The UK is very well known for breaking some of rock's most influential acts and as of 2011 you can add ASKING ALEXANDRIA's name to this already illustrious list. In Sept. 2009, this British sensation unleashed their debut album, Stand Up and Scream, upon North America and the disc quickly sent shockwaves throughout the metal/hard rock underground scene. This was a propulsive blend of aggressive music with hints of European Trance, soft catchy melodies resulting in a sound more mature than just your average play by numbers hardcore outfit. This was just the refreshing new sound that people have been waiting for..... ....Now the band turn their attention to their home country.... In April, 2011 ASKING ALEXANDRIA will release their much anticipated sophomore full-length effort, Reckless and Relentless, which is destined to become one of the years most ground-breaking and heralded offerings. The future of hard rock has never looked so bright.