Ice Nine Kills Announces New Live Dates With Falling In Reverse

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Ice Nine Kills has announced a new slate of live dates.

The band is scheduled to serve as direct support for Falling in Reverse’s upcoming headline tour starting April 20 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, NV.  Ice Nine Kills’ latest run is in support of its latest album, The Silver Scream, which was released Oct. 5 through Fearless Records.

From Ashes To New and New Years Day will join Ice Nine Kills as support acts for the run, which lasts more than a month and also features an additional performance July 19 at Rockfest in Cadott, WI.  The tour’s current schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES
DATE
CITY
VENUE
Sat
4/20
Las Vegas, NV
House of Blues *
Sun
4/21
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren*
Tue
4/23
San Antonio, TX
The Aztec Theatre *
Wed
4/24
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Sun
4/28
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theatre *
Mon
4/29
Charlotte, SC
The Fillmore *
Wed
5/1
Silver Spring, MD
The Fillmore *
Fri
5/3
Sayreville, NJ
Starland Ballroom *
Sat
5/4
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
5/5
New York City, NY
Gramercy Theatre *
Tue
5/7
Philadelphia, PA
Theatre of The Living Arts *
Wed
5/8
Norfolk, VA
The Norva *
Fri
5/10
Detroit, MI
St. Andrew’s Hall *
Sat
5/11
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sun
5/12
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Tue
5/14
Denver, CO
Ogden Theatre *
Wed
5/15
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
5/17
Boise, ID
Revolution *
Sat
5/18
Portland, OR
The Hawthorne Theatre *
Sun
5/19
Seattle, WA
Showbox Market *
Tue
5/21
San Francisco, CA
The Regency Ballroom *
Wed
5/22
Sacramento, CA
Ace of Spades *
Fri
5/24
Los Angeles, CA
Wiltern *
Fri
7/19
Cadott, WI
Rock Fest
* with Falling In Reverse & From Ashes To New & New Years Day

Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased for the tour now here.

The Silver Scream has spawned six singles and videos for each song. The video for ‘Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Jubrick)‘ was released first on May 26, 2017.  It was followed videos for ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark.’ ‘Merry Axe-Mas‘ saw its companion video debut Dec. 2018.

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ tour schedule, news and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS

 

More information on From Ashes To New is available online at:

 

Website: http://www.fatn.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FromAshesToNew

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FromAshesToNew

 

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INK, FATN Partnering For “March Into Madness Tour”

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Ice Nine Kills announced a new slate of live dates this week.

The band announced on Thursday, that it will launch the “March Into Madness Tour” on March 27 in Syracuse, NY alongside From Ashes To New.  The tour is scheduled to run through April 18 in Colorado Springs, CO.  Its current schedule is noted below.

TOUR DATES:
ICE NINE KILLS, FROM ASHES TO NEW, PALISADES + AFTERLIFE:

3/27 — Syracuse, NY — Lost Horizon
3/28 — Pittsburgh, PA — Rex Theater
3/29 — Grand Rapids, MI — Elevation
3/30 — Angola, IN — Eclectic Room
3/31 — Belvedere, IL — Apollo Theater
4/2 — St. Louis, MO — Ready Room
4/3 — Springfield, MO — The Riff
4/4 — Oklahoma City, OK — Diamond Ballroom
4/6 — Champaign, IL — City Center
4/9 — Nashville, TN — Cannery
4/10 — Johnson City, TN — Capone’s
4/11 — Richmond, VA — Canal Club
4/12 — Greenville, SC — The Firmament
4/13 — Jacksonville, NC — Hooligans
4/15 — Dallas, TX — 2513 Deep Ellum
4/17 — Lubbock, TX — Jakes
4/18 — Colorado Springs, CO — Black Sheep

Palisades, Afterlife and Hawk will serve as support throughout the course of the tour, which is in support of Ice Nine Kills’ latest full-length studio recording The Silver Scream.  It has so far, produced the singles ‘American Nightmare,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark.’

INK front man Spencer Charnas said in a recent interview, that he was looking forward to the tour.

“We have been itching to get back on the road and play the most requested songs from The Silver Scream,” Charnas said.  “The fans can be sure that INK and FATN have some killer surprises up our sleeves for a tour that will most certainly be remembered.”

From Ashes To New front man Matt Brandyberry shared Charnas’ anticipation.

“Spencer and I have been talking about FATN and INK getting together for a tour for a few years now,” Brandyberry said.  “Now the stars have aligned and we’re able to bring it to life.  this tour is going to be beyond sick!”

From Ashes To New’s upcoming live performances are in support of its most recent album, 2018’s The Future.  The album produced the hit singles ‘Crazy‘ and ‘Broken.’

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ upcoming dates, its new album, videos and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS

 

More information on From Ashes To New is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.fromashestonew.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/FromAshesToNew

Twitter: http://twitter.com/FromAshesToNew

 

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TesseracT Claims Top Honors In Phil’s Picks’ 2018 Top 10 New Hard Rock & Metal Albums List

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This year has been a truly productive time for the metal community.  Veteran acts, up-and-comers and even the underground have produced offerings that have given the metal masses more than enough reason to put their horns in the air all year long.  The most notable acts who have released standout albums this year include, and are not limited to  from All Hail The Yeti, Judas Priest and Artillery just to name a few bands.

Keeping this in mind, rock and metal critics the world over will have to agree that developing a list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal offerings was a monumental task.  That was especially the case for this critic.  This critic’s list of the year’s top new hard rock and metal albums features new albums from bands from both sides of the Atlantic and from the mainstream and the underground.

Taking the top spot in this year’s list from Phil’s Picks is none other than the British prog-metal outfit TesseracT, Sonder.  The band’s latest offering is both musically and lyrically a truly in-depth offering that holds its own in the metal community and the prog community.

Second place this year goes to Florida’s own Nonpoint.  The band’s aptly-titled is a powerhouse offering from the veteran hard rock band that shows Nonpoint as a band at the top of its game both musically and lyrically.

Judas Priest takes the bronze this year with its new album Firepower.  This one was not an easy choice to make, as Nonpoint, Judas Priest and TesseracT are all outstanding bands in their own right.  Firepower harkens back to some of Judas Priest’s best work from days long gone, and is such a welcome album.  With lyrics that pay tribute to the military, that make a bold statement of standing up for one’s self and more, it is that much stronger, so it was not with ease that the album ended up in third.

Also featured in this year’s list are new albums from Artillery, All Hail The Yeti and Soulfly just to name a few more. As always, the top 10 albums are the main list while the five that follow are all honorable mention titles.  With all of this in mind, here is Phil’s Picks 2018 Top 10 New Hard Rock and Metal Albums.

PHIL’S PICKS 2018 TOP 10 NEW HARD ROCK & METAL ALBUMS

  1. TesseracT — Sonder
  2. Nonpoint — X
  3. Judas Priest — Firepower
  4. Between The Buried and Me — Automata
  5. Soulfly — Ritual
  6. Sevendust — All I See Is War
  7. All Hail The Yeti — Highway Crosses
  8. Exmortus — The Sound of Steel
  9. Artillery — The Face of Fear
  10. The Amsterdam Red Light District — Sapere Aude
  11. Ice Nine Kills — The Silver Scream
  12. Black Label Society — Grimmest Hits
  13. Unearth — Extinction(s)
  14. Atreyu — In Our Wake
  15. Zardonic — Become

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Sleep Signals Touring With Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills As Support For Atreyu’s “In Our Wake” Tour

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Sleep Signals has hit the road with Atreyu for its “In Our Wake” tour.

The band is serving as support for Atreyu for the tour, which launched Friday and is currently scheduled to run through Dec. 13 in Anaheim, California.  Also joining the tour as support are Memphis May Fire and Ice Nine Kills.

Sleep Signals is touring in support of its most recent release, its six-song EP At The End of the World, which was released independently  by the band on Sept. 8, 2017.  The band recently premiered the video for the EP’s latest single, ‘Edge of My Sanity.’ The song is streaming now via Spotify.

The schedule for Atreyu’s “In Our Wake” tour is noted below.  The tour is sponsored by Monster Energy and Spinefarm Records.  Tickets for Sleep Signals’ dates are available here.

Dates with Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills:

11.9 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
11.10 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
11.12 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
11.13 Houston, TX House of Blues
11.14 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theater
11.16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
11.17 Tampa, FL The Ritz
11/18 Destin, FL Club L.A.
11.19 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater
11.20 Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11.21 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
11.23 Harrisburg, PA Capitol Room
11.24 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11.25 Boston, MA Paradise
11.27 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
11.28 Rochester, NY Anthology
11.30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
12.1 Fort Wayne, IN Pierre’s
12.2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12.4 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
12.5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
12.7 Seattle, WA El Corazon
12.8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
12.10 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
12.11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
12.12 San Diego, CA House of Blues
12.13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

More information on Sleep Signals’ new tour dates, video and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://sleepsignals.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sleepsignals

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleepsignals

 

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‘The Silver Scream’ Will Be As Memorable For INK As The Movies From Which It Is Inspired

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More often than not, when people use the term “horror rock,” to define a certain act’s style and sound, thoughts generally tend to turn to the likes of Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Mushroomhead, Cannnibal Corpse and other acts of that ilk.  Of course, while they are the more well-known acts within the horror rock realm, they are not the only bands of which audiences should take note.  The Boston, MA-based band has made quite the name for itself in the horror/theatrical rock realm since the release of its 2006 debut album Last Chance To Make Amends.  Now with the release of its fifth full-length studio recording – and seventh overall studio recording – The Silver Scream, the band has proven itself one of the leaders of the next generation of the horror/theatrical rock genre.  That statement is supported in part through an examination of the collective songs and their source material that make up the album’s 49-minute run time.  This will be discussed shortly.  The songs’ lyrical content is just as important to discuss as the songs and their source material, and will be discussed a little bit later.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements, and will also be discussed later.  Each item is important in its own right to the whole of The Silver Scream. All things considered, they make The Silver Scream a work that is certain to appeal to metalcore fans and horror fans alike.

Ice Nine Kills’ fifth full-length studio recording The Silver Scream is a positive new offering from the Boston, MA-based horror/theatrical rock quartet.  One could honestly say that even despite being the band’s fifth full-length studio recording, it displays the band close to its apex if not already there.  One can only hope that as good as this album is, the band will be able to top itself with its next album.  Part of what makes the album such a strong outing is its featured songs and their source material.  The songs once again delve into the horror realm, this time using the cinematic realm as their inspiration instead of the literary or other realms.  The original musical works were inspired by moves reaching all the way back to the 1970s (Jaws) and as recently as the 2000s (Saw).  Also included are songs inspired by A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984), The Shining (1980), Edward Scissorhands (1990) and The Devil’s Rejects (2005) among others.  Simply put, the band takes listeners through four decades of silver screen horror with its own original musical works inspired by the featured movies.  This is important to note because on one side, it could be the starting point to an introduction to horror for a whole new generation of audiences.  On the other side, the originality of the songs puts on display the band’s creativity and originality, and in turn showing once again why it is so quickly becoming one of the leaders of the next generation of horror/theatrical rock acts.  While the songs and their source material are unquestionably critical to the overall presentation of The Silver Scream, they are collectively just one of the album’s important elements.  The lyrical content presented throughout the album is just as important to its presentation as the songs and their source material.

The lyrical presentations within the overall presentation of The Silver Scream is important to note because as previously stated, it shows once again the band’s ingenuity and originality.  Case in point is the album’s opener, ‘The American Nightmare, which again is inspired by New Line Cinema’s 1984 slasher flick A Nightmare on Elm Street.  While the movie the story at the center of the movie makes the kids the victims, the song crafted by Ice Nine Kills is presented from the vantage point of Freddy Krueger, the janitor who died as a result of the acts of the teens’ parents.  Front man Spencer Charnas gives Freddy a voice here, singing, “Fast asleep/It’s all in your head now/Past the street where they cursed my name/But I won’t be forsaken/Craven my revenge from the shallow/Grave, where I went down in flames/The beast has been awakened/When night comes creeping/My cruel hand will rock you to sleep/I’m the American Nightmare/With American dreams/Of counting the bodies while you count sheep/the American Nightmare/Yeah, I’m living the dream/I’m slashing my way through the golden age of the silver scream.”  It is an interesting new take with an infectious arrangement that gives the classic movie a whole new life (so to speak).  It’s just one of the interesting stories presented here.  The lyrical content presented in the album’s second entry, ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is another example of the importance of the album’s lyrical content.

‘Thank God It’s Friday’ takes the classic line, typically used by people as a stress reliever of sorts at the end of the work week, is instead put on its head here as something very foreboding.  That foreboding goes full throttle as the band launches into the song, which finds Charnas providing audiences the overall plot of the original 1980 slasher flick from Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers in just under four-and-a-half minutes.  The whole thing starts with the ghostly voices of the counselors that Jason Voorhees killed singing mournfully about Jason’s death before Charnas launches into his verbal assault, telling the counselors’ story and their afterlife revelations.  He screams, “We’ve all been laid to rest/Our epitaph reads, “Mommy knows best”/A word of warning from beyond the grave that must be understood/Throats get slit in this neck of the woods.”  From there, Charnas continues the counselors’ story, illustrating the story told by Jason’s mother (played in the movie by Betsy Palmer – Friday The 13th, Friday The 13th Part 2, Queen Bee) of what led to his death and her view of the scenario.  The band even incorporates Mrs. Voorhees’ own words into the song, as she tells one of the potential victims, “Did you know my son was drowned in this lake?  He should have been supervised, but the counselors were off having filthy sex. His name is Jason, and today is his birthday.”  From there, the deceased counselors’ continue their mournful revelations.  When they are coupled with the song’s musical arrangement, which expertly illustrates the emotion in the words, those words create a story that is so sad, yet just as powerful and fear-inducing as the original slasher flick from which the song was inspired. It is hardly the last song included in the album that serves to show the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  The lyrical content at the center of ‘The World in My Hands’ is yet another example of that importance.

‘The World in My Hands’ was inspired by 20th Century Fox’s goth/romance 1990 flick Edward Scissorhands, and while the movie was a goth/romance hybrid, it also featured a story – from Edward (Johnny Depp, of Pirates of the Caribbean fame) of a figure trying to find his place in the world.  That journey of self-discovery is well illustrated in this song, as Charnas sings right from the song’s outset, “Lost on my own.In search of something real/How cruel to be exposed/To something I can’t touch, but still feel/How’d I end up here/So uncomfortable/I’m a stranger in this body/The world’s an ugly place/And that’s a fact that fate has brought me/I had to disappear/So will it all just go away/Now the end is drawing near/And God, I wish you would’ve stayed/It cuts deep, ‘cause our lives are still attached/A deadly touch spreads an itch that can’t be scratched/Sometimes I wish it would just fade to black/I won’t go back.”  From here, the story goes to Edwards thoughts of Kim (Winona Ryder – Alien: Resurrection, Little Women, Girl, Interrupted), and his thoughts of her versus everyone else in her town.  Given, the whole thing is rather emo, but in the bigger picture of things (no pun intended), this is a song to which so many listeners can relate because it is something that does not necessarily have to be from a movie.  It (and the story at the center of Edward Scissorhands) is something that can and does happen in the real world.  People try to find their place as they get older.  They see how the world is as they try to find their place.  To that end, this song’s lyrical content is doubly important to the album’s whole, and in turn shows even more the overall importance of the album’s lyrical content.  Of course it still is not the last of the content that shows the importance of the album’s lyrical content.  ‘Love Bites’ is itself a bittersweet love song inspired by An American Werewolf in London while ‘It Is The End’ (based on Green/Epstein Productions’ 1990 horror flick It) is another work that uses its lyrical content to tell the story of It, in turn introducing the band’s fans to the classic horror flick.  ‘A Grave Mistake’ takes inspiration from the groundbreaking 1994 goth/romance movie ‘The Crow’ to create its own Crow story about a vengeful spirit come back to avenge his death.  Between these songs, those more directly noted and those not directly addressed, it becomes clear throughout the album that its lyrical content is just as entertaining as the songs, their source material and their musical arrangements.  To that end, this album gives audiences quite a bit to appreciate.  Of course it is not all that stands out in this album.  The record’s sequencing rounds out its most important elements.

Listening from start to end, audiences will note that the record starts and ends with the same haunting and powerful energy in their own original arrangements.  Along the way, the energy rises and falls at all of the right point, ensuring listeners’ maintained engagement.  Case in point, the energy continued in ‘thank God It’s Friday’ from ‘The American Nightmare.’  That energy is maintained (and even stepped up to a certain point) through the album’s third entry, ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ which is inspired by Compass International Pictures’ 1978 slasher classic Halloween thanks to its Slayer- guitar breakdowns and story, which tells Halloween’s story.  At some points, those noted breakdowns show a certain Slayer influence, and at others a more distinct djent style presentation.  Things barely let up from there until the album’s midway point that is ‘A Grave Mistake.’  This song’s energy is much more reserved than its full-on thrash/metalcore predecessors.  The thing here is that while it is more reserved in its energy than those songs, it does still maintain a certain energy.  It is just not as heavy and frenetic as those songs.  Rather, it is more of a radio-friendly addition to the album, put more simply.  Of course, the respite that the band offers here is short-lived, as the band makes its way into the Jaws-inspired ‘Rocking The Boat.’

After the band works its way through ‘Rocking The Boat,’ it lets back off again slightly as it makes its way through the more radio-friendly works ‘Enjoy Your Slay,’ ‘Freak Flag’ and ‘The World in My Hands’ before gradually picking things back up in Merry Axe-Mas (inspired by Tristar Pictures’ 1984 holiday-themed horror flick Silent Night, Deadly Night).  Listeners get one last break before the record’s finale in ‘Love Bites’ before the band leaves listeners breathless at the album’s end in ‘It Is The End.’  By the time the song ends, listeners will realize they have been taken on quite the powerful and engaging musical and cinematic ride.  Looking back, listeners will agree that the record’s energy rises and falls at all of the right points, ensuring again that maintained engagement.  The end result is an album of horror-inspired songs that metalcore fans and horror flick fans alike will appreciate.

Ice Nine Kills has developed quite a name for itself over the course of now 12 years as one of the leaders of the next generation of metalcore and horror/theatrical rock thanks to its past four albums (and three EPs).  Now with the release of its latest album The Silver Scream last month, the band has certified its place in those genres even more.  That is proven in part through its 13 original songs, inspired by some of the most important horror flicks to ever make their way to the silver screen, as has been discussed here.  The lyrical content is just as original as the songs as they tell the stories of the movies and present brand new angles from those stories through that content.  The stories and angles create their own interest that, along with the arrangements and vast inspiration for the songs, ensures even more, listeners maintained engagement throughout the album.  When the album’s overall sequencing is considered along with the previously noted items, the balance in that sequencing shows plenty of time and thought was put into the album’s arrangement.  It paid off, too.  Each item is key in its own way to the whole of The Silver Scream.  All things considered, they make The Silver Scream a work that is certain to be just as memorable for Ice Nine Kills as the movies from which its songs were inspired.  The band is currently on tour with Sleep Signals and Memphis May Fire as suppor for Atreyu on its “In Our Wake” Tour.  The schedule for the tour, which just launched Nov. 9, is noted below.

 

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Dates with Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills:

11.10 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
11.12 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
11.13 Houston, TX House of Blues
11.14 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theater
11.16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
11.17 Tampa, FL The Ritz
11/18 Destin, FL Club L.A.
11.19 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater
11.20 Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11.21 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
11.23 Harrisburg, PA Capitol Room
11.24 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11.25 Boston, MA Paradise
11.27 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
11.28 Rochester, NY Anthology
11.30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
12.1 Fort Wayne, IN Pierre’s
12.2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12.4 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
12.5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
12.7 Seattle, WA El Corazon
12.8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
12.10 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
12.11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
12.12 San Diego, CA House of Blues
12.13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

More information on The Silver Scream is available online now along with all of Ice Nine Kills’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ICENINEKILLS

 

 

 

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Ice Nine Kill’s Horror Flick Tributes Continue In Its Latest Video

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Ice Nine Kills has unveiled the video for its latest single.

The band debuted the video for its single ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ on Friday.  the single is taken from the band’s latest album The Silver Scream, which is available now via Fearless Records.  As with the band’s previous videos, this work also centers on a famous slasher flick, this time Halloween.

The latest video also continues the story of front man Spencer Charnas’ therapy sessions, in which he describes his nightmarish dreams to his therapist.  The descriptions are the basis for the videos, and this video is graphic to say the least.  In other words, viewer discretion is once again advised.

Charnas said he is proud of the video’s outcome in a recent interview about the production.

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

Charnas added, “He’s [Logan] 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.”

Speaking of A Nightmare on Elm Street, the band paid tribute to that movie in the first movie in its recent franchise with the video for its single ‘The American Nightmare.’ Charnas offered his thanks to the staff of the video’s filming site for their part in making the video a reality during his interview.

“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,” Charnas said.

‘Stabbing in the Dark’ is the fourth installment in INK’s current video series.  “Part Three” came last month in the form of a tribute to the late, great Brandon Lee and the cult favorite movie The Crow in ‘A Grave Mistake.’  The series’ second installment, ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ paid tribute to the Friday The 13th movie franchise.

The Silver Scream is available now. Ice Nine Kills is scheduled to join Atreyu on the road next month as part of its support for The Silver Scream.  The band’s run is currently scheduled to start Nov. 9 in Phoenix, AZ and to run through Dec. 13 in Anaheim, CA.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

ICE NINE KILLS ON TOUR:
With Atreyu + Memphis May Fire:
11/9 — Phoenix, AZ — The Van Buren
11/10 — Albuquerque, NM — El Rey Theater
11/12 — San Antonio, TX — The Aztec Theater
11/13 — Houston, TX — House of Blues
11/14 — Baton Rouge, LA — Varsity Theatre
11/16 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Revolution Live
11/17 — Tampa, FL — Ritz Ybor
11/19 — Atlanta, GA — Buckhead Theatre
11/20 — Greensboro, NC — The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11/21 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Soundstage
11/23 — Harrisburg, PA — Capitol Room — HMAC
11/24 — Sayreville, NJ — Starland Ballroom
11/25 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
11/27 — New York, NY — Gramercy Theatre
11/28 — Rochester, NY — Anthology
11/30 — Detroit MI — Majestic Theatre
12/1 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Piere’s Entertainment Center
12/2 — Chicago, IL — House of Blues
12/4 — Denver, CO — Summit Music Hall
12/5 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Depot
12/6 — Boise, ID — The Knitting Factory
12/7 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
12/8 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theater
12/10 — Sacramento, CA — Ace of Spades
12/11 — San Francisco, CA — The Fillmore
12/12 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
12/13 — Anaheim, CA — House of Blues

Memphis May Fire is also scheduled as support for Atreyu on the tour along with Ice Nine Kills.

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ new video, album, tour and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

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Sleep Signals Announces New Live Dates

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Hard rock band Sleep Signals is headed back on the road.

The band announced this week that it will launch the “Fireproof Tour” on Sept. 7 in Lincoln, Nebraska.  The nearly six week tour will feature performances in Las Vegas, NV; Logan, UT; Tulsa, OK and other cities across the West Coast and Midwest.

The tour’s current schedule is noted below.  Ice Nine Kills will serve as support for the tour.

Fireproof Tour Dates:

9.07 Lincoln, NE The Keg
9.08 Fort Morgan, CO Break the Silence Festival
9.09 Colorado Springs, CO Rocks Sports Bar
9.11 Laramie, WY Ruffed Up Duck
9.12 Salt Lake City, UT Liquid Joes
9.13 Ogden, UT Funk N Dive
9.14 Logan, UT Eagles 3114
9.15 Jerome, ID Diamondz Event Center
9.18 Spokane, WA The Pin
9.20 Tacoma, WA The Valley
9.21 Portland, OR Paris Theater
9.22 Medford, OR Howiee’s on Front
9.23 Klamath Falls, OR Yesterday’s Plaza
9.24 Anderson, CA Firehouse Lounge
9.26 Reno, NV Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlor
9.27 Pacifica, CA Winters Tavern
9.28 Modesto, CA The Other Place
9.29 Pomona, CA PBW
9.30 Fresno, CA Full Circle Brewery
10.2 Las Vegas, NV Legends Bar
10.3 San Diego, CA The Merrow
10.4 Los Angeles, CA 5 Star Bar
10.5 Yucca Valley, CA Gadi’s
10.6 Cottonwood, AZ The Main Stage
10.8 Scottsdale, AZ The Rogue Bar
10.9 El Paso, TX The Perch
10.10 Lovington, NM Lovington Youth Center
10.11 Abilene, TX The Zone
10.12 San Angelo, TX The Deadhorse
10.13 McAllen, TX Yerberia Cultura
10.14 Corpus Christi, TX Boozerz
10.15 San Marcos, TX The Morgue
10.17 Tulsa, OK The Vanguard
10.18 Fort Smith, AR Hero’s
10.19 Kansas City, MO Aftershock
10.20 Des Moines, IA Lefty’s

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group/Spinefarm Records

Following its headlining tour, Sleep Signals will join Memphis May Fire and Ice Nine Kills as support for Atreyu’s upcoming headlining tour in support of its headlining tour.  That tour is in support of its forthcoming album In Your Wake.

Its schedule is noted below.  Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased here.

Dates with Atreyu, Memphis May Fire, Ice Nine Kills:

11.9 Phoenix, AZ The Van Buren
11.10 Albuquerque, NM El Rey Theater
11.12 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theatre
11.13 Houston, TX House of Blues
11.14 Baton Rouge, LA The Varsity Theater
11.16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
11.17 Tampa, FL The Ritz
11.19 Atlanta, GA Buckhead Theater
11.20 Greensboro, NC The Cone Denim Entertainment Center
11.21 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
11.23 Harrisburg, PA Capitol Room
11.24 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
11.25 Boston, MA Paradise
11.27 New York, NY Gramercy Theatre
11.28 Rochester, NY Anthology
11.30 Detroit, MI Majestic Theatre
12.1 Fort Wayne, IN Pierre’s
12.2 Chicago, IL House of Blues
12.4 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
12.5 Salt Lake City, UT The Depot
12.6 Boise, ID The Knitting Factory
12.7 Seattle, WA El Corazon
12.8 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
12.10 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
12.11 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
12.12 San Diego, CA House of Blues
12.13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Sleep Signals Edge of My Sanity Single Art

Sleep Signals debuted the video for its latest single ‘Edge of My Sanity‘ on Aug. 18.  The song is streaming by itself via Spotify.

More information on Sleep Signals’ music, its upcoming live dates and more is available online now at:

 

Website: http://www.sleepsignals.net

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sleepsignals

Twitter: http://twitter.com/sleepsignals

 

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