MUSIC INTERVIEW: Life On The Road With…Ice Nine Kills

American theatrical metal outfit Ice Nine Kills have brought their heavy and horror-lit influenced songs to stages across the UK this month. We caught up with frontman Spencer Charnas to chat about the band’s stories from the road and trust us, there are some pretty outrageous ones!

Favourite thing about touring:

My favorite thing would hands down have to be the actual show. Seeing kids scream along to songs that I wrote and being moved by them is such a humbling experience.

Least favourite thing about touring:

Not always getting a comfortable place to sleep and having to eat substandard food a lot of the time.

Five essentials for the road:

Baby wipes, international text and data plan, the entire Halloween franchise on blu ray, mouthwash and pomade.

Your favourite way to pass the time:

Reading a great novel or watching a classic film.

“The Most”

Memorable moment:

When a car literally crashed into and drove through a venue we played in Florida years ago.

Hilarious moment:

When my pants and underwear were ripped completely off my body while crowd surfing during our set.

Embarrassing moment:

When our drummer Conor shit his pants during a live tv broadcast in the states.

Outrageous moment:

When our bassist Justin accidentally tripped over a new born baby in a restaurant and fractured its skull.

Drunken moment:

See the 2 answers above.

Rewarding moment:

When the baby pulled through the surgery and we weren’t charged with attempted murder of an infant.


Catch Ice Nine Kills at one of their remaining tour dates:


Wed 9th – LONDON – Dingwalls
Thu 10th – SOUTHAMPTON – Joiners

A 20-something year old journalist and freelance PR often found at a gig, a festival or holding a dictophone to a band and asking them all kinds of questions. I'm a sucker for whiskey and vinyl.