Dolores O’Riordan to Release on Helter Records?

April 7, 2004  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan to Release on Helter Records?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

The website for Toronto’s Metalworks Studios has updated with a small bit of information regarding Dolores O’Riordan’s recent lengthy recording sessions there. The website lists a “To Be Announced” project from Dolores to be released on a label called Helter. We at ZG couldn’t find any current label simply by the name of “Helter,” though there are several by the name “Helter Skelter,” the largest of which produces Oasis singles in Europe. It is possible that the label is new or else a name-only label, just as “Black Widow” is listed under the “Timeless Music” label. The website also mentions that engineer Chris Crerar acted as 2nd engineer on the recording. (We guess that Matt Vaughan was the head engineer.)

Dolores spent most of the second half of 2003 in Toronto working at Metalworks on soundtrack projects and also on starting her solo album.

Source: Metalworks Studios

Dolores to Sing “Angels Go to Heaven” for EvilEnko Soundtrack

April 7, 2004  |  Comments Off on Dolores to Sing “Angels Go to Heaven” for EvilEnko Soundtrack  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

We have breaking news today that The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan has recorded and contributed a new song entitled “Angels Go to Heaven” to the upcoming Italian horror movie EvilEnko. The song was written by Dolores and Angelo Badalamenti, composer of the soundtracks for Blue Velvet and Mullholland Drive. The movie, written by breakthrough director David Grieco, will be released in Italy in just a few days on April 16th.

The movie stars Malcom McDowell of A Clockwork Orange fame. Curiously, McDowell is slated to take the role of Zues in Brian Johnson’s play Helen of Troy, to which Dolores is contributing several songs (and possibly take the role of Helen). We’re betting that McDowell introduced her to this project.

A clip of the song “Angels Go to Heaven” can be heard at the end of the trailer for the new movie. Additionally, you can hear a 45-second clip of the new song by visiting EvilEnko.com. Once the page loads, click the right side of the frontal lobe (labelled “lembo di vita”) of the brain that appears. Dolores’s contribution is also noted on the bottom of the movie’s poster, which reads “The song ‘Angels go to Heaven’ (O’Riordan – Badalamenti) is sung by Dolores O’Riordan.”

Huge thanks to Alisha for this news.

If you’ve got any scoops about Dolores O’Riordan’s upcoming solo material,
please send it in to us!

Source: EvilEnko.com

Official Site: “Cranberries Are Still a Unit”

April 1, 2004  |  Comments Off on Official Site: “Cranberries Are Still a Unit”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Since September, many Cranberries fans have written emails to the Official Cranberries Website in hopes of learning something — anything — about the status of The Cranberries. For months, nearly all of those emails have gone unanswered. Zombieguide reader Jill Smith was one such fan who went proactive by writing to the Official Site and yesterday, to our surprise, received this response:

Great to hear your wife and you are such fans of The Cranberries music. At the moment, the band is just taking some time off after having started working on new material. The Web site is in the process of being redesigned and reorganized. So that is why there has been a lack of updates in the past. Things should be up and running in a couple months and we’ll be keeping it current with news and tour info to help our online fans stay notified. The Cranberries are still a unit.

ZG Forum user Forevercran also received a personal reply today which read:

Thank you for writing in. I’m sorry to hear of your frustration with the lack of information and I hope this doesn’t prevent you from continuing to be a Cranberries fan in the future. A lot has happened in the last few months with the band and there has been much confusion surrounding them. At the press conference from the Sanremo festival, Dolores mentioned that the band was currently taking some time off and that was translated into the band has broken up.

There is no need to worry, all is well in the Cranberries land. They have recorded some new songs and are now taking some time off, they have not broken up. At the moment, the Web site is being redesigning and reorganizing. Once it’s up and running, we’ll be updating it with news and tour info as before, and keep our online fans notified. If you haven’t subscribed to our newsletters yet, you can do so here:http://www.cranberries.com/cb/elists.html.

I hope this cleared things up, and you continue to enjoy the Cranberries music!

So it appears that the new webmastering team at InDIMENSIONS has begun digging into the no doubt massive pile of email, and more such repsonses seem likely.

But more than that, an official site redesign can only be seen as a good sign. The proposition of future news updates about tour info is even more promising.

Source: Exclusive

Dublin Beautiful Night Concert Cancelled, Belfast Continues as Planned

April 1, 2004  |  Comments Off on Dublin Beautiful Night Concert Cancelled, Belfast Continues as Planned  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Concert organizers for the European Union’s grand “Beautiful Night” mega- concert on May 1 regretfully announced yesterday that the Dublin half of the event has been cancelled. The event in Dublin would have required closing certain streets for five days, disrupting business. There are suspicions that the event was also cancelled due to the threat of a terrorist attack. The planned simultaneous concert in Belfast (which ironically is not part of the Republic of Ireland) will go on as planned.

Previously announced artists included Dolores O’Riordan, Van Morrison, U2, Alanis Morisette, and Bob Geldof. No word yet on how the cancellation of the Dublin concert will a ect the artist lineup, if at all.

Source: The Observer

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