NewsOctober 23, 2021 9:50 AM ET9,294 views

The Word Alive announce departures of guitarist and drummer, premiere new single

The Word Alive have released a new single titled "Wonderland." The track's music video, directed by vocalist Telle Smith, can be found below.

With the new song comes word that both co-founder and guitarist Tony Pizzuti and drummer Matt Horn have exited the band. The Word Alive have issued the following statement:

"For the last 18+ months we've dreamed of reuniting on stage to perform for you all. We've spent countless hours working on new music, live streams for you & connecting in ways we never envisioned while the world stopped. Through that time we've all grown and changed in many ways. It is in that spirit that we announce a lineup change to The Word Alive. It's bitter sweet because while we've loved every special memory we share w/ both Tony/Matt and couldn't have made it this far without their dedication and passion for the band, to our message and the fans first and foremost, we must support their decision to pursue other opportunities life has presented them. We have so much love for them as it is with any previous member of The Word Alive, our goal is to always push forward with love, gratitude and a brotherhood that has always extended beyond all else. We want to wish them the very best as they explore the next stages of their lives. Thanks Tony/Matt for the years of blood, sweat and tears you gave this band, we're happy to cheer you on.

"With that being said, after releasing an album just before a global pandemic hit, it became so clear to us that we had been forging a bond with you guys that superseded music itself. There was a sense of community we'd been trying to build for over a decade and we're excited to continue that. With Wonderland we wanted to share another piece of art that the four of us crafted together, coupled with a music video we'd shot over a year ago!
"For now, we hope you can enjoy the new song, video and hope to hear you singing it and some of your favorite The Word Alive songs this Fall/Winter starting with our hometown headlining show in Phoenix Arizona October 28th followed by supporting Starset. Tickets and info are now on sale at

"Please welcome our friends Tyler William Ross (Being As An Ocean) and Maty Madiro (From Ashes To New) for stepping up for these shows to help us bring these songs to life for you!

"We are The Word Alive, every member, every past member, every single fan and supporter over the years. We're just getting started."

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