Industrial-tinged, true crime-inspired electronic duo SKYND are pleased to confirm they’ll be joining slashercore kings ICE NINE KILLS as special guests on their European tour in February/March 2023.
Skynd comments, “We are really excited to share the Dark Place with you. It seems like a match made in hell to mix our true crime with INK’s horror driven spectacle. We really appreciate Ice Nine Kills for taking us out on tour with them. We cannot wait to see your faces.”
With some shows already upgraded and sold out, don’t delay snapping up remaining tickets for the following dates:
Buy tickets at: https://skynd-music.com/live/.
SKYND is the dark creative outlet and the alter ego of its lead singer, Skynd, and producer and multi-instrumentalist Father. They are known for taking inspiration from inexplicable and brutal criminal cases and the mystery surrounding unsolved deaths, and transforming them into songs to remind us of the darkness within the human psyche.
SKYND performed to huge festival crowds at Download, Rock am Ring, and Rock im Park over the summer and have just concluded a triumphant first headline tour of Europe, selling out dates in Paris, Munich, Prague, Hamburg, Köln, and Berlin.
Most recently, SKYND shared the video for new single “John Wayne Gacy.”
The John Wayne Gacy case has been following me all my life,” Skynd offers. “The level of arrogance he had, and how he spoke about his victims — ‘I killed 33, you’re only going to kill me once.’ That arrogance is something that stuck with me through today. He also had this twisted rationale for his murders, where he’d project his disgust on his rape victims and ‘what THEY made him do, ‘and that they deserved to die.”
She continues, “It’s not like Gacy never drew attention from the authorities. A teenage boy told the Chicago police that Gacy picked him up from a bus station and tried to rape him. The charges were dropped when the boy failed to show up — which is logical to me, as he was afraid — to testify in court and the incident seemingly escaped notice from the Iowa Parole Board. If someone would have looked closely, they could have prevented all the murders.”
We all conceal something behind the earthly façade we show to the world. Maybe it’s an unspoken fetish. Perhaps it’s a covetous urge. Or it could just be the kind of darkness we acknowledge in passing —but don’t dare reference out loud. SKYND peel back those layers and uncover what lurks beneath. The industrialized gothic electronic duo – Skynd [lead vocals] and “Father” [producer, multi-instrumentalist] – exorcize beauty by bloodletting as they delve into some of history’s most baffling, bizarre, and brutal crimes across their EPs.
SKYND released Chapter I in 2018, followed by Chapter II in 2019. SKYND completed Chapter III with the aforementioned “Chris Watts,” which followed the releases of “Michelle Carter” and “Columbine.” Chapter III tallied 31 million views on YouTube and continued their exploration of the darkest and most disturbing parts of the human psyche, following their belief that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Special guests have included hip-hop artist Bill $aber and Korn’s Jonathan Davis.
ICE NINE KILLS’ synergy of music and lifestyle draws favourable comparisons to Slipknot and Rob Zombie. Visionary trailblazers and multimedia raconteurs, INK built a thrilling world for a growing legion of devoted true believers, with theatrical shows, high-concept videos, and inventive band-to-fan communion.
Their wildly creative output has seen them become recent recipients of the prestigious Clio Award for Music Marketing for their “Merry Axe-mas” mobile game and their live streaming event from October 2020, The Silver Stream be nominated for 5 awards at this year’s Horror Hound Film Festival Awards in the categories of Judges Choice, Best Sound, Best Supporting Performance, Best Cinematography and Best Feature. With over 1.37 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 595 million career streams to date and over 152 million views on YouTube the band are firmly cemented as one of modern metal’s most vicious forces. Learn more at www.IceNineKills.com.
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