Phoenix, AZ’s The Word Alive are set to take 2016 by storm, armed with their fourth full-length “Dark Matter” set for release March 18th via Fearless Records.
Lead singer Telle Smith explains: “‘Dark Matter’ is the result of our most in-depth writing and recording session we’ve done, and is something we consider to be our most dynamic and expansive album to date. This record completely defines and expresses who we are, and where we are going, taking the listener to the darkest and most honest places our band has dared to venture”.
The lyrics are more personal, the melodies are more engaging, and the songs are bigger. The Phoenix heavy alternative quintet began transmitting their message in 2009. 2010’s full-length “Deceiver” solidified them as a fan favorite as they tirelessly toured alongside the likes of Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada, A Day To Remember, Motionless In White, and more – in addition to numerous stints on the Vans Warped Tour. Alternative Press and Revolver have sung their praises, Modern Drummer has featured Luke for his work in the band and mega-popular YouTube covers, Guitar World has spotlighted the interplay between Tony and Zack and their twin attack, and the band has graced the cover of Outburn Magazine. 2014 saw the band’s latest release “REAL”. land at #4 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chart and #33 on the Billboard Top 200. However, everything paved the way for The Word Alive’s biggest, boldest, and bravest statement in “Dark Matter”.
But now it’s the time of “Sellout” the first videoclip taken from the album and directed by Marcus Eden.