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Tommy Vext Penned A Bad Wolves Song About His Twin Brother Who Tried To Murder Him


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Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext had some rather startling familial trauma to mine for lyrical content when it came to one of the songs featured on the band’s forthcoming debut album, “Disobey“. Speaking recently with Kerrang!, Vext said of his lyrical inspiration for the effort:

“…There are some really personal things on there, but there’s also social and political commentary throughout. We talk about a lot of issues: from police brutality to the kind of subversive underlying veneer of racism that we’re seeing a resurgence of, from the opiate crisis and drug addiction to some more personal stuff.

There’s a song on the record about my twin brother who’s currently serving 17 years for attempted murder, who tried to kill me during a home invasion when he was high in 2010. We really opened ourselves up not just from a creative standpoint but also a subject matter standpoint, to talk about topics that are really important to us.”

He further went on to state that he had to testify against his brother in court and described it as “one of the more difficult moments of my life.” Speaking of recording the song regarding his brother in particular, he offered:

“…There were definitely tears in the studio. It kinda goes through a timeline and highlights two people who lived the exact same life and had the exact same hardships and advantages and disadvantages, and who we are ultimately as adults is defined by the choices that we made, and our lives reflect those choices.”

Also notable in the interview is the revelation that both Vext and Tim Yeung both reached out to their former Divine Heresy bandmate Dino Cazares to reunite around the tenth anniversary reunion for their debut album, “Bleed The Fifth“.

Vext was let go from the band following a violent altercation between himself and Cazares back in the spring of 2008. Vext said in the latest interview of Cazares‘ response: “…He was just not into it because he was doing his own thing. There’s no hard feelings though.” Presumably that would explain this past mess involving the band.

Bad Wolves‘ “Disobey” will be in stores on May 11th.

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