The Word Alive is an American metalcore band from out of Phoenix, Arizona.  The band formed in 2008 and was signed to Fearless Records.  Their 2009 label debut, “Empire,” reached number 15 on the Top Heatseekers Charts and helped garner the  band quite a bit of buzz.  The next year, the band released their debut full-length album, “Deceiver,” on August 31, 2010.  The album reached number 97 on the Billboard 200 and 15 on the Independent Albums Chart.

The band formed in 2008 by Craig Mabbitt (lead vocals) with Zack Hansen (lead guitarist) and Tony Pizzuti (rhythm guitar) who were former members of the bands “Calling of Syrens,” and “Clouds Take Shape.”  Mabbitt worked with “Escape The Fate” while putting together “The Word Alive” and recruited Nick Urlacher (bass), Dusty Riach (keyboard) and Tony Aguilera (drums).  The group recorded songs with the intention of releasing them as a self-titled EP, despite the fact the songs never surfaced.  Later on, the band forced Mabbitt to leave due to their dissatisfaction with his “Escape The Fate” schedule which required Mabbitt to work as a full-time member.  On December 3, 2008, the band replaced Mabbitt with Tyler “Telle” Smith who was formerly one of the vocalists for “In Fear and Faith” and bassist for “Greeley Estates.”

The band has released three albums so far, their debut album, “Empire,” in 2009, “Deceiver” in 2011, and “Life Cycles” in 2012.  They have multiple hit singles from these albums including  “The Only Rule Is That There Are No Rules” in 2009, “2012” in 2010, “The Wretched” in 2010, “Wishmaster” in 2012, “Eternity” in 2012 and “Life Cycles” in 2012.

On March 18, 2014, the band released their first single, “Play The Victim,” from their upcoming fourth studio album, “Real,” which will be released on June 10, 2014.

The band has had success all around the world and has acquire a devoted fan following.  With their mixture of metalcore sound and electronics mixed in, they have manged to create a heavy sound all their own.  Check out some of their biggest hits below and keep an eye out for “Real” this June.

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