Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas loves horror movies. He loves them so much that he based the 13 tracks on his band's latest album The Silver Scream on 13 respective horror classics — from Halloween homage "Stabbing the Dark" to "A Grave Mistake," which nods to The Crow. The band also released a horror mini-series of movie musics for each of the LP's single, with a narrative through-line. The fifth and final of those music videos, for the song "IT Is the End," dropped today, and — surprise, surprise — it pays tribute to Stephen King's classic and its murderous villain Pennywise, the killer clown.
"The Silver Scream film closes with a song that pays tribute to Pennywise the dancing clown from one of the scariest books and films of all time, IT," Charnas commented. "Originally a novel by Stephen King, two very different films (both equally as brilliant) have been adapted for the screen. Jovial and friendly at first, Pennywise can switch to the embodiment of evil at the drop of a hat, so I wanted to capture that as best as I could in my vocal performance and in the video clip. Perhaps my favorite song on the album, it features incredible guest performances from two of my favorite bands of all time, Less Than Jake and Fenix TX. Will Salazar of FT, who co-wrote the chorus with me, does guest vocals and JR and Buddy from LTJ provide the sinister circus like horn section that enhances the twisted carnival of carnage that is Pennywise."
Watch above, and below, check INK's full Silver Scream record release show at Saint Vitus Bar.