April 21st – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
April 27th – Jacksonville, FL @ Metropolitan Park
April 28th – Ft. Lauderdale/Sunrise, FL @ Markham Park
May 5th – Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Motor Speedway
Byzantine guitarist/vocalist, Chris “OJ” Ojeda, joins Doc to discuss how the band got their break, the naive mistakes they made in the early years, the struggle they experienced balancing band life and home life, the band breakup and reunion, Byzantine’s new lease on life and record deal with Metal Blade, OJ’s vocal technique, and his account of the reality of life in West Virginia.
This episode features the song “Toast to the Ghost” by Bad Wolves and “Trapjaw” by Byzantine from their new album The Cicada Tree.
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I am so excited to announce this. My band BAD WOLVES has just announced that we have signed with powerhouse rock label, Eleven Seven Music, home to other artists such as Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, Motley Crüe, and In Flames.
The band has also revealed that we have linked up with Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch as band manager. In a statement from Zoltan, “I knew these guys for many years from their previous bands so I knew they were all exceptional musicians, but when they formed BAD WOLVES and played me the first few songs, I thought, ‘Okay… there is fire here, this one has the magical combination.’ Hard work and persistence always outstrip talent, and these guys have both.”
Check out the lyric video above for the track “Toast to the Ghost”, featured on the band’s as yet untitled debut record, slated for release in early 2018. Expect a full slate of non-stop touring around the world next year beyond.
The legendary crossover band Body Count featuring Ice-T have released a music video highlighting street violence in America for the song, “This Is Why We Ride”, which was co-written by Doc Coyle. Fun fact: It was directed by Treach of esteemed hip hop group, Naughty By Nature. “This Is Why We Ride” is from the latest Body Count album Bloodlust. Check it!
Doc Coyle’s progressive hard rock outfit Vagus Nerve has just released their 2nd music video for the track “Promised Me The World” from their Visceral EP released in 2016. The video was shot, directed, and edited by Carlos Almonte using footage captured from their 1st tour.
The band has also announced tour dates in the Northeast US this summer.
Aug 4th – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
Aug 5th – Philadelphia, PA @ Whisky Tango
Aug 6th – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
A brand new band called Bad Wolves featuring Doc Coyle, John Boecklin (ex-Devildriver), Tommy Vext (Westfield Massacre, ex-Divine Heresy), Chris Cain (ex-Bury Your Dead), and Kyle Konkiel (VIMIC, ex-In This Moment) has just released their first music video and single for the track “Learn To Live. The track is available for stream on Spotify, Apple Music, and can purchased for a digital download HERE.
Check out the brand new video below.
So the cat is out of the bag. I will be filling in on guitar for my homey Mike Lonestar from the the legendary Darkest Hour on a short European run. This is an incredible opportunity and I couldn’t be more excited. Thanks to everyone in the band and for having me aboard. I’ll do my best to do you fellas proud.
Euro tour ticket link:
April 29 Dunkerque, France Les 4 Ecluses
April 30 Birmingham, UK The Flapper
May 1 Cardiff, UK CLWB Ifor Bach
May 2 London, UK The Underworld Camden
May 3 Cologne, Germany Underground
May 4 Haarlem, Netherlands Patronaat
May 5 Aarschot, Belgium De Klinker
May 6 Hamburg, Germany Hafenrock-Festival
May 7 Copenhagen, Denmark Beta
May 8 Berlin, Germany Cassiopeia
May 9 Warsaw, Poland Poglos
May 10 Praha, Czech Republic 007
May 11 Leipzig, Germany Conne Island
May 12 Munchen, Germany Feierwerk/Hansa 39
May 13 Bezrik Landstrasse, Austria Viper Room
On April 18th 2017 at the Whisky A Go Go in W. Hollywood, CA, the Ultimate Jam Night hosted a special event entitled Metal Has No Color. The event was organized to pay tribute to diversity in hard rock in metal, and this tribute to the late Chuck Berry was an impromptu jam of the classic “Johnny B. Goode” featuring Corey Glover of Living Colour, Dug Pinnick of KIngs X, Doc Coyle of God Forbid, Spacey T and Eric Valentine of the newly reformed Sound Barrier, whom also performed that evening, and Gus Louderman of the Busboys on backing vocals. Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave fame came out to take a picture with the group after the performance.
Here is a video of the performance taken by Jazmin Conte.
The infamous metal/hardcore band Body Count featuring legendary rapper and actor Ice T has released a new album entitled Bloodlust. Doc has the great fortune to contribute some writing to the song “This Is Why We Ride”. Check it out support the band HERE.
For those who don’t know, Hatebreed frontman and Jasta Show host Jamey Jasta has a killer solo band called Jasta. The band just released a brand new EP entitled The Lost Chapters on March 31st. Doc co-wrote the song “Chasing Demons” which also features Howard Jones of Devil You Know and Killswitch Engage fame on guest vocals.
Catch Jasta on Tour with Anthrax and Killswitch Engage and you can listen and purchase The Lost Chapters HERE.