The latest edition of THE LOADED RADIO PODCAST features ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce.
In the discussion this week, Ben talks about the new ASKING ALEXANDRIA album, ‘See What’s on the Inside’, how a METALLICA riff is responsible for him being a guitar player, what he feels is the best song the band have ever written and the reunion with singer Danny Worsnop, and what led up to it a few years ago.
In the early months of 2021, all five members of ASKING ALEXANDRIA found themselves hunkered down in a house in Franklin, Tennessee to write and record their new album. It was the first time in over a decade that all were together in the same studio. Armed with a new sense of dedication to themselves and to their fans, they went back to their roots and pulled inspiration from some of their earliest influences and musical heroes. With time to reflect on their journey thus far they began preparing their next steps forward as a band.
Bruce previously stated about “See What’s On The Inside”: “This album is the result of us reconnecting and falling back in love with why we started this band in the first place. No frills or cheap tricks, just the five of us playing our instruments as hard and as loud as we can! At some point in our lives, we all feel lost and confused as to who we are and who we want to be, and I think this song will really unite all of us in that sense. We are so excited to share, not only this new song with you all, but our new album. We went back to our roots as musicians and really wanted to reignite that passion and love for rock and metal music. METALLICA, LED ZEPPELIN, QUEEN, NIRVANA, SOUNDGARDEN, AEROSMITH, AC/DC….all the greats that we fell in love with as kids have greatly influenced this new album and we couldn’t be more excited!”
And also, in the second portion of the podcast, Scott Penfold and Johnny Rude go over the final tabulations for your votes for the ‘Best Female Fronted Hard Rock And Metal Bands Of All Time’ plus we discuss the IRON MAIDEN loving high school principal that all those parents are trying to get rid of.
Tune in via the player below.