BODY COUNT has completed the recording process for their new album, “Merciless”, which is set to arrive later this year via Century Media
Yesterday (Monday, May 1), BODY COUNT frontman Ice-T posted to social media: “FYI… I just finished the final Vocals for the NEW @BodyCountBand album ‘MERCILESS‘ this weekend.. Now the album just has to be mixed.. Stay Tuned.. Coming soon!”
In October of last year, Ice-T spoke with the “Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz”, about BODY COUNT‘s upcoming record, saying: “Will Putney‘s producing again. We’ve had three consecutive great albums working with Will; he understands. I call him ‘the Dr. Dre of metal,’ because he has the ability to produce different groups but make them sound like themselves, but just better.
“We did ‘Carnivore’, and right [when] our first date of touring was supposed to start, COVID hit,” he continued. “COVID hit, shut down all the stateside tour; 35 European festivals shut down; and we didn’t really get to really perform the album; we didn’t get to go out, and that kind of sucks.
“You make albums to perform ’em; you don’t make ’em just [to sit at home]. And we won a Grammy on that one. That was great; that was a great accolade. It kind of took the sting out of dropping an album to a dead scene; it took the sting out of it. But then the label’s, like, ‘Okay, we’ll do another album.’ And I’m, like, ‘Wait a minute. We didn’t even really get this one out good.”
Regarding how he goes about recording vocals for a new BODY COUNT album, Ice-T said: “Usually when I do songs, I’ll do the songs but I don’t complete ’em. Like, if there’s gonna be three verses, I’ll sing two and then I kind of live with them, and maybe that way I can think about how I wanna end the song and how I wanna change it up.
“I’m at a point now… When I first used to do albums, I would do, like, 20 songs and then try to pick 12. Now I’m very difficult to find the music, so by the time I pick 12, those are the 12 songs. I’m not doing a whole bunch of recording just to find that… I know what I’m doing. I’m like that photographer that knows how to just wait until the right moment to take the picture: ‘Okay, that’s one… two.’ Versus the guy [who takes a bunch of pictures one after the other]. I don’t need to do that.
“So the ‘Merciless’ album is sounding pretty hard, though,” the BODY COUNT frontman added. “We named the motherfucker ‘Merciless’.”
FYI… I just finished the final Vocals for the NEW @BodyCountBand album ‘MERCILESS’ this weekend.. Now the album just has to be mixed.. Stay Tuned.. Coming soon! 💥 pic.twitter.com/qXq7vOSgUK— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) May 1, 2023