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Bad Wolves is an American heavy metal supergroup[5] formed in 2017. They are best known for their 2018 cover of The Cranberries' 1994 hit "Zombie".

Bad Wolves
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Lead vocalist Tommy Vext
Background information
OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
Genres
Years active2017 (2017)–present
LabelsEleven Seven[4]
Websitebadwolvesnation.com
Members
  • Tommy Vext
  • John Boecklin
  • Doc Coyle
  • Chris Cain
  • Kyle Konkiel

Contents

HistoryEdit

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).[4] They are managed by Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch.[6]

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.[7] The band announced that they will release their debut studio album, Disobey, on May 11, 2018.[8] In May 2017, Bad Wolves released their debut single, "Learn to Live".[9] In November 2017, Bad Wolves released their second single, "Toast to the Ghost".[4] 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.[10][11] The Cranberries singer, Dolores O'Riordan, was supposed to have performed the song with the band, but died prior to recording it.[10] 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.[12] 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.[13]

Band membersEdit

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

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[14]
US Rock
[15]
AUS
[16]
AUT
[17]
CAN
[18]
FRA
[19]
GER
[20]
NZ Heat
[21]
SWI
[22]
UK
[23]
Disobey 23 3 9 39 23 89 55 9 24 51

Extended playsEdit

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

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[24]
US
Alt.

[25]
US
Main.
Rock

[26]
US
Rock

[27]
AUS
[16]
CAN
[28]
CAN
Rock

[29]
FRA
[19]
SCO
[30]
SWI
[22]
SWE
[31]
"Toast to the Ghost" 2017 Disobey
"Zombie" 2018 54 26 1 5 26 47 7 7 28 48 94
"Hear Me Now"
(featuring Diamante)
2 25
"Remember When"[35] 4 31
"—" denotes a single that failed to chart or was not released to that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Learn to Live" 2017 Disobey
"Better the Devil" 2018
"No Masters"

Music videosEdit

Title Year Director Ref.
"Learn to Live" 2017 Orie McGinness [36]
"Zombie" 2018 Wayne Isham [37]
"Hear Me Now"
(featuring Diamante)
N/A [38]
"Remember When" Wayne Isham [35]
"No Masters" Randy Edwards [39]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Bad Wolves". AllMusic. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "Bad Wolves Release 'Zombie' Cover, Promise Proceeds to Late Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan's Children". Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  3. ^ Senior, Nicholas (May 7, 2018). "Album Review: Bad Wolves - Disobey". New Noise. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Hill, John (November 3, 2017). "Bad Wolves 'Toast to the Ghost' in New Song, Announce Debut Album". Loudwire.com. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  5. ^ McGreevy, Ronan (March 23, 2018). "Bad Wolves - from metal hardcore to global success with tribute to Dolores O'Riordan". The Irish Times. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  6. ^ "ZOMBIE has OFFICIALLY gone Platinum in the USA 🇺🇸". Facebook. August 16, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "BAD WOLVES Feat. Former DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY Members: Debut Album Due In Spring". Blabbermouth. November 2, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  8. ^ "Bad Wolves Share Acoustic Cover Of "Zombie", Detail Debut Album "Disobey"". theprp.com. March 23, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  9. ^ "BAD WOLVES Feat. Former DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY Members: 'Learn To Live' Video Released". Blabbermouth. May 1, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  10. ^ a b Rutherford, Kevin (January 31, 2018). "Bad Wolves' Cover of The Cranberries' 'Zombie' Roars Onto Rock Charts". Billboard.com. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  11. ^ "Bad Wolves' Cover of The Cranberries' ZOMBIE Goes Global". Broadway World. January 30, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  12. ^ "Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Starset & Bad Wolves Tour Announced". Theprp.com. February 6, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "Bad Wolves Starts Crowdfunding Campaign For Documentary". Ghost Cult Magazine. October 2, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  14. ^ Peak positions on Billboard 200:
  15. ^ Peak positions on Billboard Rock Albums Chart:
  16. ^ a b "Discography Bad Wolves". Australian-Charts.com. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  17. ^ "Discographie Bad Wolves". AustrianCharts.at. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  18. ^ Peak positions on Canadian Albums Chart:
  19. ^ a b "Discographie Bad Wolves". LesCharts.com. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  20. ^ Peak positions on German Albums Chart:
  21. ^ Peak positions on NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart:
  22. ^ a b "Discographie Bad Wolves". HitParade.ch. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  23. ^ "BAD WOLVES". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  24. ^ "The Hot 100: March 24, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  25. ^ "Alternative Songs: May 5, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  26. ^ Peaks on the Mainstream Rock chart:
  27. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: May 19, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  28. ^ "Canadian Hot 100: April 28, 2018". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  29. ^ "Bad Wolves - Chart History for "Zombie" (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  30. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  31. ^ "Discography Bad Wolves". SwedishCharts.com. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  32. ^ "American single certifications – Bad Wolves – Zombie". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  33. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #475". auspOp. June 2, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  34. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Bad Wolves – Zombie". Music Canada.
  35. ^ a b Munro, Scott (June 21, 2018). "Bad Wolves share powerful video for new single Remember When". Louder. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  36. ^ "Bad Wolves: Learn to Live (Video 2017)". IMDb. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  37. ^ "Bad Wolves: Making Of Video For Cover Of The Cranberries' 'Zombie'". Blabbermouth. March 8, 2018. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  38. ^ wookubus (April 20, 2018). "Bad Wolves & Diamante Team Up On New Song "Hear Me Now" (Updated)". Theprp.com. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  39. ^ "Bad Wolves - No Masters (Official Music Video)". Retrieved March 21, 2019 – via YouTube.