Doc Coyle Gives an Update on The New Bad Wolves Album


Bad Wolves, who split with their former frontman Tommy Vext in January, had previously announced Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (ex-The Acacia Strain) as their new vocalist. Now Doc Coyle has given an update on Twitter that the new BW album, Dear Monsters, “is done being mixed and mastered “after 15 months.” He also recently posted a photo of the band together on Instagam. The album is tentatively due out later in 2021 via the bands’ label Better Noise Music.

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Bad Wolves Announce Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (ex-The Acacia Strain) as Their New Vocalist



Bad Wolves, who split with their former frontman Tommy Vext in January, have announced Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (ex-The Acacia Strain) as their new vocalist. DL will appear on the new album Dear Monsters, due out later in 2021 via the bands’ label Better Noise Music. Bad Wolves are led by co-founding member and drummer John Boecklin – who has honored his commitment to Bad Wolves’ fans by continuing with the group when the previous singer quit in January 2021. Bad Wolves broke the news on their social media today with the following statement:

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Tommy Vext Alleges Racism and Theft from Bad Wolves and Former Label, Leaks Identity of their New Singer


In a new video posted to his social media, former Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext lodged a ton of allegations against his former bandmates, as well as his former label Better Noise Music, including charges of racism, and massive theft of funds among other things. He also leaked the identity of his replacement in the band, former co-founder of The Acacia Strain, Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz, who retired from that band in 2013 to move on to producing. Tommy says he is sitting on five albums worth of unreleased music and thanked his fans for their support. He also made a few comparisons to the music industry and his plight comparing himself to both Marilyn Manson and Phil Anselmo, as well an odd comparison to his situation, being in bands, and theoretical personal relationships with being like bands that were eerily similar to abuse accusations lodged against Tommy last year by his former girlfriend. He also spent the end of the video casting aspersions on liberalism and soft “feminine liberals” such as his former bandmates, the poor performance of President Joe Biden, disproved theories about the Coronavirus vaccine, and his personal political ideologies. In the almost hour-long chat with fans, Tommy alleges:Continue reading


Bad Wolves Confirm Split with Vocalist Tommy Vext


After Metal Sucks broke the news overnight that Tommy Vext had quit Bad Wolves, the remaining members: guitarists Doc Coyle and Chris Cain, drummer John Boecklin, and bassist Kyle Konkiel have released a statement confirming their split with the vocalist. The band will seek a replacement while Tommy goes on to a solo career. Vext claimed earlier this week in a social media post he was the main songwriter of the band and the test of the group were his employees, on top of increasing divisiveness over politics, and other issues Tommy faced recently, maybe this is for the best for all parties.

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Tommy Vext is Out of Bad Wolves


According to a report by MetalSucks, Tommy Vext has announced a split with Bad Wolves. In a now-deleted livestream on Instagram that was picked up and shared by fans, Tommy announced he is leaving the band. Apparently, the stream did not indicate whether Vext quit, was fired, or the split was mutual. Sources who saw the live broadcast reported to Metal Sucks that Vext claimed his conservative political views caused a rift with his bandmates and their record label, Better Noise, “and that he felt leaving the band was his only option. He said that Bad Wolves will continue without him, that he will launch a solo career, and claimed to have written all or most of the band’s new record himself (whether he was talking about their 2019 album, Nation, or an unreleased future effort isn’t clear).” (All via Metal Sucks). Tommy drew notice from fans and journos in the last few days during the unrest in the Country as fans asked him about his relationship with the other band members and Tommy claimed to be one of the sole songwriters of the group and most of the other band members were his employees. The band has not replied to a request for comment by Metal Sucks.

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Bad Wolves Share New Music Video for “Learn To Walk Again”


Hard Rock band Bad Wolves released the new music video for their song “Learn To Walk Again”, from The Retaliators movie soundtrack from the movie arm of their record label, Better Noise Films. The track is also off of their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N. out now. Continue reading


Disturbed Rebooks its “The Sickness 20th Anniversary” Tour With Staind and Bad Wolves


Disturbed has confirmed the rescheduled 2021 dates for its “The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour”, co-produced by Frank Productions and Live Nation. The amphitheater tour, with very special guests Staind and Bad Wolves, will begin on July 7, 2021 at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre and all previously purchased tickets will be honored for their rescheduled dates. “The Sickness 20th Anniversary Tour” celebrates the two-decade anniversary of the band’s seminal album “The Sickness”. On this tour, the band will perform songs off the album, as well as tracks from their most recent studio release, “Evolution”, and their extensive catalog.

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Rock USA Festival Has Been Forced to Cancel Their 2020 Event Due To COVID-19


Rock USA and its sister festival Country USA has been forced to cancel their 2020 events due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The festival, one of the biggest in the US, was to have celebrated its 10th-anniversary edition this summer, and was going to take place July 16-18 at Ford Festival Park in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Of the 40 bands and headliners and support acts included Limp Bizkit, Slipknot, Rob Zombie (headlining for a 3rd straight year), Halestorm, Ice Cube, Papa Roach, Anthrax, Chevelle, Avtar, Feever333, Hellyeah, Steel Panther, Knocked Loose, Bad Wolves, Attila and more. Hypervibe, Inc. is the festival promoter and has vowed to attempt to rebook the fest. Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 80: AJ Channer of Fire From The Gods on Staying Strong in a Crisis


We caught up with AJ from Fire From The Gods by phone for a new interview, while he was self-quarantining at home with his family. AJ talked at length about how coronavirus is affecting him personally, how his band is spending the time at home working on new music, the last tours supporting their recent album American Sun (Better Noise), how he feels society and government need to work together in the future in light of the pandemic, what books are on his quarantine-list, and how he stays creative, mentally strong, and upbeat in these tough times. Continue reading


Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Gets “Out Wah-ed” in a Battle Live in Concert


Metallica lead guitarist and thrash legend Kirk Hammett has been dethroned as the king of Wah-Wah pedal! He was challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, and defeated last night (Sunday, March 8) at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina at the “Cry Baby Battle Royale”. The event also included a performance by Kirk’s The Wedding Band, a covers project, also featuring his Metallica bandmate Robert Trujillo and Ugly Kid Joe singer Whitfield Crane, Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves, among others. The seven-minute battle was introduced by Gibson’s Mark Agnesi, who arranged the event during an interview with Mrs. Smith, and saw Hammett and Mrs. Smith trading licks over a reimagining of Isaac Hayes’s Oscar-winning “Theme From Shaft”, the original recording of which became infamous for the mind-blowing wah-wah guitar of the late Charles “Skip” Pitts. In the end, Hammett conceded that he had “just been out-wah’d,” proclaiming, “A moment in history has just occurred.” Watch it now!Continue reading