The release of “Sober,” defined the direction of not just the band as a whole, but of vocalist Tommy Vexthimself. The song’s powerful, somber melodic undertones set the stage for Vext’s story of ruinous romantic and family relationships, steeped in addiction and self-desecration, that finds recovery possible for those who can stay the course.
Bad Wolves came to Vext as an opportunity to try his craft again after his stint in Divine Heresy was brought down by his own demons and addictions, a childhood family life to the extent that most nightmares never reach, and an adult existence that took him even deeper into that hell.
Yet, it was a call from another addict, a kid looking for help, that brought Vext off the suicidal edge, literally, and into a life of service in recovery. Vext declared in an August 2018 interview for Psychology Today,titled Tommy Vext and the Deafening Sound of Self-Termination: “Because when we are in that state of self-termination it’s so deafening–the only way to break out of it is to have contact with people who literally have it worse and are still hopeful. And that’s the most powerful thing about altruism.
“Sober”will be the next track off of Bad Wolves’ sophomore album N.A.T.I.O.N,that goes to radio. Their current single, “Killing Me Slowly”is presently at #2 at rock radioand well on its way to becoming the band’s fourth consecutive chart topping single – with tracks “Zombie,”“Hear Me Now”feat Diamante and “Remember When” from their previous album, Disobey, also reaching #1.
Bad Wolves will join Five Finger Death Punch, with special guests Megadeth, for their winter European tour, from January 22nd in Stockholm, Sweden, through Thursday, February 20th in Budapest, Hungary. Tickets are available HERE. Full routing available below.
BAD WOLVES EU TOUR WITH 5FDP AND MEGADETH:
Bad Wolves Headline Shows**
1/23 –Oslo, NO // Spektrum
1/24 –Copenhagen, DK // Royal Arena
1/25 – Antwerp, BE// Trix**
1/26 –Amsterdam, HL // AFAS Live
1/27 –Brussels, BE // Forest National
1/28 –Paris, FR // Zenith
1/29 – London, UK // O2 Islington Academy**
1/30 –Cardiff, UK // Cardiff Arena
1/31 –London, UK // Wembley Arena
2/2 –Luxembourg, DE // Rockhal
2/3 –Berlin, DE // Max-Schmeling Halle
2/4 –Hamburg, DE // Sporthalle
2/6 –Frankfurt, DE // Festhalle
2/8 –Oberhausen, DE // Koenig-Pilsener Arena
2/9 –Stuttgart, DE // Schleyerhalle
2/10 –Munich, DE // Olympiahalle
2/12 –Warsaw, Poland // Torwar
2/14 –Prague, CZ // Tipsport Arena
2/16 –Milan, IT // Alcatrazz
2/17 –Zurich, SE // Hallenstadion
2/19 –Vienna, AT // Stadthalle
2/20 –Budapest, HU // Budapest Sportarena