Ice Nine Kills have not been shy about making their music videos as cinematic as they can get; just take a look at the video for “The Fastest Way to a Girl’s Heart is Through Her Ribcage” or anything from Every Trick in the Book. On Thursday (June 28), the Massachusetts-founded band returned with their A Nightmare on Elm Street-inspired music video for “The American Nightmare.” Just like the trailer the band released earlier in the week, the clip begins with frontman Spencer Charnas visiting a psychiatrist after his former shrink conveniently drops him by email.
As the video continues, Charnas explains how he has been suffering from nightmares where a teenager, who happens to look like the psychiatrist’s receptionist, is being followed by an evil entity while teenagers in her town are dying. As the band performs, the new tune, the clip switches between the quartet performing the song and the teenager being followed by a shadowy figure that looks a lot like Freddie Kruger.
The clip concludes with a black screen and the words “The Nightmare Continues Friday, July 13th, 2018” displayed across it. Since the band has already confirmed in interviews that the new record will be inspired by horror films, it’s safe to assume that the next song will be inspired by Jason Voorhees from the Friday the 13th franchise.
Check out the music video for “The American Nightmare” above.
“The American Nightmare” will be featured on Ice Nine Kills’ forthcoming album, The Silver Scream. The new album, the band’s fifth studio record, is set to be released on Oct. 5 through Fearless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here.
In support of the new songs, the four-piece is currently on the final Vans Warped Tour. Those tour dates can be found here.