In January, hard rockers Bad Wolves announced that they were parting ways with vocalist Tommy Vext. Now, the band have revealed their new frontman — singer-songwriter Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz, formerly of Massachusetts metalcore act The Acacia Strain.
“DL is one of the most talented and hard-working people we have ever had the pleasure to know,” said the band in a statement. “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. And 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. Thanks for believing in Bad Wolves and please join us in welcoming DL to the family. We can’t wait for you to hear what’s coming.”
“I’ve known DL for 17 years and he’s an absolute legend of this heavy music scene,” said guitarist and Last Words host Doc Coyle via his Instagram. “We’ve been working so hard behind the scenes and haven’t been able to talk about it publicly. It feels good to bring you all along for this ride. I am dying for you to hear the new songs. I know you won’t be disappointed. It’s a beautiful day.”
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Congrats to Bad Wolves and Laskiewicz! We’re excited to see what they have in store together.
Words by Chris Krovatin