Bad Wolves have notched the first platinum certified rock song of 2018 with their cover of the Cranberries classic “Zombie.”
Singer Tommy Vext said, “We are deeply humbled and overwhelmed by the continued success of our rendition of ‘Zombie.’ For many artists, reaching platinum status in and of itself is a dream come true. But the greater story here is YOU. All the fans on every single continent — without your passion and enthusiasm none of this would be possible.”
Bad Wolves originally intended for the track to feature a guest vocal from Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan, but she passed away just hours before the recording session was set to take place. In June, the band presented the O’Riordan family with a check for $250,000 from sales of the song, which hit Number One in over 17 countries.
Vext added, “This year the global rock community came together to support our efforts to turn a tragic loss into something hopeful. This resounding effect with music fans around the world for the better part of a year now is a strong testament of Dolores’ timeless songwriting and the message of the song being as relevant today as it’s ever been. We are truly grateful.”
“Zombie” appeared on Bad Wolves’ debut album, Disobey, which came out in May and debuted at Number 23 on the Billboard 200 album chart.