Bad Wolves have confirmed in a statement online that they have parted ways with their vocalist, Tommy Vext, formerly of Westfield Massacre and Divine Heresy.
You can read the full statement issued by the band below.
— Bad Wolves (@badwolves) January 9, 2021
“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. Tommy has been a big part of Bad Wolves and we are grateful for his contributions. There is not much else to report at this moment but to send love and gratitude to the fans who have supported Bad Wolves from day one. We would not be here without you.
Chris, Doc, Kyle, and John”
Rumours of Vext‘s departure from the band came a few hours ahead of the statement through a now deleted Instagram Live video, in which those who saw it have reported that Vext claimed his conservative political views caused an irreconcilable schism with his bandmates and their record label, Better Noise (formerly Eleven Seven).
It’s also reported that in the same video Vext shared his plans to launch a solo career in the foreseeable future.
At the time of writing there’s no word on a replacement vocalist for Bad Wolves, though earlier this year it was confirmed that the band had finished recording their third full-length album and follow-up to 2019’s ‘N.A.T.I.O.N.’.
For now, it’s uncertain if this potentially completed third album will be released with Vext‘s vocals, whether it’ll be released with their new vocalist recorded over it, or if they’ll re-write and re-record another album instead.