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.
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.
SIXX:A.M has shared a new single and charity initiative: SIXX:A.M Presents: Artists For Recovery, release “Maybe It’s Time” (feat. Corey Taylor, Joe Elliott, Brantley Gilbert, Ivan Moody, Slash, AWOLNATION, Tommy Vext). The song is the cornerstone of an industry-wide initiative to draw attention to the opioid crisis and raise funds to serve the recovery community and save lives. Timed to launch National Recovery Month in September, this campaign leverages all manners of entertainment to send an important message of hope for recovery, starting on International Overdose Awareness Day 8/31 and continuing through International Recovery Day 9/30. Check it out!
In a series of posts to his Instagram account, Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext has revealed the band will enter the studio in a few weeks to record their second album. The follow up to 2018’s Disobey will release on Eleven Seven Music Group. Disobey earned platinum album status on the strength of three hit singles, including the million-selling single of their cover of ‘Zombie’. Continue reading
Bad Wolves are currently on their first tour of Europe, opening for rockers Three Days Grace. Sadly things are not going according to plan as Frontman Tommy Vext has been hospitalized in Nottingham UK for the last two days with “a severe viral bronchial infection.” The band is waiting to hear if the have to cancel any dates. We wish Tommy a speedy recovery.Continue reading
Bad Wolves has started an Indiegogo campaign to create a documentary about the story of the bad from their formation through their meteoric rise to fame. They are just under $15,000 of its $65,000 goal. The band also shared a teaser for their brutal new single ‘No Masters’ which you can check out below. The track is the third single from Disobey out now on the Eleven Seven Music label after ‘Hear Me Now’, and ‘Zombie’. Continue reading
There is likely no better feeling than a hometown show for a band. Bad Wolves knows this as they played New Jersey this past weekend, home state to several members of the band. They were joined by Singer Tommy Vext’s mom, and guest shred guitarist Angel Vivaldi for their mega-hit cover of “Zombie”. Watch the performance below. Continue reading
Chart-topping metal band Bad Wolves have received a Platinum record in the USA for their runaway hit “Zombie”, a cover of The Cranberries 1993 classic. Notably, the band is the first rock band to reach platinum for a 2018 release and the first since Imagine Dragons in 2017. The plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch), Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, and promoters Larry and Fred Frank of Frank Productions/Live Nation prior to their set at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. Normally at Ghost Cult, we don’t pay attention to charts, popularity or what a band sells, but this is a momentous moment for a metal band, and all the proceeds (over #$250,000 USD) from the single have gone to the children of singer Dolores O’Riordan, for whom the track is dedicated. Continue reading
Riding high on a wave of successful hits and tours, Bad Wolves has announced their first ever European tour, alongside of active rock band Three Days Grace. Tickets are on sale now from See Tickets. Watch a trailer for the tour below. Continue reading
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