The Word Alive Premiere New Song “Misery”

The Word Alive have premiered a new song titled “Misery.” Check it out below:

Telle Smith said the following:

“We wanted to bridge the gap between our newest album Dark Matter and the writing process of what will become our fifth studio album,. It’s incredible to know the exact direction we will be exploring with our next record before writing even one song.

After Warped Tour, it was clear that we had something special with our newer material, especially songs like ‘Trapped‘, ‘Made This Way‘, and ‘Dreamer‘. We wanted to morph those songs into something that would be an extension of those three songs in particular. Heavy, ambient, ominous at times, and much more personal than our previous material.”

The Word Alive Recruit Drummer Matt Horn

The Word Alive have recruited drummer Matt Horn for their upcoming tours. He will be taking over for Luke Holland, who exited the group in November 2016.

The band said the following:

“A new chapter in The Word Alive’s story has begun. We’ll be turning over the touring drummer duties to our long time friend Matt Horn. Those who have followed our journey for years know him as our long time drum tech and the performer on our album ‘Life Cycles’. We believed after much deliberation that the best path for us, was to keep things in the TWA family. Matt has been one of our biggest supporters and it is our honor to give him this well deserved opportunity! Enjoy this play through of “Sellout” off of our latest album “Dark Matter” and come welcome Matt to the family personally at a show nearest you in 2017!

– Telle, Tony, Zack, Daniel”

The Word Alive Added To Attila’s European/UK Tour

The Word Alive will be joining Attila during select shows on their European/UK tour. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

04/01 Glasgow, UK – Garage
04/02 Leeds, UK – Key Club
04/03 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
04/04 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
04/05 Bristol, UK – Marble Factory
04/06 Manchester, UK – Academy 2
04/07 London, UK – Electric Ballroom
04/09 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
04/10 Paris, FRA – Petit Bain
04/11 Cologne, GER – Luxor
04/12 Antwerp, BEL – Kavka (no The Word Alive)
04/13 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
04/13 Berlin, GER – Bi Nuu
04/15 Stuttgart, GER – Club Cann
04/17 Stockholm, SWE – Fryshuset (no The Word Alive)
04/18 Oslo, NOR – Krosset (no The Word Alive)
04/19 Copenhagen, DEN – Pumphuset (no The Word Alive)
04/20 Hamburg, GER – Logo
04/21 Strasbourg, GRA – Laiterie
04/22 Pinarella di Cervia, ITA – Rockplanet Club (no The Word Alive)
04/23 Vienna, AUT – Flex (no The Word Alive)
04/24 Pratteln, SWI – 27
04/25 Munich, GER – Backstage Halle

The Word Alive Premiere New Song “Overdose”

The Word Alive have premiered a new song titled “Overdose.” Check it out below:

The band said the following:

“To our fans,

We knew today would be a rough day for many of you so we decided to release a surprise single ‘OVERDOSE’ as a thank you for all of your support and understanding.

We’ll be playing this song every night on The OVERDOSE TOUR beginning Nov 11th and ending Dec 18th. Grab your tickets here and make sure you learn the words!

As for the song itself, a portion of proceeds from each single sale will go towards helping youth overcome addictions. We hope to keep as many of you around as possible. You can purchase ‘OVERDOSE’ on Apple Music here.

Your friends,
The Word Alive”

As previously announced, Luke Holland will be leaving the group after their next tour.

Luke Holland To Exit The Word Alive

The Word Alive have announced the departure of drummer Luke Holland. He will exit the group after their upcoming tour with Volumes, Islander, and Invent, Animate.


The band said the following:

“Dearest TWA friends and fans,

We’re writing you this afternoon with some bitter sweet news. After almost 5 years of being a part of the TWA family, Luke Holland will be saying goodbye at the end of this year. The Overdose Tour will be his final tour. We’ve been through so much together, and that is a bond that will last a life time. However, it’s time for Luke to explore other musical endeavors and pursue passions outside of The Word Alive.

We wish him nothing but the best, and sincerely support him in his future just as he supports us in ours. We decided to let you know before the tour so you could have the opportunity to celebrate this chapter coming to an end with us, instead of being blind-sided at the start of the new year.

We’re continuing on, finishing the Dark Matter album cycle with some incredible tours all over the world in 2017. The Overdose Tour will feature our longest headlining set to date including songs we’ve never played live before, as well as some songs we haven’t played in years. Make sure you grab your general admission tickets at and if your heart desires, VIP tickets at

We look forward to sharing our music with you for years to come.

See you soon,

Telle, Tony, Zack, Daniel & Luke“

The Word Alive Announce “Overdose” Tour With Volumes, Islander, & Invent, Animate

The Word Alive have announced a North American headlining tour with Volumes, Islander, and Invent, Animate. Check out the dates below.


Tour Dates:

11/11 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
11/12 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
11/13 Spokane, WA – The Big Dipper
11/15 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/16 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
11/18 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground
11/19 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/20 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/21 Palatine, IL – Durty Nellies
11/22 Columbus, OH – Park Street Saloon
11/23 London, ON – Rum Runners
11/24 Ottawa, ON – Brass Monkey
11/25 Montreal, QC – La Tulipe
11/26 Quebec City, QC – Salle Multi
11/27 Providence, RI – The Met
11/29 Long Island, NY – Revolution
11/30 Howell, NJ – Gamechangerworld
12/01 Morgantown, WV – Mainstage
12/02 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
12/03 Reading, PA – The Reverb
12/04 Charlotte, NC – Amos Southend
12/06 Lake Park, FL – Kelsey Theater
12/07 Orlando, FL – The Social
12/08 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
12/09 Knoxville, TN – The International
12/10 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
12/11 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
12/13 Houston, TX – Scour Bar
12/14 Dallas, TX – The Door
12/18 Phoenix, AZ – Nile Theater