Ice Nine Kills Takes On ‘Resident Evil’ Franchise In New Single, Video; Launches Related Merchandise Line

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Ice Nine Kills is taking on a modern horror favorite in its latest single and video.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Rainy Day‘ and its companion video Thursday. The song is the third single from the band’s forthcoming album,  The Silver Scream 2Welcome to Horrorwood, which is scheduled for release Oct. 15 through Fearless Records. The album most recently produced the single, ‘Assault and Batteries‘ and its companion video. Its premiere was preceded by that of the album’s lead single, ‘Hip To Be Scared‘ and its video.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Rainy Day’ takes Ice Nine Kills in a different direction than that which fans have come to expect. While its familiar melodies and harmonies are there, the arrangement adds more of an industrial influence here a la Spineshank and Gravity Kills in the choruses. The contrast of those influences makes the song in whole a unique, welcome new offering from the band and broadens even more, the picture of what audiences can expect from INK’s new album.

The lyrical theme featured here is simple. As noted the song takes on the classic Resident Evil franchise. Thus the story, which is accompanied by a video that presents its own “fan-made” style Resident Evil story. Front man Spencer Charnas even takes part in a surprising fashion in the video, which is in fact a two-part story. Audiences will be left to see the story in whole for themselves.

In related noted, INK has launched a new series of merchandise in line with the premiere of the new single and video. The new merchandise launch is part of the band’s ongoing Nightmare on the Ninth series of merchandise launches. Audiences can view all of the merchandise here.

The track listing for The Silver Scream 2Welcome to Horrorwood is noted below.

Ice Nine Kills

The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood

Track Listing

1. Opening Night…

2. Welcome To Horrorwood

3. A Rash Decision 

4. Assault & Batteries

5. The Shower Scene

6. Funeral Derangements 

7. Rainy Day 

8. Hip To Be Scared (feat. Jacoby Shaddix) 

9. Take Your Pick (feat. Corpsegrinder) 

10. The Box (feat. Brandon Saller of Atreyue & Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King) 

11. F.L.Y. (feat. Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail) 

12. Wurst Vacation 

13. Ex-Mørtis

14. Farewell II Flesh 

The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood is the sequel to INK’s 2018 album, The Silver Scream and its companion record, The Silver Scream: The Final Cut. The Silver Scream and The Silver ScreamThe Final Cut produced the singles, ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake,‘ ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘ ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ and a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

The band followed up The Silver ScreamThe Final Cut with the release of its live recording, I Heard They Kill Live last year. The recording produced live performances of The Silver Scream‘s songs, ‘Rocking The Boat,’ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark.’

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new album, single, and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/iceninekills

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Ice Nine Kills Takes On ‘Child’s Play’ In Its Latest Single, NSFW Video

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Ice Nine Kills is giving audiences another preview of its new album.

The preview comes in the form of its new single, ‘Assault and Batteries‘ and its companion video. The band premiered the pair Monday, approximately one month after the band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Hip To Be Scared‘ and its video.

Both songs are featured in INK’s forthcoming album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood, which is scheduled for release Oct. 15 through Fearless Records.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Assault and Batteries’ is everything that audiences have come to expect from the band. It is a heavy, intense metalcore style work that combines the band’s familiar, creepy singing in the choruses with front man Spencer Charnas’ screaming vocals in the song’s verses. Audiences who grew up in the 1980s will catch the tribute to the original Toys ‘R Us jingle incorporated into the song, too.

The video for ‘Assault and Batteries’ is, as noted, an NSFW presentation. That is because it is very unsettling throughout. Not to mention it involves a woman being beheaded. The video concludes with a police investigation into the latest crime. That and the news report that opens the video collectively throw back to the video style that the band used in the videos for The Silver Scream, the band’s breakthrough 2018 album.

Speaking of The Silver Scream, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood is technically the second sequel to that album. It was followed up in 2019 with The Silver Scream: The Final Cut.

The Silver Scream and The Silver ScreamThe Final Cut produced the singles, ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake,‘ ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘ ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ and a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

The band followed up The Silver Scream: The Final Cut with the release of its live recording, I Heard They Kill Live last year. The recording produced live performances of The Silver Scream‘s songs, ‘Rocking The Boat,’ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark.’

In other news, INK has launched it latest “Nightmare on the Ninth” merchandise line in conjunction with the premiere of its new single and video. All of the band’s latest merchandise is available for a limited time here.

The track listing for The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood is noted below.

Ice Nine Kills

The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood

Track Listing

1. Opening Night…

2. Welcome To Horrorwood

3. A Rash Decision 

4. Assault & Batteries

5. The Shower Scene

6. Funeral Derangements 

7. Rainy Day 

8. Hip To Be Scared (feat. Jacoby Shaddix) 

9. Take Your Pick (feat. Corpsegrinder) 

10. The Box (feat. Brandon Saller of Atreyue & Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King) 

11. F.L.Y. (feat. Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail) 

12. Wurst Vacation 

13. Ex-Mørtis

14. Farewell II Flesh 

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new album, single, and video is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

Websitehttps://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttps://twitter.com/iceninekills

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Audiences Will Scream And “Shout!” With Joy For New R.L. Stine Series

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R.L. Stine’s new series, The Haunting Hour is some very impressive work.  Ten episodes from the show’s first season are now available on two DVD volumes.  In the first volume of episodes, audiences are introduced right off the bat to the show in scary fashion with the two part episode, “Really You.”  In an equally scary episode, a young girl and her mother take a trip to an inn with some “guests” who are not at all what they seem. 

The opening episode in the new first volume of episodes from R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour could easily be compared to the classic horror franchise, Child’s Play and the equally gripping Twilight Zone episode, “The Living Doll.”  In this episode, both a mother and daughter learn a very valuable lesson about appreciating the other more when an evil life size doll of the daughter, Lily, is delivered to the family’s home one day.  The doll in question is named Lily D.  She had been ordered by the real Lily’s father.  At first all seems well, until Lily’s mother becomes infatuated with Lily D.  Lily D. apparently is alive so to speak.  And she starts framing the real Lily, making it look like she’s done a bunch of things that she really hasn’t.  No one believes Lily at first.  But then her brother starts to have his suspicions, which turn out to prove Lily right.  Luckily for Lily, her brother comes to her rescue just in time and saves the day.  While the writing in this story comes across as pretty simple, it still has some moments that are gripping enough to even scare adult viewers.  One scene in particular is especially scary.  In his suspicions about Lily D., the real Lily’s brother sets up a camera in their mother’s bedroom to see if Lily D. really is alive.  And sure enough, the camera catches Lily D get up in the middle of the night, walk out of view of the camera, and then appear right in front of it out of nowhere.  It’s something that could easily have come right from the mega hit Paranormal Activity franchise.  Stine and the show’s writers are to be commended for this moment alone.

“Really You” is a great scary introduction to The Haunting Hour for audiences who have never seen the show.  It takes the scare factor from Stine’s Goosebumps series and amps it up for a new generation.  It’s just one of the great, scary episodes collected in Volume 1.  Another episode that audiences will love is “Nightmare Inn.”  In this creepy episode, young Jillian and her mom are going to an inn that her mom had decided to buy.  There’s just one problem.  The caretaker and a young man who lives nearby aren’t exactly what they seem.  And Jillian is being warned about it through nightmares that she’s having.  Viewers should keep in mind her nightmares as those nightmares will keep audiences guessing right up to the end.  They’ll keep viewers wondering and talking even after this episode ends. 

“Nightmare Inn” and “Really You” are two very great, scary episodes from The Haunting Hour.  There are two more episodes that audiences will enjoy in “The Dead Body” and “A Creature Was Stirring.”  Audiences can view them and scare themselves with them now as Volume I is now available in stores and online.  It can be ordered online at http://www.shoutfactorystore.com

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