With the release of their debut album ‘Disobey‘, out onEleven Seven Music,Bad Wolvesare thebreakthrough act of 2018and achieved the#1 spot on the Billboard Emerging Artist Chartin March.
– Top Albums on i-Tunes charts – #1 in Belgium #4 in Denmark #1 in Portugal #1 in Switzerland
– Rock Album on i-Tunes charts – #1 in The Netherlands #1 in Italy #2 in Norway #3 in Poland #4 in Spain #3 in Sweden
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.
Dolores O’Riordan,ofThe Cranberriesfame, said that she thoughtBad Wolves cover was “Killer” and was set to record featured vocals on theBad Wolvesversion of‘Zombie‘ the day she tragically died in London. Bad Wolves then committed to donating all proceeds from their version of Zombie to O’Riordan’ four children, a gesture that has touched her family and has been gratefully acknowledged.
Bad Wolves’“Zombie” has resonated with audiences around the globe and embarked on a meteoric rise on global charts. With a list of achievements more in line with long established acts, formed in 2017 Bad Wolves have already this year achieved:
• #1 spot on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 Chart • 100 Million video views on ‘Zombie’ on Facebook and YouTube • #1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart • #1 on iTunes Overall (U.S., Canada, Australia) • #1 on iTunes Rock globally • #1 Emerging Act on Billboard • Gold Certification in USA and Canada • 20 Million streams on Spotify alone in 16 weeks
In addition to chart success “Zombie”, has received mainstream airplay from Howard Stern, KROQ, and Z100, BBC Radio 2, NRJ France, MTV International and some of the biggest radio shows in the world.
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 album also includes “Hear Me Now” which Bad Wolvesrecently revealed in a duet form with label-madeDiamante. The in-studio video has amassed more than3.2 Million viewson YouTube in less than 3 weeks.
In addition to “Zombie”, ‘Disobey‘ boasts the crushingly catchy “Learn to Live”, fan favorites “Shapeshifter”, and the soaring ballad “Remember When”. The latter is inspired byVext’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 addiction and violence.
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.
Bad Wolves have disobeyed convention and prove that rock is not in fact dead. Rock is alive and well.