The Word Alive release new album ‘Real’ on Fearless Records

By on June 10, 2014
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The Word Alive’s critically acclaimed new album REAL. is officially available today. The album is available in stores and iTunes, which includes the exclusive bonus track “Pull Us Out Of The Grave.”


“The day is finally here when people all over the world can hear our new album REAL. We really believe in what we created and I hope you’ll enjoy your copy! See you on Warped Tour at the Monster Energy Stage!” – Telle Smith, Lead Vocals


With Revolver Magazine stating that, “The Word Alive have perfected the sound they’ve crafted since their formation in 2008”, the Phoenix, AZ metalcore veterans showcase their impressive technical musicianship and strong songwriting throughout the 12 track lineup on REAL.


…”a shock-and-awe barrage of blast beats, blazing guitars and perhaps most crucially, a formidable array of razor-sharp hooks.” – Alternative Press 

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In anticipation for release day, the band teamed up with Fuse.Tv to stream the new album in its entirety and premiered their powerful new song “Never Forget” with Revolver. The song and its lyric video are an homage to Suicide Silence’s Mitch Lucker and includes photos of family and friends that have passed away submitted by fans. In continued support of “Never Forget,” Alternative Press premiered a special drum-through of the track by drummer Luke Holland, who is nominated for ‘Best Drummer’ in the Alternative Press Music Awards. Fans can vote for Luke HERE and check out his drum-through video below.

Touring in support of the new album, The Word Alive kick off their summer-long stint on the Vans Warped Tour 2014 this Friday, June 13th in Houston, TX at Reliant Park.


THE WORD ALIVE – Telle Smith (vocals), Zack Hansen (guitar), Tony Pizzuti (guitar), Daniel Shapiro (bass), Luke Holland (drums) – Since forming in 2008, The Word Alive have built that sort of trust with their diehard fan base – the sort of trust that gains you followers not just for a fleeting moment, but for a lifetime. So, it’s only fitting that the Phoenix, AZ quintet’s third full-length album for Fearless Records bears the title of REAL. Over the course of two full-length albums and two EPs, The Word Alive have risen through the ranks to become modern heavy music elite. They’ve toured with everybody from Killswitch Engage to A Day To Remember in addition to gracing the stage on Warped Tour multiple times, including a full run on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. They’ve garnered loyal press support from the likes of Revolver and Alternative Press, to musician magazines Modern Drummer and Guitar World, as well as strong brand partnerships with Monster Energy, DW Drums and Ibanez. Respected equally by their peers and fans alike for their impressive technical musical abilities and goosebump-inducing live show that has gathered force and new fans with every gig, the band have worked hard to position REAL. to be the album that truly sees them breaking through.





Jun 13 – Houston, TX @ Reliant Park

Jun 14 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center

Jun 15 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

Jun 17 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater

Jun 18 – Mesa, AZ @ Quail Run Park

Jun 19 – Las Vegas, NV @ Luxor Lot

Jun 20 – Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex

Jun 21 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheater

Jun 22 – Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park

Jun 25 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

Jun 26 – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheater

Jun 28 – Southeast Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheater

Jun 29 – Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot

Jul 2 – Maryland Heights, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Jul 3 – Noblesville, IN @ Klipsch Music Center

Jul 4 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheater

Jul 5 – Montreal, QC @ Parc Jean Drapeau

Jul 6 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center

Jul 8 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Jul 9 – Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion

Jul 10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center (formerly Comcast Center)

Jul 11 – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

Jul 12 – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Amphitheater

Jul 13 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theater (formerly Comcast Theater)

Jul 15 – Burgettstown, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion

Jul 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center

Jul 17 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center

Jul 18 – Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills

Jul 19 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheater

Jul 20 – Shakopee, MN @ Canterbury Park

Jul 22 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion

Jul 23 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach

Jul 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood

Jul 25 – St. Petersburg, FL @ Vinoy Park

Jul 26 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater

Jul 27 – Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds

Jul 28 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte

Jul 29 – Nashville, TN @ Tennessee State Fairgrounds

Jul 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheater

Jul 31 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheater

Aug 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ utah State Fairpark

Aug 3 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High



Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.