The Word Alive

Jose Delrio & Zack Hansen

We advance by breaking boundaries. The Word Alive alchemize hard rock, electronic, and metal into a distinct breed of alternative all their own. The gold-certified Phoenix, AZ outfit— Telle Smith [vocals, guitar, programming] Zack Hansen [guitar] and newly added Daniel Nelson [drums] and Jose DelRio [Guitar] — instinctively blur genre lines with a bold balance of infectiousness and intensity underlined by cinematic scope. After quietly generating nearly 1 billion streams, playing sold out shows on a consistent basis, and attracting a diehard audience, they level up once more on their seventh full-length offering and 2023 debut for Thriller Records, Hard Reset.

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Jose Delrio

“I absolutely LOVE the Willie Adler pickup set. The tonal jump was really apparent popping these in after completing 2/3 of a tour and being very familiar with how my rig was sounding at that point. I didn’t have to adjust any of my patches but immediately noticed how much more clear, responsive, and present the Fishmans were compared to the pickups I was previously using from another manufacturer. I am a believer.”