Phoenix, AZ’s The Word Alive are set to take 2016 by storm, armed with their pummeling new album Dark Matter, and a North American headline tour this February / March.

Set to release March 18, 2016, Dark Matter is the band’s fourth full-length is now available for physical pre-order at, with digital pre-orders set to launch January 8th alongside their new single “Trapped.” Check out a clip of “Trappedhere, along with album artwork, and full track list below.

Lead singer Telle Smith explains, “Dark Matter is the result of our most in-depth writing and recording session we’ve done, and is something we consider to be our most dynamic and expansive album to date. This record completely defines and expresses who we are, and where we are going, taking the listener to the darkest and most honest places our band has dared to venture.”

twanews8_2The Word Alive – Dark Matter Track List:
1. Dreamer
2. Trapped
3. Face To Face
4. Sellout
5. Insane
6. Made This Way
7. Suffocating
8. Piece Of Me
9. Branded
10. Grunge
11. Dark Matter
12. Oxy

The Word Alive has also announced a North American headline tour in support of Dark Matter, featuring support from Fit For A King, and Out Came The Wolves,to launch in San Diego, CA at SOMA on February 19th. VIP ticket bundles are available HERE, with general admission available starting Monday, December 21st at 10am (local time).

THE DARK MATTER TOUR w/ The Word Alive, Fit For A King, and Out Came The Wolves
Feb 19 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
Feb 20 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Feb 21 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Feb 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
Feb 24 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
Feb 26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Feb 27 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck
Feb 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theatre
Mar 1 – St Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
Mar 2 – Cleveland, OH@ Agora Theatre
Mar 3 – Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Mar 4 – Millvale, PA @ Mr Small’s Theatre
Mar 5 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
Mar 6 – Toronto, ON @ MOD Club
Mar 8 – New York, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre
Mar 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Mar 10 – Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Mar 11 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Mar 12 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
Mar 13 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
Mar 14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mar 15 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
Mar 16 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
Mar 18 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamo City Music Hall
Mar 19 – Houston, TX @ Walters Downtown
Mar 20 – Grand Prairie, TX @ QuikTrip Park

THE WORD ALIVE – Telle Smith (vocals), Zack Hansen (guitar), Tony Pizzuti (guitar), Daniel Shapiro (bass), Luke Holland (drums) – On their fourth full-length Dark Matter, produced by Matt Good (From First To Last), The Word Alive amplify every aspect of their signature sound. The lyrics are more personal, the melodies are more engaging, and the songs are bigger. The Phoenix heavy alternative quintet began transmitting their message in 2009. 2010’s full-length Deceiver solidified them as a fan favorite as they tirelessly toured alongside the likes of Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Motionless In White, and more – in addition to numerous stints on the Vans Warped Tour. Alternative Press and Revolver have sung their praises, Modern Drummer has featured Luke for his work in the band and mega-popular YouTube covers, Guitar World has spotlighted the interplay between Tony and Zack and their twin attack, and the band has graced the cover of Outburn Magazine. 2014 saw the band’s latest release REAL. land at #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and #33 on the Billboard Top 200. However, everything paved the way for The Word Alive’s biggest, boldest, and bravest statement in Dark Matter.


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