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The Word Alive Unleashes Powerful “Rise (Redux)” Single

The Word Alive is making their mark in the gaming industry. Following the release of their 2023 LP Hard Reset, the metalcore outfit is back to breathe new life into their track “Rise,” which first appeared at League Of Legends World Championship 2018 (also referred to simply as “Worlds.”) The OG track features The Glitch Mob and Mako. The brand-new “Rise (Redux)” now offers the same powerful melodies and motivational vocals with more of their signature alternative flare. Check out the new track below. “Back in 2018, I received an email asking if I had any interest in working with… Read more »


The Word Alive Unleash Collaborative “Hate Me” With Loveless

A harmonious collision of two magnetic musical forces, The Word Alive and Loveless, has unveiled an electrifying collaboration on “Hate Me.” What initially sparked as a playful exchange between The Word Alive‘s vocalist, Telle Smith, and Loveless‘ vocalist, Julian Comeau, on Twitter, has evolved into a blazing single that surges with unapologetic passion. This scorching collaboration is poised to make its mark as a standout track on The Word Alive’s highly anticipated upcoming album, Hard Reset, dropping via Thriller Records on August 25. “Hate Me” stands as the premiere collaborative offering from Hard Reset, marking a powerful prelude to a… Read more »


Telle Smith Shares Why The Word Alive Needed A ‘Hard Reset’

    Just ahead of the release of their seventh studio album Hard Reset, The Word Alive frontman Telle Smith stopped by the idobi Studios in North Hollywood and told me why the latest era of the band truly is a… hard reset. From a recent lineup change to signing with Thriller Records—a new label created by Fearless Records founder Bob Becker—Hard Reset is inspired by self-reflection in a shut down world, a fresh start within the band’s camp, and a new perspective for Smith following a healthy break-up. The Word Alive have taken their years of experience within the… Read more »


The Word Alive Gets A ‘Hard Reset’ With New Album

Following a whirlwind year of touring, The Word Alive is gearing up to release their new album, Hard Reset, on August 25. Giving fans a sneak peek of the latest iteration of their sound, the band paired their album announcement with a new single. The track, titled “Slow Burn,” opens with acoustic guitar plucks and frontman Telle Smith’s smooth vocals. It is on the lighter side of The Word Alive’s ever-evolving sound, but still packs an emotional punch melodically and lyrically.  The album artwork, created by Matt Collamore, depicts a masked figure standing in a ring of fire. Surrounded by… Read more »


The Word Alive, Youth In Revolt

If you’re still jamming The World Alive’s Dark Matter, and you haven’t quit playing Youth In Revolt’s The Broken since it dropped earlier this month, you’re probably gonna like the latest episode of The Gunz Show.

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