Spencer Charnas

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Spencer Charnas
Spencer Icenine.jpg
Background information
Born (1985-11-14) November 14, 1985 (age 34)
Swampscott, Massachusetts, United States
GenresMetal, Horror, Theatricore, Ska, Pop punk, Musical theater
Occupation(s)Vocalist, songwriter and actor
InstrumentsVocals, Guitars, Piano
Years active2000-present
Associated acts

Spencer Charnas (born 14 November, 1985) is an American singer, songwriter and actor. He is best known as the frontman and lead vocalist of the horror metal group, Ice Nine Kills.[1][2][3] Spencer originally formed the band under the name, Ice Nine, with his middle school friend Jeremy Schwartz in 2000.[4] The band name is a reference to the science fiction novel Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut in which a fictional isotope of water has the ability to destroy the planet. The band later changed the name to Ice Nine Kills just before releasing their debut independent album, Last Chance to Make Amends, in 2006. The groups' early style was a combination of pop-punk and ska music but later transitioned into a sound that includes influences of metal, horror films and musical theatre.

To date, Ice Nine Kills has released four EPs: The Burning, 2 Song Acoustic, The Predator, and Undead & Unplugged: Live From The Overlook Hotel. Five full-length studio albums: Last Chance to Make Amends, Safe Is Just a Shadow, The Predator Becomes the Prey, and their most successful albums to date; Every Trick in the Book, which peaked at #122 on the US Billboard 200 and their most recent, The Silver Scream[5] which peaked at number #27, released on the fifth of October 2018.[6] The group has had 2 top 20 Active Rock hits with "A Grave Mistake" peaking at #8 in late 2019.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

List of studio albums with selected chart positions.
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Last Chance to Make Amends
  • Released: April 20, 2006
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD[8]
Safe Is Just a Shadow
The Predator Becomes the Prey
  • Released: January 20, 2014
  • Label: Fearless, Outerloop
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Every Trick in the Book
  • Released: 4 December 2015
  • Label: Fearless
  • Formats: CD, Digital, LP
The Silver Scream
  • Released: 5 October 2018
  • Label: Fearless
  • Formats: CD, Digital, LP

Demos[change | change source]

List of demo releases
Title Album details
The Pop-Punk Ska Years
  • Recorded: 2002-2004
  • Released: June 15, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD

EPs[change | change source]

Title EP details
The Burning
  • Released: November 9, 2007
  • Label: Red Blue
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 Song Acoustic
  • Released: January 13, 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: Digital download
The Predator
  • Released: January 15, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, Digital download

References[change | change source]

  1. "Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas Tells Us About Horror-film Inspired New Record 'The Silver Scream' and more". 12 May 2019. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  2. "The horror thriller of metal: Ice Nine Kills". Daily American. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  3. iowastatedaily.com, Dominic Spizzirri. "Ice Nine Kills: The Predator Becomes the Prey Album Review". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  4. "An Interview With Punk Band ICE NINE KILLS About Their Involvement With PUNK GOES POP VOLUME 7 And More!". Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  5. Schafer, Debra Kate. "Ice Nine Kills: Paying Homage to Influences and Inspirations". www.theaquarian.com. Retrieved 2020-04-21.
  6. "Ice Nine Kills - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved March 1, 2016.
  7. "Ice Nine Kills Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2019.
  8. "Ice Nine Kills Last Chance to Make Amends Releases". AllMusic.com. AllMusic. Retrieved 16 August 2014.

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