Music: The Word Alive

The Word Alive is a six-piece Metalcore band that formed in 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. They've gone through a bunch of line-up changes before some clearer finalizations, and have released their debut studio album in fall 2010.


  • Tyler "Telle" Smith – lead vocals (2008–present)
  • Zack Hansen − guitar, backing vocals (founding member)
  • Tony Pizzuti − guitar, backing vocals (founding member)
  • Daniel Shapiro - bass (2011-present)
  • Luke Holland - drums (2012-present)

Former Members:

  • Craig Mabbitt - lead vocals (2008; started the band but was kicked out due to scheduling issues with his main band, Escape the Fate)
  • Tony Aguilera (2008-2010)
  • Dusty Riach - synthesizer, keyboards, programming (founding member)
  • Justin Salinas - drums (2010)
  • Nick Urlacher - bass


  • Empire EP (2009)
  • Deceiver (2010)

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