Bad Wolves’ Doc Coyle: “We Have A Lot To Prove On This Next Record”

During a recent interview with Loud, Doc Coyle talked a bit about Bad Wolves’ new album, which they are currently recording. According to him, the band “have a lot to prove” with this effort.

Coyle said the following:

“It’s diverse. There’s stuff that’s probably heavier, as or more heavy than the last record. We have four or five songs that are really trying to bring the beef, the shit you can throw weights around to. [Laughs] And then there’s some really catchy, kind of more mainstream stuff to cover that end of it, and a lot of stuff in the middle.

For us, it’s so great that we were able on our first album to be diverse out of the gate — have a lot of ups and downs, and have a ballad. Because that way you don’t have to kind of warm your audience up to it; they already know what to expect. So we can kind of do whatever we want.

But I’m really excited about it. I think it’s really going to penetrate in a way… ‘Cause the truth is, we have a lot to prove on this next record. There’s a lot of people who are not familiar with our every day and our inner workings, who think that we’re just a band that had a cover, and that’s how deep it goes. But I know, being in this, that we do have a lot of dedicated fans. There are some sections that more favor the lighter stuff, and there’s people who prefer the heavy stuff. But I think basically this whole year, we’ve toured with all these bands and understand the record we made and playing all the songs live, it inspires you. Like, ‘This is cool, but I know we can take it a level or two up.’ So that’s really informed how we’re working on the next record, but we’re not done. We have a lot of work done, but we still have a lot of work to do and it’s like that raw piece of clay, or a sculpture where it’s slowly coming into form. But we’re very committed to making this, because if this album is right, then it takes the band to that threshold to where we’re headlining the arenas hopefully one day.”

He also added the following when asked if he feels that there is a misconception that the band are just the ‘Zombie band’ because of their Cranberries cover:

“I’ll say this — it’s better to be ‘the ‘Zombie’ band’ than the band no one’s ever heard of. [Laughs] So it’s better to be known for something than nothing. But I had a rant on my latest podcast, and the theme of it was, the Internet is not the real world. If the Internet was the real world, we would be playing a shack right now [in Australia] with Nickelback. Because Nickelback is the most shit-talked band that people love to hate, but every show is sold out and there’s 12,000 people there. So why do those things not equate? How is that in this realm, everyone loves to talk shit about them, but when you go to the show, it’s sold out? And you see the record sales and they’re through the roof. So who are the people buying the records and going to the shows and buying the t-shirts? There’s a disconnect there; the two realities do not match up. And now we’re one of those bands.

I was looking at this web site, The PRP, which I like and has a lot of metal news. They picked up something about our new record. There was literally like 40 comments, and I swear 39 of them were people just shitting on us. It was all about ‘Zombie’. I’m, like, they’re only really upset because the cover was successful. Let’s say we would have done the same cover, but no one really cared. It would have been a non-story. It would have just been like, ‘Oh, that band did a cover, whatever, they’re a pretty cool band, they’re pretty heavy, whatever.’ But it’s this idea that success attracts a certain type of attention, that in that environment is overwhelmingly negative. But the truth is, there’s a much bigger… It’s a response to the fact that you have a pretty big audience.

I think it would be really bad if everyone’s talking shit about you, but then no one showed up to the show, no one is buying the T-shirts and the CDs. The truth is the band’s doing really well, so you can’t… I really don’t take it personally. And I think the more crap you’re getting, the bigger you probably are. I think it comes with the territory. It’s like, when you get rich, you’ve gotta pay high taxes. With the success comes a lot of ire. Being the kind of band we are, we are not going to be some band that just wants to play the most technically, scream the most or be the heaviest. We’re making the kind of stuff that inspired us… It’s the Panteras, Metallicas and Slipknots, all those bands are massive. And they do a lot of different things. But I think any new band that comes along that has those aspirations basically gets shit on out of the gate. They want you to be humble, they want you to want to play in the basement in front of eight people and be happy.”

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Bad Wolves Release Acoustic Version Of “Remember When”

Bad Wolves have released an acoustic version of their song “Remember When.” This track, which appears on the band’s debut album “Disobey,“ focuses on Tommy Vext’s twin brother who tried to murder him.

Bad Wolves Working On 21 Songs For Next Album

While on the red carpet at the “Mind Over Matter” premiere in Beverly Hills, CA, Tommy Vext told Front Row Live Entertainment that Bad Wolves are working on 21 songs for their new album. However, it is unknown if they will all make the cut. Vext said the following:

“What we did, basically, is in the down time of last year, we would record a few songs here and there on the weeks that we had off [from touring]. So now we’re coming into this year. John [Boecklin, drums] just finished in the studio in [Las] Vegas, and we’re 21 songs into the new record, of which I have sang only three. So I’ve got a lot of work to do.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Tommy Vext Says He Became Homeless So He Could Stay On The Road With Bad Wolves This Year

Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext has revealed that he is homeless. The singer gave up his apartment and car so he could stay on the road with the band for a majority of 2018.

Vext said the following:

“Many people don’t realize that I am homeless. In order to go out on tour in 2018 from March through December I had to give up my apartment, get rid of my car and put all of my belongings in storage.

I never thought I would be grateful for the times of my life when I was forced to be homeless because the lessons I would learn only prepared me for life out of a suitcase.

This year has been an incredible ride conquering 7 tours from Amphitheater’s & arenas for tens of thousands to headlining our own club tour only weeks after our debut album was released.

I have been all over the US, Europe, UK, Canada and Australia and have met countless wonderful people at shows, on the streets and in the gym.

What a blessing to be able to tour with and befriend for so many amazing artists, and turning a crew of amazingly talented guys into a family.

After the honor of having Zombie go Diamond, Platinum, Double Platinum & Gold in almost a dozen countries and going number one globally I’ve just received word that #HearMeNow is the number 1 song on active rock radio in the United States of America. What a way to end an amazing year.

Thank you everyone who supported us, bought our t shirts and records, showed up and sang their lungs out !

Thank you to our road crew, our label, managment, all our new friends at radio stations across the globe.

You’ve given us a life beyond our wildest dreams.

Forever Grateful”

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Many people don’t realize that I am homeless. In order to go out on tour in 2018 from March through December I had to give up my apartment, get rid of my car and put all of my belongings in storage. I never thought I would be grateful for the times of my life when I was forced to be homeless because the lessons I would learn only prepared me for life out of a suitcase. This year has been an incredible ride conquering 7 tours from Amphitheater’s & arenas for tens of thousands to headlining our own club tour only weeks after our debut album was released. I have been all over the US, Europe, UK, Canada and Australia and have met countless wonderful people at shows, on the streets and in the gym. What a blessing to be able to tour with and befriend for so many amazing artists, and turning a crew of amazingly talented guys into a family. After the honor of having Zombie go Diamond, Platinum, Double Platinum & Gold in almost a dozen countries and going number one globally I’ve just received word that #HearMeNow is the number 1 song on active rock radio in the United States of America 🇺🇸. What a way to end an amazing year. Thank you everyone who supported us, bought our t shirts and records, showed up and sang their lungs out ! Thank you to our road crew, our label, managment, all our new friends at radio stations across the globe. You’ve given us a life beyond our wildest dreams. Forever Grateful ~ T. 📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸📸 @randyedwardsphotos

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Bad Wolves To Begin Recording New Album

Bad Wolves are planning to hit the studio in two weeks to begin the recording process for their new album. Tommy Vext confirmed the news in the below post:

Bad Wolves Announce Headlining Shows With From Ashes To New

Bad Wolves have announce a few headlining shows with From Ashes To New around their tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Breaking Benjamin. Here’s the dates:

11/08 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/09 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
11/14 Reno, NV – Jub Jub’s

Bad Wolves Premiere “No Masters” Music Video, Perfom With Guest Singers At Birmingham, UK Show

Bad Wolves have premiered a new video for their song “No Masters.” This track is from the band’s debut album “Disobey.“

In other news, Tommy Vext was unable to perform during the group’s October 4 show in Birmingham, UK due to him being hospitalized with a bronchial infection. Stars (Bang Bang Romeo) and Austin Dickinson (As Lions) filled in during his absence. Vext said the following about that:

“Life is unpredictable. If anyone knows this, it’s me. More often than not, the universe throws a wrench in the best laid plans.

This is our first trip to play shows in Europe as a band. Nothing could prepare us for the excitement and gratitude we felt for the opportunity to come over and play for the UK and EU fans who have waited so long to see us. So imagine my disappointment when a few days ago I began feeling ill to the point I knew something was wrong enough that I had to seek medical treatment – and to accept the doctors’ advice that I not play the show in Birmingham.

But as the old adage goes, “the show must go on” and luckily I have a lot of people in my life who love and support me and my band. On a moment’s notice, Stars from the Doncaster band Bang Bang Romeo and Austin Dickinson from London based As Lions agreed to learn the set list in under 24 hours, travel to Birmingham and play the show for no money, just because they believe in us and because they know we would do the same for them. I certainly understand this sentiment. I had to fill in as the vocalist for Five Finger Death Punch on several occasions.

It is not easy to sit the Birmingham show out. But this is bigger than just me. It’s about the fans and about our commitment to Three Days Grace. As I lie here, wishing I were feeling better, those thoughts of pity are overshadowed completely by my sense of wonder at the kindness and generosity of the human spirit and the power of music to bring people together. Thank you for all the support – I’ll be back asap, in bigger, better fighting shape. I would personally like to thank the NHS and all the doctors and nurses who assisted me for their amazing service.”

Dickinson added:

“When Tommy called me I thought he was a joking but as it turns he needed a brother to lend a hand. So here we are doing for Tommy what he’s done for many others. He owes me now and I will wait until I get ill in Siberia to ask him to return the favour.”