A new generation of metalheads better brace themselves for the return of BODY COUNT with their Sumerian Records debut, Manslaughter – set for release June 16th in the UK.
‘Talk Shit, Get Shot’ is the first single to be unveiled from the forthcoming album. The video is now online:
Body Count is a full on metal band, fronted by legendary rapper Ice-T who drops knowledge, violent stories and verbal middle fingers, with a bellowing growl descended from some of punk rock’s most pissed off screamers.
Ice-T and co-founder/lead guitarist Ernie C have perfected their mix of thrash, punk and bottom heavy doom across five albums, hitting a zenith with the unstoppable Manslaughter, backed by bassist/songwriter Vincent Price (with Body Count now for nearly 15 years), drummer Ill Will (joined in 2009) and new guitarist Juan Garcia of EVILDEAD.
They embody the monumental Southern California tradition of street born punk bands like Suicidal Tendencies combined with the aggressive aural napalm of Slayer. From the punk bite of their gold debut (1992) through the metallic triumph of Born Dead (1994), Violent Demise: The Last Days (1997) and Murder 4 Hire (2006), to the all encompassing Body Count vibe of Manslaughter, which merges the strengths of the band’s entire catalog.
Supercharged with the same spirit as when the band first assembled over two decades ago, Body Count is back to reclaim the crown for vicious trash metal/hardcore crossover.
‘Manslaughter’ is out on June 16th via Sumerian Records.