May 21, 2022

British rockers ASKING ALEXANDRIA have released a new version of their song "Faded Out", featuring a guest appearance by Sharon Den Adel of WITHIN TEMPTATION. The official music video for the song, which describes devastating sadness, can be seen below.

"Faded Out" will appear on the soundtrack of "The Retaliators", a Better Noise film coming this fall. After ten years of recording their music separately, the band, who sparked new energy and a drive for creating when they reunited in Nashville during quarantine to make their latest album, are now excited to continue this musical journey with this new collaboration.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA, currently on tour across the United States with Grammy-nominated band NOTHING MORE, recently released its "Never Gonna Learn" EP, titled after the second single off its acclaimed fall 2021 album "See What's On The Inside", in addition to a new song with Maria Brink from IN THIS MOMENT.

Directed by Michael Lombardi, the official "Faded Out" music video is a creative play on the wildly popular Apple TV+ series "Severance", interspersed with scenes of ASKING ALEXANDRIA and WITHIN TEMPTATION performing the song. Similarly to "The Retaliators", the visual follows the journey of a man who's suffered a tremendous loss, as he awakens to a colorless existence and descends into a bloody subhuman universe.

Sharing his excitement about their new single and collaborating with Den Adel, ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce said: "'Faded Out' is just one of those songs with an infectious energy and groove! I remember it coming together in the studio and thinking, 'I can't wait to play this live.' Fast forward a couple of months and I'm being told that Sharon of WITHIN TEMPTATION wants to sing on the song with us, and the level of excitement and nostalgia running through my body was immeasurable!

"When I was 14 or 15 years old, I waited in line at Virgin Megastore to meet WITHIN TEMPTATION at a signing and I handed Sharon a demo of my band. Adding Sharon's vocals to the song and teaming up with WITHIN TEMPTATION is a huge honor for us and it also brings a whole new dimension to the song. I can't wait for the fans to hear this collaboration and I can't wait for it to be featured in 'The Retaliators' movie!"

Sharon also gave her thoughts on the collaboration: "We've been blasting metalcore playlists through our speakers to gain a bit of fresh inspiration for our side, and ASKING ALEXANDRIA is amongst the top bands we have been spinning over the past years. Their songs are heavy and melodic at the same time, therefore it was a no-brainer when they asked us to join them on 'Faded Out'! We are evenly honored to be a part of this amazing song and we hope everyone will love it as much as we do! Enjoy!"

"See What's On The Inside" debuted on Spotify's top 10 in both the U.S. and the U.K. upon release.

ASKING ALEXANDRIA ended 2021 by celebrating its first-ever No. 1 at U.S. active rock radio with "Alone Again". The song had the biggest first streaming day and week in the band's history and was a fitting first offering from its latest album.

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