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:

Bad Wolves & From Ashes To New Co-Headline with Special Guest Diamante

 

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.

BAD WOLVES' "Zombie" Goes #1 Worldwide

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Topping charts worldwide this past weekend, Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries’ “Zombie” has hit #1 in multiple countries around the globe. The track will appear on the band’s debut album Disobey, coming out May 18th on Eleven Seven Music.

Stateside the song hit the trifecta, going #1 iTunes overall, rock, and metal. It also hit #1 Rock and #1 Metal on iTunes in The Cranberries’ home country of Ireland, the UK,  Canada, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia.

The global numbers are undeniable: the video has garnered more than 14 Million views in 18 days across YouTube and Facebook, and the track has gone #3 on Spotify’s Viral Global Top 50 and #4 on Spotify’s Viral US Top 50.

The unstoppable hit single was first released by The Cranberries in 1994, the original track hit #1 across the globe, including the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart. The song returned to the Top-Ten on the US Rock Charts shortly after news of Dolores O’Riordan’s passing earlier this year.

O’Riordan was slated to record vocals for Bad Wolves’ cover of the track (which she described as “killer”) on the day of her passing.  The band decided to release the song in her honor with all Bad Wolves’ proceeds going to her children.

As a new generation discovers “Zombie” thanks to Bad Wolves, the track shows itself as a timeless hit with staying power that reaches across the ages.

Bad Wolves will tour extensively in 2018. Dates below, with more TBA.

Bad Wolves Tour Dates

Supporting Five Finger Death Punch + Shinedown

* FFDP and Bad Wolves Only

May 6 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN
May 8 - Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY
May 10 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK
May 11 - Westfair Amphitheatre - Council Bluffs, IA
May 12 - Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI *
May 14 - Salem Civic Center - Salem, VA
May 16 - Legacy Arena - Birmingham, AL
May 17 - Ford Center- Evansville, IN
May 18 - Mark of the Quad - Moline, IL
May 20 - Alerus Center - Grand Forks, ND
May 30 - Casper Events Center - Casper, WY *

4/20 - UFEST 2018 - Mesa, AZ

4/21 - Las Rageous - Las Vegas, NV

4/27 - Welcome to Rockville - Jacksonville, FL

4/28 - Fort Rock Festival - Fort Lauderdale, FL

BAD WOLVES PAY HOMAGE TO DOLORES O’RIORDAN IN NEW “ZOMBIE” VIDEO

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Described by Dolores O’Riordan as a “killer” cover version, Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” Cover Continues To Dominate Globally

Since Its Release Four Weeks Ago:

#1 iTunes Rock Single

 #1 iTunes Metal Single

3 Million Streams

#3 Shazam Searched Track

Top-20 at Active Rock

#1 Position On Spotify’s Rock Hard Playlist

Bad Wolves Donating Proceeds To O’Riordan’s Three Children

New Dates Announced with Five Finger Death Punch & Shinedown

“Bad Wolves' interpretation of “Zombie" is moody like the Cranberries', though the instrumentation sounds clearer and more cutting.” - Rolling Stone 

February 22, 2018, NEW YORK, NY -- Bad Wolves’ cover of The Cranberries’ intergenerational hit single “Zombie” continues to dominate rock and metal charts around the globe, with all proceeds from track donated to lead singer Dolores O’Riordan’s three children.

Today, the band reveals the official “Zombie” music video, directed by Wayne Isham[Avenged Sevenfold, Megadeth, Motley Crue]. It’s a powerful testament to the Cranberries’ singer, who was set to record with the band on the day of her tragic passing.The new video features an unreachable woman fully-realized in O’Riordan’s iconic gold from the original “Zombie” video. Throughout the clip, she and frontman Tommy Vext try to touch each other but cannot. She leaves golden handprints with each attempt to touch.

In an exclusive statement, O’Riordan’s UK Publicist Lindsey Holmes, provided further insight into what the Irish singer thought of Bad Wolves’ version of the track: “Dolores was excited about plans to guest vocal on a cover version of her all time classic “Zombie” by American rock band Bad Wolves. Although very different in style to the original, Dolores said she thought that the cover “was killer” and she was intrigued by the simple but effective couple of lyric changes that make the cover version as relevant to current world events as the original was to the events that inspired her to write the song in the early nineties.”

“For me Dolores was the strongest female voice in Rock for the past three decades,”explains Dan Waite, Managing Director Europe for Eleven Seven Label Group and the artist’s personal friend. “I have very bittersweet feelings about the last two voice messages Dolores left me on the day she passed about recording 'Zombie' with Bad Wolves. She was telling me Bad Wolves version was “awesome” and she could not wait to get into the studio, however ultimately her voicemails have brought comfort to her Mother Eileen and her family as they heard her messages joking and talking passionately about music, her children, and future plans.

Her plans were cut short far too soon but the relevance of “Zombie” and the legacy of her music continues to span generations. Bad Wolves’ Tommy Vext explains what compelled him to cover the song; “Her lyrics, confronting the collateral damage of political unrest, capture the same sentiment we wanted to express a quarter-century later. That is a testament to the kind of enduring artist Dolores was, and will remain forever.”  

Originally released in 1994 following the IRA bombing of Warrington, The Cranberries’ “Zombie” hit #1 across the globe, including on the Billboard Alternative Songs charts. The song returned to the top ten on the US Rock Charts shortly after news of her passing was announced. That same week Bad Wolves released their version of “Zombie” in her honor. In just four weeks, the cover has garnered over 3 Million combined streams (across YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music) and continues to climb the charts. Bad Wolves “Zombie” is currently Top-20 at U.S. Rock Radio and sits atop rock and metal iTunes charts around the world. 

Bad Wolves have also announced upcoming U.S. dates with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown. Tickets here and dates listed below:

Sun May 6 - Bridgestone Arena - Nashville, TN

Tues May 8 - Rupp Arena - Lexington, KY

Thurs May 10 - BOK Center - Tulsa, OK

Fri May 11 - Westfair Amphitheatre - Council Bluffs, IA

Sat May 12 - Eagles Ballroom - Milwaukee, WI *

Mon May 14 - Salem Civic Center - Salem, VA

Wed May 16 - Legacy Arena - Birmingham, AL

Thurs May 17 - Ford Center- Evansville, IN

Fri May 18 - Mark of the Quad - Moline, IL

Sun May 20 - Alerus Center - Grand Forks, ND

Wed May 30 - Casper Events Center - Casper, WY *

* FFDP and Bad Wolves Only

Watch Papa Roach's New Music Video "Born For Greatness" on Apple Music

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Papa Roach have revealed the new music video for “Born For Greatness” exclusively with Apple Music. “This video is to showcase to the world that no matter your struggle and/or adversity, you are born for greatness,” says Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix.

Featuring galvanizing performances from Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, Jen Bricker, and Jean Sok - three talented individuals who refuse to be limited by physical challenges - the video is a testament to the limitless possibilities within all of us.

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham was born with spina bifida, a birth defect of the spinal cord. Fotheringham has gone on to become a professional WCMX (wheelchair motocross) athlete. He completed the first ever wheelchair front flip while touring the world with Nitro Circus.

Jen Bricker was born without legs and her heart on the opposite side of her chest.  “Never say can’t” is her motto. The professional aerialist has toured the world and performed with global superstars including Britney Spears.

Jean Sok is a breakdancer with only one leg. Employing “b-boy” style techniques, Sok incorporates his crutches into his moves, using them as an extension of his arms. He gained international acclaim as a performer for Cirque Du Soliel’s Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour and Michael Jackson One.

Directed by Bryson Roatch, “Born For Greatness” is the latest single from the band’s ninth LP, Crooked Teeth (out now on Eleven Seven Music)

Papa Roach are currently wrapping up their Australian tour.  They are set to tour with A Day To Remember in February and March before launching into their North American headline tour with support from Nothing More and Escape the Fate on April 5th.  All dates are listed below. For tickets and VIP packages, visit www.paparoach.com.

Bad Wolves Release Cover of The Cranberries' "Zombie" In Memory of Dolores O'Riordan

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was set to record vocals for hard rock band Bad Wolves’ cover of “Zombie” this past Monday, January 15th, the day of her tragic passing. Today the band release their version of “Zombie” in her memory, with proceeds going to O’Riordan’s three children.

“It was the greatest honor to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it,” says Bad Wolves singer Tommy Vext. “We’re deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Dolores and by the fact that she’s leaving behind three children so we are donating the proceeds from the song to her kids.”

“It’s such a powerful song and the themes are still so relevant, we wanted to release it in her memory,” he continues. “The original lyrics include the line ‘It’s the same old theme Since nineteen-sixteen. In your head, in your head, they’re still fighting’. It’s a reference to the IRA bombings during the Irish Rebellion. We changed that lyric to say ‘2018’ and she was really excited about that because the nations may have changed but we’re still fighting the same battles today. Humanity is still fighting to assert itself despite all the conflicts.”

Vext further discusses the decision to release The Cranberries’ generation-defining song in an exclusive interview with Rolling Stone.

Listen to Bad Wolves cover of “Zombie” HERE.  

Read the band’s original statement on Facebook and Twitter.

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