Several days after unleashing the third single off their upcoming fifth studio album, Ice Nine Kills have returned with yet another horror film-inspired music video. On Thursday (Sept. 20), the Massachusetts-founded band unleashed the eight-and-a-half-minute clip for their new song “A Grave Mistake.”
Like with the past two videos, the clip begins with frontman Spencer Charnas’ psychiatrist convinced that the singer is in fact a serial killer. Instead of taking place inside the doctor’s office, this video finds the shrink sitting inside of his car stalking Charnas as he goes about his life. While the doctor lurks in the dark, audio of his sessions with Charnas are heard in the background.
Like during the previous session, Charnas is heard explaining that his dreams have once again changed. This time, his late-night delusions revolve around him and his fiancée getting murdered the night before their wedding; a direct reference to 1994’s cult classic “The Crow.”
Following a confrontation with Charnas, the doctor does not relent trailing the singer to a local bar. While the doctor thinks he’s succeeding in going undercover, Charnas is onto him. At the bar, the singer meets up with a guy who trades him the some drugs in exchange for the pinched prescription scripts from the “Thank God It’s Friday” music video.
In order to lure the psychiatrist away and slip him the drugs, Charnas makes a call pretending to be the editor of a major medical magazine. As the shrink goes outside to take the call, it gives Charnas ample time to drug his drink.
When the doctor returns, he takes a sip of his drink, completely unaware of what was just added to it. As the drug begins to take an effect, the doctor begins to have a lucid dream that turns him into the viewer watching Ice Nine Kills’ version of ‘The Crow.”
As with the previous clips, Charnas takes the role of the film’s protagonist which in this case is Brandon Lee’s Eric Draven. The viewer watches as he recreates some of the iconic scenes from the film including crawling out of the grave, beating up the bad guys to save an endangered woman, and of course the face painting scene.
Watch the music video for “A Grave Mistake” above.
“A Grave Mistake” will join previously released tracks “Thank God It’s Friday” (inspired by “Friday the 13th”) and “The American Nightmare” (inspired by “A Nightmare on Elm Street”) on the group’s forthcoming album, The Silver Scream. The impending release is due out Oct. 5 through Fearless Records. In support of the album’s release, the group previously announced plans to embark on a short, album release tour. The short excursion will begin on Oct. 1 in Pasadena at Michael Myers’ House (where else?) and conclude on Oct. 27 in Santa Rose at the house from “Scream.” Those tour dates and tickets can be found here.
After wrapping up the short album release tour, Ice Nine Kills will join Atreyu on their own fall tour. That excursion will begin on Nov. 9 at the Van Buren in Phoenix and conclude over a month later on Dec. 13 at the House of Blues in Anaheim. Those tour stops can be found here.