Spiritbox Smash First Week Charts As 'Eternal Blue' Debuts At #13 On Billboard Top 200
Celebrate Huge First Week For Debut Album ETERNAL BLUE Out Now Via Rise Records
Hits #13 On Billboard Top 200 Tops The Rock, Hard Rock & Vinyl Charts
"Eternal Blue will be remembered as a game changer, the kind of total reset of the rulebook we saw in Slipknot's debut, Pantera's Cowboys From Hell or (whisper it) Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory. One thing is certain. The metal scene may never be the same after this" - Metal Injection 10/10
Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes
SPIRITBOX's 'Eternal Blue', one of the mostly hotly anticipated debut albums in recent years, was released on September 17th to mass acclaim from both fans and media alike. Today, the band are thrilled to share that the album has more than exceed the overwhelming hype by smashing the week 1 charts, landing at #13 on the Billboard Top 200 and hitting the #1 spot across the Rock, Hard Rock and Vinyl charts, #2 on the Internet Albums and Independent charts and #3 on Digital Albums and Album Sales. 'Eternal Blue' also debuted in the Top 20 of the official charts in Australia (#8), Canada (#17) Germany (#17) and UK (#19). In the US alone, the album sold 22,638 copies in its first week and has clocked up an incredible 60 million streams.Find Eternal Blue on all streaming platforms here and stream the video playlist on YouTube here.
Speaking on the phenomenal success of their debut album, Courtney LaPlante and Mike Stringer share:
"To say we are overwhelmed by the reception to Eternal Blue is an understatement. We've literally spent the last 10 days trying to process it all. If you had told us when we started Spiritbox, back in 2017, or indeed, when we first started our musical careers years before, that our debut album would chart even in the Top 50 of the Billboard Top 200, we definitely would not have believed you. That it debuted at #13 is a total dream come true. The deepest, heart felt thank you to our incredible fans. We don't have words for how much your support means to us. This band would not be here if it wasn't for you. Eternal Blue is yours now. We hope we did you proud."
Sean Heydorn, VP - Rise Records adds
"I’m thrilled by the incredible charting Eternal Blue achieved first week. When Jason shared the band with me it was clear how special they are and I was blown away by what they built on their own. However, it wasn’t until they delivered the album that it became apparent there is no ceiling for them. This is a very special moment for the band, their fans, the rock community and the champions who have been behind them from the early days. We’re grateful they chose us as their partner and excited for the wild ride to come. This is just the beginning for Spiritbox."
Jason Mageau, Spiritbox manager at Roc Nation and owner of Pale Chord adds
"I couldn’t be more proud of Courtney and Mike, since day one they’ve had a vision like no other artist I’ve worked with. It hasn’t been an easy adventure, we were told no more times than I can remember but we knew that with hard work and trusting the process great things would come. We bet on ourselves and here we are 4 years later.
The charting and sales is not only a testament of the band and teams hard work, but a statement that the metal and hard rock community is not one to be overlooked."
The release rolled in on a tsunami of critical acclaim and perfect score reviews. Metal Injection stated "Eternal Blue will be remembered as a game changer, the kind of total reset of the rulebook we saw in Slipknot's debut" in their 10/10 review, Kerrang! Magazine called it the 'debut of the year' in their 5/5 review, Outburn Magazine called it "a modern metal masterpiece" in their 10/10 review and Metal Hammer hailed 'Eternal Blue' as a "staggeringly brilliant record that resoundingly delivers on the hype" in their 9/10 review.
Watch: Eternal Blue Playlist On YouTube
SPIRITBOX arguably *the* hottest new band in heavy music, thrilled fans back in May with the official announcement of their long awaited debut album, ‘Eternal Blue’, selling out of all vinyl pre-orders within the first 24 hours of announcement. They released five songs prior to the album release. First came the unrelentingly brutal "Holy Roller" in September 2020. It debuted at #25 on Billboard's Hot Hard Rock Songs and charted as the #1 song of 2020 on SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal. Then came heartbreaking and otherworldly "Constance" which recently re-entered the Billboard chats #1 Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, #4 Rock Songs Core Genre, #19 Hot Hard Rock Songs following the release of the very special reimagining of "Constance (Acoustic)". Next came the album announcement along with new track “Circle With Me” which charted on Billboard at #1 Hard Rock Digital Song Sales, #5 Hot Hard Rock Songs, #9 Rock Songs Core Genre, #12 Rock Digital Songs, #50 Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, #71 Digital Songs. "Secret Garden" followed and most recently, "Hurt You".
In celebration of the album release, SPIRITBOX hosted a special Eternal Blue Pop-Up event in Downtown Los Angeles Arts District where fans could buy exclusive merch, vinyl, signed Items, and got to see an in-person Q&A with the band. Watch the wrap up video here
1. Sun Killer
2. Hurt You
3. Yellowjacket feat. Sam Carter
4. The Summit
5. Secret Garden
6. Silk In The Strings
7. Holy Roller
8. Eternal Blue
9. We Live In A Strange World
11. Circle With Me
What the Press Are Saying About Eternal Blue
"Eternal Blue will be remembered as a game changer, the kind of total reset of the rulebook we saw in Slipknot's debut, Pantera's Cowboys From Hell or (whisper it) Linkin Park's Hybrid Theory. One thing is certain. The metal scene may never be the same after this"
- Metal Injection 10/10
"This is the thing with Spiritbox: they spin you around. Eternal Blue is dizzying, cleansing and frightening. You need to delve deep to find your place within it, but that journey is the very thing that makes this album so interesting. It’s an entrance that brings darkness and beauty in shades of heavy that you haven’t quite encountered before."
- Kerrang! 5/5
"it’s difficult to remember a debut record in recent years that’s landed with as much hype and anticipation as Eternal Blue....Eternal Blue is a staggeringly brilliant record that resoundingly delivers on the hype."
- Metal Hammer 9/10
"Modern metal masterpiece"
- Outburn 10/10
“Spiritbox’s debut is likely to convert even the most intractable of the band’s (few) doubters. The songwriting talent on display here is simply undeniable, fearlessly pushing them lightyears ahead of their peers as much as it continually strives to set them apart. Eternal Blue is a vital, self-assured effort from the Vancouver trio, as stylistically versatile as it is pleasurably idiosyncratic.” - New Noise Magazine 4/5
" Spiritbox have crafted this incredible album that connects with the listener on an emotional level and takes them on a journey of self-discovery, empathy and overcoming.This isn’t just a debut album, it’s going to become a staple listening experience for anyone who needs a momentary release from the struggles of reality and their lives."
- Wall Of Sound 8.5/10
"the selection of multi-million stream singles that have preceded the release of this record is a bit of an indicator that this album is going to be gargantuan and, unsurprisingly, Spiritbox doesn’t disappoint."
SPIRITBOX have already wowed fans at major US festivals, Blue Ridge Rock Festival and Louder Than Life and are scheduled to perform at
Oct 26 - 29th - Coheed & Cambria S.S. Neverender Cruise, Miami to Bahamas
Nov 11th - Welcome To Rockville Festival, Daytona Beach, FL
They will also be hitting the road with Underoath and Every Time I Die for the Voyeurist North American Tour 2022 (full dates below).
Head to Spiritbox.com for tickets & info.
Underoath w/ Every Time I Die And Spiritbox
Voyeurist North American Tour 2022
Feb. 18 - Dallas, Texas @ Southside Ballroom
Feb. 19 - Houston, Texas @ Bayou Music Center
Feb. 20 - San Antonio, Texas @ The Aztec Theatre
Feb. 23 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ The Van Buren
Feb. 24 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
Feb. 25 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
Feb. 26 - San Francisco, Calif. @ The Warfield*
Feb. 28 - Seattle, Wash. @ Showbox SODO*
March 01 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ The Vogue Theater*
March 02 - Spokane, Wash. @ Knitting Factory*
March 04 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
March 05 - Denver, Colo. @ The Ogden Theatre*
March 07 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ The Fillmore
March 08 - Chicago, Ill. @ Radius*
March 09 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Fillmore
March 11 - Toronto, Ontario @ History
March 12 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Agora*
March 13 - Wallingford, Ct. @ The Dome
March 14 - Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
March 15 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Stage AE
March 17 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Brooklyn Steel*
March 18 - Silver Spring, Md. @ The Fillmore
March 19 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Fillmore
March 20 - Sayreville, N.J. @ Starland Ballroom*
March 22 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ ICON
March 23 - Charlotte, N.C. @ The Fillmore
March 25 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Tabernacle
Named after a device some believe is capable of communicating with the dead, there’s a sense of the paranormal running through all that Spiritbox do, but this is a group of artists who are very much brimming with life and creating something remarkable with their music.
Characterized by fierce intensity, unwavering emotion and technical splendor, their debut full length album ‘Eternal Blue’ is destined to latch onto the hearts and minds of those who hear it. It is that connection between fan and artist that drives Courtney, Mike and Bill in all that they do as the Spiritbox phenomenon continues to grow bigger and bigger.
Having toured the world many times over with their previous bands - metal outfit iwrestledabearonce (Courtney and Mike) and pop punk band Living With Lions (Bill) - Spiritbox absorbed the highs and lows of living as working musicians and decided to try a different and more sustainable approach when it came to releasing their music. In doing so they quickly garnered a cult-like online following which has led to over 95 million streams across all platforms and sell outs on every physical release and most merch items they've released to date. Towards the end of 2020 they announced that they had signed with world renowned label, Rise Records in partnership with Pale Chord.
Courtney LaPlante - Vocals
Mike Stringer - Guitar
Bill Crook - Bassist
Zev Rose - Drums
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