The Black is the fourth studio album by British rock band Asking Alexandria. It was released on 25 March 2016 through Sumerian Records and was produced by Joey Sturgis. It is their only album to feature second lead vocalist Denis Stoff, who replaced original lead vocalist Danny Worsnop. Worsnop returned to the band in October 2016. The album was preceded by the singles "I Won't Give In" released on 26 May 2015, "Undivided" released on 25 September 2015, and the album's eponymous track "The Black" released on 2 February 2016. The first song on the album, "Let It Sleep", was released on 3 March 2016, with a music video for the track being released the following day.
Upon its release, the album was well received by music critics and fans of the band. However, in light of Stoff's departure from the band five months after the album's release, the fanbase remains divided over its legacy. Ever since the return of Worsnop, all songs from The Black have been omitted from the band's concert setlists, although Worsnop has stated that he wouldn't mind performing the songs live.