UNLEASH DEBUT ALBUM, DISOBEY
OUT NOW ON ELEVEN SEVEN MUSIC / SONY MUSIC AUSTRALIA
FEATURING #1 SINGLE “ZOMBIE”
Certified GOLD in The U.S. and Canada This Week
#1 Spotify Viral Global, #1 iTunes, #1 Billboard Rock Song
100 Million Video Views!
BAD WOLVES pictured above, left-to-right: Doc Coyle, Kyle Konkiel, Tommy Vext, Chris Cain, John Boecklin
“With its real-life timeliness, emotional delivery and surreal background story, the cover connected faster than anyone involved could have anticipated.” – Billboard
“Bad Wolves' interpretation of "Zombie" is moody like the Cranberries', though the instrumentation sounds clearer and more cutting.” – Rolling Stone
"Supergroups seem to be dime a dozen these days, but every now again one will come along with that perfect blend of musical personalities that produces a blistering effort for the ears of the masses. Meet Bad Wolves…" - Ever Black Media
"This is an album to look out for on release date, as it could easily destroy the competition." - Metal Wani
"Bad Wolves shouldn’t be judged just on this cover alone, as this debut is far more than that." - Hear 2 Zen
"The punchy sound infuses elements of djent, metalcore and hard rock." - themusic.com.au
With the release of the debut album Disobey, out today on Eleven Seven Music / Sony Music Australia, Bad Wolves are the breakthrough act of 2018.
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The band rose to global acclaim this year with their cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit Zombie topping global charts to become the #1 rock song of 2018.
Released as a tribute to late Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, who was set to reprise her iconic vocals on the track before her untimely and tragic passing in January, Bad Wolves’ Zombie has resonated with audiences around the globe and embarked on a meteoric rise on global charts. The band is committed to donating all of their proceeds from the song to O’Riordan’s four children.
Currently #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart, Zombie, has received mainstream U.S. airplay from Howard Stern, KROQ, and Z100. The track has gone #1 on iTunes Overall (U.S., Canada, Australia), #1 on iTunes Rock globally, and #1 on iTunes Metal globally. The official music video has accumulated over 100 Million video views on Facebook and YouTube combined since its release. In addition to cracking over 19 Million Spotify streams, the song has held steady as the longest-charting track of all those on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart so far this year (Perry is checking). The song has now gone GOLD in both the U.S. and Canada.
Watch the video for Zombie here:
But Disobey is much more than one hit song. The debut collection that sees five Los Angeles music veterans flexing their creative muscles and exploring new and previously untapped sonic spaces. The record is complex and vast; it's full of lyrics that sees biracial frontman Tommy Vext tackling everything from the current political state of our nation to the prevalence of racism — not the typical fodder for an album that's already birthing hit singles. It also addresses deeply personal matters, with the singer stating, "This album is a commentary, but it's also a diary."
In addition to Zombie, Disobey boasts the crushingly catchy Learn to Live, fan favourites Shapeshifter, and the soaring ballad Remember When. The latter is inspired by Vext’s twin brother, who is currently serving time for his attempt to murder Vext. Following the murder attempt, Vext began a career as a sober coach to help others break free of the cycle of drug addiction and violence.
The album also includes Hear Me Now which Bad Wolves recently revealed in a duet form with label-made Diamante.
The in-studio video has amassed more than 3.2 Million views on YouTube in less that 3 weeks.
Watch the video here:
Overall, the Bad Wolves story is one of quiet resilience. The band features drummer John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver) and vocalist Tommy Vext (Divine Heresy, Snot), as well as guitarists Doc Coyle (ex-God Forbid), Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), in its ranks. The group—whose members are both seasoned veterans and talented players who have logged critically acclaimed stints in some of rock and metal’s most celebrated acts— emerges as a testament to their collective talent and rapidly expanding fanbase.
DISOBEY TRACK LISTING:
1. Officer Down
2. Learn To Live
3. No Masters
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