» Blog Archive Spiritbox Release Blistering New Track 'Holy Roller' -
The Big Kahuna Hard Music, Music Video, News, Streaming

Canadian Progressive Metal outfit, Spiritbox, have released their blistering new track Holy Roller today on Pale Chord Music.

Find the track on your streaming platform of choice here. In keeping with their run of highly artistic, impactful music videos, Spiritbox have also dropped the nightmarish music video for the track, inspired by the recent cinematic horror masterpiece, Midsommar. Watch the chilling new video

Speaking on their brand new track, lyricist and vocalist, Courtney LaPlante says

“This song was never intended to be a single. We wrote it in January to be an “angry” pallet cleanser on an otherwise dark,moody atmospheric album. Our mission statement was: “let’s make the most ridiculous song that we can.”
When we had the opportunity to tour Europe in March, we decided to put the unfinished song in our set, since we enjoyed it so much. Until our tour was cut short due to the pandemic, it was the highlight of each night.

We were scheduled to record our record in April, which of course had to be postponed due to Covid-19. Once we realized being back in a studio and traveling across borders would not be a reality for the foreseeable future, we decided to get proactive and take matters into our own hands.

The song that was meant to be a fun deep cut turned into our obsession, and we felt compelled to record it.
Once we figured out the best way to track with our producer Dan Braunstein over zoom, in real time using a direct audio feed, we quickly got to work with him, so we were able to recreate his in-studio quality to the best of our abilities, with him guiding us from his studio in LA.

The finished product, “Holy Roller”, feels like round house kick to the face.”‘


The husband and wife duo Courtney LaPlante and Michael Stringer made their debut with a self-released EP in October 2017, quickly building a cult following. In 2018 the duo found their musical counterpart in bass player Bill Crook and partnered with Pale Chord Music to continue to create and release music in single and EP formats.

Spiritbox have quickly become hotly tipped as one of the most exciting, creative and unique new forces to erupt from the world of heavy music. Pushing boundaries both sonically and visually with their beautifully haunting music videos that perfectly match the the juxtaposition of the ethereal, velvet textures of Courtney’s singing voice and the visceral, rageful power of her screams as they soar over complex soundscapes that ebb and flow between brutally heavy riffing and and progressive, other worldly electronic-tinged passages. Drawing their name from a device that some believe is capable of communing with the dead, the band have a paranormal undertone that runs through everything they do, using EVP (electronic voice phenomena) recordings both at their live shows and within their tracks. A quick look at the music videos for fan favorites such as Belcarra, Blessed Be and Rule of Nines and it’s clear to see that the band are no strangers to the macabre or paranormal.

Having toured the world many times over with their previous bands – metal outfit iwrestledabearonce (Courtney and Mike) and pop punk band Living With Lions (Bill) – Spiritbox absorbed the highs and lows of living as working musicians and decided to try a different and more sustainable approach when it came to releasing their music. They took the concept of supply and demand and applied it to their release model, focusing on making fans across the globe by using the social media tools available to them, releasing shorter bodies of music and removing touring from the plan until a demand was built. In doing so they quickly garnered a cult-like online following which has lead to over 10,000,000 streams across all platforms and sell outs on every physical release and most merch items they’ve released to date.

In Feb of 2020 Spiritbox jumped on a plane and finally went on tour in support of After The Burial across Europe, which was unfortunately cut short due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Despite having to return to Canada early, Spiritbox have remained busy – recording Holy Roller, shooting it’s accompanying video, launching their new Patreon and working on their debut LP expected out in 2021.

Leave a Reply

RSS
Follow by Email
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
YouTube
Instagram
SOCIALICON

Subscribe

Enter your email address:

Search

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

ADS