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Body Count

Formed: 1989
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Body Count News

Below is our complete Body Count news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Body Count Debut New Video For "All Love Is Lost"

Body Count debut a new video for "All Love Is Lost", taken from their latest album "Bloodlust". The clip was directed by Jay Rodriguez and addresses the discovery of an unfaithful relationship. Law And Order: Special Victims Unit co-star Kelly Giddish plays the vengeful woman in the video.

Check out now "All Love Is Lost" below.

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Madball Reveals New Album Details

Big news from NYHC kings Madball: their new album, entitled 'For The Cause', will drop June 15th 2018 via Nuclear Blast!.

Vocalist Freddy Cricien comments: "We are beyond excited to finally drop 'For The Cause'!! To say we're happy with the end result is an understatement! This record accurately defines the current state of our band... our sound, our state of mind, our ambitions, our flaws, and our attitude!"

The record was mixed and mastered by renowned producer Tue Madsen at Antfarm Studios in Denmark and was co-produced by Tim Armstrong (RANCID), who also features on one song on the album.

Cricien continues: "Tim and us go way back, he's an old friend and super talented guy... across the board! A legend in his own right. He invited us to come record with him and it all fell into place very organically. He's respected our band from day one and was excited to be a part of this. We're honored to have him on board."

Bassist Hoya Roc states: "We got a real good album. It feels like the movie "Pulp Fiction". We've got every style of hardcore in there. It feels like we've got something special!" More...

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GRAMMYS: See Body Count Perform "Black Hoodie"

A clip of Body Count performing their GRAMMY nominated song “Black Hoodie” at the GRAMMY Awards pre-show can be streamed below. The outfit were nominated for the ‘Best Metal Performance’, though lost to Mastodon, who took home the award with their track “Sultan’s Curse“.

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"Hellfest Open Air" 2018 Full Lineup Revealed

The full lineup is in for the 2018 ‘Hellfest Open Air‘, which will be held from June 22nd-24th in Clisson, France. Check out the billing below:

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BFMV, Marilyn Manson Added To UK "Download Fest"

New additions have been announced for the 2018 edition of the "Download Festival" which is held annually in the UK. Newly added to the event are the following acts:

Bullet For My Valentine
Marilyn Manson
Parkway Drive
Rise Against
BABYMETAL
Alexisonfire
Black Veil Brides
Asking Alexandria
Neck Deep
Meshuggah
In This Moment
The Hives
Body Count
Mayday Parade
Dream State
The Pink Slips

Headlining artists already revealed for the festival include Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold. Further artists announcements are still pending. The festival will be held at Donington Park from June 08th-10th.

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Body Count Premieres New Music Video

Body Count premieres a new music video for "This Is Why We Ride", taken from the band's latest album, "Bloodlust". Treach of Naughty By Nature fame helmed the shoot.

Check out now "This Is Why We Ride" below.

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Body Count Shares Video For Two Slayer Covers

Body Count shares a new video for the band's covers of Slayer‘s "Raining Blood" and "Postmortem", taken from its latest release "Bloodlust", out in stores now via Century Media Records.

Check out now "Raining Blood" and "Postmortem" below.

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Body Count Premieres NSFW Video "Here I Go Again"

Body Count premieres a new NSFW music video for "Here I Go Again", taken from the band's latest album, "Bloodlust", out in stores now via Century Media.

Check out now "Here I Go Again" below.

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Body Count Posts "The Ski Mask Way" Video

Body Count partnered with graphic artist Tommy Ruffin to create the new animated, violent music video for "The Ski Mask Way." Check it out below.

"The Ski Mask Way" comes off abrasive new album "Bloodlust," which is available now (reviewed here). If you missed 'em, previous videos were also released for "No Lives Matter" and "Black Hoodie."

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Body Count Interviewed By 12 Year Old

Ice-T's Body Count just released new album "Bloodlust" today via Century Media. The album features guest spots from Max Cavalera, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, and Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe.

The freshly unveiled album has seen the release of three videos so far: "No Lives Matter," "The Ski Mask Way," and "Black Hoodie." Today a new in-depth interview has come online from Little Punk People in which 12-year old metal-head Elliott Fullam asks Ice-T and Ernie C the hard hitting questions. Check it out below.

Ice-T and co-founder/lead guitarist Ernie C have crafted a mix of thrash, punk, and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable "Manslaughter." They embody the monumental southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of metal. More...

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Body Count Releases "Black Hoodie" Video Clip

Today, Ice-T’s Body Count released the video clip for the new song "Black Hoodie." The song is taken from the forthcoming new album "Bloodlust," which is set for release on March 31st via Century Media Records.

Ice-T states: "This type of thing happens everyday and nobody marches or it never makes the news. The video speaks for itself."

Check it out here:

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Body Count Streaming "The Ski Mask Way"

Ice-T’s Body Count today streams new track, “The Ski Mask Way,” which can be heard below. The track is featured on the band’s impending effort "Bloodlust," set for a March 31st release via Century Media Records.

The band's front man states: “I was noticing people on the streets showing off their expensive jewelry and money on social media. They are just making themselves a target for the robbers out there just watching their Instagram to see what they are flaunting.

"In LA, they call Instagram ‘Jacker’s Uber,’ seeing what clubs people are at and live-stream the robbers to their front-door. That was the impetuous to creating this track, ‘The Ski Mask Way,’ and there will be an official music video coming for it very soon."

In case you might have missed it, be sure to check out Ice-T’s brand new podcast to hear snippets of all the new tracks on "Bloodlust" with in-depth explanations of each song. The previously released full track "No Lives Matter" can also be found over here. More...

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Body Count Posts "No Lives Matter" Video

The wait is finally over, as Ice-T’s Body Count is back and more vicious than ever. The band's new full-length album, "Bloodlust," is set for a March 31st release via Century Media Records and the scathing music video for “No Lives Matter” can be seen below.

Body Count is the gangster metal collective that made music fearsome to mainstream America and with “Cop Killer” sent politicians, parents, and law enforcement officials into a proverbial tailspin a quarter-century ago.

“Music happens in climates,” Body Count frontman Ice-T says when asked about his expectations for the band’s new opus "Bloodlust," a razor-sharp collection of social right hooks and body blows that paint a picture of an America in utter and complete shambles. “Groups like Rage Against The Machine and Korn were born when the world was in turmoil, then music went into this delusional period where hip-hop became about nothing more than poppin’ bottles. Now we have impending doom again, racism is at an all-time high and it’s our season again. This is the optimal time for a Body Count record.” More...

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Body Count Album To Feature Mustaine And Blythe

In response to a fan question on Ice-T's Twitter profile, Body Count has now revealed that Max Cavalera, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine, and Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe will all appear on new album "Bloodlust" coming via Century Media Records.

An official music video for first single "No Lives Matter" is coming on February 17th, with a previously posted teaser clip available right here.

Ice-T states: "With our last album 'Manslaughter,' we tested the waters and got a great response from the fans and critics. Now it’s time to go kill it and make a more aggressive album and keep the Body Count style intact." More...

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Body Count Posts "No Lives Matter" Teaser

Body Count, featuring Ice-T on vocals, just released a new music video teaser for upcoming single, "No Lives Matter." The scathing track comes off impending full-length album "Bloodlust" (Century Media Records).

Look for the official music video to drop on February 17th and more info pertaining to the album will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ice- T states: "With our last album 'Manslaughter,' we tested the waters and got a great response from the fans and critics. Now it’s time to go kill it and make a more aggressive album and keep the Body Count style intact."

Ice-T and co-founder/lead guitarist Ernie C have perfected a mix of thrash, punk and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable "Manslaughter." They embody the monumental Southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of Slayer.

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Body Count Teases New Video "No Lives Matter"

Body Count frontman Ice-T shares the below footage of a recent music video shoot for a new single "No Lives Matter", taken from the band’s upcoming new album "Bloodlust", which will arrive in stores in March, 2017 through Century Media.

Check out now "No Lives Matter" below.


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Megadeth To Tour With Body Count

Dave Mustaine, frontman of American thrash metal legends Megadeth, has revealed in an interview with Metal Hammer magazine that his band will be teaming up with Body Count, the group fronted by iconic rapper Ice-T for a world tour in 2017. The package will also include three other bands and no dates have been announced as of yet, but they will be taking the tour to Asia, with at least one show in Malaysia expected after the country lifted the band on Megadeth performing there. An excerpt from the interview reads as follows:

"We're talking about a very large tour next summer with five bands on it with us. It's going to be more of a guest appearance than a direct support kind of thing.

"We've been looking at a lot of interesting acts, but for me I don't always try and pick out the flavour of the month – I have loyalty to my friends. I always thoughts that Body Count, while if not for everybody, I thought it was great.

"It's not your normal metal band, it's cool to see somebody crossing over from the hip-hop world into the metal world. I think it's great to be open-minded about different people from different backgrounds."

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Graspop Metal Meeting: Day One

The Graspop Metal Meeting festival, held annually in the small Belgian town of Dessel, has become one of the highlights of the metal calendar, along with such festivals as Wacken Open Air and Hellfest and this year, the event proved how successful it is by celebrating it's twentieth edition. It was certainly a special way to mark the occassion, booking a number of bands who had never played the festival before but who fans had been clamouring to see. It has always traditionally catered to head bangers of all ages, bringing in bands from the early days of metal to the stars of today, as well as up and comers. Before we go any further, it should be noted that due to scheduling conflicts, some big names either will not be covered in this review, or only mentioned briefly, so don't be disappointed if your favourite band doesn't get the treatment you want, if at all. So, with all that said, just how good can a metal festival in the Flemish region be? Read on, MacDuff.

Arriving on the Thursday, the camp site seemed to be smoother than ever to get in to than previous years. Whether this is because the staff have further improved the planning of the grounds, metal heads have become friendlier over the past four years, or because I've been put on medication since my last visit, we'll never know. Anyway, the general atmosphere at Graspop was, as per usual, a very relaxed one, with people from all over the world coming to listen to and celebrate the music they love so dearly. There are some bands performing on this day too, mostly cover acts such as The Art of Pantera and Diolegacy. It's a good way to get introduced to the festival grounds, get some tokens (imagine Disney money but with skulls on,) and familiarise yourself with the stages, food stalls and the cafe, which is more of a pub with Warlock on full blast.

On to the most important thing however, the music. Kicking off the main stage, or rather, the second main stage as the festival now has two, was hard rock supergroup, The Dead Daisies. The band features a collective of solid names such as Marco Mendoza, Dizzy Reed and former Motley Crue vocalist, John Corabi. Looking at the bands on the members resume such as Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, their good time, hard rocking sound was pretty much what one would expect. This does not, however, stop them from doing their job of getting people on their feet, putting smiles on faces and generally bringing a great vibe to the event that is so vital in making sure a festival gets off to a good start. They're not just a party act either, they've got some genuinly good songs and a number of people seemed to be a little surprised how much they enjoyed the set. Bottom line: If you want to party like it's 1985, go see the Dead Daisies. You'll be glad you did. More...

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Body Count Posts "Institutionalized" Cover

In the latest of tracks streaming from the new Body Count album "Manslaughter," Ice-T has posted a remake of the Suicidal Tendencies track "Institutionalized."

In the remake, the lyrical content is changed to vignettes about playing on the Xbox, resetting internet passwords, and vegans. Stream the remake of "Institutionalized" below.

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