BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by legendary rapper Ice-T, is in the process of signing a new deal with Sumerian Records. The group will enter the studio in January to begin work on a new album for a 2013 release.
In September 2009, BODY COUNT made an appearance at the Vans Warped Tour 15th-anniversary party at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles. The group played a 20-minute set, covered SLAYER, talked a ton of trash and closed with their controversial classic “Cop Killer”. Also on the bill were NOFX, KATY PERRY, PENNYWISE, BAD RELIGION and RISE AGAINST.
BODY COUNT‘s last album, “Murder 4 Hire”, came out in 2006 via Escapi Music. Lyrically, the songs ranged from political (“The End Game”), personal (“You Don’t Know Me [Pain]”), and religious (“The Passion Of The Christ”), to obsession (“In My Head”), armegeddon (“Dirty Bomb”), hate (“Lies”) and relationships. A eulogy for fallen band member D-Roc was also included (“D Rocs [RIP]”) as was a hilarious take on deep south rednecks (“Down In The Bayou”). The CD closed with “Mr. C’s Theme”, a show-stopping hard-rock instrumental.