The Los Angeles rap metal outfit are having a great time of their career. Having released ‘Bloodlust‘ back in 31st March the previous year to a critical and worldwide acclaim, they continue to stir some controversial and blunt right opinions in the music industry. In its first week, it debuted at #3 in the UK Rock and Metal Chart. The track, “Black Hoodie” from the same album is up for their maiden Grammy nomination this year at the 60th annual Grammy Awards Show. Talking about Grammys, the LA collective will begin 2018 on a high note as they also get a chance to showcase their live performance at this year’s Grammys. BODY COUNT will perform live during the Grammy Awards Premiere Ceremony hosted by Paul Shaffer, which will take place at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, January 28, 2018, from 3–6 p.m. ET and will be streamed live internationally via GRAMMY.com/live and CBS.com
Out now via Century Media Records, ‘Bloodlust‘ is an in-your-face mix of thrash, punk and heavy bottom doom that refuses to be silenced. Featuring a who’s-who of guests including MEGADETH’s legendary Dave Mustaine on “Civil War,” LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe on “Walk With Me,” SEPULTURA/SOULFLY icon Max Cavalera on “All Love Is Lost,” and even a hell-raising cover of SLAYER’s classic “Raining Blood”, BODY COUNT have started a movement and are ready to be heard. ‘Bloodlust‘ also gained a honourable mention in our editor’s Top 10 2017 Album picks list.
Vying for the coveted “Best Metal Performance”, BODY COUNT has some serious competition from their counterparts like, AUGUST BURNS RED, CODE ORANGE, MESHUGGAH and MASTODON. The race to Grammy seems tough as all the nominated artists have been doing well with their latest releases, earning at least one spot in many year end album lists. Other artists such as LEONARD COHEN, CHRIS CORNELL, FOO FIGHTERS, KALEO & NOTHING MORE, and METALLICA, K.FLAY, NOTHING MORE, FOO FIGHTERS & AVENGED SEVENFOLD complete the bill on “Best Rock Performance” and “Best Rock Song” categories, respectively.
Also, we were lucky enough to catch up with bassist Vincent Price prior to the bands dominating performance at Chicago Open Air, last year. Take a look at the interview HERE!
Buy or stream ‘Bloodlust‘ HERE!
Check out the Grammy Award nominated, controversial and inspirational, “Black Hoodie” official music video down below.