Canadian progressive metal outfit and one of the hottest rising bands in heavy music, Spiritbox, has dropped a brand new remix of their hugely popular hit “Holy Roller” featuring Ryo Kinoshita of Crystal Lake. The new version of the track is the band’s first release since their recent signing to Rise Records in association with Pale Chord. Accompanying the remix is a brand new animated video, heavily influenced by Manga series Basilisk and Hellsing.
The remix combines with the original version of the track for a recently announced 7-inch vinyl, the first limited edition variant of which sold out within 32 hours. A new, alternative variant has been announced today, limited to 1500 copies and can be pre-ordered here.
Speaking on the remix of “Holy Roller” Spiritbox vocalist, Courtney LaPlante says,“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.”
Ryo Kinoshita adds,“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.”