Shane Bisnett, former bassist of Ice Nine Kills Dead at 31
Shane Bisnett, former bassist of horror-themed metalcore outfit Ice Nine Kills, has passed away at the age of 31 on New Year’s Day.
He was a member of the band from 2009 through 2011 and was featured on one album, Safe Is Just a Shadow, which was released in 2010. The album would go on to be re-recorded and re-released in 2017 with a different lineup, this one not featuring Bisnett. Singer Spencer Charnas paid tribute to his fallen bandmate on Instagram, sharing a video clip along with the following message:
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.
On a memorial page dedicated to Bisnett, Charnas was one of many friends and family members to offer their thoughts on the loss. The singer wrote,
I was so heartbroken to hear of Shane’s passing. He was such a kind and wonderful guy who always had a smile on his face. His laugh and charm were absolutely contagious. I remember when I first met him I already felt like we had been best friends for years.
Not only was Shane a loyal friend but he was also an incredibly talented musician. I will always cherish the memories of us creating music together and touring the country with our band. I love you bud. RIP.
My heart goes out to his friends and family in this difficult time.
Ice Nine Kills also shared a memorial photo of the late bassist on Facebook, which can be seen below