Bad Wolves Release Sophomore Album ‘N.A.T.I.O.N.’

Today, mainstream rock breakout band Bad Wolves release their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N., worldwide via Eleven Seven Music, available now to order HERE. The album was produced by vocalist Tommy Vext and drummer John Boecklin. “After the success of ‘Zombie,’ a tragedy that transmitted…


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Posted on October 26, 2019

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Today, mainstream rock breakout band Bad Wolves release their sophomore album, N.A.T.I.O.N., worldwide via Eleven Seven Music, available now to order HERE. The album was produced by vocalist Tommy Vext and drummer John Boecklin.

“After the success of ‘Zombie,’ a tragedy that transmitted it into a beautiful thing, having an entire community get behind the song is something that we can’t ever replicate, nor do we want to,” says Vext. “With this album, we wanted to hone in, focus on our own material, and let that speak for itself, and I believe N.A.T.I.O.N. does that. It’s a more focused and mature version of what people have come to love of what Bad Wolves has become, appealing to both our metal and rock fans.”

Bad Wolves have proven to be the unprecedented global breakthrough rock act of 2018 and aim to continue that momentum with N.A.T.I.O.N. The stunning 12-track follow-up to their debut album, Disobey, is a bit of a departure – staying in the same realm musically, but pushing beyond. A few highlights from the album include the heavier, riff-driven lead-off track “I’ll Be There,” followed by band favorite “No Messiah,” the melodic rock anthem “Killing Me Slowly,” radio-friendly ballad “Sober,” rock banger “Crying Game” and bookend “LA Song.”

“N.A.T.I.O.N. is a representation of our fan base,” says Vext. Although the band has yet to disclose the full meaning behind the album title, the cover photo was shot by renowned photographer Haris Nukem. “When I saw the tattoo of the wolf, it reminded me of the thousands and thousands of fans that message us that they have our wolf logo tattooed on them. The wolf is a representation of our fan base, and to me, that’s what Bad Wolves Nation is. It’s our transparency and our art as it translates to people. We drew this bigger circle around our smaller circle of people, our wolf pack, who didn’t feel like they belonged. That’s what it means to us: it’s like you don’t have to be alone anymore. Haris did an exceptional job of really capturing a vulnerable moment, keeping it sexy and in line with our overall vision for the album art.”

The “Killing Me Slowly” music video was directed by Nick Peterson on location in Los Angeles, CA. Lyrically, the song tackles the backlash of infidelity, and the consequences of when someone sets unbreakable boundaries, and in the end loses the thing they love the most, due to their own faults. It features actress Erin Sanders (Melissa and Joey, Guilty at 17) and actor and fitness model Kevin Creekman. Watch it HERE.


2.  No Messiah
3.  Learn To Walk Again
5.  Better Off This Way
6.  Foe Or Friend
7.  Sober
8.  Back In The Days
9.  The Consumerist
10. Heaven So Heartless

12. LA Song

The band wrapped up their 22-date summer tour with Papa Roach and Asking Alexandria last month. Today, to celebrate the release of N.A.T.I.O.N., they will perform in Dallas, TX, with fellow rockers Marilyn Manson, Bush, and Filter at 97.1 The Eagle’s Freakers Ball 2019 at Dos Equis Pavilion, and tomorrow night in Oklahoma City, OK, at Kattfest 2019 at Zoo Amphitheatre with Marilyn Manson, Filter and Candlebox. They will then hit the road to support Five Finger Death Punch, beginning November 1st in Las Vegas, featuring production elements that fans can expect from here on out, and especially on their five headlining shows with Fire From The Gods in Phoenix, AZ, Lubbock, TX, Dothan, AL, Greenville, SC, and Nashville, TN. European tour dates with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth begin on January 20th in Helsinki, Finland. Tickets are available HERE. Full routing available below.

Bad Wolves consists of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-Devil Driver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment). They released their debut album, Disobey (May 2018), via Eleven Seven Music. The album reached #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Their global breakout single, “Zombie,” is platinum in the U.S. and Sweden, double platinum in Canada, gold in Australia and IMPALA Diamond in Europe. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks. The album yielded the follow-up tracks “Hear Me Now,” featuring Diamante, and the soaring ballad “Remember When,” which both reached #1 at Active Rock Radio. The official music video for “Zombie,” a tribute to the late singer Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries and an homage to the original, has garnered over 255 million views across platforms. On June 19th, 2018, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’Riordan’s four children, with a continued promise to donate all of their royalties from the song to them.

^^Radio show
*Headlining tour date
+with Five Finger Death Punch, Three Days Grace, Fire From the Gods

October 25, 2019 – Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion^^ (97.1 The Eagle’s Freakers Ball 2019)
October 26, 2019 – Oklahoma City, OK – Zoo Amphitheatre ^^ (Kattfest 2019)
November 1, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock+
November 2, 2019 – Las Vegas, NV – The Joint @ Hard Rock+
November 4, 2019 – Phoenix, AZ – Van Buren*
November 5, 2019 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Arena+
November 7, 2019 – El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center+
November 8, 2019 – Lubbock, TX– Jakes*
November 9, 2019 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center+
November 10, 2019 – Beaumont, TX – Ford Park Center+
November 12, 2019 – Baton Rouge, LA – Raising Cane’s River Center Arena +
November 13, 2019 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center Arena+
November 14, 2019 – St. Dothan, AL – The Plant*
November 15, 2019 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Bay Center+
November 16, 2019 – Estero, FL – Hertz Arena+
November 18, 2019 – Jacksonville, FL – Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena+
November 20, 2019 – Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena+
November 21, 2019 – Greenville, SC – The Firmament*
November 22, 2019 – Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum+
November 23, 2019 – Chattanooga, TN – Mckenzie Arena+
November 25, 2019 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*
November 26, 2019 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena+
November 27, 2019 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre+
November 29, 2019 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena+
November 30, 2019 – North Charlestown, SC – North Charlestown Coliseum+
December 2, 2019 – Norfolk, VA – Ted Constant Convocation Center+
December 3, 2019 – Allentown, PA – PPL Center+
December 5, 2019 – Toledo, OH – Huntington Center+
December 6, 2019 – Lexington, KY Rupp Arena+
December 8, 2019 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center- Expo Hall+
December 9, 2019 – Fort Wayne, IN – Allen County War Memorial Coliseum+
December 11, 2019 – Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center- Veterans Memorial+
December 12, 2019 – Duluth, MN – Amsoil Arena+
December 14, 2019 – Omaha, NE – Chi Health Center+
December 15, 2019 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena+


with Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth
Full routing available on the website HERE.

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