Bad Wolves presented with plaque during tour with Three Day’s Grace
US metal band Bad Wolves 2018 cover of The Cranberries’ hit single ‘Zombie’ has been awarded Diamond Status in Europe by IMPALA (Independent Music Companies Association) with over 200,000 sales in Europe.
Taken from Bad Wolves Debut album ‘Disobey’, the break out rock album of 2018, ‘Zombie’ has been #1 on iTunes UK Genre charts for eight months since February 2018 and is still #1 at the time of this press release distribution. The official music video, a tribute to O’Riordan and an homage to the original, has garnered over 155 million views on YouTube alone.
To celebrate this milestone UK representatives of Eleven Seven Label Group presented the band an Impala Diamond Award disc on stage at the sold-out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire with Three Days Grace.
The track itself has amassed over 62 million streams, 400,000+ downloads to date and the band have had mainstream support as well as from the specialist rock and metal media worldwide. It also hit the #1 spot in a total of 15 countries across Europe as well as smashing the charts in the US.
Dolores O’Riordan was due to sing on their cover the day she died so it was only fitting that the band elected to donate the proceeds from Zombie, which has already totalled $250,000 to Delores’ family in tribute. The band presented Dolores’ 2 older children a cheque for $250,000 on stage in New York on 19th June.
Bad Wolves released their debut album Disobey back in May via Eleven Seven Records and are just finishing up a European tour supporting Three Days Grace.
Metal Report Editor.
Ex guitarist in Zenopede, ex vocals for a goth covers band that was hailed as the future of Welsh music, former DJ, promoter and nightclub director. Writer for Gear4Geeks’ Blog4Geeks and owner of Gear4Geeks ltd. First published music critique was Kerrang letter of the Week.
Definitely has never been the future, present or past of Welsh music.