Theatrical metalcore act Ice Nine Kills are still riding the high from 2018’s The Silver Scream, which itself saw a "Final Cut" release last year. One of the standout tracks from that release was “Enjoy Your Slay,” which saw Sam Kubrick, grandson of the auteur Stanley Kubrick, join the Boston act for an homage to the terrors of the Torrance family. Today, the band announced a special Undead and Unplugged: Live from The Overlook Hotel EP due out tomorrow, June 26th, via Fearless Records.
Recorded last year, the EP features five cuts from The Silver Scream:
2. Thank God It’s Friday
3. A Grave Mistake
4. Love Bites
5. Enjoy Your Slay
Pre-save or pre-order the EP here.
Spencer Charnas, the band’s frontman, had this to say about the project:
“We decided to release this EP now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Shining, one of the most influential horror movies of all time. As a life-long horror fan, I was thrilled when we were able to enlist the help of Stanley Kubrick’s grandson, Sam to provide guest vocals on the original version of our track, Enjoy Your Slay and we were equally thrilled when The Stanley Hotel invited us to play in their infamous ballroom for this special, intimate, sold-out fan event.
“The biggest highlight for me was getting to see the real Room 237 (217 in the book), the setting for one of the most terrifying scenes in The Shining. We got some intel from an employee who told us that whilst shooting Dumb and Dumber, which also features The Stanley Hotel, Jim Carrey had insisted on staying in room 217 but got so freaked out on the first night, he had leave the room.
“We’d like to thank 107.9 KBPI for helping to make this show a possibility and all the Colorado Psychos that came out to make this intimate, unplugged show so special.”
To commemorate the release, the band will be participating in a live Q&A session on Saturday, June 27th, starting at 8:30pm EST. The stream is hosted by Sound Rink Live, and the link for the stream can be found here.
Watch the unplugged version of “Enjoy Your Slay” from the Overlook Hotel: