METAL FOR THE FUTURE
Spiritbox is the name of the new modern metal sensation from Canada. On Thursday, June 9, they will come to Z7 Pratteln for their first Swiss headline show. Founded almost six years ago, their songs have already climbed above the magic mark of 100 million streams. And with their first longplayer "Eternal Blue", the quartet released one of the most eagerly awaited albums of 2021 last September. Fresh, unspent and independent, Spiritbox present their explosive mixture of djent, prog, alternative, electro and metalcore. The fantastic voice of frontwoman Courtney LaPlante puts the crown on the total work of art and contributes significantly to the fact that the band more than lives up to the enormous social media and trade press hype.
They are the metal band of the hour. Spiritbox from Vancouver Island, British Columbia, have created a debut album with "Eternal Blue" that sets the standard equally high with #17 in Germany and #50 in the Swiss charts. In their home country they cracked the Top 10 and for the Canadian Grammies, the Juno Awards, Spiritbox 2022 are nominated in the categories "Breakthrough Group Of The Year" and "Metal/Hard Album Of The Year". Following last year's win at the Heavy Music Awards in the "Best International Breakthrough Band" category, the formation is in the running in four categories at this year's prestigious scene awards ceremony. Since their formation in 2016, Spiritbox have managed to achieve cult status, dominating social media in particular. 100 million streams of their singles to date speak volumes. And this despite tours with bands like After The Burial and Limp Bizkit being cancelled or interrupted due to the pandemic.
The long period between the self-titled debut EP (2017) and the first album "Eternal Blue" was by no means planned, as singer Courtney LaPlante reveals: "It's a work we've been working on for over two years. The recording process was on hold for a long time because of the pandemic. We didn't really plan to wait that long to make the record, but I think now that this has helped the songs become even stronger." The singer uses both clear vocals and screaming on the work, and has been compared to Jinjer singer Tatiana Shmayluk. Max Morin from the online magazine Metal Injection wrote in his review of the album "Eternal Blue" that a classification of Spiritbox would be pointless and suggested a new catchword with "postcore". Eli Enis of the online magazine Revolver described the music as alternative metal with elegant vocals and thundering djent grooves. Thomas Kupfer from the German Rock Hard wrote that the Canadians perfectly combine metalcore with stadium-ready choruses. They all agree on one thing: Spiritbox is the future!
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