Whatever you might think of horror-metalcore band Ice Nine Kills’ rapid ascension into the public consciousness recently, know this – the band, who was set to open for Five Finger Death Punch on a major arena tour, have worked incredibly hard to get where they are. Their horror shtick is done far better than other bands who might attempt the same things, and to the surprise of many, INK has existed for just over a decade prior to the release of their 2018 breakout album, The Silver Scream. It’s awfully impressive stuff, to be sure.
As previously noted, though, INK has other albums than just The Silver Scream – and its predecessor, Every Trick In The Book, collected classic literature stories into a solid concoction of post-hardcore and metalcore. Essentially, it was (and still is) a good preparation for their later material. Given its success and status as a fan favorite album, INK superfans will want to give this rather cool unofficial short film for the song “Tess-Timony” a watch, too.
Just in time for the holidays, Ice Nine Kills continue to spread their captivating brand of terror throughout the ‘horror-day’ season as they gift fans with a free, online +/or mobile multi-level video game Merry Axe-Mas developed by Mungo Creative Group. Inspired by the 80’s-themed music video for their single “Merry Axe-Mas” (featured on The Silver Scream), the game features three gruesome levels based on the storyline of the 1984 controversial slasher film Silent Night, Deadly Night, one of vocalist Spencer Charnas’s all-time favorite horror films.
Finishing a huge 2019 that was arguably the most important year of the band’s career to date, horror-inspired post-hardcore/metal band Ice Nine Kills have premiered a Scream-inspired, brand new song called “Your Number’s Up”. The track, a tribute to Wes Craven’s classic 1996 self-referential slasher Scream, will be included as one of many bonus features on their upcoming deluxe release THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT due out just in time for Halloween on October 25 via FEARLESS RECORDS.
“The bloody mark that Wes Craven’s SCREAM left on the horror genre cannot be overstated,” shares vocalist and horror aficionado SPENCER CHARNAS. “I saw the movie in theaters when I was 11, but I can remember the experience as if it were yesterday. Although I had already been a big fan of slashers, this was the first time I had ever seen one on the big screen. I was hooked from the opening sequence and watched in awe at the devilishly sharp self-referential dialogue that cut through the screen like a knife. The film single handedly revitalized the slasher/horror movie craze in ’90s, and it will forever remain a crucial figure in the genre. The time has come for us to give my favorite film the INK-horror treatment it deserves, and I couldn’t be more excited for the world to experience ‘Your Number’s Up.'”
While the band is riding high on the huge success of their 2018 album The Silver Scream, Ice Nine Kills aren’t content to rest on their laurels. Now the band is teaming up with Trivium’s Matt Heafy for a special acoustic version of their hit song, “Stabbing In The Dark”.
Scheduled for release on October 25th via Fearless Records, The Silver Scream: Final Cut is a devilish director’s cut style delicacy packed with the original Billboard Hard Rock Albums chart-topping slab’s 13 songs of punishingly heavy and uproariously anthemic odes to 13 horror classics. In addition to the original tracking, the album will include bone-chilling acoustic dirge renditions of goth-avenging “A Grave Mistake (live at SiriusXM),” chainsaw-wielding “Savages,” machete-slashing “Thank God It’s Friday” (co-starring the first Jason himself, horror icon Ari Lehman) and pumpkin-carving “Stabbing in the Dark” (featuring Trivium frontman Matt Heafy), the latter of which is now available to hear below.