“It was right before doors, so we moved fast”: Mike Stringer lays down a ferocious 7-string playthrough of Spiritbox’s heaviest track yet in an empty arena – just minutes before fans storm the venue

Mike Stringer of Spiritbox playing guitar
(Image credit: Spiritbox)

Last Friday, Canadian heavy metallers Spiritbox dropped Cellar Door – the third song to be lifted from the band’s forthcoming EP, The Fear of Fear, which has quite rightly been described as “arguably their heaviest track” in over three years.

Set for release on November 3, the upcoming EP will be the band’s second in two years – following 2022’s surprise release, Rotoscope – and if Cellar Door has set any precedent, it may also be one of 2023's standout metal records.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.