Spiritbox Premiere Video For “Holy Roller” Remix Featuring Crystal Lake’s Ryo Kinoshita

Spiritbox have premiered a new video for a remix of their song “Holy Roller.“ This version of the track features Crystal Lake‘s Ryo Kinoshita and it will appear on a 7″ single along with the original version. That effort will be released on December 4.

Courtney LaPlante commented:

“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.”

Kinoshita added:

“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.”

Gojira, Mastodon, Baroness, Etc. Added To 2021 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to next year’s Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. Those events will be held on June 11-13 with Rock am Ring set to take place in Nurburgring and Rock im Park set to take place in Nurnberg. Here’s the updated lineup (in alphabetical order): A Day To Remember, Airbourne, Alan Walker, Baroness, Bilderbuch, Billy Talent, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Boys Noize, Broilers, Bush, Code Orange, Creeper, Daughtry, Deftones, Devin Townsend, Digitalism, Donna Missal, Fall Out Boy, Fire From The Gods, Green Day, Gojira, Jan Delay & Disko No.1, Kafvka, KC Rebell & Summer Cem, Kodaline, Korn, Mastodon, NF, Of Mice & Men, Poppy, Powerwolf, Rea Garvey, Rin, Royal Republic, Schmutzki, Seastick Steve, Spiritbox, Ssio, System Of A Down, Tempt, The Distillers, The Offspring, The Pretty Reckless, Trettmann, Volbeat, Wage War, Weezer, You Me At Six, Yungblud, Zugezogen Maskulin, and U.V.A.

Spiritbox Partner With Rise Records, Plan To Release 7″ Vinyl Pressing Of “Holy Roller”

Spiritbox have reached a new partnership agreement with Rise Records through their label Pale Chord Music. With this news, the band have also announced that they will be releasing their latest single “Holy Roller” on 7″ vinyl. That effort will be available on December 4 and it will come with the original track and a remix that was done by Crystal Lake’s Ryo Kinoshita. The remix will also be released digitally on October 2. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Courtney LaPlante said the following about partnering with Rise Records:

“We have always dreamed of partnering with a label that embraces our DIY mentality and respects our independence, a label that understands immediately what we want to accomplish and how we want to get there.

It has been surreal getting to know the team at Rise Records, never feeling like we have to be anything other than our authentic selves. They are not some monolithic corporation, but individuals with a passion for music. They understand us and allow us to just be Spiritbox, now with the resources and guidance that we have always wanted. I keep thinking I am going to wake up from some fever dream and it was all in my head.

To our fans. We are so excited to celebrate this milestone with you. We know how hard you have worked to spread the word about our band and we are so grateful for the time, energy and belief you have invested in us. We understand that with more resources comes higher expectations. We will not let you down, I promise!”

Rise Records’ Sean Heydorn added:

“We’re very excited to welcome Spiritbox to the Rise Records family and kick off this partnership with Pale Chord. The band caught our attention some time ago, and watching their exponential growth throughout an otherwise tough year for artists has been really inspiring. Despite all the band have already accomplished and done with Pale Chord, we feel it’s just the beginning.”

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

Spiritbox Premiere “Holy Roller” Music Video

Spiritbox (ex-Iwrestledabearonce) have premiered a new video for their new single “Holy Roller.“ You can check that out below:

Courtney LaPlante told Revolver the following about the new track:

“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.”

The band also added the following about the video:

“Making a DIY music video is always a challenge, but creating one during a pandemic presented even more obstacles. We live on an island that was virtually shut down, and this forced us to be extra creative and resourceful. We borrowed a camera, made our own props, and Bill’s wife, Ashley, happens to be a professional makeup artist so she created Courtney’s looks for the video.

We shot it over the course of two days, and aside from Courtney’s outfits getting lost in the mail, things went smoothly and we had a great time getting together to do this. It was our first time together since we flew home from our canceled tour!

Even though things feel so bleak right now, we think a lot of musicians are taking charge of their own music and visuals, and not letting this pandemic get in the way of them expressing their creativity. This is the perfect time to try new things and experiment.”

Trivium, Spiritbox, Chelsea Grin, Etc. Members Join Forces For New Track “Remain”

A number of musicians have contributed to a new song titled “Remain.“ The track, which was composed by Jose Macario, was recorded for a special “Revolucion” event in the video game “Garena Free Fire.” The following artists took part: Matt Heafy (Trivium), Courtney LaPlante (Spiritbox), Pablo Viveros (Chelsea Grin), Seke Rowe (Arcadia Libre), and Kello Gonzalez (Parazit).

[via The PRP]

The Acacia Strain Release New EP “Y”, Officially Announce New Album “Slow Decay”

The Acacia Strain have officially finished spelling out “Decay” with the release of their “Y” EP. The effort features two new songs, “One Thousand Painful Stings“ (feat. Spiritbox’s Courtney LaPlante) and “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH,“ and it can be streamed below:

In other news, The Acacia Strain have also confirmed that their new album “Slow Decay” will be released July 24. A majority of the tracks from the record have already been released across the band’s recent EPs. Vincent Bennett said the following about that:

“The whole concept is reality breaking down around us. We’ve done our time on earth, broken through the boundaries of what reality actually is, and we’re now witnessing our collective descent into madness.

Lyrically and sonically, everything reflects that. You’re getting the vision piece by piece. The whole theme is a slow dive. By the same token, it organically becomes one record instead of just one big push out of the gate.

As soon as you think you’re getting the hang of it, we throw out a wrench with the full-length. There’s no evidence to suggest we’re aren’t actually in a living hell. The things happening around us could be out of a comic book or a movie.

The idea is, ‘This can’t be real.’ Maybe something happened. Maybe we’re all dead and we don’t even know it. Maybe we’re just living in some augmented reality hellscape of actual planet earth.”

“Slow Decay” Track Listing:

01. “Feed A Pigeon Breed A Rat”
02. “Crippling Poison”
03. “Seeing God” (feat. Aaron Heard of Jesus Piece)
04. “Solace And Serenity”
05. “The Lucid Dream” (feat. Jess Nyx of Mortality Rate)
06. “I breathed in the smoke deeply it tasted like death and I smiled” (feat. Zach Hatfield of Left Behind)
07. “Crossgates”
08. “Inverted Person”
09. “Chhinnamasta”
10. “One Thousand Painful Stings” (feat. Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox)
11. “Birds of Paradise, Birds of Prey”
12. “EARTH WILL BECOME DEATH”

Various album bundles and a vinyl version of “Y” are available to pre-order HERE.

After The Burial Cancel Remaining Dates On European/UK Tour With Make Them Suffer, Polar, & Spiritbox

After The Burial have cancelled the remaining dates on their European/UK tour with Make Them Suffer, Polar, and Spiritbox due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Due to the foreseen travel ban, we’ve been forced to cancel the remaining dates of our European tour with Make Them Suffer, Polar, and Spiritbox. It’s a horrible situation, and we wish it wasn’t the case, but unfortunately it has come down to this and we have to air on the safe side. We offer our apologies to all the fans that didn’t get to catch us on this tour, and we hope it won’t be too long until we can return.”