Asking Alexandria Confirm Denis Shaforostov as New Singer, Release New Single ‘I Won’t Give In’
Asking Alexandria have confirmed that their new singer is Denis Shaforostov. Back in January, rumors circulated that the former frontman of Ukrainian band Make Me Famous would take on the duties, but the remaining Asking Alexandria members refused to confirm his role in the band until now. With the confirmation, the band has also released their first song with Shaforostov. It’s called ‘I Won’t Give In’ and you can listen to it above.
Former AA singer Danny Worsnop announced he was leaving the band on Jan. 22 with a statement on Twitter. The singer wrote that he still loved his former group but was excited to move on and focus on his new band We Are Harlot. A month later Asking Alexandria started teasing fans that they had found their ‘secret new singer.'
Last night on his own Instagram page, Shaforostov wrote a long post about how “happy and proud” he is to be a “part of such an incredible band and family.” He stated that he’s been working hard with the band for the past few months and that they’ve put their “hearts and souls” into their upcoming record. Read his full statement here:
I've been waiting for this moment for so long and now the time has come,
I'm extremely happy and proud to announce that now, I'm officially a part of such an incredible band and family - Asking Alexandria. I'm beyond excited for this new, unbelievable chapter of my life though it still feels so surreal! I just want to say massive "THANK YOU" to my family, friends, @benjaminpaulbruce @cameronjamesliddell @cassells @officialsambettley @joeyismusick @ashavildsen @diony1 @kbomassive and to all my fans all around the world for all the support and faith you've put and had for me over the years. It truly means EVERYTHING.
I can't even begin to explain how stoked I am about new Asking Alexandria and our new album. Ben, James, Sam, Cam and me have been working on it very hard for the past couple of months and we couldn't be happier with the result. We've put our hearts and souls into this record, it's done for YOU. Trust me, it's something absolutely mind-blowing and I'm sure it's going to please every single member of "AAFamily" - those, who's been with the guys since the day one and those, who just recently joined this strong and unbelievably supportive family!
The wait and your never ending support has been rewarded. I'm incredibly proud to say that today the world will hear the beast the new AA is. "Asking Alexandria - I Won't Give In" is OUT now! Check out the link in the bio! I can't wait to hear you sing this one out the top of your lungs with me VERY soon!
Here's to the new begging guys, I can't wait to meet every single one of you on the road! Cheers
Asking Alexandria's new song has been overwhelmingly liked so far on YouTube. Almost 15,000 people have given the track a ‘thumbs up’ while less than 500 chose to give it a ‘thumbs down.’ How do you think the new singer sounds with the group? What do you think of the new song?
This June, Asking Alexandria will join Black Veil Brides, Escape the Fate and many others on Vans Warped Tour. The traveling festival kicks off in Anchorage, Alaska, on June 17 and will play throughout the U.S. through Aug. 8 when the bands perform in Auburn, Washington. Get more information here.