Danny Worsnop ‘didn’t give a shit anymore’ says his former Asking Alexandria bandmate Ben Bruce as he reflected on the vocalists exit from the British metallers.
It is over a year now since Worsnop announced his departure on his Twitter page after eight years fronting the band.
Now Asking Alexandria guitarist Bruce has opened up on the final months with Worsnop admitting they were ‘difficult’ as he praised new singer Denis Stoff.
In an interview with Australia’s The Rock Pit, Bruce recalls: “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 (recording new album ‘The Black’), everyone was excited to be there, everyone was stoked to be in the studio and work together as a team. Denis was just so excited to be recording his first album with us. He put so much effort in and it was just a lot more fun than we've had in the studio for years now, and I definitely think that shows as well when you listen to the album. Just the effort we put into it, you can tell just by listening to it.”
Bruce continued to heap praise on Stoff as he revealed the live transition on stage from Worsnopp to Stoff has been seamless with the new man not missing a step – a relief after the difficulties with their former frontman.
“We hadn't really rehearsed or hung out that much before we even hit the stage together but I think the first show we did together, we headlined a festival in Austria I believe and there was 30 thousand people there,” says Bruce.
“Before we went on stage it was like, 'Fuck, what's going to happen? Are they going to bottle us off the stage because they miss our old vocalist? Is he going to be booed off stage? What the hell is going to happen?' But everyone was just excited, everyone welcomed him with open arms.
“It was good for us as we spent the last few years touring with a vocalist that didn't give a shit anymore so we lost all drive and all passion for touring because it was a nightmare being up on stage with someone like that who didn't give a shit and when Denis came along, here's this young kid who is stoked to be up there and he's smiling.”
He continues: “You look over to him and he's got a huge smile on his face and he's energetic, he's giving it a hundred percent and that gave all of us a kick in the arse and it was like I remember why we loved doing this so much. So it really just gave us a lot more energy and just made us feel a lot more youthful and really enjoy what we're doing again.”