Hollywood Undead Premiere Video For New Version Of “Heart Of A Champion” Featuring Papa Roach & Ice Nine Kills Members

Hollywood Undead have released a new version of “Heart Of A Champion” featuring Jacoby Shaddix (Papa Roach) and Spencer Charnas (Ice Nine Kills). You can find an official video for that below. This version of the track is from the band’s new album “New Empire, Vol. 2,” which will be released on December 4.

Hollywood Undead‘s Johnny 3 Tears said the following:

“‘Heart Of A Champion‘ is about digging in deep when things appear at their worst. Finding the strength to overcome any and all odds against you.”

Shaddix also commented:

“As soon as Johnny and Charlie and the boys floated the idea, we were in. The video shoot was like a reunion too – Last time we all saw each other we were blowing the doors off a show in Germany 7 months ago.”

Charnas added:

“I’ve always been a fan of Hollywood Undead and when we toured together this past winter we hit it off immediately. It’s an honor to be part of such a strong song and having Jacoby on it as well is just the icing on the god damn cake.”

“New Empire, Vol. 2” Track Listing:

01. “Medicate”
02. “Comin’ Thru The Stereo” (feat. Hyro The Hero)
03. “Ghost Out”
04. “Gonna Be Okay”
05. “Monsters” (feat. Killstation)
06. “Idol” (feat. Tech N9ne)
07. “Coming Home”
08. “Unholy”
09. “Worth It”
10. “Heart of a Champion” (feat. Jacoby Shaddix and Spencer Charnas)

Bonus Tracks:

11. “Idol” (feat. Ghøstkid)
12. “Idol” (feat. Kurt92)

Ice Nine Kills To Release New Live Album “I Heard They KILL Live!!”

Ice Nine Kills will be releasing a new live album titled “I Heard They KILL Live!!” on October 30. The effort was recorded during the band’s November 30, 2019 show at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. You can find a live video for “Stabbing In The Dark” from that set below. Pre-orders for the album and tickets to stream the full performance on October 29 can be found HERE.

“I Heard They KILL Live!!” Track Listing:

01. “Thank God It’s Friday”
02. “The Jig Is Up”
03. “SAVAGES”
04. “The Nature Of The Beast”
05. “The World In My Hands”
06. “Communion Of The Cursed”
07. “A Grave Mistake”
08. “Your Number’s Up”
09. “Rocking The Boat”
10. “Merry Axe-Mas”
11. “Thriller”
12. “Hell In The Hallways”
13. “Stabbing In The Dark”
14. “The Fastest Way To A Girl’s Heart Is Through Her Ribcage”
15. “Love Bites”
16. “Tess-Timony”
17. “Me, Myself And Hyde”
18. “The American Nightmare”
19. “IT Is The End”

Spencer Charnas commented:

“The Worcester Palladium holds a very special place in the heart of INK’s history. On September 22nd, 2000, I attended a Goldfinger/Mest concert there that changed the course of my life. I knew after that incredibly high-energy show that I wanted to dedicate my life to writing and performing my own music.

One year later, INK’s first show would take place on the very same stage at a battle of the bands that we did not win. The concert is pictured in this album insert. 18 years later we sold out the very same 3,000 capacity venue and recorded this live album there—a full circle moment that I will never forget. This album is dedicated to the INK psychos who allow us to make murder and mayhem an actual career.”

Ice Nine Kills Launch App-Based Fan Community “Psychos Only”

Ice Nine Kills have launched a new app called “Psychos Only.” Fans that download the app will gain access to a private fan community.

The following was said about the app [via Blabbermouth]:

“The innovative app-based community will provide access to a private community of likeminded fans in one location as well as unprecedented access to all things ICE NINE KILLS — including bandmember social media feeds, music, videos, photo galleries, tour dates, merchandise and updates about the band.The new app is available on Android, iOS and on the web at PsychosOnly.Club.”

“The most supportive fans will have opportunities to engage directly with ICE NINE KILLS, participate in gore filled horror trivia, killer challenges and giveaways, and watch parties. They will also gain exclusive access to members-only merchandise, tickets and VIP RIP packages and much more.

Members of the Psychos Only club will have the ability to create their own profiles, share their own video and photo content, follow and direct message other psychos, and exchange virtual gifts. In addition, the Psychos Only experience is gameified, which means the most engaged members will get rewarded with achievement levels and virtual coins/currency (known as Kill-ency) to unlock exclusive content.”

Frontman Spencer Charnas commented:

“This is going to add a killer new dimension to the INK fandom universe! Complete with exclusive never-before-seen content, this will allow our audience to break down the barrier between band and fan and see what really happens behind the screams.”

Five Finger Death Punch Officially Cancel U.S. Tour With Papa Roach, I Prevail, & Ice Nine Kills

Five Finger Death Punch have officially cancelled their tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after the trek was previously rescheduled for the fall.

Five Finger Death Punch commented:

“To All Our Fans –

We were really looking forward to get the green light for hitting the road in 2020.

As it stands – and probably as no surprise to you – our Fall tour with Papa Roach, I Prevail and Ice Nine Kills unfortunately has to be cancelled. Rest assured, we are watching the situation very closely and we will be back on the road the moment it becomes possible 👊🏼💥 We hope to see you guys soon and in the meantime, follow us on social media for news, new music, special announcements, giveaways and all kinds of surprises. 👊💥

All tickets will be automatically refunded.

For additional information about refunds, please visit www.livenation.com, www.ticketmaster.com or wherever your ticket was purchased.

🤘 Five Finger Death Punch 🤘”

Ice Nine Kills Announce New Acoustic EP, Premiere Video For Acoustic Version Of “Enjoy Your Slay”

Ice Nine Kills will be releasing a new acoustic EP, titled “Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel,” tomorrow (June 26). The effort was recorded during a special performance at The Stanley Hotel, the building that inspired The Overlook Hotel in “The Shining.” A video for “Enjoy Your Slay” from the set can be found below:

Spencer Charnas commented:

“We decided to release this EP now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘The Shining‘, one of the most influential horror movies of all time. As a life-long horror fan, I was thrilled when we were able to enlist the help of Stanley Kubrick‘s grandson, Sam to provide guest vocals on the original version of our track, ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘ and we were equally thrilled when The Stanley Hotel invited us to play in their infamous ballroom for this special, intimate, sold-out fan event.

The biggest highlight for me was getting to see the real Room 237 (217 in the book), the setting for one of the most terrifying scenes in ‘The Shining‘. We got some intel from an employee who told us that whilst shooting ‘Dumb and Dumber‘, which also features The Stanley Hotel, Jim Carey had insisted on staying in room 217 but got so freaked out on the first night, he had leave the room.

We’d like to thank 107.9 KBPI for helping to make this show a possibility and all the Colorado Psychos that came out to make this intimate, unplugged show so special.”

Here’s the full track listing:

01. “Savage”
02. “Thank God It’s Friday”
03. “A Grave Mistake”
04. “Love Bites”
05. “Enjoy Your Slay”

[via Bloody Disgusting]

Ice Nine Kills Release “The Disney Revenge Show” Mini-Documentary

Back on April 26, 2019, Ice Nine Kills were supposed to play at the Disney-owned House Of Blues in Orlando, FL, but they ended up getting banned from the venue due to their dark imagery. The band then decided to fire back at Disney by staging a show at the SoundBar in Orlando, FL on July 25, 2019. A mini-documentary on that event has since been released and can be seen below:

Spencer Charnas commented:

“Looking back at the Disney incident fills me with nothing but laughter. When I first heard about the ban I was perturbed strictly because we love playing in that city. But rather than mope and cry about it, I had the idea to poke fun at the situation by creating a merch line of beloved Disney characters and inserting them in slasher movie scenarios. This mini documentary chronicles our triumphant sold out return to Orlando and the chaos that ensued…”

To celebrate the release of the documentary, the group have also launched their “Too Evil For Children II” merch capsule at nightmareontheninth.com.

Updated Release Schedule Posted For 2020 Record Store Day Events

As previously reported, this year’s Record Store Day will now take place across three dates (August 29, September 26, and October 24) due to the coronavirus pandemic. The full updated release schedule is available HERE. A list of rock/metal releases can be found below.

August 29:

  • August Burns Red – “Bones” (Fearless) (7″) (limited to 1,000)
    Backed with instrumental version on the b-side.
  • The Black Crowes – “Jealous Again” (UMe) (12″) (limited to 7,500)
  • Denzel Curry – “Bulls On Parade” (Loma Vista Recordings) (7″) (limited to 2,500)
    Featuring his covers of Rage Against The Machine and Bad Brains.
  • Def Leppard – “Rock N Roll Hall of Fame” (UMe) (limited to 4,000)
  • Entombed – “Clandestine – Live” (Sound Pollution) (2xLP) (limited to 500)
  • Fight – “A Small Deadly Space” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 2,200)
  • Hawkwind – “At The BBC 1972” (Parlophone) (2xLP) (limited to 5,000)
  • Hawkwind – “Quark, Strangeness & Charm” (Atomhenge) (2xLP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Judas Priest – “British Steel” (40th Anniversary Edition) (Legacy) (2xLP) (limited to 3,500)
  • Motörhead – “Ace Of Spades“/”Dirty Love” (12″ shaped picture disc) (limited to 4,000)
  • Pink Floyd – “Arnold Layne Live 2007” (Legacy) (7″) (limited to 7,400)
  • Refused – “Not Fit For Broadcast – Live At The BBC” (Spinefarm) (12″) (limited to 3,500)
  • Jimmy Urine & Serj Tankian – “Fuktronic Soundtrack” (Music On Vinyl) (LP) (limited to 2,000)

September 26:

  • Badflower – “The Jester“/”Everybody Wants To Rule The World” (Big Machine) (12″ picture disc) (limited to 2,000)
  • CHON – “Grow” (Sumerian) (LP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Graves At Sea – “History Of Sickness” (NecroCave Recordings) (12″) (limited to 750)
  • Chuck Mosley – “First Hellos And Last Goodbyes” (blocGLOBAL) (LP) (limited to 700)
  • Primus – “Suck On This” (Prawn Song) (LP) (limited to 5,000)
  • The Ramones – “It’s Alive II” (Rhino/Warner) (2xLP) (limited to 8,000)
  • Various Artists – “Nativity In Black” (Real Gone Music) (limited to 2,500)

October 24:

  • Asking Alexandria – “Stand Up And Scream” (Sumerian) (LP) (limited to 1,500)
  • Clutch – “The Obelisk” (Weathermaker Music) (16-LP box set) (limited to 550)
    Featuring “Strange Cousins From The West‘, “Blast Tyrant“, “Robot Hive – Exodus“, “Earth Rocker“, “Psychic Warfare“, “Full Fathom Five“, “La Curandera“, “Live At The Googolplex” (picture disc), “Jam Room” (picture disc), “Pitchfork & Lost Needles” (picture disc) and “Book Of Bad Decisions“.
  • Alice Cooper – “Live From The Apollo Theatre Glasgow February 19, 1982” (Rhino/Warner Records) (2xLP) (limited to 7,000)
  • DevilDriver – “Winter Kills” (Napalm) (2xLP) (limited to 1,400)
  • Dio – “Annica” (Niji Entertainment/BMG) (12″ picture disc)
  • Ice Nine Kills – “The Silver Scream: Killer Cuts” (Fearless) (10″) (limited to 2,500)
  • Infectious Grooves – “Take You On A Ride” (ORG Music) (12″) (limited to 1,500)
    Featuring one new track and three previously unreleased tracks from 1995.
  • Judas Priest – “Sad Wings Of Destiny” (eOne) (2xLP) (limited to 2,700)
  • The Obsessed – “Incarnate Ultimate” (Blues Funeral Records) (2xLP) (limited to 1,250)
  • Skid Row – “Slave To The Grind” (Expanded Edition) (Run Out Of Groove) (2xLP) (limited to 2,500)

[via The PRP]

Ice Nine Kills Share “Friday The 13th” Parody Of Fountains Of Wayne’s “Stacy’s Mom”

As part of Fearless Records‘ “Fearless At Home” virtual festival, Ice Nine Kills shared a “Friday The 13th” parody of Fountains Of Wayne’s “Stacy’s Mom,” which they called “Jason’s Mom.” Spencer Charnas commented:

“Today marks the 40th anniversary of Friday The 13th and with tomorrow being Mother’s Day, we thought this acoustic cover would be the perfect way to celebrate. We want to dedicate this to the memory of the inspirational songwriter Adam Schlesinger, who co-wrote this amazing and enduring pop song for Fountains Of Wayne. We hope all the Moms out there have a truly killer Mother’s Day.”

Ice Nine Kills, Wage War, The Plot In You, Etc. To Take Part In Fearless Records’ Virtual Festival

Fearless Records have announced a special “Fearless At Home” virtual festival. The event will take place on May 9 at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT via YouTube and it will feature acoustic performances from As It Is, Grayscale, Ice Nine Kills, Locket, Plain White T’s, Set It Off, The Almost, The Plot In You, The Pretty Reckless, and Wage War. The livestream will also include appearances from All That Remains, August Burns Red, Capstan, Eat Your Heart Out, iDKHOW, I Prevail, Kill The Lights, Movements, My Kid Brother, Oceans Ate Alaska, Starset, The Word Alive, Underoath, Varials, and Volumes. Money raised from the event will go towards bands and crew members that are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, & Ice Nine Kills Officially Cancel Remaining European Dates

The remaining dates on Papa Roach, Hollywood Undead, and Ice Nine Kills’ European tour have officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The bands were previously planning to reschedule the shows, but they were unable to do so.

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