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L-R: Zack Hansen, Telle Smith, Tony Pizzuti (Photo: Vince Dwyer)


The Word Alive have announced their fifth studio album, Violent Noise, and unveiled the hypnotic first single “Red Clouds“, which thematically revisits the band’s origins. Violent Noise is slated to release May 4 via Fearless Records. Digital and physical pre-orders are available now, with each pre-order including an instant download of “Red Clouds”.

The Word Alive – Red Clouds – View Here!

‘Red Clouds‘ is the first single off Violent Noise and tells the story of how The Word Alive came to be,” explains vocalist Telle Smith. “Before we knew each other, every step we took into life’s unknown led us to each other and to creating the songs we’ve played across the world to our incredible fans for the last nine years. We’ve endured every challenge a band can face, and have continued to rededicate ourselves to each other as friends throughout. The same passion that ignited this band remains today. We’re more than individuals because The Word Alive could never be a single person or a single song. We’re a family that includes every single one of you. So as we begin this new chapter together, and we let you into our lives and minds more than ever we hope you’re ready to overcome your own challenges and fears to chase your dreams with us. It begins…”

The Word Alive – Violent Noise
Track list:
1. Red Clouds
2. Why Am I Like This?
3. Stare At The Sun (feat. Danny Worsnop)
4. I Fucked Up
5. War Evermore
6. Human (feat. Sincerely Collins)
7. I Don’t Mind
8. Real Life
9. Lost In The Dark
10. My Enemy
11. Run Away
12. Lonely

Violent Noise was produced and mixed by Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, From First To Last], who also produced the band’s last offering Dark Matter.

The Word Alive will hit the road on April 8 as direct support to In This Moment, with additional support from Ded, on The Witching Hour Tour through April 28. The band play select dates as support to Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, and Memphis May Fire throughout the month of May. Full tour routing below. Tickets are available at


w/ In This Moment & DED
April 8- Garden City, ID @ Revolution Center
April 10- Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
April 12- Chico, CA @ Senator Theatre
April 13- Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
April 14- San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
April 16- Phoenix, AZ @ Van Buren
April 17- Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
April 18- Denver, CO @ The Filmore
April 20- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 22- Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 24- Lubbock TX HEADLINING ONLY
April 25- Austin, TX @ Emo’s
April 27- Pharr, TX @ Boggus Ford Events Center
April 28- Laredo, TX @ Laredo Energy Arena

w/ Killswitch Engage & Hatebreed
May 1- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 2- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
May 3- Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
May 4- Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry*
May 5- Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club**
May 10- Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls***
May 12- Fort Wayne, IN @ Rock on the River Festival (Headwaters Park)
May 13- St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room***
May 15- Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre***
May 16- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s***
May 17- Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater***
May 18- Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater***

* w/ Hatebreed and Gideon
** w/ Born of Osiris
*** w/ Memphis May Fire

THE WORD ALIVE – Since 2008, The Word Alive have steadily maintained a course towards the forefront of alternative music and continue the upward trajectory with their fifth studio album Violent Noise. The Phoenix-based trio-Telle Smith [vocals], Zack Hansen [guitars], Tony Pizzuti [guitars]-tosses and turns between visceral metallic power and entrancing emotionality encased in swathes of otherworldly electronics. It’s a singular sound that has naturally evolved since Deceiver [2010] and through Life Cycles [2012], Real. [2014], and Dark Matter [2016]. They’ve earned acclaim from the likes of Alternative Press, Revolver, Guitar World, and Modern Drummer, have supported I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White, and Parkway Drive, among others, and are known for their ability to ignite crowds across the globe. 2018’s Violent Noise represents the culmination of a decade and the unbreakable bond shared by Telle, Zack, and Tony. They re-teamed with the producer behind their last offering Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, From First To Last] and followed a spirit unafraid to experiment. By holding nothing back, The Word Alive’s connection rings out louder than ever before on Violent Noise. “The most distracting noise in life is the one that comes from your head,” Telle explains. “We all battle with self-doubt, insecurities, and trust. This record is about the balance. There’s light and dark. Nevertheless, you always have control. I want to show everybody that. I’m proof.”

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