ASKING ALEXANDRIA'S RENOWNED BASSIST, SAM BETTLEY, PROUD TO JOIN SCHECTER GUITARS
are poised for worldwide domination in 2013 releasing their much anticipated, new full-length album on Aug 6th backed with an Active Rock Radio smash hit for "The Death of Me". .
To say that 2012 was a breakout year for the UK's ASKING ALEXANDRIA
would be a massive understatement as the group headlined massive, sold-out European and North American tours, which was capped off with a slot on the Rockstar Mayhem Festival
emerging as one of the fest's most talked about artists.
Amidst a slew of recent speculation regarding their stability, ASKING ALEXANDRIA, undoubtedly proved to all naysayers that they are one of the genre's most exciting, ground-breaking and heralded artists as their critically acclaimed new album, Reckless and Relentless, debuted at #9 on the Billboard Top 200 charts scanning an impressive 31,449 units. This monumental accomplishment also simultaneously marked the biggest first week sales for any artist in the history of Sumerian Records.
The album's stunning debut quickly caught the attention of mainstream media across the globe resulting in their national television debut on the ABC late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” They spent the summer of 2011 on the Warped Tour main stage and emerged as one of the festival's most talk about performers.
Bettley states: "I am stoked to announce that I have just joined the Schecter family! It's a move I feel is right for me as I used to play them all the time in the beginning and absolutely loved them. As you can imagine, I'm going to feel right at home. Not to mention that Schecter was so welcoming and supportive the moment I walked through the door, so that really made this decision easy for me. We have been working very closely together on my own signature bass and I can't wait to release it. It's going to be a beast! I feel like I'm really going back to my roots and couldn't feel more confident that this is the perfect choice for me. Musicians working closely with other musicians is how it should be and that's exactly who it is at Schecter. Cheers!"