Ice Nine Kills Release EP Recorded at The Shining’s Overlook Hotel

Posted by Ramon Gonzales in News on June 29, 2020

Fans can win a limited edition Ice Nine Kills Axe like from The Shining in the Enjoy Your Slay Vocal/Guitar Cover Contest

Ice Nine Kills has taken their affinity for horror to creative new levels. While touring in support of their The Silver Scream release on the SiriusXM Octane Accelerator tour, the band performed an intimate, fan-friendly event at The Stanley Hotel. The location is hallowed ground for fans of the horror genre, as it has been preserved in pop culture as as The Overlook Hotel from the 1980 Stanley Kubrick classic, The Shining.

Frontman Spencer Chamas discussed the significance of the release.

“We decided to release this EP now to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The Shining, one of the most influential horror movies of all time. As a life-long horror fan, I was thrilled when we were able to enlist the help of Stanley Kubrick’s grandson, Sam to provide guest vocals on the original version of our track, Enjoy Your Slay and we were equally thrilled when The Stanley Hotel invited us to play in their infamous ballroom for this special, intimate, sold-out fan event.

The biggest highlight for me was getting to see the real Room 237 (217 in the book), the setting for one of the most terrifying scenes in The Shining. We got some intel from an employee who told us that whilst shooting Dumb and Dumber, which also features The Stanley Hotel, Jim Carey had insisted on staying in room 217 but got so freaked out on the first night, he had to leave the room.”

In addition to the EP, the band has released a video for The Shining inspired track, “Enjoy Your Slay,” which was filmed at the The Stanley Hotel. The band will also be launching an Enjoy Your Slay Vocal/Guitar Cover Contest on Monday, June 29th. Fans can submit videos of themselves playing or singing their cover of the Undead & Unplugged version of “Enjoy Your Slay” and one winner will be pulled from each category whom will both win a custom Ice Nine Kills Horror Axe, just like the one used by Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Full information on how to enter along with, lyrics, guitar tabs and a thorough play-through tutorial from INK guitarist, Dan Sugarman, can be found HERE.