”

Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop Says Denis Stoff “Was Lip Syncing Over [His] Stuff For A Minute”

Asking Alexandria’s Danny Worsnop was recently interviewed on the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast and he opened up a bit about Denis Stoff, who replaced him in the group until his recent return. According to Worsnop, Stoff was actually lip syncing his parts during the band’s live shows. You can hear him discuss that below:

Worsnop said the following:

“He was just keepin’ my seat warm. Honestly I don’t know the kid so I have no opinion of him as a person. When people start telling me stories, my response is like… I don’t wanna know. I met the kid one time on a tour in Russia and he got a picture with me outside of a hotel. That’s my extent of my knowledge of him.”

He also added:

“The only weird thing was, and this was like, it was like almost illegal. He was lip syncing over my stuff for a minute. That obviously did not rub me or my lawyers the right way.”

“They jumped on it before I did. They were like ‘hey just so you know we sent him a cease and desist because he’s lip syncing over your stuff’. I hadn’t seen them or heard them with him so I was just like yeah make sure he’s not using my stuff.”

Ben Bruce Confirms Danny Worsnop’s Return To Asking Alexandria

In a live chat on Facebook, Ben Bruce confirmed Danny Worsnop’s return to Asking Alexandria. The band decided to reunite with Worsnop after Denis Stoff, who sang on the band’s recent album “The Black,” stopped contacting them.


Bruce said the following [transcribed by The PRP]:

“Basically, to a cut a long story short, we didn’t kick Denis out of the band. He just stopped talking to us. As most you know the Asking boys went out around the UK and Europe, doing a bunch of headline shows and a bunch of festival appearances—I had to miss that tour due the birth of my daughter—which was really upsetting. But obviously I kept in touch with the guys, every single we day we kept in touch… Everything was great, everything was fine. So that was that.

Denis went back to the Ukraine, we all came back to the states, we all had a nice little break. It got to the time where we started trying to organize a video shoot for “Send Me Home“, we’re like ‘Denis needs to fly back to the states, we’re going to do a video for “Send Me Home“, start work on new songs, new music ‘. Which we did do, we started writing and we recorded some demos and stuff. Everything seemed fine and then he just stopped responding. I texted him a bunch, loads of emails back and forth, no response whatsoever.

We were quite confused, like ‘what the hell is going on?’ sort of thing, maybe he’s having a break, maybe he’s tired, we don’t know. And I received a message from him, something along the lines of ‘Asking Alexandria does not exist unless I get what’s owed to me.’ So I was confused, like what’s owed to him? I don’t really understand. Long story short, we were left in a bit of a pickle, like a bit of a situation, we had to decide. Do we end Asking Alexandria, this band that we’ve worked so hard for for the last decade, this thing that we love more than anything. Do we just throw it away, do we end it?

We’ve got these tours coming up, we’ve got the Sumerian ‘10 Years In The Black Tour‘, we’ve got this Europe run that we’re booked for that Denis is supposed to be on, but we can’t get ahold of him, don’t know if he’s coming, don’t know if he’s not coming. And we just sat down as a band and we were like ‘why the hell are we doing this? Why are we doing this?’ And the reason we’re doing this, the reason we started this band to begin with is because we love music.

We were five best friends who loved being around each other. We all loved the same music, we loved playing music together and that’s why we started this band and that’s why were continuing this band. We’re a family, we always have been since day one.”

“Obviously over the last sort of few months we’ve rekindled our relationship with Danny and what happened in the past sucked and it hurt us, obviously I said things and Danny has said things—that happens. It was in the past and it was shit. But at the end of the day, we’ve been best friends for a decade and that’s why this is the move that’s right for us. Right for us as a band, right for us as people and friends and right us for Asking Alexandria, this is full circle, this is right back where we started and why we started the band.”

“We were just as blindsided as you guys, we woke up one day… We were just like ‘what the fuck? how is this happening to us again? Like what is it, why does this keep happening?’ So we made the choice, do we cancel the tour, do we break up? No, we don’t, we fight just like we always have done. We carry on doing this tour, we come out because we love doing it and we love playing for you guys.”

“When Denis first joined the band a year, year and a half ago, people within the music industry and fans alike, they all told us these different things about Denis‘ past, and we got many warnings and we said, that’s his past forgive and forget, we don’t know any of that side of things. So we gave him the benefit of the doubt and you know, there’s no smoke without fire and I guess we found that out the hard way.

Do I regret the last year and a half I spent touring the world with Denis? Absolutely not. Do I regret releasing and writing “The Black“? Absolutely not. Do I go back on anything I said? Absolutely not. “The Black” was a very honest and open record and that is I felt at the time, how we all felt at the time. We’ve moved on, we’ve moved upwards.

I’m not gonna sit here and talk shit on Denis, he came into this band and he was amazing for us at the time. We had a blast with him, we had the best time ever. As far as we could see everything was going great, obviously it wasn’t. There’s not really anything we can do about that. We once again have been left in a rather shitty situation and we’ve picked ourselves up off the floor and we’ve continued going. Asking Alexandria is back to the way we started with the original fucking members.

The reason that we’re all here today is because of the five guys who started this band about a decade ago in Yorkshire together with the same dream, the same goals, the same love and passion and those five guys are back in the room together again and honestly we couldn’t be happier. This is Asking Alexandria.”

Asking Alexandria Drop Off Rock USA

Asking Alexandria have been forced to drop off the Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, WI, due to immigration issues associated with Denis Shaforostov. The band tweeted the following:

Conquer Divide Premiere New Song “Sink Your Teeth Into This” Feat. Denis Shaforostov

Conquer Divide have premiered a new song titled “Sink Your Teeth Into This.” This song features guest vocals from Denis Shaforostov (Asking Alexandria), and it will appear on their self-titled debut, which will be released on July 24.

Asking Alexandria Play First Show With New Vocalist Denis Shaforostov

Asking Alexandria have played their first show with their new vocalist Denis Shaforostov (ex-Make Me Famous). The band performed the set at Rock For People, in Hradec Králové, CZE, yesterday (June 4). Check out some fan-filmed footage and the setlist below:


01. “Welcome”
02. “Closure”
03. “Breathless”
04. “To The Stage”
05. “I Won’t Give In”
06. “Run Free”
07. “Not The American Average”
08. “A Prophecy”
09. “If You Can’t Ride Two Horses at Once… You Should Get Out Of The Circus ”
10. “The Final Episode (Let’s Change The Channel)”

Ben Bruce On Danny Worsnop: He “Stopped Caring About Asking Alexandria”

In a new interview with Kerrang!, Ben Bruce opened up about Danny Worsnop’s departure from Asking Alexandria. The guitarist said that the vocalist “just stopped caring ” about the band and that “his heart wasn’t in it anymore.”


Here’s what Bruce had to say (transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“It was a day that had been inevitable and needed to happen for… I wanna say a few months, but it’s probably more like a few years. Danny just stopped caring about ASKING ALEXANDRIA; his heart wasn’t in it anymore. He didn’t like screaming, he didn’t like heavy music, he didn’t like the fans, he didn’t like anything to do with ASKING ALEXANDRIA. And that was apparent for a long time. So, it wasn’t a nasty, angry phone call, it was just a much-needed conversation, and it had taken a long time to get to that point.

Me and Danny had been best friends for a very long time, [but] as sad as it is, or was, it was necessary, and I know for certain that ASKING ALEXANDRIA — myself, Cam [Liddell, guitar], James [Cassells, drums] and Sam [Bettley, bass] — are a lot happier now that Danny is not a part of the group. We don’t have to worry about someone being in a bad mood all the time, or not turning up to stage on time. It was, like, ‘If you don’t wanna be here, just don’t be here.’ We’re relieved now. We can all move on and concentrate wholeheartedly on a band that we do still love and care about.

I was very angry at Danny for a long time. He was my best friend, and I felt like he’d abandoned me. But I felt like he’d abandoned me long before that phone call. I felt like him not caring about ASKING ALEXANDRIA anymore was him abandoning me and what we’d created together. [But] there was no anger on the phone. I don’t really know what I felt. I’m not sure I felt anything. It was more of an, ‘All right, man. See you later, dude,’ and that was the end of the phone call. It didn’t really hit until it all got publicly released, when it was all, ‘I guess this is really happening…'”

Bruce went on to talk about the addition of new vocalist Denis Shaforostov (ex-Make Me Famous)

“Denis was the right choice to make. He’s an incredibly talented vocalist, from the multiple wide range of screams that ASKING ALEXANDRIA obviously needs and will continue to have, and his singing and range is out of this world. He’s been a fan of the band for a long time, so he’s familiar with all our old songs, and he really cares about the band.”

Worsnop is now focusing on his new band, We Are Harlot, who released their debut album earlier this year.