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


Ghost Cult Albums of the Year 2020 – Part 1 (75-41)


It feels rather redundant to preface this year’s celebration of the music that got us through what was annus horribilis maximus unprecedentius with much of a narrative of 2020 because we were all affected. We all lived through it. Some of us in un-splendid isolation. Some of us irreversibly overhauling the way we live, work, and support our dependents. Some of us welcomed changes we had to make while mourning the root cause behind them and that each and every person on this planet we call home was affected, impacted, and touched in a negative way by the events of a global pandemic and high-profile political situations.Continue reading


Nasty Drops New Video For “666 AM”, New Album Incoming


Belgium’s hardcore punk maniacs Nasty have signed with Century Media and will release their label-debut album Menace, 14-tracks of pure, pummeling musical violence on September 25th. The band has been crafting punishing metallic hardcore, since 2014. Fans of bands like Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Kublai Khan, The Acacia Strain, and Vein; this will be your new favorite band and the band has toured with Suicidal Tendencies, Terror, Madball, Strife, Evergreen Terrace, Ramallah and played festivals such as Wacken Open Air, Hellfest, Graspop Metal Meeting, With Full Force, Resurrection Fest and more. The album cover was created by artist Michael Shantz (Bring Me The Horizon, Architects, Your Demise). The band just shared their new video for “666AM”! Check it out

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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: July 24th New Music Releases


Purchase And Stream All The New Music Released Today!

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ALBUM REVIEW – The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay – Rise Records


The Acacia Strain is back with a new album, Slow Decay (Rise Records), are as pissed as ever despite their last LP being released (checks notes) just last Winter? If memory serves, It Comes in Waves dropped rather surprisingly at the end of December. Okay then, on to Slow Decay. Hold up, most of these songs have already been released in the form of singles throughout the year.

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The Acacia Strain Release “Y” Seven Inch + Digital Single, New Album Slow Decay Due This Summer


As if they totally haven’t owned the year in extreme metal, The Acacia Strain has released another incredible 7-Inch and Digital single! Y is out now via Rise Records and can be purchased and streamed. It features two songs: “One Thousand Painful Stings,” featuring Spiritbox singer Courtney LaPlante, and “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH.” The band also announced their brand new full-length album Slow Decay, will arrive on July 24 via Rise Records. It will include all the songs in the seven inch and digital single drops that were released between February 28 and June 12, as well as two previously unreleased tracks. The full tracklisting is below. Continue reading


EP REVIEWS: The Acacia Strain – D and E EPs – Rise Records


In these very strange, unprecedented times for the world over (and not just the music world) it must make a few of us uneasy in terms of when does “new music” stop coming out thanks to the pandemic. Well, the good news is the music we are getting right now is simply fantastic! The Acacia Strain have dropped two EPs this year after a surprise full release at the end of 2019. These new EPs entitled, simply, D and E (Rise Records) are certainly under the “short but sweet” category. Each EP only has two tracks apiece, however, this only helps in getting listeners to want more.

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