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The Word Alive have premiered their new song "Why Am I Like This?" with a music video. The new song comes after the band's announcement of their fifth studio album, Violent Noise, and first single "Red Clouds", which thematically revisits the band's origins. Violent Noise is slated for release on May 4 via Fearless Records

Vocalist Telle Smith explains that "Why Am I Like Is?" is about: "pursuing something that more than likely you know you shouldn't or that might not be the healthiest choice for you. The last two years I experienced making choices that took me further away from who I wanted to be, and I was living in the moment with no regard for how it would effect me or someone else. It's about finding that person who is kind of the devil on your shoulder, and you want them to tell you what you're doing is ok so you can rationalize it and justify it."

Check out 'Why Am I Like This ?' here:

Check out 'Red Clouds' here: and here

Pre-order Violent Noise here:

The band's fifth record Violent Noise is yet another step in the evolution of the highly impressive group, who reached as high as #31 on the Billboard Top 200 with previous release Dark Matter.

Now a trio - Tyler “Telle” Smith [vocals], Zack Hansen [guitars], Tony Pizzuti [guitars] - Violent Noise represents the culmination of a decade of a band and an unbreakable bond. In many ways, THE WORD ALIVE set the stage for the next progression on Violent Noise with Dark Matter. They've re-teamed with the producer behind their last offering,Matt Good [Asking Alexandria, From First To Last], and followed a similar spirit unafraid to experiment.

Previously touring alongside the likes of Killswitch Engage, A Day To Remember, Motionless in White and more, THE WORD ALIVE are set to tour the US with In This Moment prior to the release of new album Violent Noise. UK dates are to be announced for later in the year, more news soon.

The Word Alive hit the road on April 8 as direct support to In This Moment, with additional support from Ded, on The Witching Hour Tour through April 28. The band play select dates as support to Killswitch EngageHatebreed, and Memphis May Fire throughout the month of May. Full tour routing below. Tickets are available at



with In This Moment & DED
April 18- Denver, CO @ The Filmore
April 20- Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
April 22- Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 24- Lubbock TX HEADLINING ONLY
April 25- Austin, TX @ Emo's
April 27- Pharr, TX @ Boggus Ford Events Center
April 28- Laredo, TX @ Laredo Energy Arena

with Killswitch Engage & Hatebreed
May 1- Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
May 2- Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
May 3- Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
May 4- Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry*
May 5- Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club**
May 10- Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls***
May 12- Fort Wayne, IN @ Rock on the River Festival (Headwaters Park)
May 13- St. Louis, MO @ Ready Room***
May 15- Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre***
May 16- Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's***
May 17- Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theater***
May 18- Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater***

* w/ Hatebreed and Gideon
** w/ Born of Osiris
*** w/ Memphis May Fire