Danny Worsnop Leaves Asking Alexandria; World Ends
It is with a heavy heart that I report this news, which is as tragic as the deaths of Dio and Hanneman, Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and Roberto Benigni winning the Oscar combined X a billion: vocalist Danny Worsnop has parted ways with Asking Alexandria.
Worsnop apparently wants to concentrate on his other band, We Are Harlot, whose self-titled debut comes out in March. (Some speculate he may also have aspirations of finally completing his memoirs as well.) Whether or not the fact that Worsnop will continue to grace music with his genius will help mend the hearts of so many Asking Alexandria fans around the world today is not yet clear. Experts note that whereas Asking Alexandria sound like Blink-182 on Four Loko, We Are Harlot sound like Guns N’ Roses covering the New York Dolls — a distinction which may not endear them to all Worsnop admirers.
According to a statement by AA guitarist Ben Bruce, Worsnop’s departure does not signal that they’re breaking up, and the band “will be spending all summer touring the European festival circuit and across North America on the Vans Warped tour with our new singer.”
Will fans accept a new frontman? Will Asking Alexandria Mach II be a rousing success story, like Van Hagar, or a crushing defeat, like Van Cherone? It is simply too soon to know. Until that time when we can be sure that balance has been restored to the world, we here at MetalSucks encourage you to hold your loved ones close and pray.
And should this prove to be The End (which it very well might): we hope you have enjoyed our programming… but more importantly, we hope you have enjoyed life.