Wanna tag Bad Wolves with a neat little label? Good luck with that. This band’s gloriously unpredictable musical diversity defies the convenience of categorization that the modern world demands.
Simply put, it’s a mesmerizing musical potpourri that can’t be pigeonholed – masterfully prepared with an unapologetic middle-digit raised high. “We just take all the things we love and try to make records that our 16-year-old selves would wanna go buy," says lead vocalist Tommy Vext. They draw musical inspiration from the likes of Pantera, Sepultura, and Fear Factory, along with vocal influences from Busta Rhymes and Big Pun to Fiona Apple and Deftones.
Vext met John Boecklin through an inner music circle. Tommy, formerly a member of Snot and Divine Heresy, and John, being the former drummer for DevilDriver, were in pursuit of new horizons. The pair recruited players they both respected and liked, and a band of brothers with an impressive metal pedigree quickly came to be – lead guitarist Doc Coyle (ex- God Forbid), rhythm guitarist Chris Cain (ex- Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex- In This Moment).
Their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N., hits the streets on October 25 2019, in the slip-stream of their million-selling debut, Disobey - which featured their stunning version of the 25-year-old Cranberries hit, “Zombie." They’ve toured incessantly with the likes of Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin.