Bad Wolves‘ new album, N.A.T.I.O.N., drops today (October 25), and it’s an album that runs deep with the band.

Singer Tommy Vext appeared on Talkin’ Rock with Meltdown where he said, “I mean, there’s a lot of songs that are personal on this record…’Sober’ is a really important song to me, because it’s not just about the first person who’s the addict/alcoholic going through the process of being sober. It’s about how alcoholism and addiction affects the family as a whole because alcoholism and addiction is a family disease. No one ever talks about what the moms and the dads and the siblings or the husbands and wives and boyfriends and girlfriends and friends and employers go through when you’re going through the process of killing yourself with drugs and alcohol.”

Vext continued, “…Even ‘Foe or Friend’ is a song about my experience in the witness protection program, after my brother tried to kill me and I testified against him. He had hired someone to murder me and I actually pulled the audiotapes from the court case, and they’re in the song…It’s kind of a no holds barred record.”

N.A.T.I.O.N. is out now with exclusive merch bundles available at

Bad Wolves will be joining Five Finger Death Punch on their arena tour kicking off this November along with Three Days Grace and Fire From the Gods. A complete list of tour dates is below the video.

Five Finger Death Punch/Three Days Grace/Bad Wolves/Fire From the Gods  – Fall 2019 U.S. Arena Tour Dates

Nov 1 Las Vegas NV The Joint @ Hard Rock
Nov 2 Las Vegas NV The Joint @ Hard Rock
Nov 5 Tucson AZ Tucson Arena
Nov 7 El Paso TX Don Haskins Arena
Nov 9 Corpus Christi TX American Bank Center
Nov 10 Beaumont TX Ford Park Center
Nov 12 Baton Rouge LA Raising Cane’s River Center Arena
Nov 13 Huntsville AL Von Braun Center Arena
Nov 15 Pensacola FL Pensacola Bay Center
Nov 16 Ft. Meyer FL Hertz Arena
Nov 18 Jacksonville FL Vystar Veterans Arena
Nov 20 Columbia SC Colonial Life Arena
Nov 22 Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum Arena
Nov 23 Chattanooga TN McKenzie Arena
Nov 26 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena
Nov 27 Youngstown OH Covelli Centre
Nov 29 Knoxville TN Thompson-Boling Arena
Nov 30 Charleston SC North Charleston Coliseum
Dec 2 Norfolk VA Ted Constant Convocation Center
Dec 3 Allentown PA PPL Center
Dec 5 Toledo OH The Huntington Arena
Dec 6 Lexington KY Rupp Arena
Dec 8 Peoria IL Peoria Civic Center
Dec 9 Fort Wayne IN Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Dec 11 Madison WI Alliant Energy Center
Dec 12 Duluth MN Amsoil Arena
Dec 14 Omaha NE CHI Health Center
Dec 15 Des Moines IA Wells Fargo Arena

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