The Death of Me

Album: From Death to Destiny (2013)


  • This was released as the second single from the English Metalcore band Asking Alexandria's From Death to Destiny album. Lead guitarist Ben Bruce told Loudwire that both this song and the previous single, "Run Free," have very uplifting messages behind them. "No matter how bad things get, there's always a light at the end of the tunnel," he said. "We went through that dark period and came out the other side. It's not to say there aren't any dark songs on the new album, there are, because we still do struggle with demons from time to time. But on the whole it's much more positive. We see things in a different light now, and that was definitely portrayed on the new record."
  • The song's music video was directed by Frankie Nasso (Escape The Fate, Mudvayne) and was written and produced by the director with Ash Avildsen. The clip features a child version of singer Danny Worsnop discovering his rock 'n' roll destiny as hot women in vending machines try to communicate with the impressionable young boy.
  • Asking Alexandria released two different versions of this song: a "pop mix" and a metal one. Ben Bruce explained to I Heart Guitar Blog: "From all the people I've spoken to so far they've all said this is without a doubt our heaviest album. Albeit we've cut down on the breakdowns and we've focused more on riffs and leads, but it's still very, very heavy. And we've always wanted it to be heavy but accessible to other people who may not necessarily have picked up one of our albums before, or any heavy album, for that matter. So the idea was to get these songs on the radio because we wanted to show people that, f--k, heavy music is still alive and well, and it can be on the radio and it can be heard by more than just people in their bedroom."


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