Bad Wolves "Zombie" Certified Platinum by the RIAA

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Bad Wolves have officially achieved platinum status for their intergenerational, global smash debut single, “Zombie.” The RIAA certification marks a major milestone for the band, making them the sole rock band to obtain a platinum certification for a 2018 release.  The plaque was presented to Bad Wolves by their co-manager, Zoltan Bathory, 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.  

Bad Wolves vocalist Tommy Vext states, "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.”

He continued, “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 song writing and the message of the song being as relevant today as it’s ever been. We are truly grateful”

“Without getting too far into tree-hugger territory, I believe there is a pattern to the Universe and there is a pattern to success.  When I put on my ‘manager hat’ - that’s what I’m looking for, and that’s what I saw in Bad Wolves,” the band’s co-manager and Five Finger Death Punch founder Zoltan Bathory adds, “You have to have the right personas, the right songs, the right sound, the right work ethic, and endless determination.”

“Zombie is a timeless song that has now had global success twice.  From a tragedy, a wonderful outcome. Thank you, Dolores O’Riordan.”  says Eleven Seven Label Group CEO Allen Kovac, who managed The Cranberries during the original release of “Zombie”.

Bad Wolves released “Zombie” earlier this year as a tribute to the late The Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, who was set to record and reprise her iconic vocals on the track the day she tragically passed away. On June 19th, the band presented her kids with a $250,000 check, donating their proceeds from the massively successful and incredibly resonant track.

“Zombie" is not only a definitive moment for Bad Wolves — but it has also proven to be the breakout rock song (and story) of 2018.”  The single has also previously reached platinum status in Canada and gold in Australia. To date, “Zombie’s official music video for the song has racked up over 165 million views via Facebook and YouTube. The track hit #1 on Spotify's viral chart in over 40 countries countries, went to #1 on the iTunes overall songs chart and iTunes rock and metal charts, and reigned atop the US Rock radio chart for three straight weeks.  The unprecedented success of “Zombie” lead to Bad Wolves' debut album Disobey achieving the #22 spot on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart.

Bad Wolves are currently on the road with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Nothing More as part of the biggest U.S. summer amphitheater rock tour of 2018. The band will continue to tour extensively throughout the end of the year, including a trek across Europe with Three Days Grace this Fall, joining Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and From Ashes to New on their U.S. Fall arena tour, and an arena tour through Canada this winter with Three Days Grace and Nothing More. For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit here.

For more information on Bad Wolves visit www.badwolvesnation.com

Statement Regarding Vinnie Paul

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Vinnie Paul Abbott wasn’t just a drummer, he was an iconic fixture in the metal and hard rock community, a pioneer, and an absolute legend. He was a self taught drummer who went on to win many awards for his impeccable skills throughout his career.

A founding member of Pantera, DamagePlan and his current band HELLYEAH, Vinnie was a vital force for bands and millions of fans worldwide. Whether fans were turning their volume to 11 or headbanging their hearts out at live shows, Vinnie was an inspiration.

His most recent release, HELLYEAH's UNDEN!ABLE contained three hit singles, thanks to support from Sirius XM’s Octane. “All of us at Octane are so broken hearted to hear of the passing of our brother Vinnie Paul. We sent love to his family, band members and fans. You will be missed. Thinking of you reunited and rockin’ with Dime… Rest in Peace, Vinnie Paul Abbott”, Octane released in a statement.

Today, the world not only lost a legend, but also a genuine human being who lived to put a smile on the faces of everyone he met. May he be reunited with his brother as we all strive to continue his legacy.

Eleven Seven Music is heartbroken, our thoughts and prayers are with his family, bandmates, friends, and fans through this difficult time.

BAD WOLVES Present $250,000 Check to Children of Late Cranberries Frontwoman, Dolores O'Riordan

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Last night at a sold out Gramercy Theatre in New York City, Bad Wolves presented a $250,000 check to Dolores O’ Riordan’s family onstage prior to a performance of “Zombie”.  O’Riordan’s two sons, Donny Jr. and Taylor Burton, alongside their father, Don Burton, were presented with the gift in an emotional moment.  The check was also accepted on behalf of their younger sisters, Molly and Dakota Burton.

O’Riordan was set to record her iconic vocals on the track on the day of her tragic passing. In advance of their debut album, Disobey, the band released “Zombie” as a single, with the commitment to bestow their proceeds to her four children.  The unprecedented global success of “Zombie” lead to the raising of $250,000, with a promise for more. 

Our sadness the day Dolores passed was nothing compared to that of her children and her family.  In light of the tragedy, donating our proceeds to her children was the only thing that made sense. The ultimate goal is to present them with a $1,000,000 check – and the fact we’re a quarter of the way there is beyond incredible,” reflects Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext.  The connection that people have to this song, the stories, the memories and the kids who are hearing this song through Bad Wolves for the first time - it’s a true testament to the timelessness of their mother’s songwriting that will live on forever, and we are so grateful to be able to do this for them.”

Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” has been certified Gold in the United States and Australia, as well as gaining Platinum status in Canada. The track has topped charts worldwide, including the U.S. iTunes overall and rock charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart, while also reigning atop the Active Rock radio chart for three straight weeks .  Bad Wolves have also earned the #1 spot on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart.  Additionally, the single has been planted atop the iTunes Metal chart in the U.K. and Germany for five straight months.  The official music video, a tribute to O’Riordan and an homage to the original, has  garnered over 125 million views across platforms. 

Their debut album, Disobey, released in May via Eleven Seven Music, achieved the #22 spot on the Billboard Top 200, #2 on the Hard Rock Chart, #4 on Rock, and #8 on the Top Current Albums Chart. Consisting of vocalist Tommy Vext (ex-Divine Heresy), drummer John Boecklin (ex-DevilDriver), guitarist Doc Coyle (Vagus Nerve, ex-God Forbid), guitarist Chris Cain (Bury Your Dead), and bassist Kyle Konkiel (ex-In This Moment), Bad Wolves have proven themselves to be the global breakout band of 2018. 

Bad Wolves will be touring extensively throughout the rest of 2018, with the “What’s In Your Head” tour continuing through July 6th with label mates From Ashes to New and special guest Diamante.  They will also be joining Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More on their massive amphitheater tour this summer.   For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.badwolvesnation.com.

 

BAD WOLVES DROP NEW MUSIC VIDEO "REMEMBER WHEN", APPLE MUSIC EXCLUSIVE

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June 1st, 2018, NEW YORK, NY -- Today, Bad Wolves have premiered their latest music video for “Remember When” — exclusively available on Apple Music through June 15th.

Directed by Wayne Isham (Mötley Crüe, Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth) , “Remember When” is the third single released from the band’s debut album, Disobey, out now via Eleven Seven Music.  The album had a consumption of over 21,000 units in the first week and debuted at #22 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, #8 on the Top Current Albums chart, #2 on the Hard Rock Albums chart and #4 on the Rock Album charts. 

The powerful music video relays the story of frontman Tommy Vext’s relationship with his twin brother.  “My twin brother is currently serving 17 years for attempted murder — [he] tried to kill me during a home invasion when he was high in 2010…  [Testifying against him] was definitely one of the more difficult moments of my life,” Vext reflected in a recent interview with Kerrang!.  “‘Remember When’ kinda goes through a timeline and highlights two people who lived the exact same life and had the exact same hardships and advantages and disadvantages, and who we are ultimately as adults is defined by the choices that we made, and our lives reflect those choices.”

Disobey features the band’s cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit, “Zombie.” Their version was a runaway hit and elevated Bad Wolves to international acclaim. The track topped charts worldwide, including iTunes overall, rock and metal charts, Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart and Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart.  Since its release, the official music video has garnered over 100 million views. Bad Wolves plan to donate their proceeds from the song to the late Dolores O’Riordan’s four children.  

Bad Wolves will be spending most of the foreseeable future on the road.  Beginning June 6th, the band will set out on the “What’s In Your Head” Tour, co-headlined by labelmates From Ashes to New and special guest Diamante.  The band will also be joining Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, and Nothing More on a massive summer amphitheater tour throughout North America.   For tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.badwolvesnation.com.

BAD WOLVES DROP SURPRISE TRACK "HEAR ME NOW" FEATURING DIAMANTE

April 20, 2017, New York, NY: Following a tease on socials earlier this week, Bad Wolves reveal Hear Me Now” ft. Diamante, out now on Spotify. The surprise duet sees Bad Wolves’ frontman Tommy Vext and Diamante join forces in a powerful display of intertwined vocals on the soaring ballad.

“It is undeniable what Diamante brought to the song as a final touch,” explains Vext of the collaboration. “In retrospect it always felt like “Hear Me Now” was a duet. In the process of recording together, I think we all fell in love with Diamante a little bit. And we think you will too.”

 

The labelmates will tour together this summer on the What’s In Your Head Tour - on sale now! The upcoming tour sees Bad Wolves and From Ashes To New  co-headline with Diamante opening each show.

"When Bad Wolves invited me to record “Hear Me Now” I was completely ecstatic and honored!,” shares Diamante. “I am in love with everything about the song, which makes me even more excited to go on our tour this summer with them and From Ashes To New! Bad Wolves and FATN are both incredible bands, and I cannot wait to hit the road with them in June."

2018 has proven to be a breakout year for Bad Wolves, who are set to release their debut record, Disobey on May 11th via Eleven Seven Music.  Earlier this year, the band released their cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit, “Zombie” as a tribute to late frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, who was set to reprise her iconic vocals on the track. Resonating with audiences across the globe, “Zombie” has topped global charts. At present, it is the longest charting track of all tracks currently on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart and the top-selling rock single of 2018. Having received mainstream US airplay from Howard Stern, KROQ and Z 100, “Zombie” has gone #1 on iTunes Overall (US), and #1 iTunes Rock, and #1 iTunes Metal Globally. The official music video has accumulated over 71 Million video views on FB and YouTube combined since its release. 

Up-and-coming solo artist and Better Noise label-mate Diamante has previously opened for Whitesnake and Steel Panther. The 21-year-old, turquoise-tressed, Mexican-Italian-American musician is sure to wow audiences with her signature brand of sultry attitude and rock swagger on tour this summer and on her debut album Coming In Hot - featuring the viral title track and lead single Had Enough- out June 15th. It is produced and mixed by Howard Benson [Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm]. Her 5-track collection Volume 1 is out now.

A full list of In Your Head Tour dates can be found below. Tickets and VIP packages are available via https://badwolvesnation.com

BAD WOLVES, FROM ASHES TO NEW ANNOUNCE "WHAT'S IN YOUR HEAD?" TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUEST DIAMANTE

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April 17, 2017, New York, NY: Bad Wolves and From Ashes to New have announced the What’s In Your Head Tour, a co-headline tour featuring support from special guest and label-mate Diamante.  Beginning on June 4th in Madison Wisconsin, this intimate club tour stretches across North America, including stops in Chicago, New York, and Minneapolis.

2018 has proven to be a breakout year for Bad Wolves, who are set to release their debut record, Disobey on May 11th via Eleven Seven Music.  Earlier this year, the band released their cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit, “Zombie” as a tribute to late frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan, who was set to reprise her iconic vocals on the track. Resonating with audiences across the globe, “Zombie” has topped global charts. At present, it is the longest charting track of all tracks currently on Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart and the top-selling rock single of 2018. Having received mainstream US airplay from Howard Stern, KROQ and Z 100, “Zombie” has gone #1 on iTunes Overall (US), and #1 iTunes Rock, and #1 iTunes Metal Globally. The official music video has accumulated over 71 Million video views on FB and YouTube combined since its release. 

From Ashes to New will co-headline the tour in support of their new album The Future, out April 20th on E7LG imprint Better Noise Records, featuring the lead single Crazy.” The Future showcases the Lancaster, PA-based band’s revamped lineup and sound. Consisting of founding front man/rapper/programmer Matt Brandyberry, guitarist Lance Dowdle, new vocalist Danny Case, and drummer Mat Madiro, From Ashes To New’s chemistry is undeniable on stage and on the new album, which sees the band expanding their musical palette and taking their blend of rock, hip/hop, pop, and metal to new heights.

Up-and-coming solo artist and Better Noise label-mate Diamante joins the tour as special guest and opening act. Having previously opened for Whitesnake and Steel Panther, the 21-year-old, turquoise-tressed, Mexican-Italian-American musician is sure to wow audiences with her signature brand of sultry attitude and rock swagger. Diamante’s debut album Coming In Hot - featuring the viral title track and lead single Had Enough- is out June 15th. It is produced and mixed by Howard Benson [Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm]. Her 5-track collection Volume 1 is out now.

 

A full list of In Your Head Tour dates can be found below. Tickets and VIP packages are available via https://badwolvesnation.com and  and all tickets will be on sale this Friday, April 20th at 10:00 am local time.

 

What’s In Your Head Tour Dates:

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June 4 – The Annex – Madison, WI

June 6 – Varsity Theater – Minneapolis, MN

June 7 –  Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL

June 8 – The Machine Shop – Flint, MI

June 9 – Piere’s Entertainment Center – Fort Wayne, IN

June 11 – The Basement – Columbus, OH

June 12 – The Westcott Theater – Syracuse, NY

June 13 – Aura – Portland, ME

June 18 – Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA

June 19 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY

June 21 – Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore, MD

June 22 – Norva – Norfolk, VA

June 23 – The Tarheel – Jacksonville, NC

June 24 – Capone’s – Johnson City, TN

June 26 – Soul Kitchen – Mobile, AL

June 27 – Sidetracks Music Hall – Huntsville, AL

June 28 – The Metroplex – Little Rock, AR

June 29 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK

July 2 – Jake’s Sports Cafe – Lubbock, TX

July 5 – Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO

July 6 – Sunshine Studios Live – Colorado Springs, CO

PAPA ROACH REVEAL "NONE OF THE ABOVE" MUSIC VIDEO FEATURING DANCEXPERIENCE BALLET TROUPE

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On April 5th, Papa Roach head out on the final North American headlining leg of their Crooked Teeth World Tour.  Today, the band releases a surprise music video for “None of The Above”, the eighth music video released from their latest album Crooked Teeth. The video, which was shot on location at Beaufort Castle in Luxembourg while the band was on tour in Europe, features the DanceXperience ballet troupe. It was directed by Bryson Roatch and choreographed by esteemed urban dance choreographer Alex Lopes.

“We actually wrote ‘None of The Above’ near the end of recording Crooked Teeth,” says bassist Tobin Esperance, “We were going for a classic rock-sounding anthem, juxtaposed with current, contemporary, sounds and taking a rock anthem to a younger generation.  Bryson had this great idea of going to a castle while we were on our European tour and then he made us even more excited by telling us that he could get this song choreographed and he delivered on all counts.”

“We wanted to create something you would not normally see from a rock band,” says director Bryson Roatch, “It was amazing and such an honor to work with other artists from a different culture and see their passion.”

Papa Roach set out to push the boundaries of their genre with their ninth studio album, Crooked Teeth.  Released in May 2017, the album debuted in the Top 20 on the Top 200 Albums Chart as well as at #1 on Billboard’s Top Hard Rock Albums Chart, cumulating over 200 million streams worldwide. Crooked Teeth earned Papa Roach two #1 singles on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart with the lead single “Help” reigning atop the chart for six straight weeks as well as “Born For Greatness”, which has been prominently featured on top Spotify playlists such as “Rock This” and “Beast Mode” and can be heard weekly as the theme song for WWE’s Monday Night Raw.

Over the last sixteen months, Papa Roach have taken the Crooked Teeth experience global - touring extensively throughout Europe, Australia, North America and South America. The band just wrapped up a successful run with A Day to Remember on the 15 Years in the Making Tour where they played to 100,000 fans over the course of eighteen shows.  Papa Roach is ready to bring even more of their headlining might to intimate venues in North America featuring support from Nothing More and Escape the Fate. Tickets are selling fast, with five sold-out shows on the leg, and eight more with limited tickets remaining. For more information, visit www.paparoach.com.

BAD WOLVES Enters Billboard Hot 100, Launches Pre-Order for Debut Album, Disobey

The audience has spoken: Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” is the breakthrough single of 2018.

The meteoric single enters the Billboard Hot 100 this week as the chart’s highest new entry at #54, capping off a whirlwind rise that has seen the track (released January 19th) receive mainstream US airplay from Howard Stern, KROQ and Z 100, go #1 on iTunes Overall (US), and #1 iTunes Rock, and Metal Globally.

Garnering 7.7 million streams to date, “Zombie” hit #1 on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart and is featured on Spotify’s Top Viral Chart in 48 Countries this week alone. “Zombie” is currently the top-selling rock release of 2018 and most-downloaded song of the week overall stateside. The video has amassed 33 Million views in just three weeks.

The track, a cover of The Cranberries seminal 1994 hit, appears on Bad Wolves’ forthcoming debut album Disobey, out May 11th on Eleven Seven Music. The album is available for pre-order today. Co-inciding with the pre-order launch of the album, the band is also offering fans a variety of new cd/merchandise bundles.The band is donating all of their single proceeds to Dolores O’Riordan’s three children. O’Riordan was slated to record vocals for Bad Wolves cover of the song on the day of her tragic passing.

Bad Wolves will tour extensively throughout the year including upcoming dates with Hollywood Undead, Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown this spring, followed by a massive summer tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and Nothing More.  For more information and tickets, visit www.badwolvesnation.com. All tour dates and VIP packages are available HERE.