Interview with The Word Alive


New beginnings and eagerness to return.

The American metalcore quartet, The Word Alive, returns to Mexico City after seven years of absence. They will be presented this Friday, January 12 at the Indie Rocks Forum!and the vocalist of the group, Tyler ‘Telle’ Smithis excited about this return, in which they will share the stage with the Welsh band Holding Absence.

We’ve been planning a concert in Mexico for a long time. To be able to come back and go with Holding Absence“It will be a great way to start 2024,” he shared. Smith on a video call with Indie Rocks!. The last time The Word Alive He visited Mexico in 2017, together with the group Silverstein. “That show was good, but I think the next one will be better,” she added.

The band will not focus on creating a repertoire of Hard Resetthe material they released last year, but they will play songs from all their albums.

We want to thank you for supporting us for 15 years. You will hear material from all our eras. There will be three or four songs from Hard Resetbut the others will be an equal number of songs from previous materials…Maybe we will have some surprises, it will be a very special setlist.”

The group is aware of the growth and changes their sound has gone through, being now more mature:

On our previous visit, we were promoting Dark Matter (2016) and it went very well for us. Hard Reset It has been the most successful album of our career. Since the last time we played for Mexican fans, our sound has evolved and our live shows have improved, we put a lot of effort into them and we have more successful songs.”

In addition, the band has a new factor, since it has two new members. Daniel Nelson on the drums, who came with The Word Alive on the recommendation of his friends in the band UnderØATHand Jose DelRio on guitar, both bringing new ways of working and a refreshing attitude to the band.

We have good chemistry, I’m very happy that the band can have a new beginning. Going on tour with them is very easy and fun.”

Holding Absencewho will be in charge of preparing the audience for the main event, were on the radar of Telle for some time now, and traveling with his new members and a band that he likes, will close the show that he The Word Alive has been planning.

Being able to go on tour with a group that has followers as passionate as ours is a great mix for the special show we want to give in Mexico City, both the fans and us are very excited,” he concluded.

The Word Alive promises a great Friday night in CDMX, for which there are few tickets available, ranging between 800 and 900 MXN.


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