As Asking Alexandria
topped UK's rock and metal chart this week with their latest effort "From Death to Destiny
," members of the metalcore five-piece couldn't hide their excitement, saying that such achievement helps preserve the heavy sound.
"I can't begin to express just how excited I am with the success of 'From Death to Destiny,'"
guitarist Ben Bruce
kicked off. "It's our biggest first week yet and proof that heavy music is alive and well.
"None of this would be possible without the love and devotion of our incredible fans,"
the axeman explained (via Blabbermouth
). "They prove to us and the world time and time again that they are a force to be reckoned with. They won't be shunned and their presence will be globally recognized.
"Our fans are helping to keep rock 'n' roll alive and I couldn't be more proud to be sharing this battle with them. Things are only going to get bigger and better from here on out,"
"From Death To Destiny" dropped on August 6 through Summerian Records as the band's third studio effort. With 38,000 copies sold in the US during the first week, it scored a No. 6 debut on the Billboard 200 chart. Prior to the official album release, the band premiered "The Death of Me" music video.