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Review: The Word Alive - Life Cycles

Review: The Word Alive – Life Cycles

When it comes to building a big sound, this metalcore outfit doesn’t bother with half-measures. Guitarists Zack Hansen and Tony Pizzuti not only provide massive crunch and harmonized leads but further fatten the sound with backing vocals and programming, an arsenal that can swell the sonics to near-symphonic grandeur, as with the intertwining guitars, keys, […]

Exclusive: The Word Alive Debut New Song, "Evolution"

Exclusive: The Word Alive Debut New Song, “Evolution”

Stream a brand new track from Phoenix, Arizona’s The Word Alive off their new album, Life Cycles.

The Word Alive Premiere Lyric Video for New Song, "Entirety"

The Word Alive Premiere Lyric Video for New Song, “Entirety”

Their latest album, ‘Life Cycles,’ hits stores on July 3!

Video: The Word Alive Issue Tour Update

Video: The Word Alive Issue Tour Update

Metalcore group the Word Alive have issued an update from the Fearless Friends Tour, alongside Blessthefall and Motionless in White. Watch it below and let us know what you think of it in the comments. Also, check out the group’s upcoming tour dates below the video. Fearless Friends Tour Dates: Dec 08 – Atlanta, GA […]

Exclusive Premiere: The Word Alive's Remix for Their Song "2012"

Exclusive Premiere: The Word Alive’s Remix for Their Song “2012”

In our never-ending quest to provide you with the best music available, we present the Revolver Bootleg Series. Throughout the month we’ll feature new, rare, and often exclusive music. This installment comes from Arizona metalcore group the Word Alive, who plan on releasing the deluxe edition of their debut, Deceiver (Fearless), on June 6. The […]

Final Blog From The Word Alive’s Tyler “Telle” Smith

Dearest Revolver magazine readers,

It's been my pleasure to write several blogs for you guys to read and get a little closer look at the life of a touring musician, as well as a personal look inside my life and why I'm doing what I'm doing. I hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed writing them and reading all the responses. This is where we say farewell, but it's not before leaving you guys with our last update for 2010 from the road. Our last tour with A Day To Remember, Underoath and Close Your Eyes was incredible, and we met so many new fans. I hope you found yourself in one of our three previous videos. We saved the best for last (and for Revolver, who has been so supportive of TWA this year).

The Word Alive’s Tyler “Telle” Smith On the Holidays

So it's that time of year, my friends. The holiday season is upon us. Thanksgiving is around the corner and, before you know it, Christmas and New Years. Being on tour for the last four years has kept me from family and friends during most holidays, so I want to encourage you all to really take advantage of the time you may have with your families these holidays. While on tour, this group of guys become my family. I'm not sure where we'll be for Thanksgiving but probably a hotel watching football and drinking some beers, haha

The Word Alive’s Tyler “Telle” Smith On Not Being Bitter

When you go to a show, I hope you can find a connection with the music and musicians you're watching. I was fortunate enough to watch the Deftones play the other night after waiting 10 years to see them! I've never felt what I did at their show. I felt that Chino was singing/screaming to me. I hope that at the Word Alive shows, you can feel that. I hope that if you are performing you have that mindset, because it felt amazing as a fan to feel that. Too often people use things that happen to them as excuses and become bitter. I know you hear how the music world is so over-satured nowadays, and to a certain extent, I agree. However, there can never be enough genuine musicians who go on stage every night and remember where they started.

The Word Alive’s Tyler “Telle” Smith On Pursuing Your Dreams

Hello readers, this marks my third blog featured here on, and I'm pretty excited about how many of you have been responding to me on these blogs and on my personal pages. It's really a great feeling to know that something I've written could help someone in some way, so I just want to say I'm honored that you're taking the time to read what I have to say.

For this blog, let me take you through parts of my journey, and hopefully it can show some of you aspiring musicians out there that no matter what your circumstance, anything is possible.

The Word Alive’s Tyler “Telle” Smith Responds to Fan Questions

If there is no bathroom for miles and you have to go, what do you do?

Hahaha, well we're all men, so that's half the battle right there. You can go the most efficient way, pee in a bottle. Or you can stop and give nature a shower. If it's the backdoor knocking, you either hold it or we usually keep a roll of T.P. lying around for emergencies!