Spiritbox Announce 'The Fear Of Fear' EP, Drop New Single 'Jaded'

25 August 2023 | 12:08 pm | Mary Varvaris
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'The Fear Of Fear' arrives on Friday, 3 November via Rise Records/Pale Chord.


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It’s official: after Spiritbox teased new music by sharing a link to a mysterious website entitled The Fear Of Fear, the popular four-piece have revealed that’s the title of their new EP, which will be released on Friday, 3 November via Rise Records/Pale Chord.

In addition to the EP announcement, Spiritbox drop a new single today, Jaded, following the previous stand-alone track, The Void. Both tracks feature on the EP.

All up, The Fear Of Fear contains six songs and follows the meteoric success Spiritbox built after releasing their 2021 debut album, Eternal Blue, and the surprise three-track EP, Rotoscope. You can pre-save The Fear Of Fear here – fingers crossed for physical copies to be added to the link.

Proving once again that this band simply doesn’t miss, Jaded is loaded with mighty guitar riffs, Josh Gilbert’s bass threatening to start a breakdown at a moment’s notice, and seamless singing-to-screaming vocal delivery from Courtney LaPlante.

The music video shows the band trapped inside a shadowy box, with a red key floating in the darkness as the band jams. You can watch the music video below.

Speaking in a July 2023 Kerrang! interview, LaPlante lamented present-day metal music fans’ obsession with sub-genres and the constant attempt to pigeonhole Spiritbox.

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Also, during the interview, she teased that “everyone will be pleasantly surprised this year” when asked about new music.

Kill Your Stereo named Spiritbox one of the highlights at Knotfest in Brisbane and Sydney, with Brisbane reviewer Tim Price writing, “Singlaongs, mosh, and awe from the crowd was the vibe - and the setlist rollicked through fan favourites and singles from Eternal Blue, the viral YouTube hit Rule of Nines and two out of three tracks from the Rotoscope 3-track released in 2022. Rotoscope and Holy Roller hit hard, but nothing quite as hard as the final outro screams of Hysteria. Spiritbox = perfection.”

Meanwhile, in Sydney, reviewer David James Young noted that LaPlante “handily out-performs all before her and puts the rest of the bill on notice. An easy highlight.”

Spiritbox – The Fear Of Fear Tracklist:

1. Cellar Door

2. Jaded

3. Too Close / Too Late

4. Angel Eyes

5. The Void

6. Ultraviolet