Spencer Charnas Wiki
A singer-songwriter and actor, Spencer Charnas rose to prominence as the lead vocalist of the popular heavy metal band Ice Nine Kills, signed to Fearless Record. He also plays keyboards, rhythm guitar and ‘additional’ guitar.
Spencer is also known as the co-star of the movies “The Retaliators” and “The Dark Offerings”, both horrors premiered in 2021, which is not surprising as his fans know how much Spencer loves horror movies. All the songs performed by his band are inspired by this movie genre.
Early life, family, and education
Spencer Charnas was born on 14 November 1985, in Swampscott, Massachusetts USA; he holds American nationality and he comes from a family of Russian descent.
Raised by his parents, Spencer spent most of his childhood in his birth town. He hasn’t spoken about his siblings, thus many of his fans believe that he is an only child.
Spencer had an interest in horror movies from an early age, and his other passion was musical theater, which had an impact on most of his band’s songs.
Speaking of his educational background, he attended schools in his hometown, the Tower School and then Swampscott High School, from which he matriculated in 2003, then Spencer enrolled at Suffolk University, from where he obtained his BA degree.
Ice Nine Kills
While he was in the Tower School, Spencer met his future co-founding bandmate, Jeremy Shwartz, who also had an interest in horror movies. In 2000, they formed the band Ice Nine, the name derived from the fictional substance ‘ice nine’ featured in the novel “Cat’s Cradle” written by Kurt Vonnegut. Later, Grant Newsted, a drummer, and Hobie Boeschentei, a bassist, joined Spencer and Jeremy, and this was the band’s first set.
In 2004, the band changed its name to ‘Ice Nine Kills’, and two years later, they released their debut album “Last Chance to Make Amends”.
In 2007, the group released the extended play (EP) “The Burning” and began touring. Life on the road was hard for Jeremy Schwartz, so in mid-2009, he left the band, leaving Spencer as the only original band member, so he recruited members of disbanded post-hardcore group Remember Tomorrow.
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Ice Nine Kills released their second album, entitled “Safe Is Just a Shadow” in 2010, and two years later, the band was the opening act for The All Stars Tour featuring Attila, The Word Alive, Suicide Silence, and Dance Gavin Dance, among others.
In the following year, Ice Nine Kills released their second EP, entitled “The Predator”, which peaked in 9th place on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.
The band’s highest chart debut to date, was their album “The Silver Scream” released in October 2018, which in the first week sold nearly 20,000 copies. The album has 13 songs, each inspired by 13 different horror movies.
From the beginning, the band’s music style was influenced by ska and pop punk, and alternative rock, although they prefer to be described as a heavy-metal, horror-punk, post-hardcore, and metal-core band.
Love life and girlfriend
Although he’s been the subject of various rumors concerning both his sexual orientation and his love life, Spencer’s kept his personal matters secret, and hasn’t spoken about his previous relationships before he began dating Nadia Teichmann, his now-fiancée.
Nadia is an actress, perhaps known best for her roles in movies “Keanu” and “Silencer”, while she’s also a well-known face featured in the music videos of the Ice Nine Kills, including those for the songs “Thank God It’s Friday”, “Rainy Day”, and “IT Is the End”.
Spencer hasn’t shared how he met Nadia, however, it’s known that their relationship began sometime in 2018, and on 15 February 2019, he shared with his Twitter followers that she is ‘the best girlfriend of all times’, and it seems that the reason for that were the presents she bought him for Valentine’s Day.
As of October 2022, the couple is still together.
Interesting facts about him
Spencer has had collaborations with artists such as Finch, Goldfinger, Trivium, and Papa Roach, among many others.
He currently divides his time residing in Los Angeles, California, and Salem, Massachusetts.
Spencer and his bandmates are creators of their clothing line called Kleaver Klothing, which can be bought online. They also have an official merchandise store named Ice Nine Kills.
His Twitter account established in December 2013, has been followed by over 75,000 people, and his Instagram account has gained nearly 200,000 followers.
Spencer’s favorite villains are Billy Loomis from “Scream” and Patrick Bateman from “American Psycho”.
In one of his interviews, he said that he’s not afraid of anything. After seeing so many horror movies, he doesn’t find too much to scare him anymore, however, as he said, this is his greatest fear-not being afraid since he enjoys that feeling, fear is one of his favorite emotions.
He hates the herb cilantro.
Besides watching horror movies, Spencer enjoys reading books, and his number one is “Every Trick In The Book” by Lucy Arlington, although he prefers movies over literature, and would like to become a filmmaker one day.
Spencer’s worst habit is texting while he drives.
Hes a big fan of socks, and when the band was on their last European tour, he lost his favorite pair, which threw him into a rage.
If he could choose which horror franchise to star in, it would be “Halloween”, “Friday 13th”, “Freddy Krueger”, and “Scream”. As he said, if he could get killed by Michael Myers (“Halloween”), he would die happy.
Spencer once said that if he had a huge amount of money, he would pay an omelet chef to travel with the band so he could eat eggs all day – his favorite dish is the Western omelet.
Speaking of his appearance, his trademark is his piercing green eyes below his hairstyle, so-called the ‘disconnected undercut’, which most of his fans adored, so many of them went to the barber with Spencer’s photo asking for a haircut like his.
Spencer is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall – other measurements are unknown.
This 36-years-old vocalist has earned a decent amount of money thanks to his music career, and also he has extra income from selling merchandise related to his band. According to sources, as of October 2022, his net worth has been estimated at over $1.5 million.