Spiritbox’s Mike Stringer on the high-tech modelling solutions and innovative guitar behind the band's breakout album, Eternal Blue

Mike Stringer
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Spiritbox are one of the breakout bands of 2021. Led by husband and wife duo Mike Stringer (guitars) and Courtney LaPlante (vocals), the Canadian quartet have enjoyed huge success with their debut album Eternal Blue, which hit the US top 20.

Stringer describes their brand of modern metal as “very dark and very melodic”, and reveals to Total Guitar how he discovered the right tools for the job...

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and GuitarWorld.com, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.