One of the big stories of the weekend was Bad Wolves announced their split from Tommy Vext. Or was it Vext who announced his split from Bad Wolves? Either way, now that they have gone their seperate ways, there seems to be some tension amongst fans, and Vext is putting out a call to end the bullying.
The split was first revealed by Vext on an Instagram Live video to his followers, which he soon deleted. But not before our friends at MetalSucks could catch wind of it and report it. According to the report, Vext claimed in the live video that his conservative political views caused a rift between himself, his bandmates, and Better Noise, their record label. The following morning, Bad Wolves made it official with a statement:
It is true that Bad Wolves and vocalist Tommy Vext have parted ways. The four of us plan to continue making music and a new album is planned for later this year." The band statement read.
Tommy has been a big part of Bad Wolves and we are grateful for his contributions.
There is not much else to report at the moment but to send love and gratitude to the fans who have supported BAD WOLVES from day one. We would not be here with out you.
All the best, Chris, Doc, Kyle, and John
It seems that the band had been getting hate since the news was announced. For example, Doc Coyle posted on exchange to his social media:
Vext has released a new message, via Instagram story, asking fans to cool it and noting he has no bad blood towards his fellow bandmates.
“Guys please listen: you can support me without bashing my former band mates in @badwolvesofficial. I understand emotions are high and there’s a lot of speculation but just chill. I will make a statement when legal documents are finalized. I have no animosity toward the boys, the media once again ran with rumors and forced my ex bandmates to make an ill timed response,” Vext writes.
“I am grateful for your support & reassurance and it’s actually moved me to tears. But we don’t need to spread negativity to the other guys. We have very different political and spiritual beliefs but they are good human beings & the way I see it is we will have a healthy competition to create awesome music. So everyone wins. I Love John, Doc, Chris & Kyle. Please Don’t bully my homies.”