As Within, So Without’s New Album Is A Positive Addition To 2022’s Field Of New Hard Rock, Metal Albums

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Independent metalcore band As Within, So Without released its new album, Salvation Wednesday.  The 11-song record is a presentation that will appeal equally to the band’s established audience base and to casual metalcore fans.  That is due in large part to its featured musical arrangements, which will be discussed shortly.  The roughly 26-minute record’s lyrical content works with its musical arrangements to make for even more interest and will be examined a little later.  The album’s production rounds out its most important elements and will also be examined later.  Each item noted here is important in its own way to the whole of Salvation’s presentation.  All things considered, they make Salvation a work that the noted audiences will find worth hearing at least once.

As Within, So Without’s new album, Salvation, is a record that the band’s established audiences and casual metalcore fans alike will find interesting.  That is due in large part to the record’s musical arrangements.  From beginning to end, the record presents a nonstop display of metalcore.  The heavy, crunching guitars, the dual approach of the screams and clean vocals, and the equally heavy, rich bass and drums makes each song so engaging and entertaining for the noted audiences.  The arrangements easily lend themselves to comparison to works from the likes of Ice Nine Kills, As I Lay Dying, and Killswitch Engage, just to name a few similar acts.  A casual listen through the record makes each arrangement sound the same.  However, audiences who actively listen to each work will catch the subtle changes that make each song different from one another.  Case in point is the album’s opener, ‘Ch. III: The Undefined.’  This song’s full one assault is a face melting work that even though it barely tops the two minute mark, absolutely pounds listeners’ ears.  That approach and sound makes it comparable to works from the likes of Unearth and Whitechapel.  By comparison, a song, such as ‘Frostbite,’ with its machine gun precise guitar riffs and equally tight drumming and screams make it so similar to works from Killswitch Engage.  The intensity exuded through the song is so much different from that of ‘Ch. III: The Undefined’ and the rest of the album’s entries.  ‘Salvation,’ which closes out the album, changes things up even more with its deep screams and heavy instrumentation.  The minor chords used in the guitar line and the punch from the drums and bass pair with the guitar and vocals to give that song a sound that is more comparable to KsE and to As I Lay Dying.  That is especially the case considering the contrast of the heavier verses and the more melodic choruses.  It is just one more way in which the album’s musical arrangements prove so important to the album’s presentation.  Again, the changes from one song to the next are subtle, but those who actively immerse themselves in the album will catch those subtleties and in turn agree that the record’s musical arrangements are so critical to the album.

It goes without saying that the musical content featured in Salvation is important to the album’s presentation.  Yes, the record’s musical content is largely metalcore in its approach, but the band presents influences from so many of its more well-known counterparts in the metalcore community from beginning to end, changing things from one song to the next and ensuring the songs maintain their own identity in the process.  They are just one part of what makes the record worth hearing, too.  The record’s lyrical content is just as important to its presentation as its musical arrangements.  The lyrical content in question follows an overarching theme so to speak.  According to comments from the band, the album is a concept record that follows a man who is on a personal and spiritual journey of healing.  Not having lyrics to reference, the content that can be deciphered leads listeners to hear that story, beginning with the story’s subject at a point of total anger over events of the past.  From broken relationships with a certain person or people early on to anger over an absent parent in ‘Like The Wind’ to the subject’s seeming eventual realization that there was no point in holding in so much anger, the story will connect with a wide range of audiences.  What’s more, the very fact that a metal act opted to take on a concept record to begin with is of its own note.  Generally, concept records are saved for the prog-metal community (E.g. bands, such as Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Between The Buried and Me).  So to have a pure metal band, such as this taking on a concept record is in itself unique in terms of lyrical content.  To that end, that and the story itself together make the album’s overall lyrical content even more reason for audiences to give this album a chance.  It is just one more item that audiences will appreciate about the album, too.  The record’s production rounds out its most important elements.

The production that went into Salvation is important to address because of its role in the album’s general effect.  Going back to the note of the intensity of each of the album’s arrangements, they are exactly that.  There is a lot going on in each arrangement between the instrumentations and the vocals.  Even in the case of the vocals themselves, the production that went into balancing the screams and clean vocals played its own role.  The end result of all of that work from one song to the next is that each arrangement is professionally balanced.  No one band member overpowers his band mates at any point.  The slightest nuances, such as keyboard lines even play their own important part and add their own layer of engagement and entertainment to the songs.  That is again, thanks to the time and effort put in to balancing those lines with everything else in each song.  All things considered, the production that went into Salvation gives the album a fully positive general effect.  Keeping that in mind along with the role of the album’s musical arrangements in general and with the role of the album’s lyrical content, and the whole makes the album overall a work that AWSW’s established audiences will find just as appealing as more casual metalcore fans.

Salvation is a positive new offering from As Within So Without.  That is due in large part to its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements are important to the album’s presentation because they take audiences into so many sub realms (of sorts) of the metalcore community.  The changes from song to song are subtle, and listeners who actively take in the album will catch those subtle changes.  The lyrical themes that accompany the album’s musical arrangements are just as important to its presentation as the album’s musical content.  That is because of their accessibility and the very fact that they play into a bigger concept for the album.  That a metal band decided to take on a concept for a record is itself rare, making for even more reason for audiences to hear the album.  The record’s production puts the finishing touch to its presentation.  It gives the album a strong general effect through the balance that it insures in the album’s instrumentation and vocals.  Each item examined is important in its own way to the whole of the album.  All things considered, they make Salvation a positive addition to this year’s field of new hard rock and metal albums and independent albums.

Salvation is available now.  More information on As Within, So Without’s new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Memphis May Fire Gets Political In New Single

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Memphis May Fire kicked off the weekend by debuting another new single and its companion video.

The band premiered its new single, ‘The American Dream‘ and its companion video Friday. The band’s sixth single since the debut of its single, ‘Death Inside‘ last July, the song features a musical arrangement that is everything audiences have come to expect from MMF.

The arrangement is a rich, heavy composition. It is comparable to works from the likes of so many metalcore bands with its heavy, melodic approach. There are elements of Ice Nine Kills alongside elements of Wage War, and to a lesser extent, As I Lay Dying exhibited throughout the song.

Front man Matty Mullins talked about the song’s lyrical theme in a prepared statement.

“We are thrilled to be dropping our sixth new single ‘The American Dream,” said Mullins. “This song was fueled by the current state of our country, and the desire to fight for resolution rather than fighting our fellow man. We are donating 100 percent of the proceeds froma new t-shirt that will be coming soon to our merch store to The Veterans Project, whose mission is to capture the legacies of veterans of the American military and tell the stories of all Allied countries and their warrior classes, as well.”

The video for ‘The American Dream’ is very much like most of the band’s videos lately. It featured the band on a soundstage in front of a wall of monitors, performing its new single. Along with ‘Death Inside’ and ‘The American Dream,’ MMF has also released the singles, ‘Left For Dead,‘ ‘Bleed Me Dry,‘ ‘Blood & Water,’ and ‘Somebody.’

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Until I Wake Debuts ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ Cover

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Metalcore outfit Until I Wake has given a Mariah Carey favorite a unique new turn with its take on the song.

The band premiered its take on Carey’s hit holiday song, ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You‘ Thursday. The band’s take on the song is a much heavier, darker take on the otherwise happy tune. The sound and the approach that the band took on this song is more akin to that of works from the band’s Fearless Records label mates Ice Nine Kills than that of Carey’s light, poppy composition.

Front man Cody Johnson said in a prepared statement, taking the song in the noted direction was an intentional move.

“We wanted to take what is probably the most well-known, overplayed, and cheerful Christmas song, and twist it into something a little more dark and sinister-sounding,” said Johnson. “We wanted to give fans a break from hearing that version of the song and give them the option to play our version at family parties this holiday season.”

Until I Wake’s new take on Carey’s song comes on the heels of the debut of its own original song,  ‘Octane‘ and the song’s video last month. The song and video are the first from the band’s as yet untitled forthcoming album.  The album’s release date and more is all under consideration.

In other news, Until I Wake has announced a new tentative schedule for its upcoming tour. The schedule sees the tour launching March 25 in New Bedford, NH and running through April 10 in Greensboro, NC. The brief, East Coast run also features stops in Baltimore, MD; Albany, NY and Tampa, FL. The tour’s schedule is noted below.

UNTIL I WAKE ON TOUR

With Attack Attack! + Conquer Divide

3/25 — New Bedford, NH — Vault Music Hall

3/26 — Manchester, NH — Jewel

3/27 — Asbury Park, NJ — House of Independents

3/28 — Albany, NY — Empire Underground

3/30 — Rochester, NY — Montage Music Hall

3/31 — Pittsburgh, PA — The Crafthouse Stage + Grill

4/1 — Harrisburg, PA — HMAC Stage on Herr

4/2 — Northampton, PA — The Gin Mill + Grille

4/3 — Baltimore, MD — Zen West

4/5 — Richmond, VA — Canal Cub

4/6 — West Columbia, SC — New Brookland Tavern

4/7 — Tampa, FL — The Orpheum

4/8 — Orlando, FL — Soundbar Orlando

4/9 — Atlanta, GA — Purgatory at The Masquerade

4/10 — Greensboro, NC — Blind Tiger 

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As Within, So Without Takes On The Emotional Impact Of Broken Homes In New Single, Video

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Independent hard rock band As Within, So Without is offering audiences another preview of its new record.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Like The Wind‘ and its companion video Wednesday. song and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Salvation, which is scheduled for release Jan. 12. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘My Revelation‘ and its companion video last month.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Like The Wind’ is stylistically similar to that of ‘My Revelation’ in that both songs boast a distinct metalcore style arrangement. At the same time though, ‘Like The Wind’ presents more similarity to works from the likes of Ice Nine Kills and As I Lay Dying while ‘My Revelation’ bears more influence from the likes of Killswitch Engage.

The lyrical theme featured in ‘Like The Wind’ focuses on the emotional and mental impact of a child from a broken home.

The band addressed that theme and the song’s video treatment in a prepared statement.

“Our new single ‘Like The Wind’ explores the feelings and trauma of one of your parents or parent figures leaving you at a young age,” the statement reads. “The lyrical content is very personal to some of the members of our band and the message of this song is something we’re very proud of.

The statement adds, “As for the music video we felt that the set/location needed to get across the point of a broken home and we feel like we crushed all of our goals with this song and music video.”

Expanding on the comments of the video, the video features the band performing its single in the setting of a home with a variety of video and editing effects. Along with that footage, the video also features a couple fighting and one of the couple leaving, the child sitting alone as the incident happens.

More information on As Within, So Without’s new single, video, and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Ice Nine Kills’ Latest LP Is A Scary Good New Record

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Halloween is almost over, but horror, like evil, will never die.  Metalcore band Ice Nine Kills is an act that seems to live by that mantra, having released so many albums based on horror novels and movies throughout its life.  The band continued to prove that Oct. 15 when it released its long-awaited new album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood.  The wait for this record was well worth it, as this critic and any of the band’s fans will agree.  That is proven in part through the musical arrangements featured in this record.  They will be discussed shortly.  The movies represented in the new album add to the record’s appeal in their own way and will be discussed a little later.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later.  Each item noted does its own part to make INK’s new album successful.  All things considered, they make the album another successful offering from the band that is not just a great musical Halloween treat this year, but a great addition to this year’s field of new hard rock and metal albums.

Ice Nine Kills’ latest album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood is another successful new offering from the band that the band’s fans new and established alike will appreciate.  That is due in no small part to its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements are important to the record’s success because of the mix of familiar and new sounds and styles that they exhibit.  Right from the album’s outset in the album’s title track, audiences get the band’s familiar melodic metalcore approach, complete with front man Spencer Charnas’ solid mix of clean vocals and screams and the band’s familiar choral element that has become such a trademark of the band’s songs.  From there though, the band changes things up in ‘A Rash Decision.’  The ominous piano line that opens the arrangement is familiar, but as the arrangement progresses, it very quickly turns to a decidedly Slipknot-esque composition with its heavy, driving guitars, screams, and pounding, solid time keeping.  This is an approach that the band has dabbled with in the past, but never to this extent.  ‘Assault & Batteries’ meanwhile takes audiences back to the sounds so familiar in The Silver Scream and even all the way back to the band’s even earlier hit song, ‘Communion of the Cursed.’   Listeners get even more of the noted Slipknot influence in ‘Funeral Derangements,’ which is one of the album’s many singles.  Perhaps the most notable of the album’s arrangements comes in the form of ‘Rainy Day’ (yes another of the album’s singles).  The incorporation of the electronics into the song conjure thoughts of songs from the likes of Gravity Kills and Spineshank.  That newer sound pairs with the arrangement’s more familiar metalcore elements to make it one of the album’s most notable musical works.  Audiences who want even more new approaches and sounds get that in the distinctly death metal style ‘Take Your Pick.’  Considering that this song features a guest appearance by Cannibal Corpse front man Corpsgrinder, the comparison there is immediate.  To a slightly lesser degree, audiences can also make a comparison to works from the likes of Whitechapel.  From there on out, audiences get plenty of familiar sounds and styles in every song that follows.  At the same time, the songs still boast their own identities, even with that familiarity noted.  Keeping all of this in mind, the mix of new and familiar from one arrangement to the next and even within certain songs makes for reason enough for audiences to hear this record.  Of course, the musical arrangements featured in INK’s new album are collectively just one part of what makes this album worth hearing.  The movies that are represented throughout the record make for their own interest.

The movies that INK chose to represent in its latest album are important to note because unlike so many cinematic sequels, they are not just re-hashings of the material from the original.  From the singles already released so far, audiences know that classic movies, such as Pet Sematary, American Psycho, Child’s Play and Resident Evil are represented here.  Also represented are seemingly the likes of Cabin in the Woods (‘A Rash Decision’), The Fly (‘F.L.Y.’), and even Psycho (‘The Shower Scene’) among others.  Hellraiser is seemingly represented here in ‘The Box’ as is The Evil Dead in ‘Ex-Mortis.’  Simply put, between the movies listed here and the others featured here, INK has opted to not just re-visit the movies visited in the songs from The Silver Scream and its initial sequel/spinoff, The Silver Scream: The Final Cut.  What’s more, the band also made sure to pick movies from across the horror spectrum and history.  Not only does this serve as respect for those movies, but it could very well serve as a starting point for a lifelong love for (and potentially obsession with) those movies for new horror fans.  To that end, that and everything else noted here shows why the movies chosen for this record are important to the album’s success.  Even with this in mind, there is still one more item to address here.  That item is the record’s sequencing.


The sequencing of The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood is important because it ensures the album’s energy remains just right from start to end.  The album starts off in ominous fashion, but doesn’t wait long before it really picks up.  From there, the energy barely shifts at any point.  When it does, it is subtle at best.  The result is that it does just as much to keep listeners engaged and entertained throughout the album as its content and the very cinematic history presented through the featured movies.  Keeping all of this in mind, there is no doubt that the sequencing of INK’s new album is just as important to note as the album’s content.  It all comes together to make the album its own welcome musical love letter to Hollywood’s horror history just as much as its predecessors.

Ice Nine Kills’ recently released album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrrorwood is another successful offering from the band.  It is a work that the band’s established and newer audiences alike will enjoy.  That is due in no small part to its featured musical arrangements.  The arrangements offer listeners a solid blend of familiar sounds and styles, and newer approaches.  The whole there makes for plenty of engagement and entertainment.  The movies that are represented throughout the album are of their own importance.  That is because they are not just repeats of the movies represented in the band’s most recent records.  They continue to show the band’s love for Hollywood’s rich history of horror while also continuing to potentially introduce audiences to that rich history.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.  That is because it ensures that the record’s energy remains solid from start to end.  Each item noted is important in its own way to the whole of the album’s presentation.  All things considered, they make the album another successful offering from Ice Nine Kills and one more of this year’s top new hard rock and metal albums.

The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood is available now through Fearless Records. More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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Ice Nine Kills Launches Another New Single, Video From Its Latest Album

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Ice Nine Kills offered audiences another preview of its new album over the weekend.

The band debuted its new single, ‘Funeral Derangements‘ and its video Saturday. The song is the fourth single from the band’s forthcoming album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood. The band premiered the album’s third single,  ‘Rainy Day‘ and its companion video approximately a month prior.

The premiere of ‘Rainy Day’ was preceded in August, by that of ‘Assault and Batteries,’ and its video, the second single and video from the record. The album’s lead single,  ‘Hip To Be Scared‘ and its video premiered July 9.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Funeral Derangements’ is everything that audiences have come to expect from INK. The vocal harmonies are there. So are the screams and heavy breakdowns, as well as the rich bass and drums. It leans in the direction of the sound and stylistic approach taken in ‘Communion of the Cursed’ by and large while still maintaining its own identity.

The song’s video is an homage to author Stephen King’s classic horror novel Pet Sematary. This is even mentioned by one of the officers in the video’s final scene. The video by the way, is NSFW because of all of the blood and overall darkness and violent content, so viewer discretion is advised.

The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood is scheduled for release Oct. 15 through Fearless Records. The album is technically the second “sequel” to the band’s 2018 album, The Silver Scream. That record was followed by the release of  The Silver ScreamThe 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.’

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 

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

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Versus Me Debuts New Single, ‘Down’

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Independent hard rock band Versus Me debuted its latest single this week.

The band premiered its new single, ‘Down‘ Friday. The song features a heavy musical arrangement whose blend of heavy screams, clean vocals, and equally heavy, rich instrumentation lends itself to comparison to works from Wage War and Ice Nine Kills.

The song’s lyrical theme came about in an unexpected fashion, and delivers a message of facing life’s obstacles head on. This is according to comments from front man James Millbrandt.

“The song is about the fight or flight response and being beaten down by life’s trials,” he said. “I wrote this song as I was about to board a flight for my first time flying. The nerves were getting to me and everyone’s advice on flying wasn’t really helping. So I started writing the lyrics as I was sitting in the airport terminal. The resulting song is a high energy and emotionally honest message that we feel as a band, anyone could relate to.”

More information on Versus Me’s new single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

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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:

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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 

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Ice Nine Kills Announces New Album Details; Premieres Album’s Lead Single, Video

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Ice Nine Kills will release another “sequel” to its hit 2018 album The Silver Scream this fall.

The band is scheduled to release its new album, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood Oct. 15 through Fearless Records. The band released the original album in 2018 and followed it up in 2019 with The Silver Scream: The Final Cut. Pre-orders are open for the band’s latest addition to its series of The Silver Scream albums.

Front man Spencher Charnas had the following to say of the forthcoming album:

“True to horror franchise tradition, there is always a sequel…”The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood” follows in the bloody footsteps of its predecessor, paying tribute to 13 more of the most gruesome tales to ever grace the silver screen. In this latest INK offering, the last album and video series is portrayed as a work of fiction. The new story line thrusts the band into a brutal “real world” slaying. The only traces of the crime are 13 songs left behind by the suspected killer…

The Silver Scream and The Silver Scream: The 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 that album 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 anticipation of the release of The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood, Ice Nine Kills premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Hip to be Scared‘ and its video Friday. The song and its video were influenced by the 2000 Christian Bale horror flick American Psycho. The song presents the band’s more melodic side versus the more metalcore side exhibited in many of the band’s existing works. The video re-imagines scenes from American Psycho as front man Spencer Charnas and Papa Roach front man Jacoby Shaddix re-enact the scenes.

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

To keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews, go online to http://www.facebook.com/philspicks and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at https://philspicks.wordpress.com.