Asking Alexandria Biography

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English Metalcore band Asking Alexandria's origins began in Dubai, where lead guitarist Ben Bruce first developed a group around the name. After releasing one album, The Irony of Your Perfection, the group disbanded. Bruce returned to York in North Yorkshire, England. Using the name Asking Alexandria, he formed a new group with no musical or personnel ties to his former band from Dubai.

In 2008, the band began as a six-piece with synthesist Ryan Binns. Binns departed before the recording of the band's debut album, leaving Asking Alexandria a quintet. In January of 2009, bassist Joe Lancaster was replaced by Sam Bettley. Since then Asking Alexandria has included Bruce, Bettley, vocalist Danny Worsnop, rhythm guitarist Cameron Liddell and drummer James Cassells.

Recorded in spring 2009, the band's first LP, Stand Up & Scream, was released later that year on September 15. It charted at 170 on the Billboard Top 200. The band's second release was the EP Life Gone Wild, which featured a demo of the song "Breathless," and two Skid Row covers, "18 And Life," and "Youth Gone Wild." Nearly four months later, on April 5, the band released their sophomore album, Reckless & Relentless. The album sold 31,000 copies in its first week, and reached number nine on the Billboard 200.

Asking Alexandria is currently supporting Reckless & Relentless on the Vans Warped Tour which they will continue until August 14.

Thanks to Shana York for submitting the biography.

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AfuckingA! | Reviewer: Bonnie | 11/26/12

Words cannot describe what their music means to me<3. I cannot go one day without listening to Breathless, if I had a themesong , that would be mine! When Ben sings on Not the American Average , 3:40 - 4:27 . It is soo orgasmic I could scream. I'm going to see them next year;DD . I have a collection of there t-shirts in my wardrobe.

AA <3 | Reviewer: Marissa | 7/9/12

Me: I can't wait 'til I get to see AA <3!
Random Chick: I don't really think Asking Alexandria is all that good. They kinda suck, plus screamo is scary..

*Several hours later*

Cop: So, she just fell off the cliff?
Me: Uhh, yeah. Pretty much. ( ._.)



Lol, but seriously I just lovvve them so much <3 Best Band EVER !

AfuckingA= best band ever!!! | Reviewer: SarahAAJones | 6/29/12

Never, in my whole life have I loved a band so much! AfuckingA are my whole life and to be honest, I wouldn't be able to live without them! PROUD TO BE A WHORESNOP!! Favourite song = all of them but if I had to choose it would deffinately be 'Not the American Average' Ben's a really hot singer!!:) love you AA:)<3

Nothing Beats Asking Alexandria In My World<3333 | Reviewer: TaylorMfSidoff | 4/19/12

Omfg; I can honestly say I've never loved a band so fucking much in my infidelity fucking life. I love everyone in this band. Danny is funny ass fuck. Ben has an amazing fucking voice. James is so fucking adorable. Cameron is just himself. And Sam is a cutie too. I'd cry if I'd got a chance to meet them!(': My very first concert was to their band and it was the best night of my fucking life. I love Asking Alexandria I'd pay anything to go see them and support what they've worked so hard for<3333

<3 My whole life is AA! | Reviewer: Kaley(: | 2/3/12

I absolutely cannot go one day without listening to Asking Alexandria, they are what my life basically revolves around! I have been to their concerts around KC and they tear it up! I broke a rib in the wall of death during the last AA concert and it was so worth it. I like to do covers of their songs too ((: I'll never know how I lived for 17 years before I found them, it's positively crazy. Last note: I fucking love Ben Bruce ! ! ! later (:

Asking Alexandria | Reviewer: Kayla | 12/12/11

Omfg I really love this band I love there British accents in my opinion they are better thank Black Veil Brides and Blood On The Dance Floor I love all of there songs there so freaking amazing if you ever wanna email me and get to know me better my email is Kalya.evens@yahoo.com

:D <33333333 | Reviewer: Alexandria Rebsom | 12/7/11

I LOVEEE This band! i'm doing them for a project in school. they are the best... everytime i listen to music, it is them, no matter where i am xD .. Bestt band ever <3 amgg.. i loveee you guys :D

ASKING ALEXANDRIA ALLDAY, EVERYDAY <333333 ;) | Reviewer: chantel delgado | 11/27/11

I LISTENED TO ALMOST EVERY SONG THEY HAVE, AND LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONE NOT ANY OTHER BAND CAN COMPARE TO THIS BAND <33 THERE SONGS ARE AWSOME!!!! THERE SONGS BLOW ME THE FUCK AWAY AND NO OTHER BAND COULD DO THAT BESIDE THEM....THEY HAVE MY MUSIC LIST BLOWIN UP.....END OF STORY THE ROCK LIFE!

ASKING ALEXANDRIA <333 | Reviewer: karisma.logan@yahoo.com | 7/14/11

ohmygosh Asking Alexandria rocks my fucking socks off! they are my favoritestest band in the world. Their music is so beautiful. Theres not one song i dont like. Their music goes straight to the heart. MAN they know how to rock. best band ever <3

AfuckingA: The greatest band to rock my face off. | Reviewer: Tia | 7/2/11

I listen to this band, literally all the time. If my iPod's on, they're godly music is blaring in my ears. The breakdowns, the screaming, the saintly singing...it all blows me the fuck away. Dedication; great song and the never ending love I have for this band. I adore this band - end of story.


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