BODY COUNT FEAT. ICE-T Saturday, 30.6.
The first new addition to the Aerodrome Festival 2018 is rap metal icon Body Count formed in 1990 and still led by Ice-T. This rapper, musician, composer, producer and actor just celebrated his sixtieth birthday, yet he still has more energy than musicians young enough to be his grandchildren. The energy levels in last year’s Bloodlust, Body Count’s sixth studio album, rival nitroglycerin in explosiveness. Fast, sharp guitar riffs frame the rapid-fire rage of Ice-T, who once again lays into politics, war, racism and police violence. Called Body Count’s best record yet by many music critics, Bloodlust debuted at #3 in the British rock metal charts. The song “Black Hoodie” won a nomination for best metal performance at this year’s Grammy Awards, where the band also performed it live. The album features guitarist Dave Mustaine (Megadeth, Mettalica), singer, guitarist and songwriter Max Cavalera (Sepultura, Soulfly, etc.) and singer Randy Blythe (Lamb of God, Overkill, Gojira), and pays homage to Slayer with a cover version of Raining in Blood / Postmortem.