Ice Nine Kills' smash 2018 LP, The Silver Scream, features 13 tracks inspired by 13 respective horror classics — from Halloween homage "Stabbing the Dark" to "A Grave Mistake," which nods to The Crow. How will the band follow it up? With a sequel, of course: namely, The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood, another 13-track album, set to drop October 15th via Fearless.
Today (July 9th), the theatrical metalcore crew offered up a sinister slice of the upcoming full-length in the form of American Psycho-inspired lead single "Hip to Be Scared," featuring Papa Roach's Jacoby Shaddix. The song arrives along with a characteristically gore-soaked music video. Watch and listen above.
INK frontman Spencer Charnas commented, "True to horror franchise tradition, there is always a sequel ... Welcome to Horrorwood follows in the bloody footsteps of its predecessor, paying tribute to 13 more of the most gruesome tales to ever grace the silver screen. In this latest INK offering, the last album and video series is portrayed as a work of fiction. The new storyline thrusts the band into a brutal 'real world' slaying. The only traces of the crime are 13 songs left behind by the suspected killer ...
"We can't wait to share this next chapter with you, and to welcome you to the sinister state of mind that will soon be known the world over as Horrorwood.
"The first stop on the tour is 1980s New York City's 'greed is good' scene, where a certain hot shot investment banker has a rather violent dirty secret ..."