Whenever a band loses a member, and finds someone else to help them out, the new member is obviously put to a test. This comes by not only the other members of the band, but the fans as well. Fans can be a bit harsh, because sometimes its more about coming to terms with change and possibly the loss of a beloved person.
In the case of Asking Alexandria, some fans have been rather harsh torward new front man, Denis Stoff. Denis joined the band just before Warped tour of 2015 and somehow still is not being completely accepted nearly a year later.
Can't people just accept it and be happy or move on? You don't have to keep up with them if you're not happy about it! Listen to the old stuff, and get over it.
Denis spoke up about this though, and flat out said, "I'm not trying to fill anyone’s shoes/ What's the point? I'm here to create something new, to spill the ink on the new chapter of this story and do the best I can. This album is made of all the things that happened to me and the boys over the past couple of years." This was to Rocksound magazine, and was both about the album, The Black, which comes out in March, and about the constant comments from disgruntled fans.
He went on to say he was at both his best and worst for the creative process of this album, and feels that it really helped contribute to the album.
"This record pours with real and raw emotions – sadness and happiness, love and hate, struggle and relief – and I can't wait to see where the music's going take me from here. I feel like this record is going to be remembered for a long time. It's going to be the start of a whole new story."
We're quite interested to hear this album, and are still waiting an exact release date. When it does come out though, we're going to be reviewing it! We're also looking forward to hopefully covering Asking Alexandria's performance at Fort Rock this May.
Before they head our direction though, they will be on tour with Bullet For My Valentine and Blessthefall February 2 through March 11 all around the US, and all over Australia with Blessthefall and Buried In Venom. Then they will come back to the US to play Fort Rock, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range and Northern Invasion. They certainly have a lot going on here in the upcoming months. For more information, head on over to Asking's official website or the festival websites.
These are just some of the happenings in the music world. There will always be something that Immortal Music did not cover, but here are just some events.