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]

Ice Nine Kills Premiere “Stabbing In The Dark” Music Video

Ice Nine Kills have premiered a new video for their song “Stabbing In The Dark.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Silver Scream.” That effort features songs based on 13 classic horror films. “Stabbing In The Dark” in particular focuses on “Halloween.”

Spencer Charnas commented:

“I am proud to present what I believe to be the most intense installment yet of The Silver Scream film. ‘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. 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.”

Ice Nine Kills Premiere “A Grave Mistake” Music Video

Ice Nine Kills have premiered a new video for their new song “A Grave Mistake.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Silver Scream,” which will be released on October 5. That effort will feature songs based on 13 classic horror films. “A Grave Mistake” in particular focuses on “The Crow.” Spencer Charnas commented:

“For the third installment of The Silver Scream, we continue to follow the story of my therapist as his suspicions about my homicidal activity grow stronger. In this clip, entitled ‘A Grave Mistake‘, we learn more about the dark double life that I lead and in the process pay homage to the 1994 horror/action classic, ‘The Crow‘.”

[via Heavy Consequence]

Ice Nine Kills Premiere New Song “A Grave Mistake”

Ice Nine Kills have premiered a new song titled “A Grave Mistake.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Silver Scream,” which will be released on October 5. That effort will feature songs based on 13 classic horror films.

Ice Nine Kills Announce “The Silver Scream” Album Release Shows/Parties

Ice Nine Kills have announced some special events and album release shows around the release of their new album “The Silver Scream” (October 5). All of the tracks on that effort are based on various classic horror movies. Here’s what the band have booked:

10/01 Pasadena, CA – Michael Myers’ House (album listening party)
10/05 Anaheim, CA – Blackcraft Wrestling Presents Reaper’s Revenge
10/07 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
10/09 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
10/10 Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
10/11 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (‘Rock & Shock‘)
10/12 Salem, MA – Salem Horror Fest (Q&A/screening)
10/27 Santa Rosa, CA – House From ‘Scream‘ (private party)

Watch Footage Of Ice Nine Kills Performing With Members Of Wage War, Chelsea Grin, & Dayseeker

Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas was unable to make the Wantagh, NY date of the Vans Warped Tour yesterday (July 28) due to him having to attend his friend’s wedding. During his absence, the band were joined onstage by members of Wage War, Chelsea Grin, and Dayseeker. You can see footage of that below:

[via Alternative Press]