Ice Nine Kills Announce Summer Tour With Toothgrinder & Hawk

Ice Nine Kills have announced a summer U.S. tour with Toothgrinder and Hawk. Here’s the dates:

07/12 Peoria, IL – Peoria Riverfront (CEFCU Stage)
07/13 Indianapolis, IN – Citadel
07/14 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
07/17 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
07/18 Oshkosh, WI – Ford Festival park
07/19 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/20 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
07/21 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
07/23 Huntsville, AL – Sidetracks Music Hall
07/24 Orlando, FL – Soundbar

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Disney Bans Ice Nine Kills From Orlando House Of Blues, Band Fire Back With New Merch Line

Ice Nine Kills have apparently been banned from performing at the Disney owned House Of Blues in Orlando, FL. As a result, the band have decided to fire back with a new merch line featuring Disney charterers dressed as characters from various horror films. You can see what they have to offer at tooevilforchildren.com.

The group commented:

“As many of you know a certain mouse-loving enterprise has deemed us too “evil”, to perform at a certain Orlando venue of theirs. Rather than protest, we are accepting this seemingly misguided assumption with great honor. To celebrate the banishment, we are dedicating our ‘Nightmare on the Ninth’ monthly special to the launch of TooEvilForChildren.com.

Check out our most devilish designs yet, and bask in the darkness of Lucifer, with your favorite horror-loving psychopaths. These shirts are extremely limited and will never be available online again.”

Bassist Justin Morrow Leaves Ice Nine Kills To Join Motionless In White

Justin Morrow has announced his departure from Ice Nine Kills. He is leaving the group to join Motionless In White as their full-time bassist.

Morrow said the following:

“After ten rewarding years of creating music with Ice Nine Kills, the band and I have made the mutual decision to part ways. I am forever thankful for the memories, experiences, and friendships made along the way. Looking forward, as many of you know I have recently been filling in for bass in Motionless In White, and today I am proud to announce that I will be joining Motionless full time as the new bass player. Once again, thank you to all of the friends and fans. Though I am no longer with INK, I wish them the best of luck with future endeavors.”

Ice Nine Kills added:

“Over the last 6 months our bass player, Justin Morrow, has been filling in for Motionless In White. After much consideration, we have mutually decided to part ways and Justin will be moving forward as the bass player for Motionless in White. We are excited for Justin and wish him nothing but the best!

Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce that filling Justin’s shoes will be ex-Venetia Fair member pianist/vocalist, Joe Occhiuti, who co-wrote some of ‘The Silver Scream’ and who has been a part of the extended INK family for many years. Joe brings with him an extensive multi instrument musical background and will not only be taking over bass duties, but will be contributing keys and back-up vocals, breathing even more insanity into the INK live show. We’ll see you on the road all Spring on the ‘March Into Madness‘ and ‘Episode III‘ tours!”

Motionless In White also commented:

“MIW fans,

As many of you know, for the past few months we have be performing with our very close friend Justin Morrow, who has been filling in for our vacant bass player position. After much time spent between our band and Justin, and seeing the support of many fans who have watched him perform with us, we are honored to announce that he has made the decision to join us full time as our new bass player.

He has been a perfect fit both on and off stage and we could not be happier to enter our new album cycle feeling complete once again. For more information from Justin directly, please visit his IG @Justiniceninekillerz, and for our friends in Ice Nine Kills, please visit their Facebook page to read their announcement. As always, thank you for your support, and we’ll see you on the road this year.

-MIW”

Ice Nine Kills Pay Tribute To Late Bassist Shane Bisnett With Song & Benefit Shirt

Ice Nine Kills guitarist Justin “JD” DeBlieck has paid tribute to the late Shane Bisnett by recording a song titled “Sunrise.” The track was written by Bisnett back in 2007 and the new version is available HERE under the name Fallbrook. In other news, Ice Nine Kills have also released a new shirt to raise money for Bisnett’s family.

DeBlieck commented:

“Twelve years ago, I met one of my best friends. He was kind, fun, unique, full of happiness, thoughtful, and by far the most talented person I’ve ever met. From the moment we were introduced in the spring of 2006 at Finger Lakes Community College, we were inseparable. We spent days and nights creating music and summers at our parents houses planning out our lives like kids in love with a dream.”

“After some time apart, Shane sent me some songs he had been working on. One of which was called ‘Sunrise.’ I immediately drove to Potsdam, N.Y. and convinced Shane to pack up his belongings and move to Rochester with me, where we would soon find ourselves traveling the country together in Ice Nine Kills. This song is extra special to me because it’s a reminder of the raw talent and simplicity of Shane‘s musical brilliance.

Among the many songs he shared with me, I chose to recreate this one because he left me a way to include him at the end. Although a bit haunting, I feel at peace knowing that his voice can be heard one last time. He left us too soon, but with this song, he’ll have marked his stamp in history. R.I.P. Shane. We’ll miss you.”

Ice Nine Kills & From Ashes To New Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Ice Nine Kills and From Ashes To New have announced co-headlining U.S. tour. Palisades and Afterlife will open.

Tour Dates:

03/27 Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
03/28 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
03/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
03/30 Angola, IN – Eclectic Room
03/31 Belvedere, IL – Apollo Theater
04/02 St. Louis, MO – Ready Room
04/03 Springfield, MO – The Riff
04/04 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
04/06 Champaign, IL – City Center
04/09 Nashville, TN – Cannery
04/10 Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
04/11 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
04/12 Greenville, SC – The Firmament
04/13 Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
04/15 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
04/17 Lubbock, TX – Jakes
04/18 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep

Shane Bisnett (Ex-Ice Nine Kills) Passes Away

Former Ice Nine Kills bassist/clean vocalist Shane Bisnett has sadly passed away at the age of 31. An official cause of death has yet to be revealed, but his funeral is scheduled to take place on January 10 at the Garner Funeral Home in Potsdam, New York. Frontman Spencer Charnas shared the below tribute:

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I am so incredibly sad to hear that my old friend Shane Bisnett died on New Year’s day. Shane was an immensely kind and talented musician who had such a powerful and beautiful tone to his voice. In addition to touring with Ice Nine Kills for years, Shane also wrote a ton of the great melodic elements of our ‘Safe Is Just A Shadow’ album with me. I’ll always remember those cold Rochester, NY nights in 2009 working on songs with him and searching for that “perfect chorus” together. Shane was built like a tough looking dude, but as soon as you engaged with him you realized what a lovable and gentle soul he was….and that smile! He was the kind of dude that would always have your back, no matter what. This video of us playing was filmed probably around 2010 when the band was still crashing on people’s floors after shows. It breaks my heart that I’ll never get to play music with him again but I’m so thankful that I got to know him. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP my man. #RIPShaneBisnett

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Ice Nine Kills Premiere “Merry Axe-Mas” Music Video

Ice Nine Kills have premiered a new video for their song “Merry Axe-Mas.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Silver Scream,” which features songs based on 13 classic horror films. “Merry Axe-Mas” in particular focuses on “Silent Night, Deadly Night.”

Spencer Charnas commented:

“‘Silent Night, Deadly Night‘ is one of my all time favorite slasher flicks. In our song and video for, ‘Merry Axe-Mas,’ I wanted to pay tribute to the film’s brilliant combination of sleaze, holiday cheer, absurdity, and vicious gore. Released in 1984 at the height of the ’80s slasher craze, the film’s axe wielding Santa marketing campaign threw uptight parents and the PC police into an unholy rage.”

“Angered families staged protests in front of theaters and PTA groups across the country petitioned for the film’s banishment. Tri Star Pictures subsequently caved and ‘Silent Night, Deadly Night‘ was pulled from theaters after only one week. However, all the negative publicity only fueled the forbidden fruit factor and the infamous film quickly gained cult status. This story just goes to show you that if you try and suppress something, it’s only more likely to rear its (decapitated) head.”

[via Revolver]