Bad Wolves Sacred Kiss EP out, Max Karon rejoins for tour

Bad Wolves have today released their new EP Sacred Kiss, with Of Mice & Men’s Aaron Pauley featuring on the title track which you can see below.

“Stoked to have you all hear this collaboration with Aaron Pauley from Of Mice & Men,” drummer John Boecklin said. “Sacred Kiss reflects on meeting someone that you quickly fall for and have a preconceived notion of who they are and what it could be, and then quickly realizing it is not what you expected. We made a killer video as well that plays on some of those themes. We had a lot of fun making it. Definitely, our favourite one we have made so far.”

Bad Wolves - Sacred Kiss EP Cover

The video is a supernatural affair and features Aaron Pauley. “I think the song absolutely rips,” Pauley said, “so I was stoked when the guys reached out to me about doing a new version of it. I really enjoyed recording the song, and had even more fun shooting the video with the guys.”

The Sacred Kiss EP features some remaining songs from the Dear Monsters session. “With Sacred Kiss going to radio this summer,” John Boecklin said, “we decided to release an EP containing some of the remaining songs from the Dear Monsters sessions. Up In Smoke and The Body will keep your appetites for riffs settled, while the piano version of Sacred Kiss rounds off the EP just right.

“Basically, it’s a little something to hold the Wolfpack over till we get another album out.”

Included in the EP is the single The Body, released earlier in the month. “When we were writing this song we had a goal of trying new things,” Boecklin said. “The slap bass and clavichord instantly was new territory for Bad Wolves. It feels good to know this track sounds like nothing we have ever done before. It’s a fun track that feels like a mix of Faith No More with a dash of Daft Punk. Enjoy.”

Earlier in May, Bad Wolves announced Max Karon returning as their new guitar player. “It’s with great excitement that we announce our new permanent guitar player is Max Karon,” the band said. “The funny thing is that Max isn’t new to us. He started the band with founder John Boecklin in 2014 and was a major writer/player on all three Bad Wolves albums. Being a key ingredient to the Bad Wolves sound, this was a no-brainer decision.

“There is no other person on this earth that would be a better fit for Bad Wolves than Max.”

Karon was equally as happy, saying, “Words can hardly express how thrilled and grateful I am for this opportunity, and how right it feels to be here. Having been part of Bad Wolves since the very beginning, I’m so proud to be joining in full. It’s amazing how far this band has come, and I’m so excited and driven to see how far we can go. I’m looking forward to everything about this new chapter of my life. I’ll see you out there.”

An extensive tour of the US, through July and August, is underway, with Bad Wolves hitting Europe, from October to December. The first European date is 15 October in Sweden.

Bad Wolves Upcoming Tour Dates

July 29 – Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheatre

July 30 – Gilford, NH – Bank Of New Hampshire Pavilion

July 31 – Bridgeport, CT – Hartford Healthcare Amphitheater

August 2 – Reading, PA – Santander Arena

August 3 – Middletown, NY – SUMMERSTAGE At OCFS

August 4 – Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview

August 6 – Bay City, MI – Veteran’s Memorial Park

August 7 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre

August 9 – Sturgis, SD – Sturgis Buffalo Chip

August 10 – Grand Forks, ND – Alerus Center

August 12 – Sioux City, IA – Hard Rock Casino Battery Park

August 13 – Dubuque, IA – Q Casino Backwaters Stage

August 14 – Green Bay, WI – Capital Credit Union Park

August 16 – Mankato, MN – Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center

August 19 – Pocatello, ID – Portneuf Health Trust Amphitheatre

August 20 – Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino

August 21 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheatre

August 23 – Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheater

August 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

August 27 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center

August 29 – Kansas City, KS – Azura Amp

August 30 – Little Rock, AR – First Security Amphitheater

August 31 – Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium

October 15 – Vastera, Sweden – Vasteras

October 17 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena

October 18 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena

October 20 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Royal Arena

October 23 – Tampere, Finland – Arena

October 26 – Liepzig, Germany – Quarterback Immobilien Arena

October 28 – Prague, Czech Republic – 02 Universum

October 30 – Lyon, France – Le Radiant

October 31 – Paris, France – Zenith

November 2 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxness

November 3 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxness

November 5 – Budapest, Hungary – Barba Negra

November 8 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion

November 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Sant Jordi

November 11 – Bilbao, Spain – Cubec

November 12 – Madrid, Spain – Vistalegre

November 14 – Lisbon, Portugal – Sala Tejo

November 17 – Milan, Italy – Lorenzini District

November 18 – Roma, Italy – Atlantico

November 21 – Innsbruck, Austria – Olympiahalle

November 22 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle

November 23 – Vienna, Austria – Stadthalle

November 25 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle

November 26 – Munich, Germany – Olympiahalle

November 28 – Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Rockhal

November 29 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle

November 30 – Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle

December 2 – Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle

December 4 – Warsaw, Poland – Expo XX1 Hall 4

December 5 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena

December 6 – Berlin, German – Mercedes Benz Arena

December 8 – Antwerp, Belarus – Sportspaleis

December 9 – Arnhem, Netherlands – Geldrome

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