April 2019 and Ice Nice Kills were scheduled to play at The Walt Disney owned House Of Blues in Orlando. The show did not go on.
Disney permanently banished the group from stepping foot anywhere on Mickey’s soil, claiming the Boston metalcore band’s output was, “too evil for children”
The band responded by launching their Too Evil For Children Disney inspired merch line in protest, and held a sold-out show at The Soundbar in July 2019. Now the band released a mini-documentary which chronicles the events of their triumphant return to the city from which they were banned.
Frontman Spencer Charnas shares “Looking back at the Disney incident fills me with nothing but laughter. When I first heard about the ban I was perturbed strictly because we love playing in that city. But rather than mope and cry about it, I had the idea to poke fun at the situation by creating a merch line of beloved Disney characters and inserting them in slasher movie scenarios. This mini-documentary chronicles our triumphant sold-out return to Orlando and the chaos that ensued”
Ice Nine Kills has steadily built a thrilling new underworld for a growing legion of devoted true believers, with their theatrical shows, high-concept videos, and inventive band-to-fan communion. While they musically summons the captivating elements of metal, punk, hard rock all combined with melody, cinematic obsession, and a literary fascination.
Alongside the documentary, the band have launched a sequel to the original merch line appropriately titled, Too Evil For Children: Part 2 (link here).