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

Stream Amanda Palmer And Jhereck Bischoff’s Covers Of The Cranberries

The music world is still reeling from the sudden death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan at age 46 on January 15th. Tributes have poured in from bands and fans near and far to the iconic 1990’s vocalist and her band. Now cabaret punk Amanda Palmer and her occasional co-conspirator Jhereck Bischoff have released Quartet for Dolores, a charity single. The release dropped via Bandcamp and includes the classics ‘No Need To Argue’ and ‘Zombie’. All proceeds from the purchases go to Chernobyl Children International, a charity Dolores ardently supported. Continue reading