Every Trick in the Book

Every Trick in the Book is the fourth album by the American heavy metal band Ice Nine Kills, released on December 4, 2015 by Fearless Records. It 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 number 122 on the US Billboard 200, selling over 7,300 albums in its first week. This is the last album the band released to feature Conor Sullivan on drums.

Every Trick in the Book
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Studio album by
ReleasedDecember 4, 2015 (2015-12-04)
Genre
Length37:37
LabelFearless
ProducerSteve 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]
  5. "The Nature of the Beast"
    Released: March 29, 2017[9]

Track listingEdit

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
Total length:37:37

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[10] 122
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[11] 1
US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard)[12] 3
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[13] 4

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kielich, Kris. "Books inspire metalcore sound of Ice Nine Kills". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  2. ^ SAYCE, ROB. "ICE NINE KILLS ARE LETTING FANS PICK A SONG FOR THEIR NEW ALBUM". Rock Sound. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Plays Webster". Hartford Courant. Archived from the original on June 23, 2018. Retrieved October 6, 2018.
  4. ^ Ice Nine Kills [@ICENINEKILLS] (December 4, 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 October 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - Bloodbath & Beyond (Lyric Video)". Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  7. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - Communion of the Cursed (Official Music Video)". Retrieved October 22, 2015.
  8. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - Hell In The Hallways (Official Music Video)". Retrieved October 29, 2016.
  9. ^ "Ice Nine Kills - The Nature of the Beast (Official Music Video)". Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  10. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  11. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  12. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Top Hard Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ice Nine Kills Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved February 6, 2016.