Every Trick in the Book

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Every Trick In The Book
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Studio album by Ice Nine Kills
Released December 4, 2015 (2015-12-04)
Genre
Length 37:37
Label Fearless
Producer Steve Sopchak [4]
Ice Nine Kills chronology
The Predator Becomes the Prey
(2014)
Every Trick In The Book
(2015)
The Silver Scream
(2018)
Singles from Every Trick in the Book
  1. "Me, Myself & Hyde"
    Released: February 19, 2015 [5]
  2. "Bloodbath & Beyond"
    Released: September 25, 2015 [6]
  3. "Communion of the Cursed"
    Released: October 22, 2015 [7]
  4. "Hell in the Hallways"
    Released: May 20, 2016 [8]

Every Trick in the Book is the fourth studio album by American metalcore band Ice Nine Kills. Released on December 4, 2015, this is the band's first release through Fearless Records, and their fourth overall. Each track on the album is based on a piece of literature. Some examples of the source material are; Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Me, Myself & Hyde), Dracula (Bloodbath & Beyond), The Exorcist (Communion Of The Cursed), and Romeo & Juliet (Star-Crossed Enemies). The album peaked at #122 on the US Billboard 200, selling over 7,300 albums in its first week.

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLiterary InspirationLength
1."The Nature of the Beast"Animal Farm by George Orwell3:38
2."Communion of the Cursed"The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty4:30
3."Bloodbath & Beyond"Dracula by Bram Stoker3:39
4."The Plot Sickens"Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors by Piers Paul Read3:40
5."Star-Crossed Enemies"Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare3:45
6."Me, Myself & Hyde"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson4:04
7."Alice"Go Ask Alice by Beatrice Sparks3:11
8."The People in the Attic"The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank3:48
9."Tess-Timony"Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy3:14
10."Hell in the Hallways"Carrie by Stephen King4:08

On May 26th, 2017, the band released a new song titled "Enjoy Your Slay", which is based on Stephen King's novel The Shining. It features guest vocals by Shields vocalist, Sam Kubrick-Finney, who is the grandson of Stanley Kubrick. The song stands as the "final chapter" of the Every Trick In The Book album.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 122
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[10] 1
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[11] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[12] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kielich, Kris. "Books inspire metalcore sound of Ice Nine Kills". The Buffalo News. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  2. ^ SAYCE, ROB. "ICE NINE KILLS ARE LETTING FANS PICK A SONG FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM". Rock Sound. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Plays Webster". Hartford Courant. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ Ice Nine Kills [@ICENINEKILLS] (4 December 2015). "@ImVictorSpencer Steve Sopchak (producer) and Mr. @DanKorneff (mixer) both very handsome gentlemen" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - Me, Myself & Hyde (Official Lyric Video)". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  6. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - Bloodbath & Beyond (Lyric Video)". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  7. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - Communion of the Cursed (Official Music Video)". Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  8. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - Hell In The Hallways (Official Music Video)". Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  9. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  10. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  11. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-06.
  12. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-02-06.