BAD WOLVES just recently announced their new lead singer Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz and the title of their upcoming third studio album, “Dear Monsters”. Yesterday, the band followed up that news by uploading a new video to their social media of a behind-the-scenes look at the recording of the new LP. The video shows all five band members — founding member and drummer John Boecklin, guitarist Doc Coyle, guitarist Chris Cain, bassist Kyle Konkiel and Laskiewicz — talking together and creating new music.
“Dear Monsters” is expected to be released later this year via Better Noise Music.
Laskiewicz is a founding member and former lead guitarist for metalcore band THE ACACIA STRAIN, of which he was a member from 2001 to 2013. He is also a talented songwriter and producer, having worked with ALL THAT REMAINS, LEGION, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS and also collaborated with BAD WOLVES on their 2019 studio album “N.A.T.I.O.N.”.
BAD WOLVES are led by Boecklin, who has honored his commitment to the band’s fans by continuing with the group when the previous singer, Tommy Vext, quit in January 2021.
BAD WOLVES broke the news of Laskiewicz’s addition to the band via a statement on social media on June 2, writing: “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.”