May 13, 2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the theatrical release of The Crow. Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas took some time to chat with APTV about the importance of the film on his life and as the inspiration for the killer INK track, “A Grave Mistake.”
From The Crow to every other horror film, it’s clear where Ice Nine Kills draw their inspiration from. The band were recently been banned from performing at Orlando’s House Of Blues by Disney. In response to the ban, the band have released some limited edition march that features several Disney characters with a horror twist.
Frontman Spencer Charnas took to Twitter and confirmed the ban but still urged fans to attend the show and support the rest of the lineup.
“Disney banned Ice Nine Kills from playing that date, true story. Go to the show and support the other bands though,” his tweet reads.
Following that announcement, INK responded to the ban by releasing limited edition merch designs based on Disney characters.
“As many of you know a certain mouse-loving enterprise has deemed us too ‘evil,’ to perform at a certain Orlando venue of theirs,” the band writes on Facebook. “Rather than protest, we are accepting this seemingly misguided assumption with great honor. To celebrate the banishment, we are dedicating our ‘Nightmare on the Ninth’ monthly special to the launch of TooEvilForChildren.com. Check out our most devilish designs yet, and bask in the darkness of Lucifer, with your favorite horror-loving psychopaths. These shirts are extremely limited and will never be available online again.”
Ice Nine Kills also parted ways with bassist Justin Morrow, and he will be moving on to play full-time with Motionless In White. After Morrow filled in for MIW for the past six months, the band said the decision was mutual.
“We are excited for Justin and wish him nothing but the best!” the band mentioned in a post on Facebook.