Following the release of their brilliant latest album Visible Noise (out now through Fearless Records. Check out our review here), we asked Tony Pizzuti (guitars) to take us into the world of The Word Alive by taking on our A-Z challenge!
A song that made you want to make music?
Deftones, Knife Party
Best rider you have had?
Actually, I can’t say we’ve had our best rider.. Until someone brings us the size 10 cowboy boots we put down for Zack, I’m not happy.. Haha
Craziest moment in the band?
One that really sticks out to me, was when we played to 30,000 people in Manila!
Deepest lyric one of your songs features?
“I’m blessed, I’m cursed, thoughts in my head making it worse.”
Easiest song you wrote?
Entirety was actually one of the easiest songs I wrote. I had a vibe going on one night, and every part just fell in place.
Favourite song in your set?
Hard to pick one song as my favourite in the set, but I’ve really enjoyed playing Red Clouds off our newest album.
Guest you’d most like to feature on your record?
It would be a dream to have Chino from Deftones as a feature!
Hardest thing about being in a band?
Being away from loved ones, hands down.
Interesting fact about one of your members?
Zack’s a real life Dragon
Jokes you have in the band?
Repeating a question someone just asked haha.
Key to writing a song?
One of my main keys to writing a song is to go off from how I am feeling at the moment and translate that feeling musically.
Longest distance you’ve travelled to play a show?
I can’t really remember the exact location since we’ve travelled so much, but I remember when we travelled to Manila…I’ll just say it was brutal.
Most inspiring musician you’ve experienced?
Dustin Kensrue from the band, Thrice.
New band you’d recommend?
I would recommend Greta Van Fleet, they’re a fresh band that’s bringing back classic rock.
Opening for this band would be ideal?
Place you’d most like to tour?
Hawaii, so I can have a vacation too.
Quote that you’d like to pass on to our readers?
“Be the best version of you!”
Reason for the title of your forthcoming release?
The reasoning for the title of our new record, is that it deals with all of the internal and emotional strain we deal with on and off tour.
See us live at?
Everywhere! We try to preform our best at every show.
The old days of music were better than the current, do you agree?
I sort of agree because it was more about talent back then, and a lot of the music now has been influenced by that.
We once made our own coffee called, “Dark Matter”
Variations you’d like to do on one of your songs?
I’d love to do an orchestra version of one of our songs!
What do your fans mean to you?
Our fans mean everything to me, we would be nothing without them, shit, I wouldn’t have the life I have without them. I can’t even put into words of how much I appreciate them.
X-rays or any other treatments needed for band injuries?
Well let’s just say my poor boy, Telle has seen the emergency room enough times for all of us.
You’re late for a show, whose fault is it?
If I’m late to a show, it must be the end of the world, cause I’m on top of my shit, not to toot my own horn.
Zoo animal that best describes the personality of your band?
A wolf, because we’re a pack. We live, eat, travel together, and never leave each other behind.