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.
The hands of fate played their role not only in this song, but also in real life as Trivium’s Matt Heafy had originally covered “Stabbing in the Dark” on his ‘KiichiChaosKaraoke’ Twitch series, where fans request him to learn and perform a song of their choice in its entirety while live streaming. A collaboration was imminent, and the results can be heard below:
“Being such a big fan myself, I did an acoustic cover of ‘Stabbing In The Dark’ on my Twitch live one day. Next thing I knew, INK checked it out and dug it – which I was honored to hear.”
“When I was asked to guest on a proper acoustic version of my favorite tune from The Silver Scream–I was elated.”
“I can’t wait till the world hears this newly reimagined version of this incredible song. Watch as INK takes the world over. Mark my words.”
Charnas also commented: “We were devilishly delighted to find out that Matt was a fan of INK. When we heard his chill-inducing cover of ‘Stabbing In The Dark,’ we knew right then and there that we had to collaborate with him.”
He continues, “We have enormous respect for Matt’s abilities and are honored to have him be a part of this spooky, almost folk-like rendition of the song. He slaughtered this performance and we can’t wait for people to hear it during our favorite month of the year.”