US hard rock band Bad Wolves have dropped the first single titled “Lifeline” to their upcoming album “Dear Monsters” which will be released on October 29 via Better Noise Music. The upcoming album will serve as the official introduction to new lead singer Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz, whose addition to the lineup was announced by the band in June this year.
You can check out a haunting video for the first single of the album below:
Laskiewicz has carved out an impressive career for himself over the last 15-plus years, most notably as a founding member and lead guitarist of metalcore band The Acacia Strain, of which he was a member from 2001 to 2013. A talented songwriter and producer, he’s also worked on projects with All That Remains. For The Fallen Dreams and collaborated with Bad Wolves on their 2019 studio album “N.A.T.I.O.N.”, where the creative relationship with the band started.
Bad Wolves released the following statement in June about DL joining the band:
“DL is a tremendous songwriter and singer, and we can confidently say that the album we are working on, titled ‘Dear Monsters’, is the best Bad Wolves album to date.
“DL is one of the most talented and hard-working people we have ever had the pleasure to know. He is a team player, a creative force, and overall a great human being who fits perfectly with our BW family. It feels incredible to be surrounded with such positive energy and the music we’ve made is certainly reflective of this new-found optimism and collaborative spirit. This new album shows a more cohesive and unique reflection of the band. There is a lot to prove and expectations are high with a new singer coming in. And we nailed it. The songs speak for themselves, and if you’re a Bad Wolves fan we know you won’t be disappointed.
“So much has happened since Tommy publicly quit Bad Wolves a few months ago — and we disagree with the validity of much of what he has said publicly about our parting of ways — but we would prefer to not look back on the past and instead focus on this new chapter. And most importantly, we’d like to let the music speak for itself.”
Vext originally announced his exit from Bad Wolves in a since-deleted Instagram Live video, insisting that he was forced out by his former bandmates and record label, Better Noise Music, over his conservative political views. The singer also claimed he wrote a significant portion of the band’s upcoming “Dear Monsters” album.
There is several different court cases going on between Tommy Vext, Bad Wolves and their label Better Noise Music at the moment.