ICE NINE KILLS + SPIRITBOX
Spectacle : 19:30
Ice Nine Kills make music both timeless and timely, mixing metal, hardcore, and punk, with accessible power. New anthems like "Rainy Day" and "Hip To Be Scared" demonstrate Spencer’s fascination with fright, pop culture obsession, and his expertise with inescapably wicked melodic hooks and clever twists of phrase. Producer Drew Fulk returned for Welcome To Horrorwood which includes cameos from members of Papa Roach, Cannibal Corpse, Atreyu, Fit For A King, and Senses Fail. Decadent, devious, and fiercely insane, Ice Nine Kills celebrate pop culture’s darkest edges, mining a cinephile library’s worth of iconic horror on The Silver Scream and its sequel. The creative marriage made in hell of music and fiction began in earnest with the Every Trick In The Book, which brought the previous three records’ themes to new levels. The band’s synergy of music and lifestyle draws favorable comparisons to Slipknot and Rob Zombie. Visionary trailblazers and multimedia raconteurs, INK built a thrilling world for a growing legion of devoted true believers, with theatrical shows, high-concept videos, and inventive band-to-fan communion. Named after a device some believe is capable of communicating with the dead, there’s a gleeful sense of the paranormal running through all that Canadian metallers Spiritbox do, but this is a group of artists who are very much brimming with life and creating something remarkable with their music. Their hit single “Holy Roller” scored the band – vocalist Courtney LaPlante, guitarist Michael Stringer, bassist Bill Crook and drummer Zev Rosenberg – the No. 1 song of 2020 on Sirius XM, with the trio having amassed a staggering XXX million streams across their catalogue. With ambitious and intelligent debut full-length Eternal Blue now out in the world, successes continue to roll in for Spiritbox, with their first LP topping the U.S. and Canadian Rock and Hard Rock charts, breaking the top 20 in the U.K., Germany and Australia, and peaking at #13 on the Billboard 200. Spiritbox’s music is characterised by fierce intensity, unwavering emotion and technical splendour. Architects frontman Sam Carter is a notable fan, and features on Eternal Blue song “Yellowjacket.” Elsewhere, single “Circle With Me” blends the light-and-dark, soft-and-heavy facets of the band’s sound effortlessly, while on “Secret Garden,” Spiritbox thrillingly mix pop with prog-rock. The cumulative result is a band who have “delivered a staggeringly brilliant record that resoundingly delivers on the hype” (Metal Hammer), and with an unbreakable connection between themselves and their fans firmly in place, Courtney, Mike, Bill and Zev remain determined that the Spiritbox phenomenon continues to usher in more and more followers who identify with Eternal Blue’s imaginative and universal messaging.