Bad Wolves Receive Platinum Record For “Zombie”

Chart-topping metal band Bad Wolves have received a Platinum record in the USA for their runaway hit “Zombie”, a cover of The Cranberries 1993 classic. Notably, the band is the first rock band to reach platinum for a 2018 release and the first since Imagine Dragons in 2017. The plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch), Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, and promoters Larry and Fred Frank of Frank Productions/Live Nation prior to their set at the BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ. Normally at Ghost Cult, we don’t pay attention to charts, popularity or what a band sells, but this is a momentous moment for a metal band, and all the proceeds (over #$250,000 USD) from the single have gone to the children of singer Dolores O’Riordan, for whom the track is dedicated.  Continue reading

Metallica’s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct Album Certified Platinum In The United States

Metallica‘s Hardwired… To Self-Destruct was released back in November via Blackened Recordings, and after selling 291,000 equivalent album units in its first week, the new record became their sixth to land at #1 on The Billboard Top 200. Earlier this week Hardwired… To Self-Destruct reached another milestone, as it was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America) for 1,000,000 units sold. Continue reading