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Asking Alexandria fans should be excited — the band’s next album is completely finished, according to guitarist Ben Bruce. 

Last month, the band dropped their first single of 2019 called “The Violence” after teasing the track. 

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Now, it seems as though they’re gearing up to drop a full-length record, Bruce revealed in an interview with KCAL 96.7

“It’s done. It’s ready to go,” Bruce said of the album. “I could release it tomorrow. It’s done, we’re ready.” 

He continued to say that the reason the band doesn’t just release it already is due to label pressure. 

Most labels want you to keep spitting out new music so they can make money, but our label is doing the opposite,” he said. “They want us to take more singles from the self-titled to radio. That’s just boring. I don’t want to spend time on a single that I wrote three years ago or two years ago. I’m ready to put new music out into the world.” 

“That’s a battle we’re having with our label right now, but I think we’re coming to the end of that battle and I think we’ve figured out when we’re going to release the record, and it shouldn’t be too long,” he continued. 

Since the album would be a followup to their 2017 self-titled record, he talked a bit about what that album did for the band as a whole. 

“I’m just waiting to pull the trigger. The self-titled album did so much for us as a band. We almost reinvented ourselves and took our career to a whole new level and it’s been really good,” he said. 

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As previously stated, “The Violence” just recently dropped. Despite the zombie-filled visuals, frontman Danny Worsnop says the song makes a very serious statement about modern-day issues.

“Thematically the song is about the way mainstream media and politicians manipulate and spread mistruth amongst the people to encourage and create anger, fear, division, and conflict in their quest to control and acquire power,” Worsnop explains. “As the history books have shown, this only goes so far before the people stand up and say enough is enough.”

When the song dropped, Bruce also said the latest track is a long time coming, and there’s more to come.

“This single encompasses everything we have been working towards,” Bruce says. “Huge guitars, anthemic drums and some of the catchiest, most technically accomplished vocals that Danny has ever delivered, and this is only just the beginning.”

Check out “The Violence” by Asking Alexandria below. 

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