Watch Spiritbox Perform “Holy Roller” Live With Volumes Vocalist Michael Barr

During their August 24 set at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA, Spiritbox were joined onstage by Volumes vocalist Michael Barr for a performance of “Holy Roller.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Spiritbox Share Photos And Footage Of Their Physical “Spiritbox”

Spiritbox have shared some photos and footage of the physical “spiritbox” that will be included with select editions of their “Eternal Blue” graphic novel. You can check that out below. Notably, the graphic novel has since been delayed and it is now expected to arrive in November. More details on that book can be found HERE.

Watch Young Metal Singer Perform Spiritbox’s “Holy Roller” On “America’s Got Talent”

A 10-year-old metal singer named Harper Akudama recently performed Spiritbox’s “Holy Roller” on “America’s Got Talent.” You can see footage of that below. Notably, Akudama also performed the track live with Spiritbox during the band’s June 14 show in London, England.

Spiritbox Part Ways With Bassist Bill Crook, Josh Gilbert (Ex-As I Lay Dying) To Fill In

Spiritbox have parted ways with bassist Bill Crook. Josh Gilbert (ex-As I Lay Dying) will be filling in during their immediate live dates. The band commented:

“We are saddened to announce that Bill Crook will no longer be in Spiritbox. This decision was mutual and with no hard feelings. We ask that you respect his privacy on the matter and we wish him nothing but the best in the future. We would like to thank Josh Gilbert for giving us his time on such short notice to fill in with us.”

Ghost Announce North American Tour With Mastodon & Spiritbox

Ghost have announced a headlining North American tour. Mastodon and Spiritbox will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/26 San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
08/27 Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
08/30 Austin, TX – Moody Center
08/31 Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
09/02 Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
09/03 Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
09/04 Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
09/06 Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
09/08 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest (no Mastodon)
09/09 Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
09/10 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
09/12 Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
09/13 Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
09/15 Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
09/16 Laval, QC – Place Bell
09/17 Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
09/19 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
09/20 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
09/21 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
09/23 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center (feat. Carcass) (no Mastodon)

Spiritbox Guest On New Illenium Song “Shivering”

Spiritbox are featured on a new Illenium song titled “Shivering.” You can check out that track below:

Illenium commented:

“Spiritbox has been one of my favorite bands for a minute and being able to work with them has been a dream. They’re incredibly talented and Courtney has a voice unlike anyone. Definitely one of my favorite songs I’ve been a part of.”

Spiritbox added:

“Watching Illenium work and create on the spot was such an amazing thing to witness and be a part of. It was an honor working with him, and we appreciate his willingness to push boundaries, and use his influence to bring metal to the masses.”

Some Idiot Questioned Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante Over Her Every Time I Die Shirt

In a sexist trend that needs to stop, many men have a tendency of questioning women when they see them wearing band merch in public. This form of stupidity effects fans and even artists such as Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante, who was recently questioned by a man after she decided to wear an Every Time I Die shirt to the gym.

LaPlante had the following to say about the encounter she had to endure in a series of tweets:

“I am wearing my tie dye Etid shirt at the gym right now and the guy next to me asked me if I know the band so I’ve said “no” and he is now explaining the band to me. Imagine going up to someone and opening by asking if they know what the thing is on the shirt they are wearing

“I don’t really think about talking about this stuff a lot because I’m not really into engaging on the internet as much these days but sometime I’ll have to tell you all the wild things men say to me.”

“I think it’s cool when people ask me about bands when they see my shirt. But this guy didn’t do that he started with ‘do you know the band on the shirt your wearing?’ 🤯 hahah this kind of stuff happens a lot, but this was very funny so I thought I would share

“I want to thank all the men in the comments for clearing up for me that this interaction was awesome and that I am being a bitch”

She also added the following after Stray From The Path’s Craig Reynolds said that the story will probably get back to the man in question:

“Well if your reading this and you were cross examining a sweaty lady with blue hair and a tie dye Etid shirt on Sunday may 1st in victoria …rack your weights when you’re done freak stop leaving them around”

Spiritbox Share Live Acoustic Video For “Constance”

Spiritbox have shared a live acoustic video for their song “Constance.” The performance, which includes strings from Haruka Horii, Bonnie Brooksbank, and Mark Bassett, was previously only available as part of the Grammy Museum’s “Spotlight Saturdays” series.

Guitarist Mike Stringer commented:

“This live version of ‘Constance‘ was a very ambitious project for us. Before we left to start recording ‘Eternal Blue‘, I had a rough demo of an acoustic version of ‘Constance‘ written.

While we were tracking the album, the Grammy Museum asked us if we’d want to contribute to their ‘Collection:Live‘ series with a live acoustic/stringed composition of the song. Of course this was a huge honor for us and something we couldn’t turn down, but it posed a challenge as we were recording in the middle of the desert, and I had never written a string composition before.

After learning how to turn midi into notation, and some back and forth with our producer Dan Braunstein, and violinist Haruka Horii, we had a version we were confident in. This was the first time we had ever performed this song live, and the addition of the strings by Haruka Horii, Bonnie Brooksbank, and Mark Bassett really brought this whole thing to life.

Putting this together was a great experience, and I hope to explore more acoustic compositions in the future with Spiritbox.”

Spiritbox Have Around Eight New Songs In The Works

During a recent interview with Kerrang!, Spiritbox revealed that they currently have about eight new songs in the works. According to singer Courtney LaPlante, the tracks are “really different to the songs on ‘Eternal Blue‘.”

Guitarist Mike Stringer had the following to say about the new material:

“As scary as it is, you just have to do what makes you happy, create the music you want to create, and work with the people you want to work with. Because the moment you start limiting yourself, the music suffers.”

LaPlante continued:

“They’re really different to the songs on ‘Eternal Blue‘. I think some people might even hate them. But that makes me excited. I thrive on negativity!”

Stringer added:

“‘Eternal Blue‘ spanned over two years. And so much happened over those years. Now we’re different people with different tastes and it’s nice to be able to sit down and be like, ‘What do I want to hear? What do I enjoy?’”

LaPlante finished:

“We feel really energized playing and recording the new songs. I hope that will translate to those listening. It makes me want to drive around really fast in a car – I don’t even have a license, but I’ll do it!”