Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Bad Wolves, the group consisting of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy, Vext), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), have resurfaced. Their return arrives in the form of a new single / lyric video, “Toast To The Ghost”.
The track (streaming below) is the first song revealed off the band’s debut album, slated for a spring 2018 release on Eleven Seven Music. The track provides a taste of what is in store for fans on the forthcoming offering: bold, metal-infused hard-rock aggression and periodic melody.
The Los Angeles-based five-piece, now managed by Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch, burst onto the scene earlier this year with their self-released debut single “Learn To Live” (also included below). Now, Bad Wolves are gearing up for an even bigger 2018 with new music, a new label, and new management. The band states:
“From a creative standpoint we were very fortunate to garnish the support of not only a friend we trusted as a manager but also respected as an artist and entrepreneur… Zoltan’s outside the box thinking and unique perspective helped broadened the vision of what we hope to accomplish as a band”.
Bathory adds: “I knew these guys for many years from their previous bands so I knew they were all exceptional musicians, but when they formed “Bad Wolves” and played me the first few songs I thought …Okay… there is fire here, this one has the magical combination. Hard work and persistence always outstrip talent, and these guys have both.“