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BODY COUNT Is Mixing New Album ‘Cruel’

BODY COUNT Is Mixing New Album ‘Cruel’


BODY COUNT, the steel band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has is mixing its new album, “Cruel”. The follow-up to 2020’s “Carnivore” is tentatively due later this yr by way of Century Media.

Earlier immediately (Saturday, July 15),Ice-T tweeted: “The New @BodyCountBand album is being Blended as we converse ‘MERCILESS'”.

This previous February, Ice-T informed Steel Hammer journal in regards to the musical route of “Cruel”: “I believe we’re staying in the identical route. [2014’s] ‘Manslaughter’ was a reintroduction to BODY COUNT, to not simply our outdated followers, however to an entire new group. [2017’s] ‘Bloodlust’ was even higher than ‘Manslaughter’, and ‘Carnivore’ was higher than ‘Bloodlust’. We will keep in the identical vein, sound and manufacturing, however make higher and higher information.”

Final October, Ice-T informed Darren Paltrowitz, host of the “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz”, in regards to the upcoming BODY COUNT LP: “Will Putney‘s producing once more. We have had three consecutive nice albums working with Will; he understands. I name him ‘the Dr. Dre of steel,’ as a result of he has the power to supply totally different teams however make them sound like themselves, however simply higher.

“We did ‘Carnivore’, and proper [when] our first date of touring was supposed to begin, COVID hit,” he continued. “COVID hit, shut down all of the stateside tour; 35 European festivals shut down; and we did not actually get to actually carry out the album; we did not get to exit, and that sort of sucks.

“You make albums to carry out ’em; you do not make ’em simply [to sit at home]. And we gained a Grammy on that one. That was nice; that was an excellent accolade. It sort of took the sting out of dropping an album to a useless scene; it took the sting out of it. However then the label’s, like, ‘Okay, we’ll do one other album.’ And I am, like, ‘Wait a minute. We did not even actually get this one out good.”

Relating to how he goes about recording vocals for a brand new BODY COUNT album, Ice-T stated: “Normally after I do songs, I am going to do the songs however I do not full ’em. Like, if there’s gonna be three verses, I am going to sing two after which I sort of stay with them, and possibly that approach I can take into consideration how I wanna finish the track and the way I wanna change it up.

“I am at some extent now… After I first used to do albums, I might do, like, 20 songs after which attempt to decide 12. Now I am very tough to seek out the music, so by the point I decide 12, these are the 12 songs. I am not doing an entire bunch of recording simply to seek out that… I do know what I am doing. I am like that photographer that is aware of the best way to simply wait till the best second to take the image: ‘Okay, that is one… two.’ Versus the man [who takes a bunch of pictures one after the other]. I do not want to try this.

“So the ‘Cruel’ album is sounding fairly onerous, although,” Ice-T added. “We named the motherfucker ‘Cruel’.”

“Carnivore” continued the trail of its uncompromising and critically acclaimed predecessors, “Bloodlust” and “Manslaugther”, in pairing Ice-T‘s impassioned and socio-critical lyrics with thick guitar riffs and nods to steel and hardcore greats like SLAYER, METALLICA, PANTERA, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. Visitor musicians on the LP included Amy Lee (EVANESCENCE),Dave Lombardo (ex-SLAYER),Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) and Riley Gale (POWER TRIP).

BODY COUNT was honored with a Grammy within the “Greatest Steel Efficiency” class within the pre-telecast ceremony on the 63rd annual Grammy Awards, which was held in March 2021 in Los Angeles. BODY COUNT was nominated for “Bum-Rush”, a observe from “Carnivore”.



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