This Friday, the album “Disobey” by Bad Wolves is being released via Eleven Seven Music.  Madness To Creation promises you that this album will be a gamechanger in the world of mainstream rock with its poignant messages, explosive arrangements, and having total heart and total soul into everything that they pour in with this band.

Bad Wolves is composed of Tommy Vext(Divine Heresy, Snot) on vocals, Doc Coyle(ex-God Forbid) on guitars, Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead) on guitars, Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment) on bass, and John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver) on drums.  Bad Wolves have went Chernobyl on the scene and left an immediate lasting impression on the scene this year, however they have been formulating ideas of what it means to be in Bad Wolves since 2015.  Based on this release, “Disobey” offers those personal and political messages in some songs, a heartfelt tribute to Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries in their smash hit “Zombie”, and have created some bombastic guitar and rhythm work throughout this record.  “Zombie” has became the number one Billboard Mainstream Rock song in America, along with going viral via Spotify in 40 countries and having over 50 million hits on YouTube and Facebook alone.

The record starts off with a “bullet in between the eyes” banger entitled “Officer Down”.  In this, Madness To Creation notices that Tommy Vext writes stylistically where one would read in a memoir or a diary and that comparison is meant with the utmost sincere compliment.  “Officer Down” immediately pulls the listener in like that heartstopping first impression on a hot date with tuned down guitars, and Vext offering gutteral screams in a vast majority of this song.  This immediately showed Madness To Creation that there’s going to be that balance of rock that hits hard with the softer ballads of “Hear Me Now” and “Zombie”.  The part that will leave the listener awestruck in “Officer Down” is the chorus where Vext sings “another case another acquittal/another wife turned into a widow”.  This lyric will leave the listener in a contemplative state about the sobering issue of the rise of police brutality in the United States.

Bad Wolves certainly leaves lasting political messages in various cuts of this album including in “No Masters”, which seems to be talking about the liberation from the left vs. right paradigm that is currently plaguing this country, as well as in the song “Jesus Slaves”, which hits on the topic of the hypocrisy of organized religion and how religious people can be incredibly judgmental, and in The Cranberries cover song “Zombie”, which the lyrics are changed to highlight the foreign policy of America in 2018 and how there is still unnecessary fighting today.  Madness To Creation knows what you’re thinking, “Oh shit, more political protest songs”.  This may be the case, however, the way Bad Wolves hits on these sensitive topics, they are done with truth, taste, and to where it feels like the issue isn’t being shoved down the listener’s throat.  The songs are absolute bangers.

Now that you’ve read about the angry and determined side to Bad Wolves, their sensitive and personal side must be revealed for you to get a complete understanding of the “Disobey” album.  The song “Remember When” is a heartbreaking and deeply personal song that Vext penned when writing about his brother’s incarceration and prison sentence over his own brother invading his home and robbing him in 2010.  In this song, Bad Wolves takes the listener through a timeline where one can feel how Vext is trying to wrap his head around the reasons why his own brother would do this to him.  The timeline in the verses of the song is completely heartbreaking as it showed how Vext wishes that his brother would’ve gotten the help that he needed.  The listener will be able to feel the strains on the relationship that the two brothers went through and are possibly continuing to go through today.

In the track, “Hear Me Now”, Bad Wolves showcase their more sensitive side about finally meeting that person of their dreams.  The thing is, this is not just some campy/cheesy rock ballad, there is that heartfelt connection that is displayed throughout this song, and this will be the moment where people will learn even more about Bad Wolves and be fully introduced to Diamante.  Plus the piano arrangement and the ambiance will sucker you in like a used car salesman selling a lemon.

In the world of singles and where the artist is here today and gone tomorrow, Bad Wolves is bringing back the idea that an album can be a classic album in today’s world where the industry is completely saturated.  “Disobey” is so damn good that people will be talking about this album for years to come and will remember the day when this album was unleashed on the world.  Get hooked on the drug known as Bad Wolves with this 10/10 star masterpiece.  Check out the track listing below.

  1.  Officer Down
  2.  Learn To Live
  3.  No Masters
  4.  Zombie
  5.  Run For Your Life
  6.  Remember When
  7.  Better The Devil
  8.  Jesus Slaves
  9.  Hear Me Now
  10.  Truth Or Dare
  11.  The Conversation
  12.  Shape Shifter
  13.  Toast To The Ghost

Bad Wolves will be touring in support of Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Starset coming up!  Check out tour dates below!

Thursday, May 10th- Bok Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Friday, May 11th- Westfair Amphitheatre in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Saturday, May 12th- Eagles Ballroom/The Rave in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Monday, May 14th- Salem Civic Center in Salem, Virginia

Wednesday, May 16th- Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham, Alabama

Thursday, May 17th- Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana

Friday, May 18th- iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois

Sunday, May 20th- Alerus Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota

Wednesday, May 30th- Casper Events Center in Casper, Wyoming

For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here!

Bad Wolves and From Ashes To New will be embarking on a co-headlining tour with special guest Diamante.  Check out tour dates below.

Sunday, June 3rd- Pop’s in Sauget, Illinois

Monday, June 4th- The Annex in Madison, Wisconsin

Wednesday, June 6th- Varsity Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Thursday, June 7th- Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois

Friday, June 8th- The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan

Saturday, June 9th- Piere’s Entertainment Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Monday, June 11th- The Basement in Columbus, Ohio

Tuesday, June 12th- The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, New York

Wednesday, June 13th- Aura in Portland, Maine

Saturday, June 16th- Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore, Maryland

Monday, June 18th- Chameleon Club in Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, June 19th- Gramercy Theatre in New York, New York

Wednesday, June 20th- Upstate Concert Club in Albany, New York

Friday, June 22nd- The NorVa in Norfolk, Virginia

Saturday, June 23rd- The Tarheel in Jacksonville, North Carolina

Sunday, June 24th- Capone’s in Johnson City, Tennessee

Tuesday, June 26th- Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Alabama

Wednesday, June 27th- Sidetracks Music Hall in Huntsville, Alabama

Thursday, June 28th- The Metroplex in Little Rock, Arkansas

Friday, June 29th- Diamond Ballroom in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Sunday, July 1st- XR Club in Amarillo, Texas

Monday, July 2nd- Jake’s Sports Cafe in Lubbock, Texas

Thursday, July 5th- Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado

Friday, July 6th- Sunshine Studios Live in Colorado Springs, Colorado

For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here!

Thursday, July 12th- Rock USA Festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (w/Nonpoint, Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, and Halestorm) For tickets and further information, click here!

Bad Wolves will be providing support for Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Nothing More this summer.  Check out tour dates below.

Monday, July 16th- White River Amphitheatre in Seattle, Washington

Wednesday, July 18th- Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington

Friday, July 20th- Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho

Saturday, July 21st- USANA Amphitheatre in West Valley City, Utah

Monday, July 23rd- Cargo in Reno, Nevada

Tuesday, July 24th- Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California

Wednesday, July 25th- Mattress Firm Amphitheater in San Diego, California

Friday, July 27th- Five Point Amphitheater in Irvine, California

Saturday, July 28th- Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona

Sunday, July 29th- Isleta Amphitheater in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Wednesday, August 1st- Austin 360 Amphitheater in Austin, Texas

Friday, August 3rd- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, Texas

Saturday, August 4th- Starplex Pavilion in Dallas, Texas

Sunday, August 5th- George’s Majestic Lounge in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Monday, August 6th- BankPlus Amphitheater in Memphis, Tennessee

Tuesday, August 7th- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, Missouri

Thursday, August 9th- Heritage Park Amphitheatre in Simpsonville, South Carolina

Friday, August 10th- House Of Blues in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Saturday, August 11th- MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida

Sunday, August 12th- Verizon Amphitheater in Atlanta, Georgia

Tuesday, August 14th- KeyBank Pavilion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wednesday, August 15th- BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey

Friday, August 17th- The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania

Saturday, August 18th- XFinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts

Sunday, August 19th- Corona Theatre in Montreal, Canada

Monday, August 20th- Budweiser Stage in Toronto, Canada

Wednesday, August 22nd- Lakeview Amphitheater in Syracuse, New York

Friday, August 24th- Jiffy Lube Live in Washington D.C.

Saturday, August 25th- P.N.C. Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey

Tuesday, August 28th- Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

Wednesday, August 29th- Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, Illinois

Friday, August 31st- Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Indianapolis, Indiana

Saturday, September 1st- DTE Energy Music Theater in Detroit, Michigan

Sunday, September 2nd- Manchester Music Hall in Lexington, Kentucky

Monday, September 3rd- Darien Lake Amphitheater in Darien Lake, New York

Thursday, September 6th- Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York

Friday, September 7th- The Xfinity Theater in Hartford, Connecticut

Sunday, September 9th- Blossom Music Center in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

For tickets and further information on any of the shows listed above, click here!

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