With their new album, Die About It, set for release on Nov. 3 and an upcoming North American tour supporting Bush, Bad Wolves are very busy this year. For guitarist and founding member Doc Coyle, the busyness has been a bit of a surprise.
“It was just all unexpected,” he admitted to Chuck Armstrong on Loudwire Nights Tuesday night (Oct. 3). “What I originally thought, I thought this was going to be a chill year. I just got engaged, we were maybe looking to move and maybe get married and kind of, you know, do normal human people activities.”
The chill year quickly became a nonstop one for Coyle as he was not only immersed in all things Bad Wolves, but he also stepped in to play guitar for Ice Nine Kills on several of their shows.
“Bad Wolves and Ice Nine share a management company and a lawyer,” Coyle explained. “I’m also just friends with a lot of those guys and they had the situation with Dan Sugarman, their lead guitarist, having some health issues.”
What Fans Can Expect From Bad Wolves’ New Album, Die About It
Bad Wolves’ new album, Die About It, marks their fourth full-length record. They’ve already released three songs from it, including the title track, “Bad Friend” and “Legends Never Die.”
For fans anticipating what the rest of Die About It will sound like, Coyle shared a bit of insight.
“It definitely builds off Dear Monsters,” he explained, “but it has a bit more teeth. I think one of the things we tried to do with this one was just do some different things. I think it’s very easy to get caught in a formula, especially when formulas tend to work.”
As he thought about whether or not a song like “Legends Never Die” represents the entire album, he told Chuck he wasn’t sure.
“It’s hard to say. I think there’s a lot going on on the record … We cover a lot of ground and I’m excited for people to hear it. I almost feel like when you have a couple of singles, it’s really only telling a very small piece of the story. When you listen to the full album, you get the textures and you get the full energy of where, collectively, a group of people were at at that period of time. So yeah, I’m really looking forward to people hearing the whole thing.”
What Else Did Bad Wolves’ Doc Coyle Discuss on Loudwire Nights?
- Why he stresses out over the sequencing of albums
- How KILLBOY got involved with the track “It’s You”
- What it was like getting the call to tour with Bush
Listen to the Full Interview in the Podcast Player Below
Doc Coyle joined Loudwire Nights on Tuesday, Oct. 3; the show replays online here, and you can tune in live every weeknight at 7PM ET or on the Loudwire app; you can also see if the show is available on your local radio station and listen to interviews on-demand. Stream “Legends Never Die” at this location and then check out Bad Wolves’ full tour schedule.
Best New Rock / Metal Band for Each Year of the 1990s
Gallery Credit: Chad Childers, Loudwire
10 Ways Not to Be an A–hole at Concerts
Because wtf is going on lately?
Gallery Credit: Lauryn Schaffner