Revolver has teamed up with Spiritbox for an exclusive vinyl variant of Eternal Blue on "red, white and blue smush" wax. There are only 300 copies available — grab yours from our shop before they're gone!
Spiritbox have finally announced that their long-awaited debut album, Eternal Blue, will arrive this September via Rise Records. In addition to detailing the record, the Vancouver-based trio — made up of former Iwrestledabearonce singer Courtney LaPlante and guitarist Mike Stringer, as well as bassist Bill Crook — have also dropped a new single from it called "Secret Garden."
Between their 2017 EP and the many cuts they've dripped out since, Spiritbox's music has run the gamut from brutal deathcore and djenty prog to atmospheric alt-metal. It's impossible to guess where they'll go on a given song, and "Secret Garden" keeps that unpredictability alive by taking their sound in yet another direction. With a hook that features driving power chords and an earworm chorus from LaPlante, this might be Spiritbox's biggest departure from the world of metal, but it doesn't sacrifice an iota of their emotional heft. Listen above via YouTube.
"I think this is the most scared I've been to put out a song," LaPlante said in a statement. "Because I realize as we continue to release music in single format, listeners can start to assume what kind of band we are, and are alarmed when we do not meet those assumptions."
She continued, "I want to continue to showcase the fluidity that is inherent in heavy music, and even though this is just one part of a full body of work that may not sound exactly like this song, it's a song that we love and are obsessed with. I celebrate variation. 'Secret Garden' is exciting to me, for this reason."
"I'm scared but excited," she added. "Like I'm about to hit the big drop on a roller coaster, and I'm fully embracing that."
Eternal Blue is due out September 17th via Rise Records. Vinyl pre-orders are available now, including Revolver's exclusive colorway on "blue, white and red smush" wax. It's limited to just 300 copies, so grab one from our shop before they're gone!
Check out the artwork and track listing below.
Eternal Blue track listing:
"Yellowjacket" feat. Sam Carter
"Silk in the Strings"
"We Live in a Strange World"
"Circle With Me"