The Ballad of Ice-T and "Cop Killer" is a fable as familiar as any in the Nineties rock canon, recounted in countless docs, history books, and Biography-style TV specials. The twist is that, 28 years after Ice-T nearly scorched himself on what he calls "the electric fence" in American culture, his infamous band Body Count are still going strong. In fact, they're arguably as strong as ever. Our new cover story goes inside the incendiary vision and unkillable perseverance of Ice-T's "grindhouse" metal group. "It's like a Tarantino movie," Ice tells us. "When the guy runs to the trunk, he doesn't pull out a gun, he pulls out a rocket launcher. That's Body Count."
The new Spring 2020 issue also comes with alternate collectible covers featuring Pantera, Lamb of God, August Burns Red and Code Orange (available now via our store), as well as stories on Kvelertak, Loathe, Dana Dentata, Umbra Vitae, Machine Girl, Irist and Mexican black metal.