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

Courtesy: Fearless Records

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.

Cleveland, OH
House of Blues *
Milwaukee, WI
The Rave Club *
Minneapolis, MN
Varsity Theater *
Estes Park, CO
The Stanley Hotel
Denver, CO
Summit Music Hall *
Salt Lake City, UT
The Depot *
Las Vegas, NV
Brooklyn Bowl *
Los Angeles, CA
Belasco Theater *
Phoenix, AZ
The Van Buren *
Dallas, TX
House of Blues *
Houston, TX
House of Blues *
San Antonio, TX
Aztec Theater *
Pensacola, FL
Vinyl Music Hall *
Tampa, FL
Ritz Ybor *
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Revolution Live *
Atlanta, GA
Buckhead Theater *
Charlotte, NC
The Underground – Fillmore *
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Soundstage *
Pittsburgh, PA
Roxian Theater *
Philadelphia, PA
Theater of Living Arts *
Detroit, MI
St. Andrews Hall *
Chicago, IL
House of Blues *
Worcester, MA
The Palladium *
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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Through Fire Announces New Live Dates

Photo Credit: Christopher Tierney

Photo Credit: Christopher Tierney

Through Fire has announced a new slate of live dates.

The up and coming hard rock act announced this week that it will join Sick Puppies on tour this fall beginning September 18th in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The 11-date run is in support of the band’s latest release Breathe and will follow its upcoming tour with Nonpoint.  That tour launches next Saturday, July 30th in South Bend, Indiana and runs through August 10th in Newport, Minnesota.  Through Fire’s current tour schedule is noted below.


Upcoming shows:

(with Nonpoint July 30-August 10)

Jul 30 South Bend IN Club Fever

Jul 31 Springfield IL Boondocks

Aug 02 Waterloo IA Spicolis

Aug 03 Merriam KS Aftershock

Aug 04 Evansville IN KC’s B&G

Aug 05 Flint MI Machine Shop

Aug 06 Arlington Heights Il Home Bar

Aug 07 Columbia MO Blue Note

Aug 09 Des Moines IA Woolys

Aug 10 Newport MN Opinion Brewing

(with Sick Puppies Sept 18-Oct 5)

Sep 18 Rex Theater Pittsburgh, PA

Sep 19 A&R Music bar Columbus, OH

Sep 21 Druid City Music Hall Tuscaloosa, AL

Sep 22 Masquerade Atlanta, GA

Sep 25 Trees Dallas, TX

Sep 26 Granada Theater Lawrence, KS

Sep 27 The District Sioux Falls, SD

Sep 29 Wooly’s Des Moines, IA

Sep 30 Pop’s Nightclub Saint Louis, MO

Oct 03 Route 20 Outhouse Racine, WI

Oct 05 District Rockford, IL


Courtesy: Sumerian Records

Courtesy: Sumerian Records

Breathe was released Friday, July 1st via Sumerian Records.  It debuted at #4 on Billboard’s Top New Artist Chart.  The album’s lead single ‘Stronger’ hit the top spot on iTunes and on Sirius XM’s Octane.  Audiences can see the video for ‘Stronger’ online now here.  More information on Through Fire’s new tour schedule is available online now along with all of the band’s latest news at:






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Royal Blood Announces New Headlining Dates, Premieres New Live Video

It looks like there’s no end in sight for the men of Royal Blood.

Royal Blood has added a handful of new tour dates to an already busy schedule. The duo–Michael Kerr (bass, vocals) and Ben Thatcher (drums)–has announced four new North American headlining dates in September and October. the dates, listed below, are in addition to Royal Blood’s already sold out headliningdates on its upcoming tour that kicks off June 3rd, and its other upcoming dates. Royal Blood’s newly added tour dates are:

Newly Announced Headlining Dates (On-Sale Friday, 6/5 at 10:00 AM Local Time)

September 24 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

September 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

September 28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

October 6 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

Along with its newly announced dates, Royal Blood also revealed today the new video for its live performance of its song ‘Little Monster.’ The video, which can be viewed online here, was recorded at Royal Blood’s recent performance in Tokyo. It will premiere exclusively online at ahead of the band’s upcoming debut appearance on Stern’s Sirius XM Radio show. The band is scheduled to make its first-ever live appearance on The Howard Stern Show June 9th on Stern’s exclusive Sirius XM channel “Howard 100.” While on Stern’s show, the band will perform its latest single ‘Figure It Out.’ Fans with Sirius XM can hear The Howard Stern Show M – F from 7am ET – 11am ET. It is also available via Sirius XM On Demand for subscribers that listen via the Sirius XM app for smartphone and mobile internet at Listeners can get a free trial of the Sirius XM app now online at

Courtesy:  SiriusXM/Warner Brothers Records

Courtesy: SiriusXM/Warner Brothers Records


Royal Blood will embark on a multi-city tour beginning Wednesday, June 3rd in support of its self-titled debut record, out now on Warner Brothers Records. The band’s current tour schedule is listed below.


June 3 – Metro – Chicago, IL – SOLD OUT

June 4 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH – SOLD OUT

June 7 – Governors Ball – New York, NY

June 10 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC# – SOLD OUT

June 11 – Amos’ Southend – Charlotte, NC#

June 12 – Bonnaroo – Manchester, TN

June 13 – Center Stage – Atlanta, GA# – SOLD OUT

July 6 – Susquehanna Bank Center – Camden, NJ^

July 8 – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON^

July 9 – Molson Canadian Amphitheater – Toronto, ON^

July 11 – Quebec Summerfest – Quebec City, QC

July 12 – Higher Ground – South Burlington, VT

July 13 – Susquehanna Center – Camden, NJ^

July 15 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 16 – Citi Field – New York, NY^

July 17 – Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY

July 19 – Fenway Park – Boston, MA^

August 9 – Squamish Festival – Squamish, BC

August 12 – Rexall Place – Edmonton, AB^

August 13 – Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB^

August 16 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 17 – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheater – Denver, CO^

August 19 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Maryland Heights, MO^

August 21 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO^

August 22 – Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, MN^

August 24 – DTE Energy Center – Detroit, MI^

August 25 – First Niagra Pavilion – Pittsburgh, PA ^

September 24 – The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA

September 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA

September 28 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ

September 25- 27 – Life Is Beautiful Festival – Las Vegas, NV

October 6 – Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK

October 9 – 11 – ACL Music Festival – Austin, TX

^ Supporting Foo Fighters

# Supported by Mini Mansions

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President Obama To Appear On The Herd With Colin Cowherd This Morning

Courtesy:  ESPN/ESPN Radio

Courtesy: ESPN/ESPN Radio

ESPN’s Colin Cowherd will play host to the Commander in Chief this morning.

President Barack Obama will make a special appearance on ESPN Radio’s The Herd with Colin Cowherd this morning at 11am ET/8am PT.  The broadcast will be simulcast on ESPNU.  President Obama will discuss his bracket for this year’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, paying college athletes, and “one and done” in college basketball.

President Obama filled out his bracket predictions for both the Men’s and Women’s NCAA Division I Basketball tournaments in an ESPN exclusive this week.  He was joined by ESPN’s Andy Katz and Rebecca Lobo for the exclusive.  President Obama has Arizona, Florida, Louisville, and Michigan State in the Men’s Final Four with Michigan State winning it all.  On the women’s side, President Obama chose Connecticut, Louisville, Notre Dame, and Stanford making it to the Final Four.

The Herd with Colin Cowherd airs M – F from 10am – 1pm ET on ESPN Radio,, the ESPN Radio app, Sirius XM, and is simulcast on ESPNU.

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