Well, guys, it looks like IT really is the end for Ice Nine Kills…or is it?
On Tuesday (Sept. 24), Massachusetts-founded band unleashed the music video for “IT is the End.” As the title of the song hints, this is the final installment of their theatrical music videos based off tracks from their recently released record, The Silver Scream.
The video begins with frontman Spencer Charnas throwing a full-fledge tantrum after a performance (it looks like the final Warped tour to us) when his lack of communication and skittish behavior get pointed out. Instead of touching that subject, plays it off as nothing.
After a graphic indicating that this is part five of their series, we are once again introduced to Spencer’s narcissistic shrink. Sitting in his office, the doctor receives a new bulletin announcing that Spencer’s bandmates Justin Morrow and Justin DeBlieck are missing (this is not lost on fans since both have been MIA in real life).
The doctor finally receives a package from Spencer’s former shrink who includes video footage of a session. In it, Spencer gets aggressive, attacking the doctor. As Doctor Black calls out for his assistant, a hooded figure shows up, knocks him out and kidnaps him.
This is what happens when you “want to play a game.”
When the “good” doctor wakes up, he’s chained up next to Spencer in some abandoned funhouse. There’s an exchange of words with Spencer revealing that Black will probably die and he’ll “get Misery.”
Yes. “Misery.” Like the 1990 film based off ANOTHER Stephen King novel, so no real shock there.
Cue ALL the “IT” references with Spencer decked out as Tim Curry’s version of Pennywise. In between “IT” reference, you can definitely catch some shots that have some serious “Drag Me to Hell” and “House of 1000 Corpses” vibes.
But if you thought this video wouldn’t have a real storyline, here’s the kicker; it’s a revenge story. And you know what they say about karma.
Check out the music video for “IT is the End.”
All these tracks are featured on the band’s horror film-inspired album The Silver Scream. The record, the act’s fifth full-length album, was released on October 2018.
Late last month, the band announced plans to release a deluxe version of the record. The reworked album will feature all 13 previously released tracks as well as a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and a song inspired by the 1996 slasher flick “Scream.”
In support of the re-released work, Ice Nine Kills previously announced a set of fall tour dates. The “Octane Accelerator” tour begins on Oct. 29 at the House of Blues in Cleveland and concludes a little over a month later on Dec. 1 at Webster Hall in New York. The full list of dates can be found here.