The Hounds of Anubis

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"The Hounds of Anubis"
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Single by The Word Alive
from the album Deceiver
Released July 26, 2010
Format Digital download
Recorded June 2010
Genre Progressive metal, metalcore, electronicore
Length 4:19
Label Fearless
Songwriter(s) Tyler Smith, Tony Pizzuti, Zack Hansen
Producer(s) Andrew Wade
The Word Alive singles chronology
"The Hounds of Anubis"
"The Hounds of Anubis"

"The Hounds of Anubis" is a song by The Word Alive. It was released as the second single from their debut full-length album, Deceiver. The song is the opening track on the record and was written by the guitarists, Tony Pizzuti and Zack Hansen. Hansen scripted it as having an "Egyptian feel" wherein the song's title was also inspired from. The single premiered on the official Revolver website being met with positive reception prior to Deceiver's release.


"The Hounds of Anubis" was solely written by the two guitarists, Zack Hansen and Tony Pizzuti. It was explained that they "wrote this song with an "Egyptian" feel to it and I think we got our point across."[1] The guitar solo for the song is performed by both Hansen and Pizzuti, whom always alternate solos, and like "Battle Royale", it is played after the second verse and before the song's only breakdown.

Vocalist, Tyler "Telle" Smith described that the theme of the song is about "myself and the rest of the band trying to overcome all of our obstacles and with the help of our fans, rallying together to create something amazing. In the song I am represented by the king, in the verses I am talking to anyone who stands against my kingdom, while the choruses are about those who believe in the king. In essence, our fans and supporters who believe in us."[2]

A remix of the song was handled by Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland in 2011 and was released on the deluxe edition of Deceiver.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "The Hounds of Anubis" 4:19


The Word Alive

  • Zack Hansen - guitars
  • Tony Pizzuti - guitars
  • Tyler "Telle" Smith - lead vocals
  • Nick Urlacher - bass guitar
  • Dusty Riach - keyboards, synthesizers
  • Justin Salinas - drums