from England, UK
from England, UK
To say that 2011 was a breakout year for the UK's ASKING ALEXANDRIA would be a massive understatement as the group opened for the legendary Guns N' Roses, performed in numerous arenas with Avenged Sevenfold and had a slew of sold-out headlining shows. In 2012, the band are poised for world domination with a massive, six-week long sold-out European headlining tour and a North American headlining spring tour with Trivium as direct support, which will be capped off with a slot on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival.In April of 2012 they will head back into the studio once again with acclaimed producer Joey Sturgis (Emmure) to record their much anticipated third full-length effort. The disc is set for a late summer release.This past year, amidst a slew of recent speculation regarding their stability, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, undoubtedly proved to all naysayers that they are one of the genre's most exciting, ground-breaking and heralded artists as their critically acclaimed new album, Reckless and Relentless, debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 charts scanning an impressive 31,449 units. This monumental accomplishment also simultaneously marked the biggest first week sales for any artist in the history of Sumerian Records.The album's stunning debut quickly caught the attention of mainstream media across the globe resulting in their national television debut on the ABC late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" They spent the summer of 2011 on the Warped Tour mainstage and emerged as one of the festival's most talk about performers. Throughout this timeframe they also graced the covers of such major publications as Alternative Press, Guitar World and Kerrang!This is controversial, unapologetic hard rock at its very finest and you ain't seen nothing yet.