Asking Alexandria: 'We Want to Be the Biggest Band in the World'
"We're ready to take the next step," says guitarist Ben Bruce.
Posted on Sep 11, 2013 03:11 pm
Following the success of their latest effort "From Death to Destiny," UK metalcore act Asking Alexandria are taking their ambitions to the next level, saying they're now looking to become the greatest.
During a chat with Metal Hammer, frontman Danny Worsnop didn't hesitate to drop a few big words. "I'll say it right now: we want to be the biggest band in the world," he said. "I want us to one day be big enough to headline festivals. I can't understand why any band wouldn't want that," the singer added.
Guitarist Ben Bruce chipped in, "I don't think it's big-headed to say we're ready to take the next step," he explained. "'From Death to Destiny' is the best album we've done and we've achieved all that we have on albums I'm proud of, but we always knew we were capable of more. This time it feels like we can aim for higher things. I love this album, all of it, but I still think we've got better things in front of us."
As "From Death to Destiny" was released on August 6 via Sumerian Records, the band topped UK's rock and metal chart, also reaching No. 5 position of the Billboard 200 list. Bruce instantly thanked fans for their support, saying they are keeping rock music alive.
"Our fans are helping to keep rock 'n' roll alive and I couldn't be more proud to be sharing this battle with them," the axeman stated. "Things are only going to get bigger and better from here on out."