2021’s hottest heavy band, SPIRITBOX, have today announced the release of their first new music since their incendiary, chart topping debut album, ‘Eternal Blue’. The new release comes in the form of a 3-track single titled ‘Rotoscope’ and sees the band bringing their unique spin to a more industrial, 90s alt-rock-tinged sound.
The full 3 songs can be streamedvia the following link.
Canadian 3 piece SPIRITBOX have released another single ‘Sun Killer’ from their exceptional debut album ‘Eternal Blue’. The track is the album opener, a huge fan favourite already, and is meant to really help encapsulate the incredible year this supremely exciting and talented band have had.
From singer, Courtney LaPlante – “We are just very grateful for everything we have achieved this year. We don’t take it for granted and it doesn’t make us feel comfortable and secure, we know the hard work is just beginning for us. However, it is a huge confirmation that we are on the right path and that there is organic support for us in the UK, making us even more eager to come visit and play shows there!”
ERRA have released a new version of their single “Vanish Canvas” featuring vocals from Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante. ERRA’s JT Cavey reveals, “We’ve never had a guest feature before, even before my time in the band. ‘Vanish Canvas’ is a very special song to Jesse and the rest of the band; it felt right if it were to be any song, it was this one. Courtney has been a longtime friend and extremely supportive of me, as well as ERRA; we are honored to have her be our first feature.” Vocalist Jesse Cash adds, “Vanish Canvas is my favorite song that ERRA has written, and Courtney’s presence on it makes it that much more impactful.”
The new version of “Vanish Canvas” follows the release of the instrumental version of their latest, highly acclaimed S/T album which was released earlier this year via UNFD. Their massive U.S. run is well underway and is their first tour back since the onset of the pandemic. The band is thrilled to be back on the road, performing songs from ERRA live for the first time ever.
For a full list of dates or tickets head HERE. Keep up with ERRA on Instagram HERE.
SPIRITBOX have unveiled a brand new track today titled “Hurt You“, from their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Eternal Blue‘, set for release on September 17th on Rise Records. Records. The band have also released an accompanying music video for the song which can be watched below
Speaking on the new song and its accompanying music video, Spiritbox guitarist, Mike Stringer shares “Hurt You is a song that was written before the pandemic, in early 2020 during a snowstorm. We were stuck inside, and couldn’t go anywhere, so this song flowed out of myself, Courtney, and our producer Dan pretty quick. The subject matter of the song
explores toxic codependency, and the feeling of knowing that something is doomed to fail, but making the choice to go down with the ship. The video, directed by Dylan Hryciuk, is horror inspired, and depicts love in four different acts. It’s the first video we’ve made where we do not make an appearance, and allow the story to be the main focus.”Spiritbox, one of the hottest new bands in heavy music, thrilled fans back in May with the official announcement of their highly anticipated debut album, ‘Eternal Blue’, which is set to drop on Friday, September 17th, 2021 with pre-orders available now by clicking here. The band sold out of all vinyl pre-orders within the first 24 hours of announcement and on-sale.
The band have released two new songs from their debut album this year. First single “Circle With Me” which charted on Billboard at #1 Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, #5 Hot Hard Rock Songs, #9 Rock Songs Core Genre, #12 Rock Digital Songs, #50 Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, #71 Digital Songs and has clocked up 10.7 million streams to date. More recently, they released “Secret Garden” which has clocked up 5.2 million streams since its release.
Prior to “Circle With Me” the band released two break-out, hit singles last year – the heartbreaking and otherworldly “Constance“, which has clocked up 10.5 million streams to date and re-entered the Billboard chats last week at #1 Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, #4 Rock Songs Core Genre, #19 Hot Hard Rock Songs following the release of the very special reimagining of “Constance (Acoustic)” and the unrelentingly brutal “Holy Roller” which has run up 18.3 million streams to date and debuted at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs and charted as the #1 song of 2020 on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal.
Check out the Cover Art and Tracklisting for ‘Eternal Blue’ below.
1. Sun Killer 2. Hurt You 3. Yellowjacket feat. Sam Carter 4. The Summit 5. Secret Garden 6. Silk In The Strings 7. Holy Roller 8. Eternal Blue 9. We Live In A Strange World 10. Halcyon 11. Circle With Me 12. Constance
Canadian 3 piece SPIRITBOX are one of this year’s hottest, break out bands, and their brilliant, brand new song “CircleWithMe” is out today, Friday April 30th, on RiseRecords.
The incredible growth with this band is laid out for all to see on this new single. Featuring the ethereal and otherworldly vocals of Courtney LaPlante, who can create and push a melody far beyond where we as the listener expect it to go. This unique and stunning vocal delivery mixed with sharp, precise and exciting production, as well as thick, catchy and savage riffs, make up the utterly unique SPIRITBOXcalling card.
The track is accompanied by a gorgeous music video directed by OrieMcGinness, that perfectly compliments the lyrical theme of the song with a constantly revolving shot around the band as they perform.
Speaking about the new track, CourtneyLaPlante explains – “Thissongwaswritteninthestudioasalastminuteaddition,oneofthemanyreasonswearesogratefultonolongerbeexclusivelyworkingremotely.ItcapturesthespectrumofemotionsI’vebeenfeelinglatelyaboutmymusic.FromtheanxietyIfeelaboutmessingup,toaconfidencemeanttoprotectmefromselfdoubt. Visually,wewantedtopresenttheviewerwiththeimageofusthatwemissthemost:usperformingonstage,withnothingtohidebehind:instruments,somelights,andbeautifulcameramovement.“
“Circle With Me” follows the band’s two break-out, hit singles released last year – the heartbreaking and otherworldly “Constance” and the unrelentingly catchy “Holy Roller“. Between them, they have clocked up a staggering 18 million streams to date, with “Holy Roller” debuting at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs and spending 7 weeks at #1 onSiriusXM Liquid Metal’s “Devil’s Dozen” with the remix version of the song feat. Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake spending 5 weeks at #2. The band have (without an album) amassed over 66.6 million streams so far on all platforms.
SPIRITBOX recently finished work on their debut album which is slated for release later this year.
After confirming that the 2021 iteration of Download festival will not be taking place this year,the festival have revealed some more of the names who will be playing Donington Park in 2022.
Joining the already announced headliners KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro will be…
Deftones Korn The Pretty Reckless Rise Against Black Label Society Theory Monster Truck Power Wolf Wayward Sons Those Damn Crows The Raven Age Megadeth Steel Panther The Distillers The Darkness Airbourne Daughtry Skillet Lacuna Coil Bush Of Mice & Men Wednesday 13 Ayron Jones Massive Wagons The Last Internationale Control The Storm The Ghost Inside Funeral For A Friend Descendents Boston Manor Sleep Token The Faim grandson Trash Boat Holding Absence Marianas Trench Wargasm Loathe Jamie Lenman The Hara Press Club Salem Cemetery Sun Blackout Problems Dead Posey Static Dress Electric Wizard Sepultura Blues Pills Dying Fetus British Lion Bleed From Within Twin Temple Bokassa Venom Prison Spiritbox Tempt Fire From The Gods A.A. Williams Higher Power Kill The Lights Dead Poet Society Joyous Wolf Modern Error Cellar Door Moon Crew Lotus Eater The Scratch Dead Label Phoxjaw JJ Wilde Anchor Lane Temples On Mars As Everything Unfolds Injester
There’s a new podcast on the horizon! Spiritbox vocalist Courney LaPlante has given us the Good For A Girl podcast!
It will see LaPlante joined by a variety of female and non-binary guests from all factions of the music industry as they discuss their personal experiences of gender inequality that influenced and shaped her them as they navigated their way along their respective career paths.
This is what she had to say about putting the podcast together.
“This is a place for us to let our guard down and relate to one another. There are just as many fascinating people behind the scenes as there are fascinating people under the spotlight, and learning from their experience and expertise can help the rest of us get closer to our own goals within this industry.”
A new episode will air every Wednesday at 5:00PM (UK time), and the first episode with guest Caity Babs of SiriusXM is now available to stream and listen to.
Canadian Progressive Metal outfit Spiritbox have once again displayed their phenomenal songwriting ingenuity with powerfully emotional new track “Constance”(out now via Rise Records). The release is inspired both lyrically and visually by devastating loss. Both Spiritbox frontwoman, Courtney LaPlante and the video’s director Dylan Hryciuk suffered the passing of their beloved grandmothers this year. With “Constance” they came together to pour their sorrow into creating something beautiful, raw and deeply personal. The track is a tribute to both Courtney’s grandmother, Phyllis and Dylan’s grandmother Constance, whom the song is named after.
Sonically, the track blends Courtney’s sublime vocals with a majestically progressive musical landscape, exhibiting yet another facet of the band’s impressively varied song book and further showcases why Spiritbox have become one of the hottest, fast-rising bands in heavy music. Listen to “Constance” here and watch the heartbreaking music video below.
Speaking about the new track and the deeply personal and devastatingly sad inspiration behind both the lyrics and the music video for “Constance”, Courtney LaPlante, frontwoman of Spiritbox says:
“When ‘Holy Roller’ took off, we knew that we wanted to use the follow up single as a statement to show that we are not just going to put out the same thing over and over. We wrote the music for this song at the same time as ‘Blessed Be’ and ‘Rule Of Nines’, but I hadn’t ever committed to lyrics.
I came to our director Dylan with a proposition: Let’s create the music video and the lyrical content of the song at the same time. We both felt compelled for the song and story to reflect the sorrow we both feel about our grandmothers passing away recently.
Due to border shut downs, I was not able to say goodbye to my grandmother Phyllis, to whom the song is in tribute, or attend her funeral. I always promised her that I would sing at her memorial service, because she always requested a “pretty song with none of that scary screaming”. I hoped writing this song with no “scary screaming” in it would help me find a sense of closure.
Dylan wrote his video concept to honour his grandmother, Constance to whom the video is in tribute. Our music videos usually have a horror element to them, and we wanted to explore a different side of horror: the horror of feeling like your mind is betraying you, due to a long battle with dementia. With Dylan’s permission, we named the song ‘Constance’ to immortalize her story.”
“Constance” is in stark contrast to the band’s previous single, the unrelentingly brutal “Holy Roller“. Released back in July of this year to huge acclaim from both fans and media, the track debuted at #25 on Billboard’s Hot Hard Rock Songs and spent 7 weeks at #1 on SiriusXM Liquid Metal’s “Devil’s Dozen” with the recently released remix of the song feat. Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake spending 5 weeks at #2. To date, the track hasclocked up an impressive 4 million global streams and has 1.2 million YouTube views. Watch the nightmarish music video for the track, inspired by the recent cinematic horror masterpiece, “Midsommar”here.