10th July 2024 0 By Jon Deaux

Just in time for a killer summer, murdersome metal trailblazers, ICE NINE KILLS and ska punk legends, Reel Big Fish have joined forced and partnered with Sumerian Comics American Psycho comic book series to release an incredible cover of Katrina And The Waves hit, Walking On Sunshine’.

Listen to ‘Walking on Sunshine’ here.

Speaking on his band’s reimagining of this classic track, head psycho and frontman of ICE NINE KILLS, Spencer Charnas shares:
“It’s no secret to INK fans that ska punk and horror movies are what pumps through my bloodstream. When the opportunity arose to combine one of my favorite films with one of my favorite bands of all time I didn’t just jump at the chance, I skanked over to my nail gun, axe, and chainsaw and bludgeoned out my favorite cover we’ve ever done.”

Nathan Yocum, President of Sumerian Comics, expressed his excitement about the collaboration, sharing:
“We are thrilled to have Ice Nine Kills performing a cover of ‘Walking On Sunshine’ for the soundtrack to our American Psycho comic book series. Their unique blend of theatricality and intensity perfectly complements the dark and twisted themes of our story. This collaboration brings an exciting new dimension to the project, and we can’t wait for fans to experience this iconic song like never before.”

The American Psycho comic book series by Sumerian Comics is a bold reimagining of Patrick Bateman’s notorious saga. The five-issue series delves into a dual storyline format; one tracing the chilling exploits of Bateman, and the other introducing a contemporary narrative featuring Charlene Carruthers—a social-media-savvy millennial whose descent into violence mirrors the chilling escalation of her predecessor. This innovative take reinterprets the iconic tale with a story written by Michael Calero (Quested), vivid artwork by Piotr Kowalski (The Witcher, Bloodborne, Sex), and striking colors by Brad Simpson (Kong of Skull Island, Stray Dogs, Blade Runner Origins).

Today’s release joins previously released tracks from the likes of Puscifer, who recorded a brand new, original single, ‘The Algorithm’ for the comic book series, Unlike Pluto who covered Eurythmics ‘Sweet Dreams’, Perturbator, who covered ‘Dangerous’ by Depeche Mode and Ramsey, who covered Leadbelly’s ‘Where Did You Sleep Last Night’. Between them, the previously released tracks have racked up over 677,000 streams with current sales for the comic book series topping 80,000 units.

Fans of the American Psycho franchise can look forward to more from the accompanying soundtrack for the comic book series that perfectly complements the visual frenzy and deepens the narrative’s impact, making each issue a multifaceted experience of sight and sound. Head to the Sumerian Comics website for more information and to order your copies of American Psycho.

To celebrate this epic new track and give fans the freshest merch to wear whilst skanking their way through the summer, ICE NINE KILLS have dedicated their monthly Nightmare On The Ninth merch capsule to the release. Items are limited and only available for a short time, so be sure to grab yours now from

Sumerian is an American comic book and graphic novel publisher headed up by Behemoth Comics co-founders Nathan Yocum and Ryan Swanson, alongside Sumerian Records founder and film director Ash Avildsen. Sumerian’s titles are distributed worldwide by Diamond Comic Distributors to the comic market and Simon & Schuster to the book market. Sumerian averages over half a million physical comic books sold yearly.

Decadent, devious and fiercely insane, Ice Nine Kills celebrate pop culture’s darkest edges, mining a cinephile library’s worth of iconic horror on 2018’s The Silver Scream which spawned Top 10 Mainstream Rock single ‘A Grave Mistake‘ and Top 20 hit ‘Savages’. The creative marriage made in hell of music and fiction began in earnest with the Top 5 Hard Rock album, Every Trick in the Book, which brought the previous three records’ themes to new levels and which the band perfected on 2021’s chart- topping smash hit The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood.

The phenomenally successful album, released in October 2021, scored Ice Nine Kills their first Top 20 position (#18) on the Billboard Top 200, topped the Digital and Current Hard Music charts, hit Top 5 on the Current Rock, Independent, Current Albums and Album Sales charts and has clocked up 177 million cross-platform streams to date and 15 million YouTube views for singles ‘Hip To Be Scared‘, ‘Assault & Batteries‘, ‘Rainy Day‘, ‘Funeral Derangements‘, ‘Take Your Pick‘, ‘The Shower Scene‘ and most recently, ‘Welcome To Horrorwood‘.

Since the release of The Silver Scream 2: Welcome To Horrorwood, Ice Nine Kills have seen phenomenal growth. Throughout 2022 they toured the US extensively on three legs of The Trinity of Terror, have supported Metallica in packed, sold-out stadiums around the world on their M72 World Tour, toured the US with Slipknot and launched their enormously successful horror convention, The Silver Scream Con, which just celebrated it’s second, sold-out edition last month. Spencer was featured in the music video for the official song from Scream 6 – Demi Lovato’s ‘Still Alive‘, and an Ice Nine Kills flyer was used in the movie and featured a Spencer-recommended easter egg. Since spring of this year, as well as wowing packed-out stadiums around the world with Metallica, Ice Nine Kills have headlined numerous sold-out shows on their Wurst Vacation European tour and thrilled tens of thousands of fans at Download Festival to huge acclaim from both critics and fans alike. They then toured the US with Falling In Reverse on their Popular Monstour run and hit the road for ‘Fear The Premiere’ US headline shows in August. Ice Nine Kills will be finishing the year on a high with the release of Welcome To Horrorwood: Under Fire and the Kiss of Death co- headline tour with In This Moment.

The band’s synergy of music and lifestyle draws favourable comparisons to Slipknot and RobZombie. Visionary trailblazers and multimedia raconteurs, Ice Nine Kills have 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 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 five awards at last 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 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify, 717 million career streams to date and over 204 million views on YouTube the band are firmly cemented as one of modern metal’s most vicious forces.ICE NINE KILLS ONLINE:
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