Boston metalcore band ICE NINE KILLS has released the delightfully devious, holiday-and-horror-themed new video for the song "Merry Axe-Mas".
Singer Spencer Charnas states: "'Silent Night, Deadly Night' is one of my all-time favorite slasher flicks. In our song and video for 'Merry Axe-Mas', I wanted to pay tribute to the film's brilliant combination of sleaze, holiday cheer, absurdity, and vicious gore. Released in 1984 at the height of the '80s slasher craze, the film's axe-wielding-Santa marketing campaign threw uptight parents and the PC police into an unholy rage."
He adds: "Angered families staged protests in front of theaters and PTA groups across the country petitioned for the film's banishment. TriStar Pictures subsequently caved and 'Silent Night, Deadly Night' was pulled from theaters after only one week. However, all the negative publicity only fueled the forbidden fruit factor and the infamous film quickly gained cult status. This story just goes to show you that if you try and suppress something, it's only more likely to rear its (decapitated) head."
ICE NINE KILLS's latest album, "The Silver Scream", was released on October 5 via Fearless Records. All of the album's 13 anthems are based on 13 respective horror classics.
ICE NINE KILLS — Spencer Charnas (vocals), Justin DeBlieck (vocals, guitar, orchestration) and Justin Morrow (guitar, bass) — hit the studio with producer Drew Fulk (MOTIONLESS IN WHITE, AS I LAY DYING) in Los Angeles in early 2018 and recorded "The Silver Scream".