Bad Wolves release debut full-length album “Disobey”.

The chart-topping group consisting of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), BAD WOLVES burst onto the scene this year with their incredible cover of The Cranberries’ iconic single’ “Zombie.” Released in honor of Dolores O’Riordan, who was scheduled to record guest vocals on the song the day she passed away. The group is now back with their full-length debut album Disobey which was released worldwide via Eleven Seven Music on May 11th.

Now I already feel like I am going to get a lot of shade for my opinion on this album, but hey, it’s my opinion and I am going to express it. Don’t get me wrong, the album is not bad, but with the way the world was introduced to Bad Wolves thru “Zombie” may have been a weird, but smart move with the genre that the group sits in. So, let me get right into this.

Disobey does have some amazing tracks in their own right, “No Masters” and “Remember When” both rip through the gates with incredible catchiness and are very appropriate tracks to accompany the chart-topping release of “Zombie”. Now, with having listened to the entire album quite a few times over, there are quite a few tracks that seem sort of “out of place” as one could say. “Officer Down” and “Learn to Live” really didn’t sound right, I can’t really place my finger on why. “Learn to Live” has interesting vocal runs from Tommy and is a track that could stand on its own, but it just seems like an odd track for this album and “Officer Down” as I appreciate the point of view that the track brings to the table but was it a right choice for the album. I am assuming it was since it is there.

Overall the album has great production and obviously a great team behind it and I am by no means saying that the album is bad. It stands on its own. I just feel like Bad Wolves is at a disadvantage from a professional and marketing standpoint because they are never going to be able to live past “Zombie.” They will forever be dubbed as “that band that did Zombie” which is something that is going to overshadow their individual sound and original music.

Bad Wolves will be spending a ton of time on the road for much of the near future including area runs with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown through the end of May. Then the band will embark on a co-headline run with labelmates From Ashes to New and Diamante. That tour kicks off on June 4 in Madison, WI and runs through July 6 in Colorado Springs, CO. Bad Wolves will then rejoin Five Finger Death Punch, along with Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More, in mid-July and remain on the road through September. Check out their upcoming tour dates below.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

Supporting Five Finger Death Punch + Shinedown:

* FFDP and Bad Wolves Only

May 11 – Westfair Amphitheatre – Council Bluffs, IA
May 12 – Eagles Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
May 14 – Salem Civic Center – Salem, VA
May 16 – Legacy Arena – Birmingham, AL
May 17 – Ford Center – Evansville, IN
May 18 – Mark of the Quad – Moline, IL
May 20 – Alerus Center – Grand Forks, ND
May 30 – Casper Events Center – Casper, WY *

What’s In Your Head Tour Dates:

Bad Wolves + From Ashes To New Co-Headline With Special Guest Diamante

June 6 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN
June 7 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
June 8 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI
June 9 – Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN
June 11 – The Basement – Columbus, OH
June 12 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY
June 13 – Aura – Portland, ME
June 16 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD
June 18 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
June 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
June 20 – Albany – Upstate Concert Club
June 22 – Norva – Norfolk, VA
June 23 – The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC
June 24 – Capone’s – Johnson City, TN
June 26 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL
June 27 – Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
June 28 – The Metroplex – Little Rock, AR
June 29 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK
July 1 – XR Club – Amarillo, TX
July 2 – Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX
July 5 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
July 6 – Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO

Nothing More w/ Bad Wolves (Select Shows)

July 23 – @ Cargo – Reno, NV
July 28 – Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Aug 5 – George’s Majestic Lounge – Fayetteville, AR
Aug 10 – HOB – Myrtle Beach, SC
Sept 2 – Manchester Music Hall – Lexington, KY

Festival & Misc. Dates

June 1 – Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel – Deadwood, SD
June 2 – Kansas City Rockfest – Kansas City, MO
June 3 – Sauget, IL – Pop’s (w. I Prevail)
July 12 – Rock USA Festival – Oshkosh, WI

With Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin + Nothing More

* – 5FDP & Bad Wolves only / ** – 5FDP, Breaking Benjamin & Bad Wolves only

July 16 – White River Amphitheater – Seattle, WA **
July 18 – Spokane Arena – Spokane, WA **
July 20 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID
July 21 – Usana Amphitheatre – Salt Lake City, UT
July 24 – Shoreline Amphitheater – San Francisco, CA
July 25 – Mattress Firm Arena – San Diego, CA
July 27 – Five Point Amphitheater – Irvine, CA
July 29 – Isleta Amphitheatre – Albuquerque, NM **
Aug 1 – Austin 360 Amphitheater – Austin, TX|
Aug 3 – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Houston, TX **
Aug 4 – Starplex Pavilion – Dallas, TX
Aug 6 – Snowden Grove Amphitheatre – Southaven, MS
Aug 7 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis, MO
Aug 9 – Heritage Park Amphitheater – Simpsonville, SC
Aug 11 – MidFlorida Amphitheater – Tampa, FL
Aug 12 – Verizon Amphitheater – Atlanta, GA
Aug 14 – Keybank Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 15 – BB&T Pavilion – Camden, NJ
Aug 17 – Montage Mountain – Scranton, PA
Aug 18 – Xfinity Center – Boston, MA
Aug 20 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
Aug 22 – Lakeview Amphitheater – Syracuse, NY **
Aug 24 – Jiffy Lube Live – Bristow, VA
Aug 25 – PNC Bank Arts Center – Holmdel, NJ **
Aug 28 – Riverbend Music Center – Cincinnati, OH
Aug 29 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Chicago, IL
Aug 31 – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center – Indianapolis, IN **
Sept 1 – DTE Energy Music Theater – Detroit, MI
Sept 3 – Darien Lakes Amphitheater – Darien Lakes, NY
Sept 6 – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater – Wantagh, NY **
Sept 7 – The Xfinity Theater – Hartford, CT
Sept 9 – Blossom Music Center – Cleveland, OH **

 

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