A former member of Ice Nine Kills member has suddenly passed away.
Bassist Shane Bisnett, who was with the band between 2009 and 2011, died on New Year’s Day. According to Loudwire, current Ice Nine Kills singer Spencer Charnas released a very touching video dedicated to the former bassist with a message that will bring anyone to tears.
You can see the video and the message below.
As news of Bisnett’s passing came in, a memorial page was dedicated to the fallen bassist and the tributes came pouring in from family and friends. One that caught everyone’s eye’s, however, was Charnas, who wrote on Bisnett’s memorial page that he was “heartbroken to hear of Shane’s passing.”
Even though he was with the band for only two years, Bisnett made a huge impact on their sound, keeping, and updating, their horror metalcore sound and bringing a new dimension to the music. He was the featured bassist on their 2010 debut album Safe Is Just A Shadow, which was re-released in 2017.
Bisnett’s bass playing was something to truly behold, and it really fleshed out the album that would establish Ice Nine Kills as a modern-day metal legend.
Shane Bisnett was just 31-years old.
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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