US metalcore band THE WORD ALIVE have announced the release of new album Violent Noise on 4 May via Fearless Records and unveiled new single ‘Red Clouds‘.
“‘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 band’s fifth record Violent Noise is yet another step in the evolution of the highly impressive group, who reached as high as #31 on the Billboard Top 200 with previous release Dark Matter.
Now a trio – Tyler “Telle” Smith [vocals], Zack Hansen [guitars], Tony Pizzuti [guitars] – Violent Noise represents the culmination of a decade of a band and an unbreakable bond. In many ways, THE WORD ALIVE set the stage for the next progression on Violent Noise with Dark Matter. They’ve re-teamed with the producer behind their last offering, Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, From First To Last], and followed a similar spirit unafraid to experiment.
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.
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.”