New The Word Alive Drummer
2012-03-23 by Ryan Kroner | 46 Comments
After the recent loss of their keyboardist and their original drummer, Dustin Salinas, The Word Alive have recruited Luke Holland to fill his spot. However, this announcement only comes after the studio sessions for their upcoming album, Life Cycles, for which they had Arizona native Matt Horn on drums.
http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/the_word_alive_announce_new_drummer
Tagged: The Word Alive

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OurNumbers
March 23rd 2012
122 Comments


An upcoming albume, eh?

Annayalater
March 23rd 2012
192 Comments


The kid's only 18 too. Lucky bastard.

lucasjcockcroft
March 23rd 2012
3711 Comments


im rooting for these guys.

fsupride
March 23rd 2012
143 Comments


Kid is pretty famous, has a youtube page and tens of thousands of adoring fans on facebook

ConcubinaryCode
March 23rd 2012
2139 Comments


i bet he sucks but well see.

KSK1
March 23rd 2012
4090 Comments


Album has potential to rule.

fractured
March 23rd 2012
367 Comments


Luke Holland is a technical beast. He should be a welcome addition. I'll be on the lookout for these guys!

zombiMessiah
March 23rd 2012
59 Comments


His videos are pretty solid. The one he did for The Word Alive is pretty sick. A little too show off-ey with the stick flips though.

deathofasalesman
March 23rd 2012
5851 Comments


So no keyboards? That's the better improvement right there.

Scoot
March 23rd 2012
17817 Comments


seems like a douche

he'll fit right in

J0ckstrapsFTW
March 23rd 2012
3652 Comments


Probably will be meh but hopefully not

SCREAMorphine
March 23rd 2012
1758 Comments


Bet the album is still swimming with keyboards

minimesmyidol
March 23rd 2012
198 Comments


is far as i know, Salinas was a replacement drummer aswell... might be good, might suck we'll see.

ChuckyTruant
March 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Dudes a beast drummer. Will be good without keys and better drummer

Digging: Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

DotEight
March 23rd 2012
5593 Comments


Don't judge this kid guys, he's a monster. He was endorsed by several companies before he was even in a band, and his first endorsement was when he was like 15 or 16.

ChuckyTruant
March 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Yeah if he can play Matt Halperns parts then I'm sure his a boss

Hospital
March 23rd 2012
2061 Comments


is the word alive any good? isn't mabbit in this band?

Aphrodisiac
March 23rd 2012
1739 Comments


god damn he is hot as fuck
i might go see them to try getting in his pants



and yeah. he's a pretty good drummer i guess. That cover he did of TMV was pretty awesome

ChuckyTruant
March 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


His AAL cover was also awesome

bloc
March 23rd 2012
34925 Comments


Kid's definitely got chops. I even love the video production in the link.

Looking forward to the album.

ChuckyTruant
March 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


Same ^

ChuckyTruant
March 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


lol bloc look at his other vids. In one of em his camera guy steals his beats off a mount while filming lol classic. can't remember which video though

synysterend
March 23rd 2012
44 Comments


I look forward to this, one of my favorite bands.

FearThyEvil
March 23rd 2012
12627 Comments


They need a new singer if anything.

VanitySeason
March 23rd 2012
396 Comments


stoked, lucky kid

ChuckyTruant
March 23rd 2012
15725 Comments


very lucky kid. However he is very talented. Zach and Luke will come up with some killer shit

Damon
March 24th 2012
257 Comments


These guys have a lot of potential. Last album was pretty damn solid

Emim
March 24th 2012
26646 Comments


kid is a beast

made that breakdown sick

botb
March 24th 2012
9721 Comments


kid's actually pretty solid at drums, still don't like this band though.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2012
50553 Comments


junz on drums is easy as fuck

Emim
March 24th 2012
26646 Comments


he seems like a pretentious little fuck though

Emim
March 24th 2012
26646 Comments


and all the damn stick throws are distracting

jackalope11
March 24th 2012
330 Comments


I don't care, Luke Holland fucking rocks harder than any drummer on YouTube, and he deserves this x300.

ChuckyTruant
March 24th 2012
15725 Comments


Yeah agreed andcas he could probably be the drummer of some proggy mathcore band

Hospital
March 24th 2012
2061 Comments


Yeah this kids siiick

bloc
March 24th 2012
34925 Comments


he seems like a pretentious little fuck though

and all the damn stick throws are distracting


Jealous

nash1311
March 24th 2012
1754 Comments


Lol yeah i thought he looked young. I mean I do too but good to know he actually is young. Agreed he is too good for this band. He dropped some one handed double strokes in that vid. Pretty sweet.

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
March 24th 2012
50553 Comments


There's nothing worse than playing stuff that's too easy and has no passion


RecspecsAFC
March 25th 2012
217 Comments


ChuckTheMan shut the fuck fuck fuck fuck up.

ChuckyTruant
March 25th 2012
15725 Comments


I'll pass Recspecs

Durrzo
March 25th 2012
1112 Comments


After watching some of his videos I have to agree that he deserves better than this band. To be able to play some of the shit he does, and make it look so easy... it's impressive to say the least. The kid has a ridiculous amount of potential. He should be in a band that actually lets him push himself.

ChuckyTruant
March 25th 2012
15725 Comments


Agreed

TBliss2
March 25th 2012
504 Comments


That AAL's song must be difficult as hell to play.

bloc
March 25th 2012
34925 Comments


Nah it's easy

ChuckyTruant
March 26th 2012
15725 Comments


Periphery. Matt Halpern is a boss

deathofasalesman
March 26th 2012
5851 Comments


Kid's a good drummer for sure but I think he did about 26 stick-flips and those always seem pretty douchey.



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