Concerts

Concert review: Attila, The Word Alive and Carcer City by Alex Bock

April 30, 2017

  Munich, Backstage Halle, April 25th, 2017 Another night in my 2nd living room… only one of the venues was occupied that night, the Halle and I was heading there to see Attila with special guests The Word Alive and Carcer City. Opening band was Carcer City. They’re a five piece from the UK, signed to Stay Sick Recordings (Chris Fronzak’s label). Their sounds is probably nothing really new, but what new band can create something that hasn’t been there before? Never the less, they played a good live set. Even though at the beginning the venue wasn’t that packed, they managed to get the people closer to the stage and mosh to the music. The Word Alive and Attila both played an almost equally long set. Looking at the people, both bands seem to share the same audience, because there were many people in Attila shirts singing and jumping along during The Word Alive’s set and vice versa. The Word Alive played a set list with a mix of new songs like ‘Misery’ and [Read More]

New Music

The Word Alive premier new song. Contributed by Alex Bock

March 9, 2017

Building up the tension over the last few days, The Word Alive released a new song and video today. The track is called ‘Misery’. Check it out here: Here’s the bands statement to how the song came about 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. So we booked studio time with Matt Good (Dark Matter) to write an additional song. We booked five days with Matt and wrote “Overdose” within the first two days. We were feeling in the groove so we [Read More]

Music News

The Word Alive announce European tour dates. Contributed by Alex Bock

January 10, 2017

2016 was a busy year for the Arizona based band The Word Alive. In March 2016 they released ‘Dark Matter’, their most successful record so far. A tour through Europe followed. They also did the whole Warped Tour cycle and some extensive touring in the US. In November / December they were out on the Overdose tour, playing their longest headlining set to date. By the end of 2016 they parted ways with drummer Luke Holland. So far there’s no new band member announced. 2017 The Word Alive will continue touring and they will also be back on stage in Europe and the UK. They’ll be hitting the road with Attila in April 2017. Tickets can be purchased at http://wearethewordalive.com/ or at your local ticket shop. Go grab yours soon.   Stay updated on The Word Alive through their social media https://www.facebook.com/thewordalive http://wearethewordalive.com/ https://twitter.com/thewordalive https://www.instagram.com/thewordalive/   ~ Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp

Music News

The Word Alive release new song. Contributed by Alex Bock

November 5, 2016

  Following the message of their drummer Luke Holland leaving the band at the end of this year, The Word Alive release a new song called ‘Overdose’. Check out the lyric video for this incredible new track: Don’t miss out on the Overdose tour starting next week in Portland, OR. This will be the longest headlining set to date spanning all full-length records of the band. Plus it’ll be the last chance to catch Luke Holland live touring with The Word Alive. Tickets and VIP experiences are selling fast, so be quick. NOV 11 – Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre NOV 12 – Seattle, WA Studio Seven NOV 13 – Spokane, WA The Big Dipper NOV 15 – Salt Lake City, UT The Complex NOV 16 – Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep NOV 18 – Omaha, NE Sokol Auditorium / Underground NOV 19 – Minneapolis, MN The Cabooze NOV 20 – Des Moines, IA Wooly’s NOV 21 – Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s NOV 22 – Columbus, OH Park Street Saloon NOV 23 – London, CA [Read More]

Music News

The Word Alive – News! Contributed by Alex Bock

November 4, 2016

  Yesterday, The Word Alive released a statement on their facebook page stating that Luke Holland, their drummer, will be leaving the band at the end of 2016. He’ll be with the band throughout the whole Overdose tour. It’s the last chance to catch him live with the band. Luke is an ambitious young musician, working very hard and always striving to get better. This sure won’t be the last thing we hear about him. Read the full statement of the band 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 [Read More]

Concerts

Concert review The Word Alive with Coyotes, Polar and Annisokay. Contributed by Alex Bock

June 1, 2016

  Wiesbaden, Schlachthof, May 23rd, 2016 This time I made a bit of a longer trip to cover a show for you and I chose the Schlachthof in Wiesbaden. The venue was recently rebuilt. It reopened at the end of 2015. Everything is still shiny and new and it’s a nice venue of the small and cozy kind. Just two months after the release of their recent record ‘Dark Matter’ The Word Alive went out on European Tour that included, besides a few German dates, also Slam Dunk Festival dates in the UK. By the time you read this, the tour is over and they’re back in the US relaxing and probably rehearsing for the upcoming Warped Tour Cycle, which the band will be on again. But back to the Wiesbaden show. Telle and Dani took their time to sit down with us and talk about the tour, the record, Warped Tour and much more. Check the interview out here: Show started around 7 pm. The Word Alive had three support bands, two of them [Read More]

New Music

The Word Alive – New song “Made This Way” released

March 4, 2016

    As we get closer to the release of ‘Dark Matter’, The Word Alive introduces another new song called ‘Make This Way’. Check it out here:   The new record will be released on March 18th. It can already be preordered on Amazon and itunes or you can get your hands on awesome bundles by ordering here http://thewordalive.merchnow.com/ or http://fearlessrecords.firebrandstores.com/products.php?cat=3436 . The Word Alive are currently on a US tour and will be out touring Europe and the UK in May. For a full list of tour dates go to https://www.facebook.com/thewordalive/app/123966167614127/?ref=page_internal     Here’s the track-list of ‘Dark Matter’: 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 record is produced by Matt Good (From First To Last). Make sure to visit their social media sites for updated information: Information & Links: Website: http://wearethewordalive.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewordalive Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheWordAlive Instagram: http://instagram.com/thewordalive ~ Contributed by Alex Bock, https://twitter.com/abphotomjp