Ovtlier Signs New Distribution Deal; Deal Will See Band’s Latest Single Officially Released Next Month

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Ovtlier is continuing its growth.

The independent band, which has already built a name for itself with the singles ‘Who We Are‘ and ‘Buried Me Alive‘ has signed a new distribution deal.  The new deal is with Zoid Entertainment.  It will see the company release ‘Who We Are’ Oct. 23 through INgrooves.

Zoid Entertainment President Peter Tsiolis spoke highly of Ovtlier in discussing the new deal.

“When their manager (Dennis Sanders) played Who We are, we felt this was a project on which we wanted to work,” said Tsiolis. “As we continued to discuss what role we could play in the band’s future we decided we wanted Ovtlier to be part of what is an extremely limited roster of bands that we want to have on the label side of Zoid Entertainment Group.”

“We believe Who We Are is a beginning full of promise,” added Tsiolis. “The hook is infectious, and the lyrics will speak to today’s youth in a way that has been missing in recent years. With the release of the track on October 23rd, we start the journey together with Ovtlier and INgrooves.”

Front man Joey Arena talked about the song during the band’s interview with Alt Press in July when the band debuted the song and its video through the magazine.

“Who We Are” is about accepting the individuality of ourselves and others,” he said. “Understanding that trauma, especially stemming back to childhood plays a vital role in the years to come of ones life. We all have things that shape and make us into who and what we are.”

According to information in the noted interview, the band worked with Ice Nine Kills member Justin “JD” deBlieck on the song, just as with the band’s most recent single, ‘Buried Me Alive.’

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Who We Are’ is, like its predecessor, a melodic hard rock composition that also incorporates a certain aggro-rock element into the mix to make the song whole.

‘Who We Are’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on Ovtlier’s new distribution deal and single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ovtlier

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OvtlierBand

 

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Ovtlier Debuts ‘Who We Are’ Video

Courtesy: O’Donnell Media Group

Ovtlier debuted the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single ‘Who We Are’ Friday through altpress.com.  The video features the band performing its single against the backdrop of a campfire scene.  As the band performs, the story is told of a couple that is very much in love, but also is going through some very stressful situations.  That imagery plays into the song’s lyrical theme, which front man Joey Arena talked about during the band’s interview with Alt Press.

“Who We Are” is about accepting the individuality of ourselves and others,” he said. “Understanding that trauma, especially stemming back to childhood plays a vital role in the years to come of ones life. We all have things that shape and make us into who and what we are.”

According to information in the noted interview, the band worked with Ice Nine Kills member Justin “JD” deBlieck on the song, just as with the band’s most recent single, ‘Buried Me Alive.’

The musical arrangement at the center of ‘Who We Are’ is, like its predecessor, a melodic hard rock composition that also incorporates a certain aggro-rock element into the mix to make the song whole.

‘Who We Are’ is available to stream and download here.

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

 

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/ovtlier

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OvtlierBand

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Ice Nine Kills Celebrates Horror Movie’s Anniversary With New Mini-Doc; Launches New Fan Contest

Ice Nine Kills is celebrating a special anniversary this month.

The band is celebrating the 45th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Jaws with a new mini-documentary.  Jaws made its theatrical debut June 20, 1975.

The documentary features Ice Nine Kills member Ricky Armellino and his father discussing how the elder Armellino came to own the famed harpoon gun used in the timeless horror flick.

Mr. Armellino told his son that he came to own the gun, which played into the killer great white shark’s demise, as a result of a deal involving a classic car and money owed to him.  That is only putting out part of the story.  The rest of the story will be left for audiences to discover for themselves.

The full video is streaming below.

 

Courtesy: Fearless Records/Cosa Nostra PR

 

Front man Spencer Charnas shared his own thoughts on the story in a separate interview.

“The horror prop gods smiled upon INK with this extremely cool connection to one of the most important horror films of all time,” said Charnas.  “Now that we have one of the harpoon guns, all we need is a piece of The Orca or The Kintner boy’s severed torso…”

Jaws was the inspiration for the song ‘Rock The Boat,’ which is featured on the band’s album The Silver Scream and its re-issue The Final Cut.  That re-issue featured a handful of bonus acoustic performances of songs featured in the original album.

As an addition to the anniversary celebration, Ice Nine Kills is making available, some beach-ready attire and paraphernalia, such as swimsuits, beach towels, and Jaws-themed face coverings. The items are part of the band’s monthly “Nightmare on the Ninth” celebration and are available to order here.

In other Ice Nine Kills news, the band released its new acoustic EP Undead and Unplugged late last month.  In connection with its release, the band has launched what it has dubbed the “Enjoy Your Slay Vocal/Guitar contest.

The contest encourages fans to submit videos of themselves performing their own acoustic take of ‘Enjoy Your Slay.’  Winners will receive a custom Ice Nine Kills horror axe much like the one used by Jack Nicholson in the classic horror movie The Shining.  Information about entries is available here.

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

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Ovtlier Debuts ‘Buried Me Alive’ Re-Issue Video

Courtesy: INgrooves/The Label Group/Universal Music Group

Independent hard rock band Ovtlier debuted the video for the re-issue of its 2019 single ‘Buried Me Alive’ this month.

The band debuted the video for the single’s re-issue June 24.  The song’s musical arrangement presents an aggro-rock style approach through its tuned down guitar, heavy bass and drums, and hybrid screaming/singing vocals.

Front man Joey Arena talked about the song’s regeneration and its lyrical theme in a recent interview, noting that despite the song’s visualization, it is not actually about a relationship gone bad or even literally being buried alive.

“Buried Me Alive” is a personal favorite and great representation of Ovtlier,” he said.  “I chose to re-record Buried in 2019 (release in 2020) because I knew there was a lot of life left and it deserved to be heard. It was written by myself and Evan McKeever and produced by Justin “JD” de Blieck of Ice Nine Kills. It was a great experience to revisit a song from years ago only to see how much you grow as a musician and vocalist. It’s a test to oneself. Lyrically, the song is about my love for music but hate for the industry. It can almost take the love out of the art if you let it, chew you up and spit you out. Like life, we must roll with the punches and continue on.”

‘Buried Me Alive’ is available to stream and download here.

More information on the band’s re-issued single is available along with all of the band’s latest news at:

 

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/OvtlierBand

 

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‘Undead & Unplugged’ Gives Hope For A Full-Length Live Recording From Ice Nine Kills

Courtey: Fearless Records

Forthy-three years ago, famed author Stephen King published what has gone on to become one of the most well-known novels of all time when he released The Shining.  Its creation came after King visited the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado.  Three years later, that novel went on to be adapted into a movie that while disliked by King himself, has become beloved by horror movie fans.  In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the movie’s premiere, metalcore band Ice Nine Kills released a performance Friday that it held late last year at the hotel.  The surprise release is streaming through Fearless Records’ official YouTube channel.  The intimate performance serves as the foundation for its presentation.  Resting on that foundation is the matter of the concert’s set list, which while brief will still engage and entertain audiences.  The songs’ production and mixing rounds out its most important elements and will also be discussed later.  All three elements are key in their own way to the whole of Live From The Overlook Hotel.  All things considered, they leave listeners wanting for more in the best way possible.

Ice Nine Kills’ new live recording Live From The Overlook Hotel is another enjoyable presentation for audiences who are looking for their live music fix while stages are dark and silent.  That is due in part to the concert itself.  Rather than being a full-on, amped up concert, this performance was a more intimate, acoustic set from the band.  Adding to the interest is that the performance was held to mark the 40th anniversary of the debut of the movie spawned from Stephen King’s timeless novel by the same name.  Considering the alleged nature of the hotel – numerous stories have been told over the years about paranormal activity that has happened at the hotel – it was a surprise that nothing happened during the course of the concert, which was held in support of the re-issue of the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream.  The re-issue, dubbed The Final Cut, was released Oct. 25, 2019, only weeks ahead of the band’s performance at the Staley Hotel.  The fact that the performance was so intimate and that almost no one was at the hotel when King and his wife Tabitha visited the business decades earlier adds to the interesting juxtaposition.  The question and answer session that was featured with the performance is removed from the EP along with the other mid-song interactions with the audience, in favor of just the songs.  Even despite that, the performance still offers its own share of engagement and entertainment for audiences.  Maybe one day audiences will get the performance in whole through an official release on DVD and/or Blu-ray.  In the meantime though, that the band would at least present its song performances from the concert is reason enough to check out this digital-only EP.

Speaking of songs performed during the intimate performance, the concert’s set list is of its own interest for listeners.  Composed of five tracks, the concert focuses mainly on the acoustic tracks that are featured in The Silver Scream’s Final Cut re-issue, which would make sense, considering that the performance, again, came only weeks after The Silver Scream: The Final Cut was released.  The acoustic take of ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is here, as are the acoustic takes of ‘A Grave Mistake’ and ‘Savages.’  The band’s acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ was replaced in this concert with an acoustic take of ‘Love Bites.’  That song was also featured in The Silver Scream, but was not featured as an acoustic take on The Final Cut.  The set’s closer, ‘Enjoy Your Slay’ also was not an acoustic work presented in the original album or its re-issue.  Even with that in mind, it was still a strong performance in its own right.  Considering the mood of the overall concert and its setting, the performance was a good fit.  There was a certain eerie, somber nature in the performance that just enhanced the overall mood of the performance.  Given, it would have been nice to have had more songs in the set list, but again, the concert was part of the supporting tour in support of The Final Cut.  So to that end, the acoustic takes were naturally the point of focus here.  To that end, the set list in itself is still engaging and entertaining.  Together with the show’s setup, it makes the overall concert even more noteable.

While the concert’s background and its set list do a lot to make it worth taking in, they are only a portion of what makes the performance stand out.  The recording’s production and mixing rounds out its most important elements.  They are important to note especially because this is an all acoustic performance.  This might not seem important on the surface, but in the bigger picture, making sure all of the sound levels are precise in an acoustic setting is just as critical if not more so in an acoustic setting as a fully amplified performance.  That is because the sound is softer, so even more attention has to be paid to every bit of sound balance.  Those behind the boards and editing are to be commended for that attention to the finer details, too.  Their efforts paid off in each song, putting the final touch to the presentation.  Together with the noted set list and the setting for the concert and its background, all three elements come together to make Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel a good first live outing for Ice Nine Kills that gives hope for a future full-length live recording from the band..

Ice Nine Kills’ new live EP Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel is a positive offering from the band.  That is especially considering that it is the band’s first live recording.  That is due in part to the concert’s setup and background in itself as noted here.  The set list, though brief, adds its own interest to the EP’s presentation.  The recording’s production and mixing puts the finishing touch to its presentation.  All three items are important in their own way to the whole of this live EP.  All things considered, they make Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel a positive live debut from INK, and a presentation that gives hope for what a full-length live recording could look and sound like.  The recording is streaming now through Fearless Records’ official YouTube channel.

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

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Ice Nine Kills Assisting With Fire Recovery Efforts in Australia

Courtesy: Fearless Records/SRO PR

The men of Ice Nine Kills are doing their part to help with recovery efforts from the fires that have devastated Australia.

The band is selling a new shirt whose sales will go to benefit those efforts.  A news release distributed Tuesday states that 100 percent of the shirts’ sales will benefit those recovery efforts.

Front man Spencer Charnas talked about the shirt’s sale in a statement featured in the release.

“Last month we were thrilled by the killer reception we received on our inaugural visit to Australia,” he said.  “In light of the recent events, we are donating all profits from this limited edition shirt to the Australian Wildfire Relief efforts.  Please consider picking one up and helping out our friends down under in this devastating time.”

The shirt is available for purchase at ink-merch.com.  According to information on the flyer for the shirt, this sale will run for only two days.

Ice Nine Kills has been busy touring in support of its recently re-issued album The Silver Scream (2018).  The band re-issued the album with five extra acoustic tracks on Oct. 25 through Fearless Records.  The group will continue its tour Feb 1 on the annual Shiprocked Cruise.

Once the cruise is done, the band will return to Europe to finish its run there before returning to the U.S. on April 10.  The band’s latest tour schedule is noted below. Tickets are available here.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Sat
2/1 – 2/6
New Orleans, LA
Shiprocked Cruise
Sun
2/16
Barcelona, ES
Razzmatazz *
Thu
2/20
Milan, IT
Alcatraz *
Fri
2/21
Zurich, CH
Halle 62 *
Sat
2/22
Offenbach, DE
Stadhalle *
Mon
2/24
Munich, DE
Zenith *
Tue
2/25
Wien, AT
Gasometer *
Fri
2/28
Thessaloniki, GR
Princpal Club Theatre *
Sat
2/1
Athens, GR
Piraeus Academy 117 *
Mon
3/2
Sofia, BG
Universiada Hall *
Tue
3/3
Bucharest, RO
Arenele Romane *
Wed
3/4
Budapest, HU
Papp Laszlo Budpaest Sportarena *
Fri
3/6
Bratislava Iii, SL
Eurovia Arena *
Sat
3/7
Poznan, PL
MTP2 *
Mon
3/9
Berlin, DE
Verti Music Hall *
Tue
3/10
Hannover, DE
Swiss Life Hall *
Wed
3/11
Leizpig, DE
Haus Auensse *
Fri
3/13
Paris, FR
La Villette *
Sat
3/14
Tilburg, NL
013 Poppodium *
Mon
3/16
Dusseldorf, DE
Mitsubushi Electric Halle *
Tue
3/17
Hamburg, DE
Barclaycard Arena *
Wed
3/18
Copenhagen, DK
Vega *
Wed
4/8
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center &
Fri
4/10
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Center &
Sat
4/11
Pelham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheater &
Mon
4/13
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center &
Tue
4/14
Ft. Worth, TX
Dickies Arena &
Thu
4/16
Houston, TX
Toyota Center &
Sat
4/18
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena &
Sun
4/19
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena &
Tue
4/21
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum &
Thu
4/23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome &
Sat
4/25
Portland, OR
Veteran Memorial Coliseum &
Mon
4/27
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
Wed
4/29
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center &
Fri
5/1
Concord, SC
Epicenter Festival
Sun
5/3
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena &
Tue
5/5
Worcester, MA
DCU Center &
Wed
5/6
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center &
Fri
5/8
Cincinnati, OH
Heritage Bank Center &
Tue
5/12
Detroit, MI
Little Ceasars Arena &
Thu
5/14
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Center &
Fri
5/15
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion &
Sat
5/16
Columbus, OH
Sonic Temple Festival
Sun
5/17
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena &
Tue
5/19
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena &
Wed
5/20
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center &
Sat
5/23-24
Leeds/Hatfield, UK
SlamDunk Festival
Wed
5/27
Kyiv, UA
Bel etage Concert Club
Fri
5/29
Sankt-Peterburg, RU
Kosmonavt
* with Papa Roach and Hollywood Undead
& with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and I Prevail

Just last month, Ice Nine Kills debuted a playable three-level game based on its songMerry Axe-Mas,’ which is featured in The Silver Scream and its re-issue.  The video game features three levels — Santa’s Forgiveness, Santa’s Forest and Silence The Sinners — through which Santa Claus wreaks some serious holiday havoc.  The video game and the song and video are all inspired by the controversial 1984 slasher flick Silent NightDeadly Night, which is a favorite of INK front man Spencer Charnas.

Along with ‘Merry Axe-Mas,’ The Silver Scream has also produced the singles ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ and ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘.  The album’s recent re-issue saw the release of an acoustic take of ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

The full track listing for the new re-issue of The Silver Scream is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

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

 

Websitehttp://iceninekills.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/IceNineKills

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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Ice Nine Kills Unleashes ‘Merry Axe-Mas’ Video Game; Band To Continue Tour In 2020

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Ice Nine Kills is celebrating the holidays by giving its fans a very special gift.

The band has made available, the video game from the video for its single ‘Merry Axe-Mas.’  The band debuted the sing’es video Dec. 21, 2018. The single is taken from the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream and is also featured on the album’s recent re-issue, subtitled The Final Cut.

The video game features three levels — Santa’s Forgiveness, Santa’s Forest and Silence The Sinners — through which Santa Claus wreaks some serious holiday havoc.  The video game and the song and video are all inspired by the controversial 1984 slasher flick Silent Night, Deadly Night, which is a favorite of INK front man Spencer Charnas.

Ice Nine Kills spent much of this year touring in support of its latest release The Silver Scream and its re-issue on the “Silver Scream World Tour” and “The Octane Accelerator Tour,” which was presented by Sirius XM.  The majority of the shows on that latter tour were sold out.

The band will continue its support of The Silver Scream well into the new year with a string of European dates in February and March.  That run will give way to another North American run that is scheduled to launch April 8 in Sunrise, FL and to run through May 20 in St. Paul, MN.  From there, the band will make its way to the United Kingdom for a brief stint there in late May.

Papa Roach, Five Finger Death Punch, I Prevail and Hollywood Undead will join the band on several dates.  The bands’ current tour schedule is noted below.  Tickets are available here.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Sat
2/1 – 2/6
New Orleans, LA
Shiprocked Cruise
Sun
2/16
Barcelona, ES
Razzmatazz *
Thu
2/20
Milan, IT
Alcatraz *
Fri
2/21
Zurich, CH
Halle 62 *
Sat
2/22
Offenbach, DE
Stadhalle *
Mon
2/24
Munich, DE
Zenith *
Tue
2/25
Wien, AT
Gasometer *
Fri
2/28
Thessaloniki, GR
Princpal Club Theatre *
Sat
2/1
Athens, GR
Piraeus Academy 117 *
Mon
3/2
Sofia, BG
Universiada Hall *
Tue
3/3
Bucharest, RO
Arenele Romane *
Wed
3/4
Budapest, HU
Papp Laszlo Budpaest Sportarena *
Fri
3/6
Bratislava Iii, SL
Eurovia Arena *
Sat
3/7
Poznan, PL
MTP2 *
Mon
3/9
Berlin, DE
Verti Music Hall *
Tue
3/10
Hannover, DE
Swiss Life Hall *
Wed
3/11
Leizpig, DE
Haus Auensse *
Fri
3/13
Paris, FR
La Villette *
Sat
3/14
Tilburg, NL
013 Poppodium *
Mon
3/16
Dusseldorf, DE
Mitsubushi Electric Halle *
Tue
3/17
Hamburg, DE
Barclaycard Arena *
Wed
3/18
Copenhagen, DK
Vega *
Wed
4/8
Sunrise, FL
BB&T Center &
Fri
4/10
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Center &
Sat
4/11
Pelham, AL
Oak Mountain Amphitheater &
Mon
4/13
San Antonio, TX
AT&T Center &
Tue
4/14
Ft. Worth, TX
Dickies Arena &
Thu
4/16
Houston, TX
Toyota Center &
Sat
4/18
Phoenix, AZ
Talking Stick Resort Arena &
Sun
4/19
San Diego, CA
Viejas Arena &
Tue
4/21
Los Angeles, CA
The Forum &
Thu
4/23
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome &
Sat
4/25
Portland, OR
Veteran Memorial Coliseum &
Mon
4/27
Morrison, CO
Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
Wed
4/29
Kansas City, MO
Sprint Center &
Fri
5/1
Concord, SC
Epicenter Festival
Sun
5/3
Baltimore, MD
Royal Farms Arena &
Tue
5/5
Worcester, MA
DCU Center &
Wed
5/6
Newark, NJ
Prudential Center &
Fri
5/8
Cincinnati, OH
Heritage Bank Center &
Tue
5/12
Detroit, MI
Little Ceasars Arena &
Thu
5/14
Pittsburgh, PA
PPG Paints Center &
Fri
5/15
Camden, NJ
BB&T Pavilion &
Sat
5/16
Columbus, OH
Sonic Temple Festival
Sun
5/17
Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena &
Tue
5/19
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena &
Wed
5/20
St. Paul, MN
Xcel Energy Center &
Sat
5/23-24
Leeds/Hatfield, UK
SlamDunk Festival
Wed
5/27
Kyiv, UA
Bel etage Concert Club
Fri
5/29
Sankt-Peterburg, RU
Kosmonavt
* with Papa Roach and Hollywood Undead
& with Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach and I Prevail
Along with ‘Merry Axe-Mas,’ The Silver Scream has also produced the singles ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ and ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘.  The album’s recent re-issue saw the release of an acoustic take of ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ and ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’

The full track listing for the new re-issue of The Silver Scream is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

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

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

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

Twitter: http://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.

INK’s ‘Silver Scream’ Re-Issue Is A Welcome Musical Reboot Of Its 2018 Album

Courtesy: Fearless Records

Ice Nine Kills has been in the news quite a bit lately.  The band debuted he video for its latest single ‘Savages’ this week, only a week after the band debuted its cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller.’  The band also announced recently, a new addition to its latest slate of live dates on Nov. 11 in Worcester, MA.  The band’s latest tour just launched Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH and is scheduled to run through Dec. 1 in New York, NY.  All of these developments from the band are in support of the new re-issue of the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream, The Silver Scream: Final Cut.  Released Oct. 25, this latest presentation of the band’s album is a step up from its source material.  That is due in part to the band’s cover of ‘Thriller,’ which is just one of six bonus tracks featured in the re-issue.  It is just one of the most notable of those songs, too, and will be discussed a little later.  The band’s fully acoustic performance of its own original ‘A Grave Mistake’ is yet another of the most notable of the re-issue’s additions.  It will be addressed shortly.  The record’s closer, which is a fully acoustic take of its original song ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is notable in its own right, too.  It will also be discussed later.  All three songs noted here are important in their own way to the whole of the Silver Scream: Final Cut.  When they are considered along with the re-issue’s three other bonus tracks – an acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ an acoustic take of ‘Savages’ and the previously unreleased tribute to Scream that is ‘Your Number’s Up’ – the whole of this record becomes a presentation that is one of the year’s top new music re-issues.

Ice Nine Kills’ new re-issue of its 2018 album The Silver Scream is one of this year’s top new album re-issues.  That is proven in part through the addition of the exclusive acoustic take of the band’s song ‘A Grave Mistake.’  Originally recorded earlier this year live on Sirius XM Radio, the song – which was inspired by the movie The Crow (which itself was inspired by the graphic novel of the same name) – develops its own new life and identity here.  That is due to the lack of the full on approach in the song’s electric take.  The decision to go only with the acoustic sound throughout gives the song a mournful feeling completely unlike that of its source material.  This is important to note because the full electric take does serve to illustrate the anger that Eric Draven felt when he came back to avenge his and his love’s murders.  This take though, touches more on the pain that led to that anger.  In turn, it gives the song (and story) even more depth than just the electric take by itself does.  To be honest, it actually is a better take than the song’s original, electric take because of this note, and will certainly become a favorite among the band’s audience base.  It is just one of the re-issue’s most notable works.  The band’s cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ is another work that is sure to become a fan favorite.

‘Thriller’ stands out because while the band does pay homage to Michael Jackson’s timeless work in terms of the song’s arrangement, the group also gives the song its own new identity here, too.  If anything, the band’s arrangement here almost instantly lends itself to a comparison to Alien Ant Farm’s take of Jackson’s ‘Smooth Criminal.’  That is meant in the most complimentary way possible.  It is nice to hear the combination of that tribute with the band’s own sound.  The band even pays tribute to the late, great Vincent Price through the addition of that spoken word portion of the song.  Given, nothing can ever top Jackson’s original take on the song, but this adaptation is still a work that listeners in general will enjoy for its own merits.  It is just one more of the works that audiences will enjoy here.  The band’s acoustic take of its original ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ is yet another addition to the album’s re-issue that audiences will appreciate.

The band’s acoustic take of its original ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ stands out because of its own arrangement.  Whereas the song’s original, full electric take is in intense, driving work, the song’s acoustic take is a much more engaging work.  That is because the minimalist approach here actually adds to the song’s ominous sense.  That is not to say that the song’s original arrangement is not foreboding and ominous.  Quite the opposite is the case there.  What is meant here is that that ominous, foreboding tone completely changes here in a positive fashion.  The group’s vocal approach changes with the song’s instrumental elements and adds even more to that tone.  In an odd way, the coupling of the song’s vocal and instrumental elements here illustrates even more, the sadness of the victims and almost makes Jason’s anger and fury understandable and worthy of sympathy, considering his death was caused by the counselors.  The end result of those deep feelings – thanks to the arrangement in whole – is a fitting finale for The Silver Scream: Final Cut and one more reason that audiences will appreciate the record.  When it is considered along with the band’s cover of ‘Thriller,’ its take of its original ‘A Grave Mistake’ and the other three bonus tracks that round out the record’s bonus content, the whole of the record proves itself one more of this year’s top new album re-issues.

Ice Nine Kills’ re-issue of its 2018 album The Silver Scream is a presentation that the band’s most devoted audiences will appreciate just as much as its more casual listeners.  That is due primarily to the bonus content featured in the record.  The six previously unreleased tracks featured in this re-issue give new life (no pun intended) to some of the songs featured in the album’s original release while also giving another song – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ – its own scary good new presentation.  Yes, that awful pun was intended.  When the bonus content featured in this record are considered with the originals from the album’s original release, the whole becomes a presentation that is one of the year’s top new album re-issues.  It is available now.  More information on The Silver Scream: Final Cut is available online along with all of Ice Nine Kills’ latest news and more at:

 

 

 

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Ice Nine Kills Debuts More Music From ‘The Silver Scream’ Final Cut; LP Re-Issue Available Now

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Ice Nine Kills debuted two more tracks from the brand new re-issue of its 2018 album The Silver Scream this week.

The band debuted the acoustic take of Michael Jackson’s hit song ‘Thriller‘ Friday.  The song presents an amped up take on the classic song, which featured a guest appearance by the late, great Vincent Price.  While Price is not featured in this exclusive to the brand new re-issue of The Silver Scream, the band does pay homage to him as well.

‘Thriller’ is just the latest song to be released from the re-issue of The Silver Scream.  The band debuted Thursday, the acoustic take of ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ which was featured in a much heavier version in the band’s 2018 album.  That performance features a guest appearance by Ari Lehamn, the actor who first portrayed Jason in the very first Friday The 13th movie way back in 1980.

Lehman talked about taking part in the song’s new recording in a recent interview.

“I am honored to be singing alongside the amazingly talented Spencer Charnas on this track,” he said.  “Ice Nine Kills will captivate you with their virtuoso sound and compelling lyrics.  ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ has Vorhees power!”

Ice Nine Kills front man Spencer Charnas said he was just as happy to have Lehman take part in the song’s new recording as Lehman was to take part.

Friday The 13th and Jason have always been an obsession for me,” he said.  “When I had the idea to reach out to Ari about singing on our acoustic tribute, I never expected in a million years for it to actually happen.  To find out that Ari was not only a fan of INK, but 100% willing to join us on the track, was a moment I won’t soon forget.  He brings such a rich authenticity to this song with his charismatic voice, and his involvement helps elevate the piece to another level.  To hear the FIRST Jason from arguably one of the most iconic scenes in horror history sing the line, ‘He drowned in all our sins’ evokes the same goosebumps I got when I first saw the film.”

The band’s new take on ‘Thank God It’s Friday’ and its cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ are just the latest singles to be released from the brand new re-issue of The Silver Scream.  The band debuted the video for its acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ Oct. 4.  The song featured a guest performance by Trivium front man Matt Heafy.

This past April, the band performed an acoustic take of ‘A Grave Mistake‘ live on Sirius XM.  That performance is also featured in this recording.

The original 2018 release of The Silver Scream produced the singles and videos for ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in the Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Savages,’ ‘Enjoy Your Slay‘ and ‘Merry Axe-mas.’

The full track listing for the new re-issue of The Silver Scream is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)
INK Tour Poster

Courtesy: Fearless Records/SRO

Ice Nine Kills is preparing to launch a new North American tour in support of The Silver Scream‘s forthcoming re-issue.  The tour is scheduled to launch Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH and to run through Dec. 1 in New York.  It also features performances in cities, such as Phoenix, AZ; Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.

Fit For A King, Awake At Last, Light The Torch and Make Them Suffer will serve as support for the tour.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Tue
10/29
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sat
11/2
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave Club *
Sun
11/3
Minneapolis, MN
Varsity Theater *
Mon
11/4
Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel
Tue
11/5
Denver, CO
Summit Music Hall *
Wed
11/6
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
11/8
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl *
Sat
11/9
Los Angeles, CA
Belasco Theater *
Sun
11/10
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren *
Tue
11/12
Dallas, TX
House of Blues *
Wed
11/13
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Thu
11/14
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theater *
Sat
11/16
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall *
Sun
11/17
Tampa, FL
Ritz Ybor *
Mon
11/18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live *
Wed
11/20
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theater *
Thu
11/21
Charlotte, NC
The Underground – Fillmore *
Fri
11/22
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage *
Sat
11/23
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theater *
Mon
11/25
Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts *
Tue
11/26
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall *
Wed
11/27
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Sat
11/30
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
12/1
New York, NY
Webster Hall *
* = SiriusXM Octane Presents “Octane Accelerator Tour” with Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer & Awake At Last

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ tour is available online now along with more information on the band’s upcoming re-issue of The Silver Scream and the band’s latest news at:

 

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Ice Nine Kills Debuts Video for ‘Stabbing In The Dark’ Acoustic Take

Ice Nine Kills debuted the video for its acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ this week.

The band debuted the video Friday for the song, which is featured on the upcoming re-issue of the band’s 2018 album The Silver Scream.  The video features a family watching the original video for ‘Stabbing in the Dark‘ on a black and white television in a very 1950s living room setting.

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The acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ features guest vocals from Trivium front man Matt Heafy.  Heafy talked about joining Ice Nine Kills for the recording during a recent interview, saying how happy he was to take part in the song’s re-imagining.

“Ice Nine Kills is one of the absolute best bands on the planet right now,” he said.  “With their blend of styles and sounds and unique imagery, they’ve crafted a world entirely their own.  Being such a big fan myself, I did an acoustic cover of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ on my Twitch live one day.  Next thing I knew, INK checked it out and dug it — which I was honored to hear.  I can’t wait till the world hears this newly re-imagined version of this incredible song.  Watch as INK takes the world over.  Mark my words.”

INK front man Spencer Charnas responded to Heafy’s comments with his own positive remarks in a separate interview.

“We were devilishly delighted to find out that Matt was a fan of INK,” he said.  “When we heard his chill-inducing cover of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’, we knew right then and there that we had to collaborate with him.”

He added, “We have enormous respect for Matt’s abilities, and are honored to have him be a part of this spooky, almost folk-like rendition of the song.  He slaughtered this performance, and we can’t wait wait for people to hear it during our favorite month of the year.”

INK’s acoustic take of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’ with Matt Heafy is just one of the acoustic works featured in the band’s upcoming re-issue of The Silver Scream.  The re-issue will also feature an acoustic performance of the song ‘A Grave Mistake,’ which the band recorded live on Sirius XM and a new take of ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ which features the original Jason actor Ari Lehman.

The re-issue’s track listing is noted below.

THE SILVER SCREAM: FINAL CUT album will include the following track listing:
1. The American Nightmare
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. Stabbing In The Dark
4. Savages
5. The Jig Is Up (ft. Randy Strohmeyer of Finch)
6. A Grave Mistake
7. Rocking The Boat (ft. Jeremy Schwartz)
8. Enjoy Your Slay (ft. Sam Kubrick)
9. Freak Flag
10. The World in My Hands (ft. Tony Lovato of Mest)
11. Merry Axe-mas
12. Love Bites (ft. Chelsea Talmadge, Stranger Things)
13. IT Is The End (ft. JR Wasilewski & Buddy Schaub of Less Than Jake and Will Salazar of Fenix TX)
14. Your Number’s Up
15. Thriller (Michael Jackson cover)
16. A Grave Mistake (Live from SiriusXM)
17. Stabbing In The Dark (Acoustic ft. Matt Heafy)
18. SAVAGES (Acoustic)
19. Thank God It’s Friday (Acoustic ft. Ari Lehman)

The original release of The Silver Scream spawned the singles and videos for ‘The American Nightmare,’ ‘Thank God It’s Friday,’ ‘Stabbing in The Dark,’ ‘A Grave Mistake,’ ‘IT Is The End,’ ‘Enjoy Your Slay,’ ‘Merry Axe-Mas‘ and ‘Savages.’

 

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Ice Nine Kills is preparing to launch a new North American tour in support of The Silver Scream‘s forthcoming re-issue.  The tour is scheduled to launch Oct. 29 in Cleveland, OH and to run through Dec. 1 in New York.  It also features performances in cities, such as Phoenix, AZ; Charlotte, NC and Denver, CO.

Fit For A King, Awake At Last, Light The Torch and Make Them Suffer will serve as support for the tour.  The tour’s schedule is noted below.

DATE
CITY
VENUE
Tue
10/29
Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Sat
11/2
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave Club *
Sun
11/3
Minneapolis, MN
Varsity Theater *
Mon
11/4
Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel
Tue
11/5
Denver, CO
Summit Music Hall *
Wed
11/6
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Fri
11/8
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl *
Sat
11/9
Los Angeles, CA
Belasco Theater *
Sun
11/10
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren *
Tue
11/12
Dallas, TX
House of Blues *
Wed
11/13
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
Thu
11/14
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theater *
Sat
11/16
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall *
Sun
11/17
Tampa, FL
Ritz Ybor *
Mon
11/18
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live *
Wed
11/20
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theater *
Thu
11/21
Charlotte, NC
The Underground – Fillmore *
Fri
11/22
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage *
Sat
11/23
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theater *
Mon
11/25
Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts *
Tue
11/26
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall *
Wed
11/27
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Sat
11/30
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
Sun
12/1
New York, NY
Webster Hall *
* = SiriusXM Octane Presents “Octane Accelerator Tour” with Fit For a King, Light The Torch, Make Them Suffer & Awake At Last

More information on Ice Nine Kills’ tour is available online now along with more information on the band’s upcoming re-issue of The Silver Scream and the band’s latest news at:

 

Website: http://iceninekills.com

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

Twitter: http://twitter.com/iceninekills

 

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