Our Last Night stormed into Chicago and hit up the packed House Of Blues on a Friday evening to give fans an evening of metalcore and rock.
The Word Alive will spend the fall on tour with Our Last Night, I See Stars, and Ashland on Our Last Night’s upcoming headliner. The Word Alive will appear on all dates, which run from November 5 in Houston through December 8 in Orlando, and they’ll be playing mostly newer material, according to the band themselves.
New Music Friday is a weekly post that highlights the best new music of the week. This week’s edition features both well-known and under the radar bands we think deserve a spin (or three), so give them all a listen. Whether you like pop-punk, synthwave, metalcore, or something else, one of these 7 selections is guaranteed to capture your attention. This week, we’ve got the solid metalcore of The Word Alive, the nostalgic synthwave of Timecop1983, and much more.
It’s a known fact that a legion of bands simply would not exist had it not been for Linkin Park. They are the rare band to infiltrate almost all of popular culture, and it’s relatively easy to enjoy the band, as well. Many of the current crop of rock and metal vocalists are indebted to the late Chester Bennington for the way he connected with fans, and how he brought genuine emotion in every note he hit.
Telle Smith of The Word Alive is no exception – his versatile vocals have buoyed The Word Alive for almost a decade. With the news that their upcoming album Violent Noise would contain a tribute to Chester Bennington, it’s not a surprise that the band would try their hand at covering Linkin Park, as well. While it’s only a short clip, you can watch TWA briefly cover “Crawling” below. Fans are clamoring for a full recorded version of this, and why not? The TWA style would probably translate well.