South By So What?! Confirm Lineup

South By So What?!South By So What?! have confirmed their 2014 lineup, and it includes some pretty major changes. Several acts have been dropped such as, HRVRD, Upon a Burning Body, I The Mighty, and Wolves At The Gate. The new lineup will include A Lot Like Birds, ’68, From Indian Lakes, Betrayal, The Greenery, He Is Legend, Myka Relocate, Sylar, and Thick As Blood.

The bands join previously confirmed headliners Taking Back Sunday, The Used, Asking Alexandria, and August Burns Red. Catch the festival March 14-16 at Quiktrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX, and view the full lineup below. (more…)

Asking Alexandria, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red & More Announce Tour Dates

ASKING ALEXANDRIATalk about a mega tour! Asking Alexandria have announced North American tour dates this spring with August Burns Red, We Came As Romans, Crown The Empire, and Born Of Oasis on the “Break Down The Walls” tour. While exact dates haven’t been announced, fans can expect the tour to run from March to April, and according to Asking Alexandria’s Ben Bruce, the tour will sell out.

Speaking about the tour, Bruce says “America, we are coming for you. It’s been a while since we have seen your beautiful faces, but we are back this March with a line-up that takes us right back to our roots. This is the most dynamic package that we have ever put together and we can’t wait to come and play for you guys. Expect our biggest and best production, our longest set to date and more rock n’ roll antics and debauchery than ever before. Get your tickets ASAP as this shit will sell-out fast. come hang out with us. We will see you soon.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 20th at 10am PST.

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Asking Alexandria Reveal Fall Tour Dates

UK rockers Asking Alexandria are bringing their notorious road show back to North America this fall for a headlining run alongside All That Remains, Sevendust, For Today, and Emmure. The tour is the second of the fall for the band, following their upcoming run with rock legends Korn.

The latest outing from Asking Alexandria will see them stopping in over a dozen cities between October 25 and November 22. The tour is the first official headlining run for the band since the release of their new album From Death To Destiny, which hit stores in the beginning of August. You can view the full routing below.

Asking Alexandria have made headlines numerous times for their onstage antics, including everything from drunken rants about the state of music to epic mosh pits that leave concert goers feeling sore the next day. The heyday of ’80s hair metal is alive and well at these performances, and this tour is highly recommended to anyone who fondly recalls those glam days. You can view footage from previous performances at the end of this post. (more…)

Asking Alexandria Release "The Death Of Me" Video

UK metalcore favorites Asking Alexandria have released the official video for their new single, “The Death Of Me.”

A band known for pushing the envelope, both musically and visually, Asking Alexandria’s latest does not disappoint. Opening with vocalist Danny Worsnop ushering a young boy off the streets and into a seemingly empty building, the clip soon transitions to gorgeously shot performance video with set pieces inspired by the group’s upcoming album, From Death To Destiny. You can view the video at the end of this post.

Warning: The content in the video may be considered NSFW. Proceed with caution.

From Death To Destiny hits stores August 6. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on Asking Alexandria’s latest. (more…)

Asking Alexandria Debut "Killing You"

Just a day after releasing a full album preview, UK rock titans Asking Alexandria have released a full stream of a new single entitled “Killing You.”

Finding a balance between the breakdown-laden sound of their debut and the more mainstream rock sound of their later efforts, “Killing You” showcases an evolving Asking Alexandria reaching for their next plateau. The guitars press on with the same fervency as when the group began, but the familiar structure of “fast / fast / slow and low / slow and highs / clean hook / breakdown / clean hook over breakdown / repeat” has begun to feel a bit too familiar. You can stream the song below.

If I’m not mistaken, the final seconds of “Killing You” seem to lead in to whatever song will follow. Maybe when paired together the mixed bag of tricks offered in this song will feel genuine, but after a few initial listen it seems like Asking Alexandria may be headed toward the land of musical redundancy. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on their latest material. (more…)

Asking Alexandria Preview New Album

UK metalcore favorites Asking Alexandria have posted a full album preview of the upcoming record, From Death To Destiny.

Scheduled for release August 6 in the US (August 5 overseas), the latest album from Asking Alexandria has been kept under tight wraps since production finished in late spring. Though we’re only offered glimpses of the material, it’s clear Asking Alexandria are furthering their niche in the modern rock world by emphasizing their embrace of anthemic rock while staying true to their heavier roots. You can stream the preview below.

With no press allowed access prior to the street date, the video that follows may be fans’ only preview of From Death To Destiny. Comment below and let us know your thoughts on the band’s latest efforts.