Whilst out on their recent run across the US supporting Falling In Reverse, post-hardcore horror fanatics Ice Nine Kills performed something a little bit special.
At the sold out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California, the band enlisted the help of Matt Appleton and John Christianson of ska punks Reel Big Fish to add some extra live brass during their performance of ‘IT Is The End’.
This is what vocalist Spencer Charnas said about teaming up with Reel Big Fish for the one-off special performance.
“Ever since I was a teenager, I’ve been completely immersed in the punk ska scene. Reel Big Fish and Less Than Jake have always been two of my favorites of the genre. To have Buddy and JR from LTJ perform the horns on the album, and then to get Matt and Johnny from RBF to join us on stage live were two truly special experiences. This is one of my favorite tracks we’ve ever recorded because IT takes 2 genres that are almost diametrically opposed, metal and ska, and puts them together in a really unexpected way. It also pays tribute to the fact that Ice Nine was originally a ska band, and although we are a heavier band today, I still wear that influence on my bloody sleeves.”
You can stream and check out this special live performance of ‘IT Is The End’ below.
The band’s fifth studio album, ‘The Silver Scream’, is out now through Fearless Records.