U.K. metalcore band ASKING ALEXANDRIA is putting the finishing touches on its new album, to be released later in the year via Sumerian Records.
In a June 17 post on his Facebook page, ASKING ALEXANDRIA singer Danny Worsnop revealed that he was "making notes for [Sunday's] pickup session wrapping this album." He added: "I have had so much fun writing an album I never thought I'd make with people I never thought I'd make on with again. It's out of the box, out of my comfort zone, out of the ordinary, and out of this world! This is something totally new and unique that I cannot wait for the world to hear. This album has me proud, humbled, reassured, and affirmed. Welcome to a new era, and a new sound which I'm sure in two years will be ripped off by far too many artists (there's a song about that on here too)."
Danny continued: "You will not hear songs about partying, or girls, or how rock and roll I am. Instead you will hear some of the most carefully crafted songs I've ever made that hopefully will live longer than I do.
"Thank you to [ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce] for writing some phenomenal music for me to create stories with, [bassist Sam Bettley], [drummer James Cassells] and [guitarist Cameron Liddell] for their great talent in making this sound so good, and [producer Matt Good] for heading the operation and fooling the world into thinking I know what I'm doing.
"Shoutout to the band's manager @diony1 and label [Sumerian Records], namely [Sumerian founder Ash Avildsen] who is responsible for me being here after a very persuasive conversation as brothers in Los Angeles last October. You are all very dear to my heart and I appreciate you all."
ASKING ALEXANDRIA recently released a teaser for a brand new song, apparently called "I Am Iniquity". The 41-second clip, which includes footage from the studio, can be seen below.
The reunion between Danny and ASKING ALEXANDRIA was confirmed last October following weeks of rumors and speculation regarding the status of his replacement, Denis Shaforostov, who joined the band in 2015.
Danny, who released a solo album, "The Long Road Home", in February while still being involved with his other band WE ARE HARLOT in between acting gigs, told Finland's Kaaos TV that he is working closely with the members of ASKING ALEXANDRIA to ensure that he is able to pursue other projects alongside his touring and recording activities with AA.
When Danny's return to ASKING ALEXANDRIA was first announced, Bruce said in a video message that Shaforostov had "just stopped talking to us." But Denis later tweeted, "I left AA because I can't be in a touring band at this point in my life. There's no drama and I don't want to be a part of it."