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Asking Alexandria Share Explosive Single ‘Alone Again,’ Announce New Album ‘See What’s On The Inside’

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at August 20, 2021

British rockers Asking Alexandria have released an explosive new single titled “Alone Again,” the first off their upcoming seventh studio album See What’s on the Inside, which arrives Oct. 1 via Better Noise Music, to which they signed this year.

“Alone Again” shows the quintet in fine form, with lead singer Danny Worsnop delivering a soaring, impassioned vocal melody and guitarist Ben Bruce unleashing piledriving riffs and a furious, wah-drenched solo. All five members co-wrote the track, and See What’s on the Inside marks the first time they wrote an album together in the same studio in over a decade.

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“When I was a kid, all I played was guitar solos,” Bruce tells Forbes. “I would get cassette tapes, and I’d put tape over the little holes so I could record over them, and I’d have songs playing and I would just play lead guitar over them all. But I lost all that confidence.” 

Bruce rediscovered his confidence on See What’s on the Inside by falling back in love with hard rock and metal titans like Metallica, Pantera, Led Zeppelin, Soundgarden and Aerosmith. “I do attribute a lot of it, one, to reconnecting with my passion for guitar and bands like Metallica and Pantera,” he says. “But two, just how comfortable we all were in the studio and how enjoyable it was.”

You can listen to “Alone Again” below.

Indeed, “Alone Again” finds Asking Alexandria returning to a hybrid of arena rock and melodic metal after incorporating elements of alt-rock, electronic and unabashed pop on last year’s Like a House on Fire. It’s not a complete return to the larynx-shredding, breakdown-laden metalcore that categorized the band’s first two albums, 2009’s Stand Up and Scream and 2011’s Reckless and Relentless, but it’s still a thundering hard rock anthem that feels like a natural evolution from their early efforts.

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Asking Alexandria will get to show off “Alone Again” and other songs off See What’s on the Inside when they hit the road next month with pop-punk veterans A Day to Remember. They’ll also play a handful of festivals throughout the fall. You can see the tour dates and the See What’s on the Inside track listing below.

Asking Alexandria, See What’s on the Inside Track Listing

  1. “Intro”
  2. “Alone Again”
  3. “Faded Out”
  4. “Never Gonna Listen”
  5. “If I Could Erase It”
  6. “Find Myself”
  7. “You’ve Made It This Far”
  8. “See What’s On the Inside”
  9. “Misery Loves Company”
  10. “Fame”
  11. “The Grey”

Asking Alexandria 2021 Tour Dates

Sept. 10 – Danville, VA @ Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Sept. 11 – Mansfield, OH @ Inkcarceration

Sept. 25 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life 2021

Sept. 28 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory

Sept. 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Met

Sept. 30 – Washington, DC @ The Anthem

Oct. 02 – West Springfield, MA @ The Big E Arena

Oct. 04 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17

Oct. 07 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheater

Oct. 08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom

Oct. 09 – Chicago, IL @ Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom

Oct. 11 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory

Oct. 13 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom

Oct. 14 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Great Saltair

Oct. 15 – Reno, NV @ Grand Sierra Casino

Oct. 17 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Theater at the Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Oct. 18 – Paso Robles, CA @ Vina Robles Amphitheatre

Oct. 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Palladium

Oct. 22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre

Oct. 24 – New Braunfels, TX @ Whitewater Amphitheater

Oct. 26 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom

Oct. 27 – Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Center

Oct. 29 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Criterion

Oct. 30 – Springfield, MO @ O’Reilly Family Event Center

Nov. 01 – Knoxville, TN @ Knoxville Civic Auditorium

Nov. 02 – Columbia, SC @ The Township Auditorium

Nov. 03 – Atlanta, GA @ Coca Cola Roxy

Nov. 05 – Hollywood, FL @ Hard Rock Live

Nov. 06 – St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater

Nov. 13 – Daytona, FL @ Welcome to Rockville

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