Body Count

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Body Count is an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. The group is fronted by Ice-T, who first established himself as a rapper but co-founded the group with lead guitarist Ernie C out of their interest in heavy metal music. Ice-T took on the role of vocalist and writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs. Lead guitarist Ernie C has been responsible for writing the group's music. Their self-titled debut album was released on Sire Records garnered much attention due to a controversy around the song "Cop Killer".

Body Count’s label, Sire Records, and their parent company, Warner Bros. Records, defended the single, however Ice-T chose to remove the track from the album because he felt that the controversy had eclipsed the music itself. The group left Sire the following year. Since then, they have released five further albums on different labels.

Ice-T confirmed that Amy Lee will feature on their song When I'm Gone from their new album, Carnivore, which will be released on March 6, 2020.[1]

Band Members


  • Ice-T – lead vocals (1990–present)
  • Ernie C – lead guitar, backing vocals (1990–present)
  • Sean E Sean – sampler, backing vocals (1990–2001, 2008–present)
  • Vincent Price – bass, backing vocals (2001–present)
  • Ill Will – drums (2008–present)
  • Juan of the Dead – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2013–present)
  • Little Ice – hype man, backing vocals (2016–present)


  • Beatmaster V – drums (1990–1996; died 1996)
  • Mooseman – bass, backing vocals (1990–1996; died 2001)
  • Sean E. Mac – hype man, backing vocals (1990–2001)
  • D-Roc the Executioner – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1990–2004; died 2004)
  • Jonathon James – drums (1996)
  • Griz – bass, backing vocals (1996–2001)
  • O. T. – drums (1996–2008)
  • Bendrix – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2004–2013)


  • Body Count (1992)
  • Born Dead (1994)
  • Violent Demise: The Last Days (1997)
  • Murder 4 Hire (2006)
  • Manslaughter (2014)
  • Bloodlust (2017)
  • Carnivore (2020)

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