LA-based hardcore punk/crossover thrash metal veterans Body Count – fronted by rapper, singer and actor Ice-T – invaded New York City’s Gramercy Theatre last Thursday (6/12) for a record release party celebrating the band’s fifth studio album, and first LP release in 8 years, Manslaughter (out now on Sumerian Records). The night also featured NYC’s own hardcore punk legends Madball, PA’s Wisdom in Chains and NJ’s HO99O9 (pronounced “Horror”).
Body Count wowed a crowded Gramercy Theatre (their first NYC show since 2008’s gig at Europa in Brooklyn) with a jam-packed set-list consisting of tracks off of the band’s new effort such as ‘Talk Shit, Get Shot’ and ‘Bitch In The Pit,’ as well as classic cuts; ‘Body Count’s in the House,’ ‘KKK Bitch,’ ‘Momma’s Gotta Die Tonight’ and of course the group’s quintessential anthem ‘Cop Killer.’
As per usual, Madball destroyed with fan-favorite songs like ‘Get Out,’ ‘Set It Off’ and ‘Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop,’ along with a handful of new songs from the band’s impending record, Hardcore Lives (due out on June 27), such as ‘DNA’ and ‘Born Strong’ (feat. Walls of Jericho‘s Candace Puopolo).
Check out our exclusive pics from the night below …
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