BODY COUNT, the gangster-metal collective that made music fearsome to mainstream America, their renegade track Cop Killer sending politicians, parents and law enforcement officials into a proverbial tailspin when it was released unto the world a quarter-century ago. That’s not to say Ice-T and BODY COUNT have been silent over the past 25 years, but as Ice is quick to point out, you can’t start a movement if people aren’t willing to move.

“Music happens in climates,” the BODY COUNT frontman says when asked about his expectations for the band’s new opus, the aptly titled Bloodlust, a razor-sharp collection of social right hooks and body blows that paint a picture of an America in utter and complete shambles.

“Groups like Rage Against The Machine and Korn were born when the world was in turmoil, then music went into this delusional period where hip-hop became about nothing more than poppin’ bottles. Now we have impending doom again, racism is at an all-time high and it’s our season again. This is the optimal time for a BODY COUNT record.”

Body Count will be returning to Australia for the first time in 22 years this June.

Strap yourself in as ICE-T'S BODY COUNT announce some very special guests for their first Australian tour in 22 years. They'll be performing in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with A.B. ORIGINAL and VOID OF VISION.

A.B. ORIGINAL write songs in the spirit of N.W.A and West Side Connection, while lyrically bringing attention to issues closer to home. Respectively coming from the Yorta Yorta and Ngarrindjeri tribes, Briggs and Trials are socially conscious outspoken Indigenous artists. 

A.B. ORIGINAL’S debut album Reclaim Australia reached #10 on the ARIA charts and #1 on the iTunes charts in the first week in November 2016. It won the 2016 Australian Music Prize, the first time in the AMP's 12 year history that an Indigenous artist has won the coveted annual prize. The duo have performed to sold out audiences at the Rolling Stones Live Lodge, a BIGSOUND showcase, supported Hilltop Hoods on their national stadium tour and recently the St Jerome's Laneway Festival. 

Today they unveiled the new single and companion video for Report To The Mist which is a statement about police brutality towards A.B Original's community. Division, racial profiling and discrimination are ever present within the relationship between Aboriginal people and the police.

BLOODLUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:

THURSDAY 1 JUNE - TIVOLI THEATRE, BRISBANE

Tickets available from http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/

FRIDAY 2 JUNE - MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE

Tickets available from http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

SATURDAY 3 JUNE - HORDERN PAVILION, SYDNEY

Tickets available from http://premier.ticketek.com.au/

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