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The Word Alive Posts New Music Video "Trapped"

The Word Alive premieres a new song entitled "Trapped", taken from the band's latest release "Dark Matter". Says vocalist Telle Smith about the song:

"'Trapped' is about the inescapability of our overthinking and progress-restricting behavior. We all have something we struggle with internally, and sometimes we have to realize our mind can be a strange dark place, and our own worst enemy."

Check out now "Trapped" below.

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The Word Alive Premieres New Music Video "Sellout"

The Word Alive premieres a new song and music video entitled "Sellout", taken from the upcoming new album "Dark Matter", which will be out in stores March 18th via Fearless Records.

Check out now "Sellout" below.

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The Word Alive Premieres New Song "Trapped"

The Word Alive premieres a new song entitled "Trapped", taken from the upcoming new album "Dark Matter", which will be out in stores March 18th via Fearless Records.

Check out now "Trapped" below.

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It Lies Within Streaming New Single

It Lies Within and Telle Smith of The Word Alive have teamed up for a new single called "Never Surrender," which can be heard below.

The song is taken off "Paramount," It Lies Within's upcoming sophomore album from Luxor Records. The full-length will be out on 1/8/16 and also features guest vocalist appearances from Ryan Kirby (Fit For A King) and Jonny Mcbee (The Browning). McBee co-produced the album as well with As They Sleep guitarist Nick Morris.

Vocalist Zachary Scott says “This is one of the first songs we wrote for our upcoming album 'Paramount'. It definitely captivates the new sound and maturity of the band. Having Telle Smith be a part of this transition was amazing. We will NEVER SURRENDER!!!“ More...

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The Devil Wears Prada Announces "Zombie 5" Tour

Roadrunner Records group The Devil Wears Prada has announced details for a Spring headline tour deemed the “Zombie 5 Tour” presented by Rockstar Energy Drink.

The trek - which will see the The Devil Wears Prada playing the "Zombie" EP in its entirety each night along with other fan favorites - will feature support from Born of Osiris, The Word Alive, and Secrets.

The coast-to-coast trek gets underway March 15th in Nashville, TN at Rocketown and continues through April 16th, wrapping up at the House of Blues in Chicago, IL.

Frontman Mike Hranica commented, "When we started discussing the idea of playing the Zombie EP front to back, it was clear and evident that the five year anniversary would be the perfect time to commemorate. I love seeing old records and releases performed and celebrated years after their release, and with that I know how excited we are to announce the Zombie 5 Tour." More...

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I See Stars Touring With The Word Alive

I See Stars will embark on a nationwide U.S. co-headlining tour this fall alongside The Word Alive. Crown The Empire, Get Scared, Dayshell, and Palisades round out the touring package and either see below or head over to this location to view all dates.

10/26 Dallas, TX @ South By So What Fest
10/29 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theatre
10/30 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theatre
10/31 West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky
11/1 San Diego, CA @ Soma
11/2 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
11/4 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
11/5 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/6 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's
11/7 Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
11/11 Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
11/12 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/13 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/14 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/15 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/16 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/17 Springfield, VA @ Empire
11/18 Charlotte, NC @ Amos
11/20 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
11/21 Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
11/22 Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
11/23 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/24 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar More...

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Killswitch Engage To Host Fan Chat Today

Roadrunner Records group Killswitch Engage is currently traversing the country on the “Disarm The Descent Tour,” accompanied by special guests Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance.

The tour lineup was originally to include As I Lay Dying, but the band dropped off the tour after front man Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.

In celebration of the U.S. headline run Jesse Leach, front man of Killswitch Engage, will participate in a live YouTube chat today, Tuesday June 11th at 1:00PM ET. For the live chat Jesse will be joined by his tour mates: Levi Benton of Miss May I, John Henry of Darkest Hour, Telle Smith of The Word Alive, and Dennis Tvrdik of Affiance.

Killswitch Engage will be posting a link to the live chat on the band's official Facebook page once it is live at 1:00PM ET. Fans will then be able to join in on the live Q&A with all four vocalists and can leave questions for them in the comments section of the video post.

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The Word Alive Posts New Music Video

The Word Alive has debuted a music video for the "Life Cycles" track. Check out the video clip below.

The "Life Cycles" video was directed by Frankie Nasso (credits include Asking Alexandria, Emmure, Chevelle) and captures the live performance of The Word Alive along with an audience of real-life fans.

The Word Alive can be currently found on a sold-out European tour with Sleeping With Sirens before returning back to the U.S. as support on the Killswitch Engage tour. More...

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As I Lay Dying Cancels Tour With Killswitch Engage

After Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly attempting to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife, the fate of the upcoming As I Lay Dying/Killswitch Engage tour was up in the air. As I Lay Dying has now issued the following announcement about officially canceling the run:

"In light of recent events, As I Lay Dying will unfortunately not be taking part in the upcoming tour with Killswitch Engage.

"Given the circumstances, we feel that it is best for the band to be off the road while the current situation gets sorted. We'd like to thank all of our fans for their ongoing support at this difficult time.

"-Jordan, Nick, Phil, and Josh."

Lambesis' bail was set at $3 million and he currently remains in custody. Further details on the case and footage from his arraignment can be found at this location.

Killswitch Engage will however be continuing on with the trek, bringing on different supporting groups. The band comments:

"Since As I Lay Dying has announced they will not be able to join us on this tour...we would like to welcome Darkest Hour, and The Word Alive on the Disarm the Descent 2013 U.S. TOUR! Please welcome both bands with open arms, ROCK!"

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Everything's Bigger In Texas Fest Lineup Revealed

Abiotic will be joining Upon A Burning Body, The Word Alive, Veil of Maya, The Acacia Strain, and more for the upcoming Everything is Bigger in Texas Festival, which takes place on December 22nd, 2012 in San Antonio. Tickets for the festival will go on sale this coming Friday, August 31st. The promotional poster for the festival can also be viewed below. More...

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Born Of Osiris Announces Shows With I The Breather

Born of Osiris, which recently covered the System of a Down track "Science," has now announced the band will be heading out on tour in October with The Word Alive, Norma Jean, and I, The Breather.

General tickets will be available this Monday, August 13th and more dates are reportedly coming soon. The currently announced shows are as follows:

10/1 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St.
10/2 Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
10/3 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10/9 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
10/11 Wichita, KS @ The Scenery
10/14 Boise ID @ The Venue
10/16 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/17 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café(Vegas Strip)
10/19 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/20 Yuma, AZ @ The Backyard(w/o Norma Jean) More...

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Emmure Announces European Tour

Emmure is headed out for a European tour this coming November supporting Parkway Drive, along with The Word Alive and Struc/tures. Emmure is also currently gearing up for the Trespass America Festival, which will take over the U.S. starting July 13th in Broomfield, Colo.

The band's upcoming November tour dates are as follows (find full Tresspass America Festival dates at this location):

11/13 Tilburg, NET – 013
11/14 Birmingham, UK – Ballroom
11/15 Manchester, UK – Academy
11/16 Leeds, UK – University
11/17 London, UK – Roundhouse
11/18 Lint, BEL – Eurocam Media Center
11/19 Hamburg, GER – Große Freiheit 36
11/20 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene
11/21 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Medis
11/22 Gothenburg, SWE – Trädgårn
11/23 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
11/24 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
11/25 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
11/26 Zürich, SWI – Komplex
11/27 Trezzo Sull’Adda, ITA – Live Club
11/28 München, GER – Kesselhaus
11/29 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
11/30 Prague, CZE – Meet Factory
12/01 Dresden, GER – Eventwerk

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The All Stars Tour 2012 Lineup Revealed

The All Stars Tour returns this summer with Suicide Silence, I See Stars, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, The Word Alive, Make Me Famous, Betraying the Martyrs, and more. Select dates will also feature Unearth and Dance Gavin Dance. Further details are available at this location. A teaser for the tour can be viewed after the jump, and the currently announced dates are as follows:

8/03-Phoenix, AZ @ Nile Theatre
8/04-San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
8/05-Fresno, CA @ Blackbeards Park
8/07-Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
8/08-Anaheim, CA @ The Grove
8/09-Reno, NV @ The Knitting Factory
8/10-Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
8/11-Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
8/13-Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre
8/14-Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian
8/15-Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8/16-New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8/17-Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
8/18-Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
8/19-Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
8/20-Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
8/21-Virgnia Beach (Norfolk), VA @ The NorVa
8/22-Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/24-Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/25-San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/26-Dallas, TX @ The Palladium
8/27-Mission, TX @ Pharr Events Center More...

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Escape The Fate Announces New Tour Dates

Escape The Fate has revealed the dates for its upcoming "This World Is Ours Tour." The band will be joined by Attack Attack and The Word Alive for the majority of the trek with special guests set to appear on select dates. The full run for the "This World Is Ours Tour" can be found below.

04/05 Buffalo, NY – The Rapids
04/07 Detroit, MI – Cluth Cargos
04/09 Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
04/10 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
04/11 Sauget, IL – Pops
04/12 Kansas City, KS – Beaumont
04/13 Denver, CO – Summit
04/14 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
04/16 Seattle, WA – Showbox @ Market
04/17 Portland, OR – Roseland
04/18 Chico, CA – The Senator
04/19 San Francisco, CA – Regency
04/20 San Diego, CA – Soma
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – House Of Blues
04/22 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee
04/24 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/25 Dallas, TX – House Of Blues
04/26 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
04/27 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
04/28 Memphis, TN – New Daisy
04/30 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution
05/01 Orlando, FL – House Of Blues
05/03 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
05/04 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
05/05 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
05/06 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
05/07 Toronto, ON – Sound Academy
05/08 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
05/11 Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Events
05/13 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Center
05/14 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
05/16 Vancouver, BC – The Vogue

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Fearless Friends Tour To Collect Food Donations

The 2011 Fearless Friends Tour has announced several food bank donation opportunities that will be taking place at numerous tour stops. Fans will be able to make a donation in support of local food drives in Los Angeles, CA, San Diego, CA, Denver, CO, New York City, NY, and Tempe, AZ! All donations will go directly to local area food banks.

Additionally, blessthefall will be giving away special signed drumheads to lucky winners in the aforementioned markets. Moreover, the drumhead giveaway will include TOMS Sunglasses in Los Angeles, Lost and Loveless t-shirts and a Jedidiah Clothing jacket in San Diego, and a $50 Vestra Visa gift card from Tempe Marketplace in Tempe! More prizes are set to be announced soon.

The 2011 Fearless Friends Tour, which includes headliners blessthefall and supporting acts The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Tonight Alive, and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk is presented by Peter Says Denim, and is sponsored by Converse, Good Fight Entertainment, MerchNow, Tilly’s and WHOOZNXT. The tour is set to blaze through North America this November / December, and a current listing of tour dates can be viewed below. More...

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The Fearless Friends Tour Lineup Announced

Fearless Records has announced the full line-up for The Fearless Friends Tour 2011, which includes headliners Blessthefall and supporting acts The Word Alive, Motionless In White, Tonight Alive, and Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! The dates are as follows:

Nov 09 – Flagstaff, AZ @ The Orpheum
Nov 10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Roxy Theatre
Nov 11 – San Diego, CA @ Soma (Main Room)
Nov 12 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
Nov 13 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Nov 14 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Nov 15 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Nov 16 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory
Nov 18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound
Nov 19 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Nov 20 – Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre
Nov 21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Station Four
Nov 22 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Nov 23 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Nov 24 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Nov 25 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Nov 26 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Nov 27 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium Upstairs
Nov 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Nov 30 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys
Dec 01 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
Dec 02 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
Dec 03 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club
Dec 04 – Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southerland
Dec 05 – Orlando, FL @ Club Firestone
Dec 06 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Dec 08 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Dec 09 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
Dec 10 – St. Louis, MO @ Pop’s
Dec 11 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee
Dec 12 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
Dec 13 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Dec 14 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Dec 15 – El Paso, TX @ Open Gate Church
Dec 16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

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Bands Announced For 2011 "Never Say Die!" Tour

The official lineup and concert dates have been revealed for the upcoming 2011 edition of the "Never Say Die!" tour. The European tour will be headlined by Emmure and will run between October 5-27th. You can check out the full list of bands and dates below.

Emmure
Deez Nuts
The Word Alive
Oceano
The Human Abstract
Vanna

10/05 Würzburg, GER – Posthalle
10/06 Leipzig, GER – Werk 2
10/07 Köln, GER – Essigfabrik
10/08 Antwerp, BEL – Trix Zaal
10/09 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 2
10/10 Cardiff, UK – Millennium Music Hall
10/11 Leeds, UK – University
10/12 London, UK – The Electric Ballroom
10/13 Paris, FRA – Cabaret Sauvage
10/14 Haarlem, NET – Patronaat
10/15 Stuttgart, GER – LKA
10/16 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
10/18 Münster, GER – Sputnikhalle
10/19 Esch, LUX – Kulturfabrik
10/20 Prague, CZE – Abatom
10/21 Kraków, POL – Rotunda
10/22 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
10/23 Wien, AUT – Arena
10/24 Cesena, ITA – Vividia Club
10/25 Zürich, SWI – Dynamo
10/26 München, GER – Backstage Werk
10/27 Berlin, GER – Columbia Club

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Metal Bands Announced For 2011 "Soundwave" Tour

Notable metal bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming Australian "Soundwave Revolution" tour. The four date trek, which features over thirty bands in total, will begin in Brisbane on September 24, 2011. You can view the list of confirmed metal bands as well as the tour dates below.

Alice Cooper
Machine Head
Danzig
Cro-Mags
Set Your Goals
The Devin Townsend Project
The Damned Things
Steel Panther
Gojira
Hatebreed
Every Time I Die
Funeral For A Friend
Unearth
Hellyeah
Times of Grace
Whitechapel
Watain
Skindred
The Acacia Strain
In This Moment
The Word Alive
Holy Grail

Pop and rock acts are also scheduled to appear*

09/24 Brisbane, QLD – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/25 Sydney, NSW – Soundwave Revolution 2011
09/30 Melbourne, VIC – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/01 Adelaide, SA – Soundwave Revolution 2011
10/03 Perth, WA – Soundwave Revolution 2011

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Metal Bands To Appear On "Vans Warped Tour" Comp

A handful of metalcore bands have been revealed to be taking part in the forthcoming 2011 "Vans Warped Tour" compilation album. Notable acts set to appear include A Day To Remember, Set Your Goals, The Devil Wears Prada, Asking Alexandria, Abandon All Ships, Of Mice & Men, A Skylit Drive, August Burns Red, I Set My Friends On Fire, Miss May I, Motionless In White, and The Word Alive. You can view the compilation's full tracklisting below.

- Disc 1 -
1. Paramore – For A Pessimist, I’m Pretty Optimistic
2. A Day To Remember – All Signs Point To Lauderdale
3. Set Your Goals – Certain
4. The Devil Wears Prada – Anatomy
5. Asking Alexandria – Closure
6. Attack Attack! – A For Andrew
7. Big D and the Kids Table – Modern American Gypsy
8. Vonnegutt – Bright Eyes
9. Moving Mountains – Where Two Bodies Lie
10. The Wonder Years – Don’t Let Me Cave In
11. Neo Geo – Can’t Catch Me
12. Hellogoodbye – Finding Something To Do
13. Family Force 5 – Wobble
14. Abandon All Ships – Take One Last Breath
15. Of Mice & Men – Purified
16. Veara – Pull Your Own Weight
17. The Dangerous Summer – Good Things
18. Every Avenue – Tell Me I’m A Wreck
19. A Skylit Drive – Too Little Too Late
20. Big Chocolate – Sound Of My Voice
21. The Dance Party – Sasha Don’t Sleep
22. Street Dogs – Punk Rock And Roll
23. Blacklist Royals – Riverside
24. Elway – Whispers In A Shot Glass
25. The Copyrights – Worn Out Passport More...

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Bursting Veins To Fill In For Miss May I

Bursting Veins has issued the following announcement about filling in for Miss May I on an upcoming Stockholm show with This Or The Apocalypse:

"Hey guys! As you might know We Came As Romans, This Or The Apocalypse & The Word Alive are on the Scream It Like You Mean It tour.

"What you might do not know is that Miss May I unfortunately had to cancel there shows on this tour.. BUT, on Tuesday the tour comes to Stockholm and we have the honor to play instead of them!

"So if your in Stockholm on Tuesday, please come to Debaser Slussen to check out the event of the year!"

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