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Below is our complete The Word Alive news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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SXSW Music 2011 Day 2: Part 1

After my struggles to stay awake the previous night, I slept in late so I wouldn’t be exhausted for the rest of SXSW.

I made it out to an afternoon session “Website? Get Real. You Need A Web Empire.” It was a decent talk about not only the band’s website as a central hub, but all of the social media and mobile presence that bands should work on to build their audience. There were some tips given on marketing and SEO and various related topics as well, but overall, I felt the title was a little misleading. They discussed some services such as cashmusic, bandcamp, and Topspin as well. It was an ok discussion overall, but I only learned a few tidbits here and there that I didn’t know already.

From there, I was headed over to Emo’s once again. On the way, I ran into San Francisco violin, cello and drums trio Judgement Day playing acoustically at a street corner. I stopped to shoot a few photos and hear a song, bought a CD and then was on my way. I hoped to catch them amped the following night at a proper show. More...

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More Bands Added To 2011 Vans Warped Tour

Some new additions have been made to the forthcoming 2011 Vans Warped Tour. A few notable heavy bands have also been added to the extensive touring festival and can be found in the list below.

August Burns Red
Winds Of Plague
The Devil Wears Prada
Asking Alexandria
A Day To Remember
Abandon All Ships
The Acacia Strain
Enter Shikari
Of Mice & Men
Set Your Goals
We Came As Romans
The Word Alive

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The Word Alive Posts "2012" Music Video

The Word Alive has posted its new music online. The video was shot for the track "2012" and can be viewed in the player below.

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We Came As Romans Announces New Tour Dates

We Came As Romans has revealed the dates for the band's upcoming tour of Europe and the United Kingdom. Support on the trek will come from Miss May I, The Word Alive and This Or The Apocalypse. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

04/21 Zurich, SWI – Abart
04/23 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
04/24 Nottingham, UK – Rescue Rooms
04/25 Glasgow, UK – Cathouse
04/26 Leeds, UK – Cockpit
04/27 Manchester, UK – Roadhouse
04/28 London, UK – Underworld
04/29 Paris, FRA – Batogar
04/20 Karlsruhe, GER – Stadtmitte
05/02 Rome, ITA – Init Club
05/03 Livorno, ITA – The King Club
05/04 Wein, AUT – Area
05/05 Munchen, GER – Feierwerk
05/06 Aschaffeburg, GER – Colosaal
05/07 Leipzig, GER – Conne Island
05/08 Berlin, GER – Magnet
05/10 Stockholm, SWE – Debaser Slussen
05/11 Gothenburg, SWE – Fangelset
05/12 Hamburg, GER – Logo
05/13 Utrecht, NET – Helling
05/14 Koln, GER – Underground

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Free Download Of The Word Alive Track Available

Today (January 25th) only, Gohastings.com is currently offering a free download of the song "2012" from Phoenix based metalcore act The Word Alive. "2012" is off the album "Deceiver," and can be download at this location.

The Word Alive also recently parted ways with bassist Nicholas Urlacher. A statement from the band regarding the departure can be found here.

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Former Word Alive Bassist Comments On Departure

Former bassist Nick Urlacher of metalcore act The Word Alive has posted the following statement online in regards to his decision to leave the band:

"This is hard to start off. What are the right words to say goodbye to a family of friends, family and fans who have changed your life for the last 3 years of your life? A simple goodbye wouldn’t suffice. Yet a long drawn out one would be too much. I’ve decided to leave The Word Alive my friends. This decision doesn’t come easy, by any means of the word.

"The other 5 members have been my road family and home family for what feels like an eternity. We had the best of times and the worst of times, but we were together playing music and touring the country together. We’re friends who will always be there for one another no matter the price.

"This period of my life has changed me in ways that I would have never imagined! I found myself out on that lonely road with them. I will miss all of our friends, family and fans I’ve had the utmost pleasure and honor to meet along my travels with The Word Alive. My life journey hasn’t ended and neither will the band. This band will accomplish so much and Ill be proud of them for all the progress they are GOING to make.

Peace, Love, Farewell,
Nicholas Urlacher"

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The Word Alive Parts Ways With Bassist

The Word Alive has posted the following update online, announcing the departure of bassist Nicholas Urlacher.

"So this is not easy to announce for any of us, having one of our best friends departing from our incredible journey is a sad thing. Especially Nick, who has always been one of the best dudes to all of us, as well as someone who could make anyone smile on a bad day and a founding member. But sometimes people have to choose the path that is right for them. We support Nick and love him like a brother and will always consider him apart of the TWA family. Hopefully you will too!

"That being said, we want you guys to know we will not be missing ANY shows. We have a friend from Phoenix filling in for our next tour, so everyone say hi to our friend Daniel from Sharks Never Sleep on tour and be nice! Or else ; )

"We’ll be doing a public search for what will be a permanent member. This isn’t something we will be rushing in the least bit, we want to find the perfect fit for our band and the future of TWA. Below are a list of requirements we’ll need you to submit to twatryout@yahoo.com SERIOUS INQUIRIES ONLY!!

"If you do not fulfill the requirements please do not send an email to the band or this email address.

"We hope that through this change we can only continue to progress and play shows for all of you guys, which is our dream and our focus. Thank you for your understanding and support through everything. We can’t wait to see you in 2011 and will not let this slow us down.

Dusty Zack Telle Tony & Justin"

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Metal Bands Announced For Vans Warped Tour 2011

A select handful of metal acts have been confirmed to appear on the 2011 edition of the Vans Warped Tour. While usually catering to the punk rock community the festival has begun to include metal bands from various genres. The 2011 edition of the tour will feature performances from Winds Of Plague, We Came As Romans, The Word Alive and Miss May I. More bands are expected to be announced in the coming months.

The 2011 Vans Warped Tour dates can be found below: More...

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Abandon All Ships Announces U.S. Tour

Canadian dancecore act Abandon All Ships has revealed the dates for its forthcoming tour of the United States. Abandon All Ships will be in the direct support slot behind The Word Alive with additional support coming from Upon A Burning Body, The Color Morale and For All Those Sleeping. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

03/11 Tucson, AZ – The Rock
03/12 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theater
03/13 Las Cruces, NM – Mikey’s Place
03/14 Lubbock, TX – Cactus Courtyard
03/15 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
03/16 Mission, TX – Las Palmas Race Track
03/19 Dallas, TX – South By So What
03/20 Houston, TX – The Studio @ Warehouse Live
03/22 Fayetteville, AR – NWA Showcase
03/23 Columbia, MO – Mojo’s
03/24 Evansville, IN – Boney Junes
03/25 Douglasville, GA – 7 Venue
03/26 Macon, GA – The 567
03/27 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery
03/28 Virginia Beach, VA – Club Relevant
03/29 West Springfield, VA – Jaxx
03/30 Vineland, NJ – Hangar 84
03/31 Providence, RI – Club Hell
04/01 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/02 Jermyn, PA – Eleanor Rigby’s
04/03 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
04/05 Cleveland, OH – Peabody’s
04/06 Lansing, MI – The Loft
04/07 Kettering, OH – The Attic Club
04/08 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
04/09 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
04/10 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
04/11 Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound
04/13 Spokane, WA – The A Club
04/14 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
04/15 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
04/16 Sparks, NV – The Alley

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We Came As Romans Announce Headline Tour

Detroit metalcore act We Came As Romans have announced the dates for its forthcoming headline tour of the United States. Support on the trek will come from The Word Alive, Woe Is Me and Texas In July. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

We Came As Romans headline tour dates:
01/06 Pontiac, MI – The Eagle Theater
01/07 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge
01/08 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
01/10 Denver, CO – The Marquis Theatre
01/11 Salt Lake City – The Complex
01/13 West Hollywood, CA – Key Club
01/14 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
01/15 San Diego, CA – SOMA
01/16 Tempe, AZ – The Clubhouse
01/18 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
01/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
01/20 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock
01/21 Dallas, TX – Trees
01/22 Memphis, TN – New Daisy Theatre*
01/23 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco
01/24 Jacksonville Beach, FL – Freebird Café
01/25 Pompano Beach, FL – Rocketown
01/26 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
01/28 Augusta, GA – Sector 7G
01/29 Richmond, VA – The Hat Factory
01/30 Baltimore, MD – Sonar
01/31 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre*
02/01 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony*
02/02 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance*
02/03 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
02/04 Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
02/05 Allentown, PA – Crocodile Rock
02/07 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
02/08 Covington, KY – The Madhatter
02/09 Nashville, TN – Rocketown
02/10 Sauget, IL – Pop’s
02/11 Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection*

* = The Word Alive will not appear

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The Word Alive Records Kanye West Cover Song

Phoenix, Arizona metalcore act The Word Alive has recorded a cover of the Kanye West Top 40 hit "Heartless" which is to be included on the forthcoming "Punk Goes Pop Vol.3" compilation. The compilation also features covers of Akon's "Right Now" and Justin Timberlake's "My Love" as performed by metalcore acts Asking Alexandria and We Came As Romans. "Punk Goes Pop Vol.3" is set for release on November 2, 2010 through Fearless Records.

Here is the "Punk Goes Pop Vol.3" tracklisting:
1. Breathe Carolina – “Down” (Jay Sean ft. Lil Wayne)
2. Woe, Is Me – “Hot ‘N Cold” (Katy Perry)
3. Artist Vs Poet – “Bad Romance” (Lady GaGa)
4. Mayday Parade – “In My Head” (Jason Derulo)
5. Asking Alexandria – “Right Now (Na Na Na)” (Akon)
6. This Century – “Paper Planes” (M.I.A.)
7. The Word Alive – “Heartless” (Kanye West)
8. Family Force 5 – “Bulletproof” ( La Roux)
9. Of Mice & Men – “Blame It” (Jamie Foxx ft. T-Pain)
10. Miss May I – “Run This Town” ( Jay-Z ft. Kanye West, Rihanna)
11. The Ready Set – “Airplanes” ( B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams)
12. Cute Is What We Aim For – “Dead And Gone” ( T.I. ft. Justin Timberlake)
13. Sparks The Rescue – “Need You Now” (Lady Antebellum)
14. We Came As Romans – “My Love” ( Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.)

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The Word Alive Reveals "Deceiver" Track Listing

Phoenix, AZ metalcore act The Word Alive have revealed the tracklisting and artwork for their upcoming album "Deceiver."

"Deceiver" is scheduled for release in the U.S. and Canada on August 31 and in the UK/Europe on August 30 through Fearless Records. The Word Alive will also be on tour this July as part of the Van’s Warped Tour

"Deciever" Track Listing:
1. The Hounds Of Anubis
2. Epiphany
3. The Wretched
4. Consider It Mutual
5. 2012
6. Dream Catcher
7. Like Father Like Son
8. Battle Royale
9. You’re All I See
10. You Know Who You Are

The cover art can be viewed here.

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The Word Alive Releases New Track "Epiphany"

Phoenix metalcore act The Word Alive have just released the first track from their upcoming album "Deciever" The song, titled "Epiphany," is available via the band's MySpace page.

"Deciever" is due for release on August 31st, 2010 through Fearless Records.

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