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BFMV

We’re chatting to the Bullet For My Valentine guys in a bit, and we want your questions for them!

Hit us up on Twitter using #BULLETQUESTIONS and we’ll get as many as we can answered by the lads themselves!

BFMV play the following dates this winter with Asking Alexandria and Young Guns:

1st – Manchester Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk
2nd – Glasgow Hydro www.gigsinscotland.com
3rd – Birmingham NIA Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk
5th – London Wembley Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk
6th – Cardiff CIA Arena www.ticketmaster.co.uk

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AltRockLive.com conducted an interview with drummer James Cassells of the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s third album, “From Death To Destiny”, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.

In a recent interview with Kill Your Stereo, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce stated about the band’s musical progression on “From Death To Destiny”: “When we recorded ‘Stand Up And Scream’, we were kids — we were 17 to 19 years old. We all loved ’80s music then. [However] I don’t think we were brave enough or competent enough to show our passion for ’80s rock back then at the time. With ‘Reckless And Relentless’, it was the same thing; there was a little bit more of it and you could see our ’80s rock ‘n’ roll love coming through, but again, I don’t think we had the balls to go out and fully do it. But this time around, we sat down and intentionally said, ‘OK, we want to show our love of ’80s music in this record.’ But we don’t want it to sound like a regurgitated ’80s album because we’ve been there, we’ve done that. It wouldn’t be fun, it wouldn’t be fresh and it wouldn’t work, so we had the challenge to try and incorporate modern day rock and metal into our love and passion for the ’80s. I think we did a really did a good job of it.”

Asked how important social lmedia is in promoting a band like ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Bruce said: “I think it’s a vital part of promoting a band. There are so many different bands out there. It’s not like back in the day where you were put in a magazine and everyone would subscribe to that magazine. You knew lots of people were going to read about you in a magazine. These days, magazines still sell but they’ve taken a huge hit, just as record sales have. The biggest platform anyone has these days to release any information regarding whatever it may be, for instance, our new album, is the Internet. The harder you work at that and try and connect with your fans, the more they feel a connection with their favorite band and therefore the more interested they become. It grows. We have 3.5 million followers on our Facebook page, which is a shit-ton of people. [laughs] You can’t even imagine 3.5 million people. Although it’s just a number on a screen, essentially you are writing a letter to each one of these people to tell them about our album coming out or we’ll be playing this city on this day, so I think it’s absolutely vital these days to make the most of your social networking.”

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Queens, New York-based deathcore act EMMURE will enter the studio later this year to begin recording its sixth full-length album for a spring 2014 release via Victory Records.

EMMURE will close out 2013 by headlining the Never Say Die! tour in Europe (October 4-26) and then a full U.S. tour (October 29 – November 22) alongside ASKING ALEXANDRIA, SEVENDUST, ALL THAT REMAINS and FOR TODAY.

Comments EMMURE guitarist and founding member Jesse Ketive: “We couldn’t be happier to announce that following Never Say Die! and the ASKING ALEXANDRIA tour, we will be heading into the studio to work on the new album which is aimed for a spring release!

“We have been working hard in between our rigorous world touring schedule this past year and a half and we can’t wait to unveil new material.

“We have re-signed to Victory Records and there will be a lot of new things developing for EMMURE through the end of the year.

“Thank you for your constant support through the years and we promise to deliver one of the best EMMURE records to date. See you on tour.”

EMMURE‘s fifth full-length album, “Slave To The Game”, was released in April 2012 via Victory Records. The CD was recorded with producer Joey Sturgis (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA), who previously worked with the band on 2011’s “Speaker Of The Dead”.

“Slave To The Game” marked the recording debut of EMMURE‘s new drummer, Mark Costillo, who has previously played with BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and BURY YOUR DEAD.

In an interview with Alternative Press, EMMURE vocalist Frank Palmeri stated about “Slave To The Game”, “I think this record is just brutal-sounding. It’s got everything I think that people expect from us — and I mean that in the sense that we kind of gave people, or at least for ourselves, more of what we felt the music should be from EMMURE. I’m probably making no sense right now. [laughs] It’s just a heavy fucking record. It’s another EMMURE record that hopefully people get to enjoy with us, because we dig it and that’s what it comes down to. We just make albums we try to enjoy and hopefully people can come along for the ride.”

When asked what Joey Sturgis brought to the recording this time around, Palmeri said, “He’s got kind of amazing input as far as the music goes and his creative mind. He’s a pro at what he does. Honestly, as far as heavy music goes right now — especially with this new age of bands that have come up and become so popular — a lot of their success is owed to Joey Sturgis. He’s not only such a talented engineer and producer, but he’s just a creative person all around that really brings something extra to the table when something is lacking or even perhaps just a new fresh mind to material that maybe bands themselves weren’t aware of. It’s always good to have an outside perspective from someone who is just talented. It paid off for us on our last album and I think this one as well.”

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Band describes “From Death to Destiny” tracks as “panty droppers.”

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Cayem Interviews spoke to the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s third album, “From Death To Destiny”, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart.

In a recent interview with Kill Your Stereo, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce stated about the band’s musical progression on “From Death To Destiny”: “When we recorded ‘Stand Up And Scream’, we were kids — we were 17 to 19 years old. We all loved ’80s music then. [However] I don’t think we were brave enough or competent enough to show our passion for ’80s rock back then at the time. With ‘Reckless And Relentless’, it was the same thing; there was a little bit more of it and you could see our ’80s rock ‘n’ roll love coming through, but again, I don’t think we had the balls to go out and fully do it. But this time around, we sat down and intentionally said, ‘OK, we want to show our love of ’80s music in this record.’ But we don’t want it to sound like a regurgitated ’80s album because we’ve been there, we’ve done that. It wouldn’t be fun, it wouldn’t be fresh and it wouldn’t work, so we had the challenge to try and incorporate modern day rock and metal into our love and passion for the ’80s. I think we did a really did a good job of it.”

Asked how important social lmedia is in promoting a band like ASKING ALEXANDRIA, Bruce said: “I think it’s a vital part of promoting a band. There are so many different bands out there. It’s not like back in the day where you were put in a magazine and everyone would subscribe to that magazine. You knew lots of people were going to read about you in a magazine. These days, magazines still sell but they’ve taken a huge hit, just as record sales have. The biggest platform anyone has these days to release any information regarding whatever it may be, for instance, our new album, is the Internet. The harder you work at that and try and connect with your fans, the more they feel a connection with their favorite band and therefore the more interested they become. It grows. We have 3.5 million followers on our Facebook page, which is a shit-ton of people. [laughs] You can’t even imagine 3.5 million people. Although it’s just a number on a screen, essentially you are writing a letter to each one of these people to tell them about our album coming out or we’ll be playing this city on this day, so I think it’s absolutely vital these days to make the most of your social networking.”

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“The Vinnie Langdon Show” conducted an interview with the British metalcore act ASKING ALEXANDRIA at the Aftershock festival, which took place September 14-15 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. You can now watch the chat below.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA‘s third album, “From Death To Destiny”, sold 38,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 6 on The Billboard 200 chart. This achievement not only marks the group’s highest-charting debut ever, but also Sumerian Records‘ highest first-week sales to date.

“From Death To Destiny” debuted at No. 1 on the U.K. rock and metal chart. It’s another first for the band, and it’s particularly special for the band to garner so much support throughout their home country.

Commented ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce: “It’s taken long enough! It wasn’t because we were being lazy, but because we wanted it to be perfect. ‘From Death To Destiny’ is our third album and we wanted to make sure we’d bring out the best possible record we could.”

He continued: “This is our biggest sounding record and alongside the classic ASKING ALEXANDRIA stuff — the breakdown sections, heavy sections, fast sections — we’ve thrown a lot of new influences in there. It’s a very diverse album and I think people who pigeonholed us are going to realize they were wrong when they hear it.”

Issued on August 6 via Sumerian Records, “From Death To Destiny” was recorded with renowned producer Joey Sturgis (THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, EMMURE).

Most of the new CD was tracked at Sturgis‘ studio in Indiana, while the vocals and strings and choir parts were laid down at NRG Recording Studios in North Hollywood, California.

“From Death To Destiny” track listing:

01. Don’t Pray For Me
02. Killing You
03. The Death Of Me
04. Run Free
05. Break Down The Walls
06. Poison
07. Believe
08. Creature
09. White Line Fever
10. Moving On
11. The Road
12. Until The End (ft. Howard Jones)
13. The Death Of Me (Rock Mix)

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Asking Alexandria just announced a headlining tour and they'll be heading out with Sevendust, All That Remains, For Today and Emmure. Wow, other than Sevendust, I couldn't think of a better representation of a bill I would never attend. But that's me. We're all different. You may like Asking Alexandria, All That Remains and Emmure …

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“We’re ready to take the next step,” says guitarist Ben Bruce.

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Asking Alexandria: The UK’s bright young hopes?

Asking Alexandria wax lyrical on their not-so-humble ambitions in our current issue, out right now!

“I’ll say it right now: we want to be the biggest band in the world,” says frontman Danny Worsnop when asked about the band’s plans. “I want us to one day be big enough to headline festivals. I can’t understand why any band wouldn’t want that.”

“I don’t think it’s big-headed to say we’re ready to take the next step,” adds guitarist Ben Bruce.”From Death To Destiny is the best album we’ve done and we’ve achieved all that we have on albums I’m proud of, but we always knew we were capable of more. This time it feels like we can aim for higher things. I love this album, all of it, but I still think we’ve got better things in front of us.”

From Death To Destiny is out now via Sumerian. Check out our current issue here.

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Andrew Reid of KKCO conducted an interview with KORN at the Rock Jam on August 24 at Grand Junction Festival Grounds in Grand Junction, Colorado. You can now watch the chat below.

KORN has unveiled the lineup for its one-day edition of the revived Family Values festival. This year’s show, which will take place at the 1st Bank Center in Denver on October 5, will include ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, MACHINE GUN KELLY and BEWARE OF DARKNESS in addition to the headliners.

KORN singer Jonathan Davis said in a statement, “We wanted to celebrate our new album release in a big way since Head is back and since this record means so much to us. What better way but to bring back Family Values and the Korn Kage for one big fuckin’ special night!”

The Family Values show will take place right in the middle of KORN‘s upcoming North American tour, which launches on September 26 in Philadelphia.

The band is hitting the road to promote the October 8 arrival of “The Paradigm Shift”, KORN‘s 11th studio album and the first in a decade to feature founding KORN guitarist Brian “Head” Welch.

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