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Former Ice Nine Kills Bassist Shane Bisnett Has Died

Brii Jamieson
Brii Jamieson 4 January 2019 at 10.08

Sad news.

The former bassist of Ice Nine Kills, Shane Bisnett, has died aged 31. 

Shane was the bassist for Ice Nine Kills from 2010 - 2011, and helped write the band's 2010 album ‘Safe Is Just A Shadow’.

In a touching tribute to Shane on Instagram, Ice Nine Kills frontman Spencer Charnas shared "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."

He continued "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."

Spencer accompanied his tribute with a short video of the two of them jamming, from when they were on the road together in 2010. 

You can read Spencer's full tribute and see the video 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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