Body Count Launch Fan Contest for Upcoming Music Video

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Last year saw Body Count release Carnivore, a poignantly brutal album which made fans the world over realize that this band are here to stay, and are currently writing some of their best music. Now, the Ice-T-fronted metal collective have announced a new contest which would allow fans to take part in their latest music video.

According to the contest’s official page, fans are being asked to create their own videos for the track “The Hate Is Real.” They can then submit a preview version of that video via an e-mail address listed online. The site also offers a download of “The Hate Is Real” so that fan filmmakers can use it as their backing music.

But that’s not all — the winner of the contest also receives:

  • Body Count Backstage Pass
  • Zoom Call with Ice
  • $5000 to cover your expenses

“Just want to keep you honest,” add the band. “You can only use footage you’ve personally shot, created or own. If you are using footage or materials outside of that, you need to have the rights cleared in writing by the verifiable owner. For example, you can’t pull footage from the ‘Bum Rush’ video. Basically, keep your shit legit.”

The contest ends on February 28th, 2021, so fans should submit their videos ASAP.

For those who haven’t heard it, Carnivore is a killer record, so much so that it clocked in at #6 on The Pit’s Top 20 Albums of 2020.

“With CarnivoreBody Count proved that they’re anything but a legacy band,” wrote The Pit’s Chris Krovatin. “Ice T’s vocals and lyrics weave steel-hard poetry that sounds more relevant in this sucker-punch of a year than ever. From the nose-busting title track to the blazing ‘Bum-Rush’ to the galloping ‘The Critical Beatdown,’ this record hits all the sweet spots that so many other traditional metal bands seem to miss time and time again. The fact that the album includes guest appearances from Hatebreed’s Jamey Jasta, Evanescence’s Amy Lee, and late Power Trip vocalist Riley Gale is incredible, but almost feels like an afterthought — even on its own, this record is a fucking gem.”