Bad Wolves haben sich in der Welt des Hard Rock längst einen Namen gemacht, und ihr neues Album „Die About It“ verspricht erneut, die Grenzen dieser Genre-Giganten zu sprengen. Die Band, bestehend aus hochtalentierten Musikern wie John Boecklin, Doc Coyle und Kyle Konkiel, wird von der kraftvollen Stimme von Daniel „DL“ Laskiewicz angeführt. In unserem Interview mit DL werfen wir einen Blick hinter die Kulissen ihrer Musik, diskutieren kreative Grenzüberschreitungen und tauchen in die Welt von „Die About It“ ein, das am 3. November bei Better Noise Music erscheint. Lasst uns gemeinsam in die einzigartige Klangwelt von Bad Wolves eintauchen.
Frontstage Magazine: Your new album „Die About It“ incorporates experimental sounds while maintaining heaviness. How did you find this balance, and what was the inspiration behind this approach?
DL: The balance was achieved due to our personal influences. We like pop and we like meshuggah and everything in between lol. The inspiration on this album was simply to grow as individual musicians and as a band.
Frontstage Magazine: You gained significant attention with your debut album „Disobey.“ How has your musical evolution progressed since then, and how does it reflect on your new album?
DL: I think we’ve just moved further away from the “expectation” of having to constantly do heavy music. We used to feel like we absolutely had to do heavy parts based solely on our past bands all being heavy metal bands.
Frontstage Magazine: What message or emotion do you aim to convey with your album „Die About It„? Is there a specific story you want to tell?
DL: We think “Die About It” has songs that tell multiple stories, but an overall theme to be had is to silence your critics. Member changes are tough and make things confusing for longtime listeners, but this version of Bad Wolves is more lethal than ever & here to stay. ‘Die about it’ is our way of saying get over it to anyone who isn’t with us.
Frontstage Magazine: Your previous work has been distinguished by diverse musical influences. Which artists or genres inspired you on this album?
DL: So many artists and genres ranging from the weekend to jimmy eat world to meshuggah. We all have a really diverse taste in music and those influences really lent a hand in making this album as eclectic as it is.
Frontstage Magazine: You’ve achieved numerous chart positions and hits on the Rock Airplay Charts, proving your success. What is your secret to success, and how do you manage to captivate such a loyal fan base?
DL: i think our secret to success is pretty simple. We make music that we’re fans of. Plain and simple. We are forever grateful for the loyalty of our fanbase, we have the best fans in the world, but if WE aren’t fans of the art we are making then whats the point? Once you create something you love, you win. Everything else beyond that is amazing, but just a bonus.
Frontstage Magazine: How has the collaboration within the band evolved or changed while working on this album?
DL: Me (DL) Being a producer on this album alongside Boecklin and Gilbert from the ground up as opposed to “dear monsters” which I started working on at about the halfway point. I think because of this, its made the album much more personal, I’m much more attached to this material. It feels like my first album with Bad Wolves in a way.
Frontstage Magazine: You’ve toured with some of the biggest names in rock and metal. What experiences have you taken from these tours that have influenced your creative work?
DL: To always be grateful. To always be humble. To play every concert like its your last. None of this is guaranteed, the entertainment industry is wild and i think we all soak in every bit of it while we are lucky enough to do what we love as a living.
Frontstage Magazine: „Die About It“ feels like a creative fresh start. What other plans or goals do you have for the future of Bad Wolves
DL: Growth, period. As musicians and as individuals. Continual and absolute growth. When this stops being fun, or when we do the same album twice in a row, thats when we should reevaluate.