Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
Bad Wolves, the latest project to feature singer Tommy Vext (VEXT, Westfield Massacre, ex-Divine Heresy) alongside former DevilDriver, In The Moment, God Forbid members, have shared a new single.
That single is the band’s powerful cover of The Cranberries‘ classic hit, “Zombie” (streaming below). Tragically, that band’s front-woman Dolores O’Riordan was originally due to record vocals for the cover on the day of her death last week, January 15th, 2018.
All proceeds garnered from the new song will be given directly to the three children O’Riordan leaves behind.
Tommy commented on this recent turn of events saying:
“It was the greatest honour to know she liked our version and wanted to sing on it. 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. 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.”