Ice Nine Kills have dropped the video for “Stabbing in the Dark” from their new album The Silver Scream. Watch it here
“I am proud to present what I believe to be the most intense installment yet ofThe Silver Scream film,” said singer Spencer Charnas. “‘Stabbing in the Dark’ is our tribute to John Carpenter’s holy grail of slasher flicks — Halloween. We also combine franchises here with a nod to A Nightmare On Elm Street, as the security guard in the clip is played by the fantastic Ricky Dean Logan. He met his demise in Freddy’s Dead and that particular kill, where he gets his ear cut off, is widely known as Robert Englund’s favorite death in the series.”
“He’s been in everything from horror to Seinfeld to Back to The Future, so I knew he would be able to capture the essence of terror but with an underlying tongue-in-cheek spirit,” he furthered.
“The amazing people at Haunted Overload horror park in Lee, New Hampshire lent their amazing resources to us to make this the most visually stunning episode so far,” the singer finished.
The Silver Scream arrived on Friday, October 5 via Fearless Records. All of the album’s 13 anthems are based on 13 respective horror classics.
The record absolutely exploded onto the charts, moving nearly 19,000 units. The various chart positions, many of which are career high water marks for the band, are below.
#2 Hard Music Albums
#4 Rock Albums
#7 Top Current Albums
#8 Digital Albums
#13 LP Vinyl Albums
#27 Billboard 200
The band will hit the road with Atreyu and Memphis May Fire next month. Those dates are posted below.
The band and Heavy Consequence also teamed up to premiere the chilling, The Crow-inspired video for “A Grave Mistake.” Watch it here.
INK previously issued the video for “Thank God It’s Friday.” In the clip, the group (and a bunch of unsuspecting teenagers) visit Crystal Lake and that’s when all the trouble ensues. The video is a modern tribute to the classic Friday the 13th slasher series starring machete-wielding horror hero Jason Voorhees. Watch it here.
The band also shared the equally cinematic video for “The American Nightmare” — a twisted and tasteful homage to director Wes Craven’s A Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. The video provides a thematic feast for children of the ’80s who grew up loving Freddie Krueger, the first film, and its sequels. It was directed by Daniel Hourihan and is the first installment of an over-arching film that will be a counterpart to the The Silver Scream. Watch it here.
PRESS PRAISE FOR THE SILVER SCREAM:
“bloody good” — Alternative Press
“ambitious” — Consequence of Sound
” an exhilarating exploration of what metal can be.” — New Noise
“a sound that is never, ever boring. Like a great film — horror or otherwise — each listen to The Silver Scream will divulge something new” –Cryptic Rock
“shakes the bones of many a horror fan” — My Global Mind
“one of the loudest, sweatiest, and most energetic sets of metal magic” — Worcester Telegram & Gazette
ICE NINE KILLS ON TOUR:
With Atreyu + Memphis May Fire:
11/9 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
11/10 — Albuquerque, NM — El Rey Theater
11/12 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theater
11/13 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
11/14 — Baton Rouge, LA — Varsity Theatre
11/16 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
11/17 — Tampa, FL — Ritz Ybor
11/19 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
11/20 — Greensboro, NC — The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11/21 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
11/23 — Harrisburg, PA — Capitol Room — HMAC
11/24 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
11/25 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
11/27 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
11/28 — Rochester, NY — Anthology
11/30 — Detroit MI — Majestic Theatre
12/1 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
12/2 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
12/4 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
12/5 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
12/6 — Boise, ID — The Knitting Factory
12/7 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
12/8 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
12/10 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
12/11 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
12/12 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
12/13 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues