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Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria on being too blasphemous for the gospel choir his band hired

Suicide Silence was supposed to take part in the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour alongside Asking Alexandria and others. But just before the tour was set to begin, Suicide Silence frontman Mitch Lucker passed away, leaving the remaining bands with a difficult and unenviable prospect of having to decide how to move forward. Ben Bruce, founder and lead guitarist of Asking Alexandria felt it was necessary to carry on, relying on the spirit of the music and energy of fans to celebrate the life of his friend. We recently spoke with Bruce about the decision to forge ahead, the status of his band's new record and being too blasphemous for the gospel choir that guested on that album.

See also: - Tuesday: Asking Alexandria at Ogden Theatre, 11/27/12 - The five best concerts this week: 11/26-11/30

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B.A. Frederick