We spoke with The Word Alive's Telle Smith about the band's new 'Real' album, the single 'Play the Victim' and their participation in the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.
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The Word Alive's Luke Holland discusses the band's writing process for the 'Real' album in our exclusive video update.
Last year Memphis May Fire ended the year as a supporting act for Sleeping With Sirens on tour. This year, they have a busy 2014 ahead of them with a headlining trek and forthcoming release of their new disc, ‘Unconditional.’ They played to a packed house at Irving Plaza where support included performances by The Word Alive, A Skylit Drive, Hands Like Houses and Beartooth.
Following As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis' recent arrest on murder-for-hire charges, the metalcore act has chosen to vacate their support position on Killswitch Engage's North American summer tour. With As I Lay Dying pulling out of the tour, it has just been announced that AILD's spot has been filled by Darkest Hour along with Arizona metalcore act the Word Alive. Previously announced acts on the bill include Miss May I and Affiance.
The Word Alive have been riding high on the success of their second full-length album, 'Life Cycles,' and the Phoenix-based metalcore band is set to continue the 2012 disc's momentum with a recently shot video for the album's title track. In anticipation of the clip's release later this month, the band has teamed up with Loudwire to offer exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the video shoot.
The Word Alive, 'Entirety' (Behind the Scenes)
The Word Alive, 'Entirety'