Ice Nine Kills
Boston Rock/Metal act, Ice Nine Kills, burst onto the scene in late 2007 with the release of the experimental and lyrically tongue in cheek EP, The Burning. The band, who takes it's name from the classic piece of American literature, Cat's Cradle, by renowned satire novelist, Kurt Vonnegut, has always strived to blur the lines between melody and unbridled aggression. After a successful stint on 2009's Vans Warped Tour, INK headed into the studio to record Safe Is Just A Shadow,the follow up to The Burning EP. Safe is Just a Shadow was released in July of 2010, to coincide with another run on The Vans Warped Tour. After the massive success of a Kickstarter campaign in which the band raised over $22,000, The Predator EP was released in early 2013 to much praise from old and new fans alike. This undeniable heat the band had created landed them on both the 2012 and 2013 additions of The All-Stars tour opening for metal heavyweights like Suicide Silence and Every Time I Die; as well as another stint on the The Vans Warped Tour 2013.
The success of The Predator EP, fused with an impressive touring résumé, provided INK with their biggest break yet; being the first band signed to Fearless Records' brand new imprint label, Outerloop Records. Building on the success of the last year, the band released their highly anticipated new album, The Predator Becomes the Prey, which debuted at #3 on the billboards heatseeker's chart and #13 on the billboard hard rock charts. The band followed up the release with a nationwide tour alongside metalcore scene stars Attila. For the Summer of 2014 INK was invited to perform on the entirety of the Vans Warped Tour on the highly coveted Monster Energy Stage. The founder of Warped, Kevin Lyman, was so impressed with the band that he bumped them up to the Main Stage for an entire week of the tour- having them play alongside some of today's biggest names in punk and metal music.
The Plot in You
What started as a side-project of former Before Their Eyes (Rise Records) guitarist/vocalist, Landon Tewers, quickly became his main focus.
After parting ways with BTE, a solid line-up for the band was formed and work on their debut EP was underway. "Wife Beater" (InVogue Records) was both heavy as well as haunting, where lyrically Tewers gives you a look inside the lives of people he has come into contact with over the years.
After signing to Rise Records in 2010, the band has been steadily writing for the first full length, which will be released in early 2011.
Victory Records welcomes Carousel Kings to their roster. The Lancaster, Pennsylvania band has anchored their name as one of the most ambitious and creative pop/rock/punk machines in recent years.
“Signing with Victory is an amazing accomplishment for us,” says singer David Alexander. “We’ve grown up listening to Victory bands, and we have friends that are on the label. Signing with them has just made us feel really valued and wanted. After meeting the whole crew, we definitely feel the mutual respect and look forward to doing great things with Victory!”
When Carousel Kings were thinking of a title for album number three, they wanted to find a name that was tranquil, yet matches their glossy pop melodies and arena-sized hooks. Charm City is about that dream place, a trippy world shared by all, yet unique to the individual. “This is the place where I go in my dreams,” says Alexander. “I want to connect the listener to my Charm City, and realize that they too can envision and live in their own Charm City whenever they want to.”