Ice Nine Kills is a metalcore band hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. The band was formed in 2002. Since then, they have become famous for their unique blend of heavy music, theatrical performances, and horror-inspired lyrics.
Early Years and Formation
The band was formed by lead vocalist Spencer Charnas and former guitarist Jeremy Schwartz. The band released their debut album, Last Chance to Make Amends, in 2006, and followed it up with Safe Is Just a Shadow in 2010. These early releases showcased the band’s penchant for heavy breakdowns and catchy choruses. However it wasn’t until their third album that Ice Nine Kills really started to come into their own.
The Silver Scream
Released in 2018, The Silver Scream is Ice Nine Kills’ fifth studio album and perhaps their most ambitious. The album features 13 tracks, each based on a different horror movie, including classics like The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th. The concept of the album allowed the band to really flex their creative muscles, with each track featuring references to the film it was based on.
One thing that sets the band apart from other metalcore bands is their theatrical live performances. The band’s shows often include elaborate costumes and stage props, and lead singer Spencer Charnas is famous for his engaging and energetic stage presence. In 2020, the band released a live album and concert film, I Heard They KILL Live!! It captured their electrifying performance at The Worcester Palladium.
Ice Nine Kills is a band that is always pushing the boundaries of what is possible in heavy music. With their unique blend of metalcore, theatricality, and horror-inspired lyrics, they have carved out a niche for themselves in the music industry. Whether you’re a fan of horror movies or heavy music, Ice Nine Kills is a band that is worth checking out.