Ice Nine Kills channels ‘Animal Farm’ for new video

Over the past few days, the guys from Ice Nine Kills have been teasing fans about their latest music video. On Tuesday (March 28), the Massachusetts-based band unveiled their theatrical clip for “The Nature of the Beast”; the opening track off Every Trick in the Book. Like all the other songs on the album, “The Nature of the Beast” is based on a literary classic. The record’s opening track was inspired by George Orwell’s Animal Farm which helped shape the premise of the music video.

Much like the band’s previous videos for songs off Every Trick in the Book, (“Communion of the Cursed” and “Hell in the Hallways”), the video seems like it would find a better home on a big screen as opposed to a small computer/laptop monitor and/or phone screen.

“This video marks the third and final chapter of the video trilogy that began in fall 2015 with ‘Communion Of The Cursed.’ We pick up right where the ‘Hell In The Hallways’ video ended last spring, continuing to follow the character Kevin as he navigates through the sinister side of the literary classics that inspired our Every Trick in the Book album,” frontman Spencer Charnas explained to Alternative Press about the new clip.

“This song, ‘The Nature Of The Beast,’ is a tribute to George Orwell’s classic allegorical novel Animal Farm. The message of that book seems particularly relevant, given the dangerous political climate which engulfs our country at the moment.”

Watch the almost five-minute clip for “The Nature of the Beast” above.

Ice Nine Kills released Every Trick in the Book back in December of 2015 and has been touring behind the release. Currently, the four-piece is in the middle of their tour with Chelsea Grin. Tonight, the bands will perform at Joe’s Grotto in Phoenix, Arizona. The complete list of remaining tour dates can be seen below.


3/28 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
3/30 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
3/31 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
4/1 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Conservatory
4/2 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
4/4 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Cabooze
4/5 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
4/6 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
4/7 – Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
4/8 – Toronto, ON @ The Hard Luck
4/9 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theater
4/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/12 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
4/13 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/14 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
4/15 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
4/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade – Heaven
4/18 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
4/19 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
4/21 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown
4/22 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
4/23 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
4/25 – Kansas, City, MO @ Aftershock Live
4/26 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
4/28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex