Doc Coyle: “There were only two solos on each of our first two records… on this album, I did eight!”

Doc Coyle of Bad Wolves
(Image credit: Jim Louvau)

“Listen, this year has not been without its challenges, and actually you can extend that to the last two years,” begins Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle. He’s referring to a number of things – his band’s well-documented acrimonious split with ex-frontman Tommy Vext at the beginning of 2021, the ongoing ramifications of COVID-19 since last spring and, perhaps to a lesser extent, the state of America in general.

There are causes for celebration, however. The LA metal group will be releasing their third album, titled Dear Monsters, on October 29 – a fine achievement considering the many great odds stacked against them. 

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).