R.I.P. Ice Nine Kills Bassist Shane Bisnett

The former band member was just 31
R.I.P. Ice Nine Kills Bassist Shane Bisnett
Ice Nine Kills are mourning the loss of former bassist/vocalist Shane Bisnett after it was revealed he had recently passed away. Bisnett died on New Year's Day in New York at the age of 31.

While no cause of death has been revealed, Ice Nine Kills' confirmed Bisnett's passing via a series of social media posts.

"I am so incredibly sad to hear that my old friend Shane Bisnett died on New Year's Day," wrote Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas in an Instagram tribute. "Shane was an immensely kind and talented musician who had such a powerful and beautiful tone to his voice.

"In addition to touring with Ice Nine Kills for years, Shane also wrote a ton of the great melodic elements of our Safe Is Just a Shadow album with me. I'll always remember those cold Rochester, NY nights in 2009 working on songs with him and searching for that 'perfect chorus' together."

Charnas continued: "Shane was built like a tough looking dude, but as soon as you engaged with him you realized what a lovable and gentle soul he was….and that smile! He was the kind of dude that would always have your back, no matter what.

"This video of us playing was filmed probably around 2010 when the band was still crashing on people's floors after shows. It breaks my heart that I'll never get to play music with him again, but I'm so thankful that I got to know him. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP my man."

Bisnett joined Ice Nine Kills in 2009 and played with the band until 2011, appearing on their 2010 sophomore album Safe Is Just a Shadow. Bisnett leaves behind a wife and two children.

Ice Nine Kills most recently released last year's The Silver Scream album.

See the band's tribute posts to their fallen comrade below.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

I am so incredibly sad to hear that my old friend Shane Bisnett died on New Year's day. Shane was an immensely kind and talented musician who had such a powerful and beautiful tone to his voice. In addition to touring with Ice Nine Kills for years, Shane also wrote a ton of the great melodic elements of our 'Safe Is Just A Shadow' album with me. I'll always remember those cold Rochester, NY nights in 2009 working on songs with him and searching for that "perfect chorus" together. Shane was built like a tough looking dude, but as soon as you engaged with him you realized what a lovable and gentle soul he was….and that smile! He was the kind of dude that would always have your back, no matter what. This video of us playing was filmed probably around 2010 when the band was still crashing on people's floors after shows. It breaks my heart that I'll never get to play music with him again but I'm so thankful that I got to know him. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP my man. #RIPShaneBisnett

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