Asking Alexandria Work with Born of Osiris, Borgore on Remix Album
English melodic metalcore darlings Asking Alexandria have stepped up their game with a new remix album ‘Stepped Up and Scratched,’ which comes out Nov. 21. The album features dance and rave-inspired mixes by Borgore, Celldweler, Born of Osiris, Big Chocolate, Tomba and others.
“We are all into a lot of different kinds of music (rock, pop, blues, swing, dance, house, electro), so stepping out of our comfort zone is something we are used to,” said guitarist and songwriter Ben Bruce. “This album is a representation of this band as an artist, not just as a metal band. It is full of great remixes that would be perfect in a club/rave setting or at home just to party to.”
In addition to a bevy of new beats and samples, the DJs that worked on ‘Stepped up and Scratched’ retained most of the blazing guitar rhythms and hammering bass lines from the original recordings. “Not only is ‘Stepped up and Scratched’ a predominantly electronic album, but we decided we wanted to keep it heavy and be different so you will find a lot of the actual music has been left in to the mixes making it a really unique listen and a completely fresh sound and feel,” said Bruce.
After a special Halloween show with ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, Asking Alexandria launch their co-headlining North American tour with Hollywood Undead on Nov. 1. Borgore, We Came as Romans and D.R.U.G.S. will open. Then, the band will join Avenged Sevenfold for an arena trek that runs through Dec. 14 in Yakima, Wash.
“This is going to be our most uncompromising and crazy live show yet,” Bruce said. “We won’t stop until everyone knows our name. We won’t stop until this music kills us. We are stronger, louder, harder and more determined than ever.”
Asking Alexandria, ‘Stepped Up and Scratched’ Track List:
‘A Single Moment of Sincerity’ (KC Blitz Remix)
‘Another Bottle Down’ (Tomba Remix)
‘Reckless and Relentless’ (Document One Remix)
‘I Was Once, Possibly, Maybe, Perhaps a Cowboy King’ (Robotsonic Remix)
‘To the Stage’ (Bare Remix)
‘A Lesson Never Learned’ (Celldweller Remix)
‘Final Episode’ (Let’s Change the Channel) (Borgore Remix)
‘A Candlelit Dinner With Inamorta’ (Run DMT Remix)
‘If You Can’t Ride Two Horses at Once…You Should Get Out of the Circus’ (Noah D Remix)
‘I Used To Have a Best Friend (But Then He Gave Me an STD)’ (Big Chocolate Remix)
‘Dear Insanity’ (Revaleso Remix)
‘Not the American Average’ (J. Rabbit Remix)
‘Morte et Dabo’ (Sol Invicto Remix)
‘Closure’ (Mecha Remix)
‘A Prophecy’ (Big Chocolate Remix)
‘A Lesson Never Learned’ (Sol Invicto Remix)