A Los Angeles, California-based heavy metal outfit with an impressive hard rock pedigree, Bad Wolves employ a lethal blend of melody and might that invokes names like Meshuggah, Mudvayne, and Sevendust. They gained mainstream attention in 2018 with their cover of the Cranberries' "Zombie," released soon after vocalist Dolores O'Riordan's death.
Formed in 2014 by ex-DevilDriver co-founder John Boecklin (drums, guitars), the quintet also features the talents of vocalist Tommy Vext (Snot, Westfield Massacre), Doc Coyle (guitar), Chris Cain (guitar), and Kyle Konkiel (bass). In 2016, the band decamped to Audio Hammer Studios with Mark Lewis (Trivium, All That Remains) to craft what would become their debut album, which was released via Eleven Seven in 2018. Disobey entered the Billboard 200 at number 23, peaking on the Rock chart at number three. To promote the effort, Bad Wolves joined Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, and Breaking Benjamin on tour. ~ James Christopher Monger