New ASKING ALEXANDRIA singer Denis Shaforostov, formerly of Ukrainian metalcore act MAKE ME FAMOUS, recently talked about some of his tattoos for PitCam TV’s “Behind The Ink” segment. The clip can be viewed below.
In interview with U.K.’s Kerrang! magazine, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce stated about the band’s new addition: “Everyone guessed it was Denis, and I think they did so because they know Denis was the right choice to make. He’s an incredibly talented vocalist, from the multiple wide range of screams that ASKING ALEXANDRIA obviously needs and will continue to have, and his singing and range is out of this world. He’s been a fan of the band for a long time, so he’s familiar with all our old songs, and he really cares about the band. He’s a passionate, cool guy; it’s the perfect scenario.”
Added Denis: “I had this gut feeling, man; I totally felt something big was going to happen right before the guys reached out to me. It’s crazy. Honestly, I’ve never been waiting for such an opportunity to ever knock at my door but, as the same time, I was always ready for it. Without a doubt, I was extremely stoked and I poured all of my emotions into the writing for the new ASKING ALEXANDRIA record.”
Bruce wrote a lot of the lyrics on ASKING ALEXANDRIA’s forthcoming album about the group’s former singer, Danny Worsnop, but ended up re-writing them at the urging of Shaforostov.
ASKING ALEXANDRIA will support BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE on the North American “British Invasion” tour in February/March 2016.