UK metalcore band Asking Alexandria has released an official music video for their track “Killing You”, which comes from their latest album From Death To Destiny. The video, which is directed by Frankie Nasso, shows a woman go to an mysterious party where she realizes very quickly that she and many others are there for a sick sexual ritual involving torture and perversions. An uncensored version will be released in the coming weeks.
Asking Alexandria is currently on tour with Emmure, All That Remains, Sevendust, and For Today. All dates can be found below. READ MORE
It’s impossible to deny the impact that Michael Jackson, the true king of pop (suck it, Kanye), had on the music world. The man put out “Thriller”! Is that not enough reason to respect and appreciate the hell out of him?
And it’s because of “Thriller” that several prominent metal musicians have come together to record Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson! The album features appearances from Chuck Billy (Testament), Bumblefoot (Guns N Roses), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), and many more! Head on below to see the full track list and head on over to Amazon to pick up your copy! READ MORE
Detroit electronic mastermind Celldweller has released a free Fall 2013 DJ mix, which you can snag below. The mix features remixes of Asking Alexandria, Daft Punk, Motionless In White, Slayer, Figure, and more as well as several of Celldweller’s own tracks/remixes. Head on down to snag the 60-minute mix!
Rock/metal band Sevendust has announced that they will be hitting the road this fall on a US headlining tour with direct support coming from UK rockers Asking Alexandria. The tour will also feature performances from Emmure, All That Remains, and For Today. The band is touring in support of their latest album Black Out The Sun, which came out earlier this year. The full touring schedule can be seen below.
Make sure to check out our exclusive interview with singer Lajon Witherspoon here. READ MORE
UK screamo band Asking Alexandria has released an official music video for “The Death Of Me”, which comes from their upcoming album From Death To Destiny (out August 6th via Sumerian Records). The slightly NSFW video features bare chested women wearing pasties as they move rather seductively within vending machines. I guess sex sells, right? (HA! ZING! #ImAFunnyGuy!!!) Head on below to watch the video.
Metalcore band Shreddy Krueger has released the album artwork for their upcoming debut album The Grieving, which will be released September 3rd via InVogue Records. The album was produced by Jeff Schneeweis (Anberlin, Hawthorne Heights) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans). The artwork, as well as an official lyric video for their track “Violence”, is below. READ MORE
UK metalcore band Asking Alexandria has set the title of their 3rd record from Sumerian Records as From Death To Destiny and say that it will be released August 6th. Hailed as a “rock” record, the band has released the first single “The Death Of Me” earlier this Spring. It can be heard below.
Tour dates and album pre-order bundles will be launched in the coming weeks. READ MORE
British metalcore band Asking Alexandria has premiered a new song entitled “The Death Of Me”. The song comes from their upcoming album From Death To Destiny, which will be released this summer via Sumerian Records. You can listen to the song below.
Asking Alexandria has also announced a US headlining tour this spring with support coming from Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed The Prom Queen. Tour dates are below. READ MORE
British metalcore band Asking Alexandria has announced a US headlining tour this Spring with support coming from Motionless In White, Whitechapel, Chimaira, and I Killed The Prom Queen. This tour will be in support of Asking Alexandria’s upcoming third studio album, which is the followup to 2011′s Reckless & Relentess.
Guitarist Ben Bruce comments, “America, how have you been? Good? Yup thought so, me too! Well, as promised, we are back and we are better than ever. With our third studio album looming dangerously near we thought we should do a tour for you lot. An aggressive, heavy as fuck and balls to the wall tour to get you all ready for our new album. We shall be releasing some new material leading up to the tour and we shall be playing this new material for you all to enjoy live as well. ‘The Don’t Pray For Me Tour’ is our first U.S. tour of the year and fuck it feel good to be back. We have a great support line up and will be tying in the headlining dates with some amazing festival appearances. America, get fucking ready, lets start the new year with a HUGE fucking bang. Can’t wait to see you all.”
The full touring schedule can be seen below. READ MORE
The Carolina Rebellion music festival will be headlined this year by Alice In Chains on May 4th and Soundgarden on May 5th. Other acts include Deftones, Three Days Grace, 3 Doors Down, Volbeat, and many more. The event will take place at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina.
“After wrapping up our last U.S. tour, we were planning on recharging our batteries for awhile, but we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play with the mighty Soundgarden in what will be one of the only shows we’ll play in the U.S. this year,” says Tim Mcllrath of Rise Against.
Michael Poulsen of Volbeat comments, “In Europe and the U.S., we have enjoyed the experiences that come from being a part of the festival environment, just as the fans do. Looking forward to Carolina Rebellion!”
Tickets are available starting Feb. 8th here. You can see the full schedule below. READ MORE
The line up for the 2013 edition of Rock On The Range has been announced and it’s basically full of bands that I would punch a few puppies to see. Headlining the 3-day event are Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, and Smashing Pumpkins while amazing bands such as Bush, Stone Sour, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, In Flames, Ghost, Heaven’s Basement, and more are also slated to perform. A nearly complete list of bands performing can be seen below.
The 3-day event begins Friday, Mar. 17th and ends Sunday night, Mar. 19th.
Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell states, “We’re really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!”
Korn’s Jonathan Davis adds, “Head is back!! Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”
Gavin Rossdale of Bush comments, “Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands. We look forward to seeing you all out there.” READ MORE
Horror-influenced metalcore band Motionless In White have released a video for “Black Damask”, which comes off their Fearless Records release Infamous (iTunes). The video takes live footage from the ‘Infamous’ tour and overlays the lyrics, which I actually kinda liked. You can watch the video below.
MIW will be touring Europe with Asking Alexandria. You can check out the tour dates below. READ MORE
British metalcore band Asking Alexandria are about to embark on the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour alongside As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire, and Attila. Suicide Silence was supposed to also be on the bill but the passing of singer Mitch Lucker has obviously required that band to pull off of the tour. Now, Sumerian Records label mates I See Stars have been added to the bill. They will be playing between Attila and Memphis May Fire. Tour dates and ticket information can be found here.
Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce states, “First and foremost I would like to talk about a dear friend of mine who was prematurely taken from us this month. Mitch Lucker was one of the kindest and most passionate people I have ever had the pleasure of calling my friend. My thoughts are not only with his family and friends, but also with the millions of people, worldwide, who Mitch helped to mould and inspire into the people they are today. A great man was lost who’s love and passion reached all corners of the globe. As many of you know, Suicide Silence were preparing to join us on our upcoming ‘Outbreak’ Tour. Due to the devastating circumstances they will no longer be joining us physically. They will however, Mitch included, be with us in spirit. We will go out on this tour with As I Lay Dying, Memphis May Fire & Attila to pay our tributes and respects to Mitch and his brothers in Suicide Silence. A portion of all tickets and official tour t-shirts sold will go to Mitch’s daughter for the Kenadee Lucker Education Fund.
“Suicide Silence could never be replaced on our tour as they are the only band in the world who could bring their element, intensity and power to the line-up. For the sake of giving the fans the best show we can under the circumstances, we have decided to add Sumerian family members I See Stars to the bill, NOT AS A REPLACEMENT BY ANY MEANS, but as another band who’s love and passion for music and their fans is as tried and true as ours. Now, more than ever, we need to come together to celebrate our collective love of music and to show compassion & solidarity in our scene. It’s time to put aside all petty differences and remember what it is that brings us all together, the music. Mitch- from myself and everyone else who will be taking part in this tour, you are forever in our hearts. This one’s for you. We love you. Cheers” READ MORE
Ex-Sworn Enemy guitarist Lorenzo Antonucci has put together a video (that was shot at the Sumerian Records offices) calling out Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke (who used to be the singer of Escape The Fate) for his incredibly egomaniacal attitude that includes kicking support act I See Stars off of the “The Thug In Me Is You Tour”, throwing fans out of venues for simply wearing t-shirts or chanting “I See Stars!”, and, perhaps the most idiotic, throwing microphone stands into the audience at Six Flags in Jackson, NJ, causing physical harm to several fans AND banning all future metal shows from ever playing that venue again. Below is the video that includes fan interviews, news coverage, and footage of Radke being an egotistical prick. Also below are statements from I See Stars and Ronnie Radke. READ MORE
The lineup for California Metalfest 6 has been released and it is packed full of heavy bands. Included is headliner Killswitch Engage who will be performing their 2002 album Alive Or Just Breathing in its entirety for the first time ever in celebration of its 10th anniversary. The event will be held at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, CA on Saturday, November 24th. WWE superstar “Mankind” Mick Foley will be hosting the event along with several other TBA special guests. Tickets for the event can be found here.
The line-up also includes Asking Alexandria, As I Lay Dying, Black Veil Brides, Pierce The Veil, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Chiodos w/Craig Owens, For Today, Suicide Silence, Memphis May Fire, Blessthefall, Unearth, Bleeding Through, The Faceless, Born Of Osiris, Winds Of Plague, Shadows Fall, Veil of Maya, Acacia Strain, Attila, Sleeping Giant, Upon A Burning Body, and more. READ MORE
The official line up for the 2012 Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival has been released and it is confirmed that Slipknot will be headlining. Direct support to them will be thrash metal titans Slayer. Headlining the Jagermeister stage will be another thrash metal titan: Anthrax. Rounding out the bill is Asking Alexandria, The Devil Wears Prada, High On Fire, Whitechapel, As I Lay Dying, and a special guest (rumored to be Motörhead), who will be announced March 5th. The full touring schedule is below.
Corey Taylor of Slipknot says, “You knew we’d be back. Now, you know we’re coming. This will be a tour people will scarcely want to miss. It will definitely be a show to remember. Can’t wait to see the states again from behind a mask.”
Slipknot’s Clown states, “Slipknot is headlining this summer’s Mayhem festival and it’s going to be unlike anything you’ve ever felt, sensed, or seen. You miss this, you miss everything. Everyone seems to think that there’s a chance we’re gonna go away. This is the farthest thing from the truth. Stay sic and don’t ever judge us.”
“Mayhem 2012 might just be the last and greatest metal festival before the world ends!! So wreak havoc and go out in style!!” adds Tom Araya of Slayer.
Slayer’s Kerry King comments, “We can’t wait to get rolling on Mayhem 2012! Been 3 years since we played it last, and it’s gonna be brutal!!! You can’t go wrong with Slayer and Slipknot, pure fucking mayhem!!!!
To add to all the other awesome exclusives we here at BD Music have gotten this week, we are super pleased to bring you the video for Winds Of Plague‘s “Refined In The Fire“. The video is nothing less than entertaining and features a bunch of gore and zombies. “Being a big fan of both horror films and Halloween we wanted to do a video to tie into both.” Says vocalist Johnny Plague. “We created a video set in a post apocalyptic era… Not too long into the video you realize the cause of the end of society as we know it, ZOMBIES! I play the role of zombie slaying bad mother fucker roaming the dessert looking for salvation. Instead I find a shack infested with all sorts of evil. To capture this horror based music video I recruited my people at Knotts Scary farm. Designer Brooke Walters as well as a legion of monsters. Happy Halloween followers ofPlague, stay bloody!” Read past the break to check the video out. Enjoy! READ MORE
English band Asking Alexandria have released a new music video for Not The Average American, which comes off their 2009 album Stand Up And Scream. The video was filmed at Epicenter 2011 in Irvine, CA just a few weeks ago. It kicks off with a rather amusing intro before showing the band perform live.
Were you at the show? If so, what was your favorite moment?
Asking Alexandria and Hollywood Undead are teaming up together to bring you the World War III Tour. With support coming from Borgore, We Came As Romans, and D.R.U.G.S., the 17-date trek goes from Arizona to Florida and promises a night full of mayhem.
Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce: “Warped was amazing but we are excited to get back into venues and add a bit more to the live show. We look forward to seeing you this fall on “World War III” when Hollywood Undead and Asking Alexandria bring back the sex, drugs and rock n roll era!!!”
Check after the jump for the full touring schedule.
Some days, I get sent one or two new music videos that I post for you guys. Other days, I get slammed by them! Today is one of those days. Therefore, I put together all four videos from Asking Alexandria, Suicide Silence, Jolly, and Aliases after the jump for you to enjoy. Think of it as a one-stop article for new music video needs. READ MORE
Apparently Charlie Sheen is a metalhead. After seeing Asking Alexandria‘s performance on Jimmy Kimmel, he personally extended an offer to the band to be an opening act on the ‘My Violent Torpedo Of Truth Tour‘. Due to prior tour obligations, the band regretfully declined but stated that they “…would like to publicly thank Sheen for this special invite and promise him that the tiger’s blood runs deep in all of them.”
So Charlie Sheen now needs opening acts to make his show seem more appealing? Withfailure after failure, I’m not surprised. READ MORE
There are discussion boards popping up all over Scream 4′s Official Facebook after the fans were asked what music they’d like to see on the Scream 4 soundtrack. Answers so far are overwhelming for Asking Alexandria, Sum 41, and Black Veil Brides. However, the top pick is the Scream favorite, ‘Red Right Hand’ by Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, which has been in each of the films so far.
So what about you? What songs or artists would you want on the soundtrack?
ANOTHER Bloody-Disgusting contest for all you awesome readers, because this is how much we love you guys. On the prize for today is a pair of tickets to see Asking Alexandria on the upcoming Reckless And Relentless Tour. However, it’s not just a pair of tickets to one stop. Oh no, we’ve got a pair of tickets for EVERY stop on the tour! So get to entering and make sure to tell your friends to maximize your chances. I mean, just look at that line-up! It’s definitely going to be one awesome show, so don’t miss your chance to win.
The Orphan Killer is now available to purchase as a Blu-Ray/soundtrack or DVD/soundtrack option on Facebook. I’m not too sure about the movie, but the soundtrack has some good artists on there! Check out the track list after the jump.