Bad Wolves has parted ways with vocalist Tommy Vext, according to a statement from the band.
“It is true that Bad Wolves and vocalist Tommy Vext have parted ways,” reads the statement from guitarist Doc Coyle, guitarist Chris Cain, drummer John Boecklin and bassist Kyle Konkiel. “The four of us plan to continue making music and a new album is planned for later this year. Tommy has been a big part of Bad Wolves and we are grateful for his contributions. There is not much else to report at the moment but to send love and gratitude to the fans who have supported Bad Wolves from day one. We would not be here without you.”
Bad Wolves formed in 2017 and scored a massive hit with its first single, a cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie,” in 2018. The band released its debut album, “Disobey,” in 2018 and its second, “N.A.T.I.O.N.,” in 2019. “Zombie” and subsequent singles “Remember When,” “Sober” and “Killing My Slowly” all hit number one on the U.S. mainstream rock radio charts.
Prior to Bad Wolves, Vext spent time in Snot, Divine Heresy, Vext and Westfield Massacre. He also filled in on vocals for Five Finger Death Punch on a European tour in 2017 when its singer, Ivan Moody, left to check into rehab. Vext has come under fire in the past year for expressing conservative political views, including some debunked conspiracy theories, via social media.