Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce says the band joked with former singer Danny Worsnop years ago that they could replace him.
Worsnop left the band early last year to concentrate on his work with We Are Harlot and he was replaced by Denis Stoff. And Bruce has repeated his stance that the new man has been a breath of fresh air, while adding that they teased Worsnop in the past about his role.
Bruce tells The Rockpit (via Blabbermouth): “We actually heard of Denis a few years ago. People send us links, like, ‘Check out this killer YouTube video covering your band’s songs. He’s really good.’
“We used to joke around with Danny, like, ‘Oh, you better watch out. Someone will take your place.’ Fast forward four years later and here he is.”
The band released their first album with Stoff, The Black, earlier this month and Bruce says the recording process was a joy for all concerned.
He adds: “He just had an incredible voice, incredible range, incredible dynamics and stuff. It was actually awesome. We had a really good time.
“For the last few years of Danny being in the band, things actually got really difficult. Even getting him into the studio to record vocals was a huge nightmare. So this time around, everyone was excited to be there, everyone was stoked to be in the studio and working together as a team.”
Asking Alexandria play four further dates with Bullet For My Valentine in the US in May.
Asking Alexandria/Bullet For My Valentine remaining tour dates 2016
May 11: Huntington The Paramount, NY
May 13: South Bend Club Fever, IN
May 17: Louisville Mercury Ballroom, KY
May 21: Fort Wayne Piere’s, IN