Asking Alexandria Record ’80s-Inspired Covers for Digital EP
Asking Alexandria recently stated that their next album might be more radio-friendly, but before that arrives there's a free compilation en route that definitely features music familiar to radio listeners. The group has recorded a digital EP titled 'Under the Influence' that will be available for free to Revolver Magazine subscribers.
The set includes four cover songs, including the band's take on such classics as Journey's 'Separate Ways,' Motley Crue's 'Kickstart My Heart,' Whitesnake's 'Here I Go Again,' and Def Leppard's 'Hysteria.'
In addition, the band will tack on their latest single, 'Run Free,' for fans to enjoy as well. To get the free EP, simply subscribe to Revolver online here if you're not already a subscriber.
In between wrapping up their summer Mayhem Tour stint and headlining the late 2012 Monster Energy Outbreak Tour, Asking Alexandria found time to work out some new material for their next disc. Guitarist Ben Bruce said of their new music, "[The new album is] a lot more mature. [We may have] a lot of radio singles — what we’re calling radio singles, songs we’re going to push towards radio and try to accelerate our career and get to the next level and hopefully bring our old fans across with us."
But for fans who raised a few eyebrows over those comments, the guitarist assures, "[The rest of it will be] our usual balls-to-the-wall kind of stuff. We spent a long time honing in on our song structures and writing techniques and things like that, but there are still heavy songs on the record. We’re not just going to throw that away and kick our original fan base in the teeth by getting rid of all that. There will still be a lot of riffing and screaming. But we feel like we did find a happy medium between being heavy and then being light enough to be on radio, but still keeping the balls in the songs."