Friday, January 11, 2013
ASKING ALEXANDRIA's NEW Album Mixes Sounds Of Old School SLIPKNOT & MÖTLEY CRÜE!
ASKING ALEXANDRIA have announced that they have completed the production of their third studio album. The bands NEW batch of music was produced by Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, EMMURE) and it was recorded at the Foundation Recording Studios in Indiana and NRG in Hollywood. The bands as-yet-untitled album will see the light of day sometime within the next few months via Sumerian Records.
Here is what guitarist Ben Bruce told GuitarWorld.com about the direction of the bands NEW studio album: "There's a lot of heavy riffage on this record, whereas in the past we relied more on rhythms and breakdowns," he said. "So in that respect it's very much like old SLIPKNOT. But then the choruses and a lot of the bridges are more Rock-based, which is our MÖTLEY CRÜE side."
Bruce was quick to add, however: "The album is by no means a regurgitation of the Eighties. If kids buy this record thinking it's going to sound like [MÖTLEY CRÜE's 1987 effort] 'Girls, Girls, Girls', it doesn't fucking sound like 'Girls, Girls, Girls'. It sounds like ASKING ALEXANDRIA.
"It's a lot more mature than anything we've done before. It's not so much about partying and fucking random girls and doing drugs and stuff. We've actually taken the time to write something that's truly meaningful to us. The last two records were great, and we loved them, but we were different people then. We were a lot younger and had less experience. When you compare the albums, it will definitely show how much we've grown."
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