SPIRITBOX, the Canadian alternative metal ensemble, has taken to the digital realm to offer a tantalizing glimpse of their forthcoming material, shrouded in an air of enigma
The band has introduced a teaser website at thefearoffear.com, a virtual portal that beckons fans to delve into the anticipation of what lies ahead. For those who choose to engage in the pre-saving process, an intriguing reward awaits—a dynamic and interactive preview that gradually unfolds, providing a tantalizing peek into the band’s imminent creations.
Notably forthright about their intentions, SPIRITBOX has openly shared that they’ve been harboring a cache of fresh compositions, one of which saw the light of day under the title “The Void” this past spring. With a notable tour alongside SHINEDOWN and PAPA ROACH locked in for the upcoming season, it appears that enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate a cascade of novel tracks from the ensemble in the near future.
SPIRITBOX remains a true phenomenon in the world of heavy metal. Since the mid-pandemic release of their acclaimed 2021 album ‘Eternal Blue‘, the band has been a topic of much discussion and fascination. Achieving remarkable success, with chart appearances in the UK, US, and Canada Top 20, they are now experiencing the full spectrum of being in the spotlight.
In this year alone, SPIRITBOX has accomplished an awe-inspiring run of sold-out headlining shows across the UK and Europe, including two unforgettable performances at London’s Roundhouse. Prior to that, they completed a triumphant headlining tour in the US, graced major music festivals, and captivated audiences in Europe and Australia. Additionally, they had the honor of sharing the stage with renowned acts like GHOST, BRING ME THE HORIZON and and co-headlining alongside MOTIONLESS IN WHITE.
Courtney LaPlante, the band’s lead, recently reflected on the increasing attention they’ve garnered in a talk with NME, saying, “We’re getting used to [the attention]. I think that we just need to physically see this stuff. So walking out to the sold-out show two nights in a row, at the Roundhouse – I physically saw it with my own eyes.”
As for their musical output, SPIRITBOX has shown no signs of slowing down. Continuously releasing new music, they treated fans to the ‘Rotoscope‘ EP last year, and earlier this year, they unveiled the compelling single ‘The Void‘. Excitingly, there is more to come, as Courtney teasingly shared, “We have some new stuff on the horizon. I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised this year.” With such dedication and creativity, SPIRITBOX continues to cement their position as a rising force in the metal genre.
In the same interview, LaPlante touched on writing the new material and feeling more comfortable with her lyrics. She also discussed writing material to please herself above all.
“I’m starting to feel more comfortable being a little bit more literal in songs. Hiding behind metaphors is safer, but it’s also a little pretentious, because you’re not really having to commit to what you’re saying. You’re just writing something and you’re not really worrying about, ‘Does it connect to verse one and the chorus and verse two? And is the full song something that you’re actually trying to say?’ I think I’m getting better at that. And then [guitarist Mike Stringer], he just gets better and better at writing songs. So I have a lot to live up to because he’ll present me with this song that I love.
“It’s funny because we’ve written new stuff – I already want to write new stuff and outdo that. And I want to challenge myself to do that. Ultimately, it’s all like, free therapy, writing…. I’m trying to keep it like that, not thinking about what our fans want to hear, or what you guys want to hear from us, just what comes out. My mindset is: ‘Does it make me feel happy to get this message out and feel good to sing? Awesome. Let’s cut it and put it on there.’”