GodForbid has revealed that NickHipa, formerly of As I Lay Dying will be the second guitarist at their reunion show at this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The announcement was made over social media, as the band has been posting rehearsal footage and pictures.
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.
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:
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.
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 →
Award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Lead Singer of all-female heavy metal sensation Judas Priestess,Militia Vox has dropped a sexy new single in time for Leap Year Day 2020, ‘This Leather Heart’! Featuring Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves, God Forbid) on guitar and Militia Vox on everything else, the song is available on all DSPs. The first song from her upcoming remix album, ‘This Leather Heart’ is a remix of her own darkly erotic song ‘This Is She’ from her album The Villainess. It is a modern industrial track with heavy guitars and throbbing beats. Jam out the track now! Continue reading →
On the latest episode of Doc Coyle’s (Bad Wolves, God Forbid)The Ex-Man Podcast, he interviews Bias and former Korn drummer David Silveria (pronounced Sil-vera). Doc and David discussed his new band Bias, the origins of Korn, their rise to success, his battles with injuries, Korn and Nu Metal as a cultural phenomenon, and much more.
Whether you like it or not, Bad Wolves aren’t the next big thing. That’s because they’re already the current new big thing in metal. Thrust into the spotlight by a set of serendipitous circumstances surrounding their recording of The Cranberries ‘Zombie’, a version that Dolores O’Riordan herself was scheduled to record vocals for the week that she passed as part of her endorsement of the song, Disobey (Eleven Seven) is a multi-faceted contemporary, very heavy, yet commercial album that does a whole lot more than the frankly excellent cover version might suggest you should expect.Continue reading →
Body Count has released a new music video for their track ‘This Is Why We Ride’. The song from the 2017 release Bloodlust (Century Media) was co-written by Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid, Vagus Nerve, Bad Wolves), and the video was directed by Treach (Naughty By Nature). You can watch the video below: Continue reading →