ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist and co-founder Ben Bruce was the featured visitor on BBC‘s “The Rock Present With Johnnie Walker” through the “Rock God” section. Ben picked SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor and said about his selection (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “Corey has been somebody that is impressed and influenced me since I used to be — I do not know — in all probability 10 [or] 11 years previous. I used to be listening to a whole lot of blues music and different rock and metallic music that is passionate too, however there was simply one thing about SLIPKNOT the place I used to be simply mindblown. I would by no means heard something prefer it. After which from there I found STONE SOUR, clearly, and I believe the primary tune I heard by them was truly ‘Hassle’, and I simply bear in mind considering, ‘There isn’t any means this is identical man.’ It actually, for me, was these softer, nearly rockier ballads in STONE SOUR that basically made suppose, ‘Okay, this man is the actual deal.’ From there, truly, me and Corey have ended up changing into actually fairly good mates over time, which is unbelievable to consider contemplating what an inspiration he was to me rising up, and nonetheless is to this present day.”
Two years in the past, Bruce instructed NME that he despatched a replica of ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s 2020 album “Like A Home On Fireplace” to Taylor for his opinion. “I despatched it [to him] as quickly as we completed recording and was, like, ‘Dude, what do you suppose?’,” Ben recalled. “He stated, ‘I believe it is going to piss folks off and I believe it is the very best factor you’ve got ever fucking written. Whether or not folks notice it or not on a primary hear, I promise you they are going to. Each band who’s been round for years has been via this and it is your time.'”
This previous January, ASKING ALEXANDRIA launched a brand new EP titled “By no means Gonna Study” by way of Higher Noise Music. Along with the title monitor, the mission included a brand new collaboration with Maria Brink from IN THIS MOMENT.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA closed out 2021 by celebrating its first-ever No. 1 at U.S. energetic rock radio with hit single “Alone Once more”, taken from the band’s seventh full-length studio album “See What’s On The Inside”. The tune had the largest first streaming day and week within the group’s historical past and was a becoming first providing from its newest album. “See What’s On The Inside” made a high 10 Spotify debut in each the U.S. and the U.Okay. upon launch.
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