BODY COUNT , the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T , has finished writing seven of the 11 songs it plans on including on its upcoming album, "Carnivore" .
This past Wednesday, Ice-T tweeted about the disc: "Still writing this new BC album... 7 of 11 songs done. Just finished one called 'The Critical Beatdown' . not the @McsUltra version though... lol"
When a fan asked Ice-T what determines the track count, he responded: "After 10 songs I personally think you're working on a double album.. I'd rather do 10 bangers than 20 with 10 filler."
"Carnivore" is tentatively due before the end of the year.
Last June, Ice-T told Iain Chambers that BODY COUNT wanted to up the ante with its next album after setting a high standard with its last two studio releases.
"When we did [2014's] 'Manslaughter' , it was 20 years [since the previous record], and I just wanted to see if we had a fanbase, and we did," he said. "We outdid 'Manslaughter' with 'Bloodlust' , and the posse grew. So now we've gotta outdo 'Bloodlust' . That's our only goal — not to make the greatest rock album in history; it's just to outdo 'Bloodlust' ."
According to Ice-T , he decided to call BODY COUNT 's new album "Carnivore" because "people are getting so soft. It's okay for me to say, 'Oh, I'm a vegan,' or, 'I'm a vegetarian,'" he explained. "I say I'm carnivorous — I only eat meat. People go, 'What the fuck?' I think the person that's gonna come get you won't be a vegetarian; it will be [someone] carnivorous."
"Bloodlust" was released in March 2017. The disc included contributions from MEGADETH 's Dave Mustaine , SOULFLY and CAVALERA CONSPIRACY 's Max Cavalera and LAMB OF GOD 's Randy Blythe .
"Bloodlust" was recorded with producer Will Putney ( MISS MAY I , UPON A BURNING BODY ), who also helmed "Manslaughter" . The effort contained BODY COUNT 's medley of the SLAYER songs "Postmortem" and "Raining Blood" .Via Blabbermouth