Bad Wolves have released “Bad Friend,” the first single and video from its upcoming new album (title TBA) due later in 2023 via Better Noise Music. Stream “Bad Friend” here, and watch the video below.
The song brings awareness to recognizing the importance of cutting out people in your life who show toxic behavior and moving on from them. Bad Wolves enlisted director Wombatfire (Asking Alexandria, Dream Theater) for its dark-themed music video.
“‘Bad Friend’ exemplifies exactly where Bad Wolves always wanted to be as a band,” vocalist Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz said. “It lives dead center of being melodically catchy as well as crushingly heavy and is a great representation of our new upcoming album. This song reminds us that TRUE friendship is not about being perfect or always saying the right thing but being there for each other through the good times and the bad. It’s also to be willing to acknowledge one’s own mistakes and make things right. If you can’t do that, you might be a bad fucking friend.”
The upcoming album, the band’s fourth overall, will be Bad Wolves’ second with Laskiewicz, who previously played guitar in The Acacia Strain.
Bad Wolves currently are on a headlining tour with support from For the Fallen Dreams, The Funeral Portrait and Inimical Drive until July 28. Next, they will head out with Asking Alexandria and The Hu on their co-headlining “Psycho Thunder” tour across the United States from Aug. 30 to Oct. 8. Tickets are on sale here.
“Playing new material from our upcoming record with our label mates Asking Alexandria and The HU is exactly what we want to be doing this fall. See y’all there!” drummer John Boecklin said.
7/21 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory ^
7/23 Boise, ID – Knitting Factory ^
7/26 Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre ^
7/28 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave / Eagles Club ^
7/29 Grover Hill, OH – Wetzelland 2023
8/30 San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port #
9/1 Dallas, TX – The Factory In Deep Ellum #
9/2 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma *
9/3 Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall #
9/5 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern #
9/7 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live #
9/8 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall #
9/11 New York, NY – Terminal 5 #
9/12 Boston, MA – House of Blues #
9/13 Bethlehem, PA – The Wind Creek Event Center #
9/15 Harrisburg, PA – Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center #
9/16 Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena at Cambria County War Memorial #
9/17 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom #
9/19 Cleveland, OH – TempleLive #
9/20 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit #
9/22 Ft Wayne, IN – Piere’s Entertainment Center #
9/25 Chesterfield, MO – The Factory #
9/26 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre #
9/27 Ashwaubenon, WI – EPIC Event Center #
9/29 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/ Eagles Club #
10/1 Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs – Stir Cove Event & Concert Venue
10/3 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium #
10/4 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union #
10/7 Las Vegas, NV – The Industrial Sound #
10/8 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern #
^with For the Fallen Dreams, The Funeral Portrait and Inimical Drive
# “Psycho Thunder Tour” with The HU, Bad Wolves and Zero 9:36