February 18, 2014

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by legendary rapper Ice-T, will take part in this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

BODY COUNT's participation in the annual event was announced by Ice-T on the latest episode of his "Final Level" podcast. You can now stream it using the widget below.

A couple of weeks ago, KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer revealed that KORN and AVENGED SEVENFOLD will headline this year's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. However, it should be noted that this information has not yet been corroborated by an official festival source.

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival dates:

Jul. 05 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheater
Jul. 06 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheater
Jul. 08 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
Jul. 11 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Jul. 12 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheatre
Jul. 13 - Denver, CO – [to be announced]
Jul. 15 - Kansas City, KS - Sandstone Amphitheatre
Jul. 16 - Maryland Heights, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 17 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
Jul. 19 - Noblesville, IN - Klipsch Music Center
Jul. 20 - Tinley Park, IL - First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Jul. 23 - Saratoga, NY - Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Jul. 24 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
Jul. 26 - Burgettstown, PA - First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 27 - Hartford, CT - Xfinity Theatre
Jul. 29 - Darien Center, NY - Darien Lake
Jul. 30 - Wantagh, NY - Nikon Theater at Jones Beach
Aug. 01 - Scranton, PA - The Pavilion At Montage Mountain
Aug. 02 - Camden, NJ - Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 03 - Bristow, VA - Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 05 - Atlanta, GA - Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 07 - Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 09 - Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 10 - The Woodlands, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

BODY COUNT will release its new album, "Manslaughter", later in the year via Sumerian Records.

BODY COUNT's last album, "Murder 4 Hire", came out in 2006 via Escapi Music. Lyrically, the songs ranged from political ("The End Game"),personal ("You Don't Know Me [Pain]"),and religious ("The Passion Of The Christ"),to obsession ("In My Head"),armegeddon ("Dirty Bomb"),hate ("Lies") and relationships. A eulogy for fallen band member D-Roc was also included ("D Rocs [RIP]") as was a hilarious take on deep south rednecks ("Down In The Bayou"). The CD closed with "Mr. C's Theme", a show-stopping hard-rock instrumental.

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