Listen: Ice Nine Kills slow things down for the acoustic version of ‘Stabbing in the Dark’

We all know Ice Nine Kills bring the energy and the scream when it comes to their music, but what if they were to slow things down a bit?

On Friday (Oct. 4), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed the acoustic version of their “Halloween”-inspired song, “Stabbing in the Dark.” Gone are frontman Spencer Charnas’ screams, and in are his melodic vocals singing the screaming parts softly. The track also features guest vocals from Trivium singer/guitarist Matt Heafy.

To coincide with the acoustic track’s debut, the band unveiled its simplistic music video. The almost four-minute video finds a very 1950’s-ish family gathered around their television screen to watch a sepia-toned program. The broadcast features a montage of clips from all The Silver Scream music videos as well as footage of Charnas behind bars (where he rightfully belongs thankyouverymuch).

Like a true split between generations, the mother and father are disgusted by the scenes playing on the screen while the children are all for it. Of course, leave to Ice Nine Kills to slip in a little cliffhanger at the end with the “Stay Tuned for the Double Feature ‘Thank God It’s Friday’” title card.

Watch the video for “Stabbing in the Dark (Acoustic)” above.

Last week, the band shared the music video for their “IT”-inspired song, “IT is the End“; the final music video in their The Silver Scream film series.

The acoustic version of “Stabbing in the Dark” will be featured on the deluxe version of The Silver Scream due out just in time for Halloween.

The reworked record 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.”

The Silver Scream (Final Cut) is due out Oct. 25. Pre-orders are available here.

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.

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