Today metal fans got introduced to the newest project from two members of iwrestledabearonce. Vocalist Courtney LaPlante and guitarist Mike Stringer wanted to take their intensely personal and technical musical focus in a new creative and personal direction. This now-husband-and-wife team have worked extremely hard at incorporating Courtney’s sense of vocal style and lyrical quality, hovering over Michael’s exquisitely forceful guitar riffs in their new band, SPIRITBOX. The first single, "The Beauty Of Suffering," will be featured on the duo's upcoming Self Titled EP available everywhere October 27th.
According to the band's Facebook page, "A Spirit Box is a device that uses common radio frequencies as a bridge of communication with the spiritual realm. Spiritual entities wishing to communicate with the human world select certain words from music/advertisement/talk radio to communicate. It is within this paradigm that Spirit Box's new self-titled EP takes its name and musical theme. The band digitalized an EVP recording from an actual spirit box and incorporated the background static heard in every track on the EP, tying the tracks together and giving the entire project a specific commonality."
Courtney describes their latest effort this way, “Personally this record is really important for me because I finally was able to sing a lot. For Michael and me, it is our first collaborative effort since getting married and we wanted every song to reflect our commitment to structure and lyrical emotion, yet still maintain a distinct vibrancy and sound. The first four songs are one long piece meant to be listened to together. They are called ‘The Mara Effect.’”
Adds Michael, “We just wanted to focus on the material, and show our talents as seasoned professionals, but at the same time reflect what lies ahead, within a young and fresh vibe, not something from grizzly old jaded musicians.”