Bad Wolves have been making headlines all weekend following the announcement that singer Tommy Vext was parting ways with the band. Final night time (Jan. 11), Doc Coyle and John Boecklin hosted a livestream on Facebook to elucidate the choice, and ensure that it was not associated to “cancel tradition.”
The rockers began the dialogue off by thanking followers who’re planning to proceed supporting them, regardless of the modifications they are going to be going by over time. Alternatively, additionally they admitted that they’ll perceive the place followers are coming from in the event that they determine to cease following the band going ahead.
“It’s unhappy to say that we needed to half methods, or that [Vext] left, or that he was fired, no matter. Like, fuck all that shit. It’s simply one thing that needed to take its course like this,” Boecklin mentioned.
“However we’re right here and we’re going to put in writing the sickest report that we’ve ever achieved with a brand new man and you may take it or go away it,” he continued. “Not as, like, a menace or something, it’s simply kinda like, you recognize, we’re right here to simply do enterprise as typical. We’re musicians and that’s all we’ve ever achieved. Now we’re simply going to push ahead.”
Vext had grown more and more vocal about his political opinions all through 2020, particularly nearer to the election when he publicly endorsed Donald Trump for president. Quickly after, allegations of abuse got here out in opposition to the singer, which had been made by an ex-girlfriend, Whitney Johns. Vext denied the accusations, however Johns was granted a restraining order in opposition to him.
Nevertheless, regardless of the calamities, Unhealthy Wolves insist that they didn’t half methods with Vext due to “cancel tradition” or his political opinions. Coyle and Vext had had their variations previously, however all the time managed to make it work inside the band. Coyle truly went on to make it a degree that music is meant to be the commonplace between individuals it doesn’t matter what they imagine.
“To me, music, heavy steel, rock and roll, hardcore, punk, was about overcoming our variations, you recognize? And, it’s like, you go to a Metallica present, and is it about what political celebration you’re from? Or is it like, we’re all going to sing alongside to ‘Creeping Loss of life’?” the guitarist defined.
“The entire level of it’s that we wish to put ahead a extra inclusive concept that, I don’t care, I actually don’t care who you help, the place you’re coming from, it’s concerning the music.”
Coyle and Boecklin concluded the video by acknowledging that followers are desirous to know the precise reasoning for Vext’s departure, however that now isn’t the time that they’ll disclose it.
Watch the complete livestream under, and keep tuned for any additional updates.