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Justin deBlieck & Justin Morrow

Ice Nine Kills

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Boston Metal-core act, Ice Nine Kills, burst onto the scene in late 2007 with the release of an EP, The Burning. The band takes its name from the classic piece of American literature, Cat’s Cradle, by the renowned satire darling, Kurt Vonnegut. Since the release of The Burning, the band has pushed the limits and raised the bar of just how far a band can go while maintaining a dedicated DIY mentality. Through continued touring and an undying will to separate themselves from the rest of the bands within the genre, Ice Nine Kills quickly began to develop both a loyal and fanatic fan base across the country and the world. After a successful stint on the 2009 The Vans Warped Tour, INK went into the studio to work with producer James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Underoath), Steve Sopchak (The Ataris, Such Gold), and Tom Denney (A day to Remember) to record the follow up to The Burning. What came out of that experience was Safe is Just a Shadow, an album that marked a turning point for the band, both stylistically and creatively. Released in July of 2010, to coincide with another run on The Vans Warped Tour, the album quickly spread and helped to push the band to a new level of recognition amongst those in the scene.

The mix of a charismatic and powerful live show, combined with the bands down to earth and personal relationship with the fans, has helped Ice Nine Kills emerge as a well recognized up and comer within the music community. After two years of militant touring in support of 2010’s Safe Is Just a Shadow, INK is stronger than ever before. 2012 has been a year marked by growth and confirmation that Ice Nine Kills is here to stay. This year has seen the band share the stage with scene heavy hitters, We Came as Romans and August Burns Red, plus countless others. The band’s rising success has also led to the acquiring of the superior managerial skills of Outerloop management, as well as the highly sought after Pantheon Booking Agency.

INK just returned from a successful Canadian tour with fellow up and comers, Like Moths to Flames, and is slated to go out with scene god-fathers, Norma Jean, later this summer. 2012 is surely the year of Ice Nine kills; the band just finished tracking their highly anticipated follow up to Safe Is Just a Shadow with long time producer Steve Sopchak, which will hit the air waves later this year. INK is also going to be a part of this years The All-Stars Tour, one of the largest tours of the summer. Backed by a loving and ever growing fan base, as well as a team of industry heavy weights and an impressive summer touring schedule, Ice Nine Kills is posed to explode into a top tier band within the metal-core scene. Going from up and comers to leaders of the pack.

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