Tuesday 5 April 2016
British metal band ASKING ALEXANDRIA are set to return with new frontman, Denis Stoff, visiting New Zealand for the first time since February 2014.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this tour,” says guitarist Ben Bruce on the announcement of world tour. “We are back and we truly are better than ever. This tour is going to be absolutely insane and we can’t wait to see you all out there. See you soon.”
Joining the band at the show will be US metal act Blessthefall and Australia’s Buried in Verona.
UK metal band, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, with chugging guitars and alternating singing/screaming vocals set to work in 2008 with a new line-up on a touring blitz of the US with bands like Alesana, the Bled, and Evergreen Terrace and released their first album in 2009, Stand Up and Scream. The band would find mainstream success in 2011 with the release of their sophomore album, Reckless & Relentless, which peaked at number nine on the Billboard charts. They returned in 2013 with a more mature hard rock sound, smoothing off some of the metal and electronica influences, resulting in their more focused third album, From Death to Destiny, which peaked at #5 on the Billboard 200.
BLESSTHEFALL, the Arizona quintet known for their explosive live show, continue to prove themselves as one of the most respected frontrunners in the metal community and have spent years building a strong foundation and legion of devoted fans throughout their impressive career of over a decade - but they’re not done yet. Since forming in 2003, Blessthefall have issued His Last Walk (2007), Witness (2009), Awakening (2011), andHollow Bodies (2013) which hit #15 on the Billboard Top 200. Performing at their highest level on their new album To Those Left Behind (September 2015), the band sets up the album to highlight not only the metal genre in itself, but quality musicianship as a whole.
Sydney’s BURIED IN VERONA will open all shows showcasing music from their three album catalogue: Notorious (2013), Faceless (2014) and their latest Vultures Above, Lions Below (2015).