N.A.T.I.O.N. is the highly anticipated new release from Bad Wolves. Listen in as Ozz talks with frontman Tommy Vext about how it was made and where he thinks it could lead. Click that tiny little play button now!
Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal supergroup formed in 2017. They are best known for their 2018 cover of The Cranberries’ 1994 hit “Zombie”. The band consists of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, ex-Snot, ex-Westfield Massacre), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), lead guitarist Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid), rhythm guitarist Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead, ex-For the Fallen Dreams) and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment, ex-Scar the Martyr, Vimic). They are managed by Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch.
In 2015, Boeklin started writing the music that would become the band’s debut album and during 2016 entered AudioHammer Studios with producer Mark Lewis. The band announced that they will release their debut studio album, Disobey, on May 11, 2018. In May 2017, Bad Wolves released their debut single, “Learn to Live”. In November 2017, Bad Wolves released their second single, “Toast to the Ghost”. On January 18, 2018, they released a third single, which was a cover of “Zombie” (originally by The Cranberries), which charted on multiple Billboard charts. The Cranberries singer, Dolores O’Riordan, was supposed to have performed the song with the band, but died prior to recording it. The night of her death, on 15 January 2018, Dolores O’Riordan left a voice message to her friend, Managing Director of E7LG-Europe, Dan Waite, where she offered to “sing on it”, on the cover that Waite had previously given O’Riordan to listen to and accredit. TMZ published this voice message on April 05, 2018. Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext is the only one responsible for this “update” of the song of The Cranberries. A music video was released on February 22. The song topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.
The band toured with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Starset in the first half of 2018. In October 2018, the band launched a crowdfunding campaign to create a documentary about their formation and rise to fame. The film would be called “Breaking the Band”. By the end of the campaign, they had raised under $15,000 of their $65,000 target. Despite this, the band received all the donated money and still intend to create something for the project.
Since their inception, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Nickelback, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach and Nothing More. –wikipedia