The Skinny: The UK is very well known for breaking some of rock's most influential acts and as of 2011 you can add Asking Alexandria's name to this already illustrious list. In September 2009, this British sensation unleashed their debut album, Stand Up and Scream, upon North America and the disc quickly sent shockwaves throughout the metal/hard rock underground scene. This was a propulsive blend of aggressive music with hints of European Trance, soft catchy melodies resulting in a sound more mature than just your average play by numbers hardcore outfit. This was just the refreshing new sound that people have been waiting for.
In April, 2011 Asking Alexandria will release their much anticipated sophomore full-length effort, Reckless and Relentless, which is destined to become one of the year's most ground-breaking and heralded offerings. The band's growth and maturity in just a year's time in astonishing and they will kick off the worldwide touring cycle for this new release with a massive Revolver Magazine sponsored North American headlining run throughout March/April with Emmure, Chiodos, Miss May I and Evergreen Terrace in the support slots. Reckless and Relentless was already hailed by Alternative Press as "One of The Most Anticipated Releases of 2011."
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