BAD WOLVES frontman Tommy Vext spoke to Front Row Live Entertainment about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's second album. "What we did, basically, is in the down time of last year, we would record a few songs here and there on the weeks that we had off [from touring]," he said on the red carpet of Monday night's (January 28) premiere of the "Mind Over Matter" documentary film in Beverly Hills, California (see video below). "So now we're coming into this year. John [Boecklin, drums] just finished in the studio in [Las] Vegas, and we're 21 songs into the new record, of which I have sang only three. So I've got a lot of work to do."
BAD WOLVES was one of 2018's biggest breakouts, scoring a massive chart-topping hit with its cover of THE CRANBERRIES' "Zombie".
Vext told The Pulse Of Radio not long ago that BAD WOLVES was capable of writing a diverse range of songs and moods. "I know a lot of great musicians have been in bands with singers that only scream, and so melody becomes something they're not gonna do," he said. "And then I've been in bands where they can't play as proficiently as metal bands. So it's kind of nice that we have created this well-rounded kind of group. Not only can we do all this different stuff, we're all very much, like, into it."
BAD WOLVES was formed in 2017, comprised of former members of DEVILDRIVER, GOD FORBID, DIVINE HERESY and IN THIS MOMENT. The band enlisted CRANBERRIES singer Dolores O'Riordan to appear on its version of "Zombie", but on the day she was scheduled to go into a London studio to record her vocals, she was found drowned in her hotel room bathtub at the age of 46.
"Zombie" surfaced on BAD WOLVES' debut album, "Disobey", which came out in May 2018 and has also yielded the follow-up single "Hear Me Now", featuring Diamante, which reached No. 2 on the rock chart.