Friday, October 2nd, 2020 - (Los Angeles) - Canadian Progressive Metal outfit and one of the hottest rising bands in heavy music, Spiritbox, have dropped a brand new remix of their hugely popular hit "Holy Roller" featuring Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake. The new version of the track is the band's first release since their recent signing to Rise Records in association with Pale Chord. Accompanying the remix is a brand new animated video, heavily influenced by Manga series Basilisk and Hellsing here or by clicking the image below.
The remix combines with the original version of the track for a recently announced 7" vinyl, the first limited edition variant of which sold out within 32 hours. A new, alternative variant has been announced today, limited to 1500 copies and can be pre-ordered here.
Speaking on the remix of "Holy Roller" Spiritbox vocalist, Courtney LaPlante says
"Ryo is everything I strive to be in a vocalist and entertainer, so it is truly an honor to hear him performing on this track. He has been supportive of "Holy Roller" from the beginning, so it's wonderful to have him be our first ever guest vocalist. I think when people hear his verse his vocal gymnastics will blow their minds."
Ryo Kinoshita adds
"It’s an honor to be a part of one of my favorite songs of 2020. It was so much fun to sing “Holy Roller”. I really really liked the concept of the song and video, so when it was released, literally every night before I went to bed I imagined how I would sing if I did some parts of the song.I love their diversity. Courtney can be anything. She screams like a demon and whispers like an angel. I can’t wait to see how people will react to this version."
Spiritbox released "Holy Roller" 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 has spent the last 7 weeks at #1 on SiriusXM Liquid Metal's "Devil's Dozen", clocking up an impressive 4 million global streams and just recently broke 1 million YouTube views to date. Watch the nightmarish music video for the track, inspired by the recent cinematic horror masterpiece, Midsommar watch the original video here.
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 15,000,000 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.