Bad Wolves

Bad Wolves’ “Zombie” Success Leads To Big First Week For Debut Album “Disobey”


For a relatively new band, Bad Wolves have already found success that others can only dream about. The group’s hit cover of The Cranberries‘ “Zombie” skyrocketed to the top of iTunes, among other charts, and landed them gold records in the United States and Canada—all before even releasing an album (the band did however release two EPs this spring.)

At press time their version of “Zombie” sits at 23,499,249 streams on Spotify while the official music video upload on YouTube has racked up 63,752,505 views and counting. Understandably such immediate success was tragically fueled in part by the untimely passing of The CranberriesDolores O’Riordan, who was scheduled to record her parts for the cover just prior to her death earlier this year. Bad Wolves for their part have been donating proceeds from the track to her children.

With such big numbers, there was a lot of eyes in the industry curious as to if the single’s breakout success would convert to big sales for the group’s debut album, “Disobey“, which arrived in stores on May 11th. The results for that reporting period are now in and the album pushed roughly 15,000 units, enough to see it debut at #23 on the Billboard Top 200. For a relatively unestablished band, it’s a certainly a hefty bow.

The group will be out this summer on this North American tour with Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin and more and also have these off-dates booked.

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