Horror metal band Ice Nine Kills will release the sequel album “The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood” on Oct. 15, 2021, via Fearless Records. Pre-save it here; physical pre-orders are coming soon.
The first single to be unleashed from the album is “Hip to Be Scared,” featuring Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach. The accompanying music video pays homage to the movie based on the Bret Easton Ellis novel “American Psycho,” centered around psychotic investment banker Patrick Bateman.
“True to horror franchise tradition, there is always a sequel,” frontman Spencer Charnas said. ”’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 …
“We can’t wait to share this next chapter with you and to welcome you to the sinister state of mind that will soon be known the world over as ‘Horrorwood.’
“The first stop on the tour is 1980’s New York City’s ‘greed is good’ scene, where a certain hot shot investment banker has a rather violent dirty secret.”
Helpless teens, unhelpful authorities, supernatural forces, masked killers and “final girls” abound in the shocking, blood-soaked songs of “The Silver Scream” (2018). Each piece focused on a different horror classic, including “The American Nightmare” (“A Nightmare on Elm Street”), “Thank God It’s Friday” (“Friday the 13th”), “Stabbing in the Dark” (“Halloween”) and “It Is The End” (“It”). For 2020’s “Undead & Unplugged: Live from the Overlook Hotel” EP, the band recorded in the location used in Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” the inspiration behind “Enjoy Your Slay,” featuring Kubrick’s grandson, Sam.
“The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood” saw guitarists Ricky Armellino and Dan Sugarman, bassist Joe Occhiuti, drummer Patrick Galante and Charnas return to producer and collaborator Drew Fulk (As I Lay Dying, A Day to Remember), who produced and mixed “The Silver Scream,” which spawned top 10 Mainstream Rock single “A Grave Mistake” and top 20 hit “Savages.”
The band’s synergy of music and lifestyle draws comparisons to Slipknot and Rob Zombie, and saw it become recent recipients of the Clio Award for Music Marketing for its “Merry Axe-mas” mobile game. Ice Nine Kills built a thrilling world for a growing legion of devoted true believers, with theatrical shows, high-concept videos and inventive band-to-fan communion. With 1.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 402 million career streams, a combined social media reach of over 950,000 and over 70 million views on YouTube, the band is cemented as one of modern metal’s most vicious forces.