Asking Alexandria: 'We Want to Be the Biggest Band in the World'

"We're ready to take the next step," says guitarist Ben Bruce.

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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."

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    I was going to say 'no homo' to the photo but...
    Behind every "no homo", there's a little bit of homo.
    Jacques Nel
    Speaking of, do they always have sex on stage like they do in the photo?
    That picture is VERY innapropriate
    Oh, but if it was a girl hugging a guy or vise verse it WOULDN'T be inappropriate? -.- Fucking cockhead.
    Jacques Nel
    So far I've only seen teenage girls that are fans of this group...they usually list One Direction under their favorite bands as well...
    Why does it matter if they like One Direction?
    Oh biggest band in the world, I guess that means they've got some really great music coming out....(watches video)...yeah nah.
    Phh, you've got to be good to start with to be the best band in the world. F*cktards
    I'd start by changing the name of the band, probably to something good, that also captures the overall personality of the various members, with a slightly stronger focus on the singer. Take "Linkin Park" as an example. They're a bunch of guys too, but they're all different, like a league of superheroes: one of them wears headphones and updates their Twitter on his laptop, he's like Science Spice - another one sings about feelings, he's shaved his head to look more vulnerable, and so on. Each one has a special skill they bring to the band, and they've even figured out a successful formula in their underground lab. All of this taken together is captured perfectly by a reference to a park somewhere where people can connect, presumably with the band, perhaps to ask them to undertake a dangerous mission on behalf of deserving, but poor, everyday folk whose only mistake was to own some land with some diamonds in it, which they can cleverly offset against their outgoings, and invest the profit back into the band. Well, that's what I'd do anyway.
    This would make an awesome article. I request that UG make an article out of this somehow.
    The person who wrote this comment was either high or kid. Or both.
    I'll take that as a compliment. I was actually eating my lunch at work, wasting vital seconds of my life as I creep towards being forty. I was only trying to set my watch with a Dave Grohl article to be honest.
    They said they want to be the biggest band in the world. Who doesn't dream of doing that? The people on UG are so biased, if Dave Grohl said he wanted FF to be the biggest band they'd hop right on his dick.
    Sammy Mantis
    Lots of people would be perfectly happy to just make their music and perform for small, dedicated fan bases. Not everyone needs their band to become a corporate franchise like Metallica. But you're right, if Dave Grohl said this exact same thing this entire comment section would be slobbing on his knob as per usual.
    You may be right about Dave Grohl. But I wouldn't have a problem with it. The Foo Fighters actually make good music.