The surviving members of The Cranberries have announced that they will release a final album, following the death of frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan earlier this year.
In a statement, the band say that they began work on a new record last year, and that O’Riordan had already recorded all of her vocal tracks. The release is currently scheduled for early 2019.
They also said that they have decided to complete work on a 25th anniversary edition of their debut album, ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ Work began on the remastered and expanded release last year, and was supposed to be released this month. However, in the wake of O’Riordan’s death, the project was put on hold.
“In recent weeks we revisited this”, say the band. “After much consideration we have decided to finish what we started. We thought about it and decided that as this is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it. So that’s the plan, to finish the project and get the special 25th anniversary edition album out later this year”.
O’Riordan died in London in January, shortly before she was due to record a new version of Cranberies hit ‘Zombie’ with hard rock band Bad Wolves. No cause of death has yet been announced, as the coroner investigating awaits further test results. A further announcement isn’t expected until at least early April.
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