Spiritbox drops new single, "Circle With Me"

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The Canadian rock / metal hopefuls Spiritbox certainly belong to the kind of bands that don't have to complain about too little organic hype.

Today they prove once again why the world is eagerly waiting for an album: With "Circle With Me" they are releasing a brand new banger that collected over 1,500 comments within a few hours on YouTube alone. The single is released on Rise Records.

Singer Courtney LaPlante comments on the song and video as follows: "Circle With Me" was written at the last minute in the studio. It captures the range of emotions I've felt about my music lately. From the fear of screwing it up to the confidence that I'm feeling We wanted to visually present the viewer with the image of ourselves that we miss the most: ourselves on stage, with nothing to hide behind: instruments, a few lights and a nice tracking shot."


"Circle With Me" follows the killer singles released last year - the heartbreaking and unearthly "Constance" and the relentlessly brutal "Holy Roller" (for which there is also a remix feat. Ryo Kinoshita). Together, the songs have already reached over 18 million streams to date, "Holy Roller" also debuted at number 25 on the Billboard Hot Hard Rock Songs.

Appearances at well-known festivals such as Rock Am Ring, Rock im Park, Reading & Leeds, Download have just been confirmed.

The debut album is planned to be released for this year, more information will follow soon.

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 and in Fall of 2020, signed with globally renowned label Rise Records.

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 66.6 million 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 the two new music, shooting the accompanying videos, launching their Patreon and working on their debut LP expected out later this year. 

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