Bad Wolves

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Bad Wolves
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Years active 2017 (2017)–present
Labels Eleven Seven[5]
Website badwolvesnation.com
Members
  • Tommy Vext
  • John Boecklin
  • Doc Coyle
  • Chris Cain
  • Kyle Konkiel

Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal supergroup[6] formed in 2017. They're best known for their cover of "Zombie"

History[edit]

Formation and Disobey (2017–present)[edit]

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).[5] and is managed by Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch.

The band announced that they will release their debut studio album, Disobey on May 11, 2018.[7] In May 2017, Bad Wolves released their debut single, "Learn to Live".[8] In November 2017, Bad Wolves released their second single, "Toast to the Ghost".[5] 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.[9][10] The Cranberries singer, Dolores O'Riordan, was supposed to have performed the song with the band, but died prior to recording it.[9] A music video was released on February 22. The song topped the US Billboard Mainstream Rock chart.

The band is touring with Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Starset in the first half of 2018.[11]

Band members[edit]

  • Tommy Vext – lead vocals
  • Doc Coyle – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Chris Cain – rhythm guitar
  • Kyle Konkiel – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • John Boecklin – drums, percussion

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[12]
US Rock
[13]
AUS
[14]
AUT
[15]
CAN
[16]
FRA
[17]
GER
[18]
NZ Heat.
[19]
SWI
[20]
UK
[21]
Disobey 23 3 9 39 23 89 55 9 24 51

Extended plays[edit]

  • False Flags, Volume 1 (2018)
  • False Flags, Volume 2 (2018)

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[22]
US
Alt.

[23]
US
Main.
Rock

[24]
US
Rock

[25]
AUS
[14]
CAN
[26]
CAN
Rock

[27]
FRA
[17]
SCO
[28]
SWI
[20]
"Learn to Live" 2017 Disobey
"Toast to the Ghost"
"Zombie" 2018 54 26 1 5 26 47 7 7 28 48
"Better the Devil"[32]
"Hear Me Now"
(featuring Diamante)
15 33
"—" denotes a single that failed to chart or was not released to that territory.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Director Ref.
"Learn to Live" 2017 Orie McGinness [33]
"Zombie" 2018 Wayne Isham [34]
"Hear Me Now"
(featuring Diamante)
N/A [35]
"Remember When" Martin Coppen [36]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Bad Wolves". AllMusic. Retrieved April 29, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bad Wolves Release 'Zombie' Cover, Promise Proceeds to Late Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan's Children: Listen". 
  3. ^ "Bad Wolves To Release 'Disobey' Album In May; 'Zombie' Cover Goes No. 1 Around The World". Blabbermouth.net. March 12, 2018. Retrieved March 14, 2018. 
  4. ^ Senior, Nicholas (May 7, 2018). "Album Review: Bad Wolves - Disobey". New Noise. Retrieved July 31, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c Hill, John (3 November 2017). "BAD WOLVES 'TOAST TO THE GHOST' IN NEW SONG, ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM". Loudwire.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  6. ^ McGreevy, Ronan (March 23, 2018). "Bad Wolves - from metal hardcore to global success with tribute to Dolores O'Riordan". The Irish Times. Retrieved April 29, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Bad Wolves Share Acoustic Cover Of "Zombie", Detail Debut Album "Disobey"". theprp.com. March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 23, 2018. 
  8. ^ "BAD WOLVES Feat. Former DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY Members: 'Learn To Live' Video Released". Blabbermouth. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  9. ^ a b Rutherford, Kevin (31 January 2018). "Bad Wolves' Cover of The Cranberries' 'Zombie' Roars Onto Rock Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved 3 February 2018. 
  10. ^ "Bad Wolves' Cover of The Cranberries' ZOMBIE Goes Global". Broadway World. 30 January 2018. Retrieved 4 February 2018. 
  11. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Starset & Bad Wolves Tour Announced | Theprp.com". Theprp.com. 2018-02-06. Retrieved 2018-02-06. 
  12. ^ Peak positions on Billboard 200:
  13. ^ Peak positions on Billboard Rock Albums Chart:
  14. ^ a b "Discography Bad Wolves". australiancharts.com. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  15. ^ "Discographie Bad Wolves". austriancharts.at. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  16. ^ Peak positions on Canadian Albums Chart:
  17. ^ a b "Discographie Bad Wolves". lescharts.com. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  18. ^ Peak positions on German Albums Chart:
  19. ^ Peak positions on NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart:
  20. ^ a b "Discographie Bad Wolves". hitparade.ch. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  21. ^ "BAD WOLVES | full Official Charts History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 23, 2018. 
  22. ^ "The Hot 100: March 24, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Alternative Songs: May 5, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  24. ^ "Mainstream Rock Tracks: May 5, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  25. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: May 19, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved May 16, 2018. 
  26. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: April 28, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  27. ^ "Bad Wolves - Chart History for "Zombie" (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  28. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 13, 2018. 
  29. ^ "American single certifications – Bad Wolves – Zombie". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved June 26, 2018.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  30. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #475". auspOp. June 2, 2018. Retrieved June 2, 2018. 
  31. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Bad Wolves – Zombie". Music Canada. Retrieved June 26, 2018. 
  32. ^ Divita, Joe. "Bad Wolves Say 'Better the Devil' in Beatdown of a New Song". Loudwire. Retrieved 2018-04-07. 
  33. ^ "Bad Wolves: Learn to Live (Video 2017)". IMDb. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  34. ^ "Bad Wolves: Making Of Video For Cover Of The Cranberries' 'Zombie'". Blabbermouth. March 8, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  35. ^ wookubus (April 20, 2018). "Bad Wolves & Diamante Team Up On New Song "Hear Me Now" (Updated)". The PRP. Retrieved May 28, 2018. 
  36. ^ "Bad Wolves - Remember When (Official Video)". /www.youtube.com. Youtube. Retrieved 15 June 2018.