How metal is Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce?
Asking Alexandria axeman Ben Bruce pits himself again our monthly metal test...
WHAT’S THE MOST ILLEGAL THING YOU’VE EVER DONE?”
On tour with Chelsea Grin in South America, we had a whole hotel floor to ourselves so we totally trashed it. We tried to pay for the damage but they wanted punishment instead. The police held our plane home on the runway to arrest me – they thought I was a fugitive but I’d only trashed a hotel so they let me off. The next time we went to the country, my name had obviously travelled round because my hotel room had no pictures, no fridge, just a bed!”
WHAT’S THE MOST METAL ALBUM YOU OWN?”
Slipknot’s Iowa – I still think that’s the most metal album in the world, it’s so filthy and raw. It was innovative and fresh at the time but it still hasn’t been replicated – nobody’s ever been able to deliver a record as aggressive as that.”