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Ice-T - 100% match to Body Count

Genres: Spoken Word Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Tracy Marrow, 16 February 1958, Newark, New Jersey, USA. One of the most outspoken rappers to emerge from the 80s west coast hip-hop scene, and one of the founding fathers of gangsta rap, Ice-T boasts (sometimes literally) a violent past in which he was shot twice - once while involved in an armed robbery. His name, fittingly, is taken from black exploitation author Iceberg Read more

Biohazard - 63% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The mean streets of Brooklyn, New York, USA, saw the formation of Biohazard in 1988 by Evan Seinfeld (29 December 1972, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; bass/vocals), Billy Graziadei (guitar/vocals), Bobby Hambel (guitar) and Danny Schuler (drums). The harsh realities of urban life provided constant lyrical inspiration for this socially and politically aware hardcore Read more

Suicidal Tendencies - 39% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mike Muir (14 March 1964, Venice, California, USA; vocals) formed Suicidal Tendencies in the early 80s in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles, California, USA, enlisting Grant Estes (b. Canada; guitar), Louiche Mayorga (bass) and Amery Smith (drums). Despite an inauspicious start, being voted ‘worst band and biggest assholes’ in Flipside magazine’s 1982 polls Read more

Life Of Agony - 30% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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From Brooklyn, New York, USA, this quartet was formed in 1989 by Alan Robert Goldstein (bass) and cousins Keith Caputo (vocals) and Joseph Zampella aka Joey Z (guitar). They initially recruited Sal Abruscato on drums. Together, they began Life Of Agony as a simple hardcore act, propelled by flaring nostrils and flying sweat, until diminutive lead singer Caputo had singing lesso Read more

House of Pain - 27% match to Body Count

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Hardcore Irish American hip-hoppers whose origins can be traced to Taft High School in Los Angeles (former students of which include Ice Cube). The outfit comprised lead rapper Everlast (Erik Schrody, 18 August 1969, Valley Stream, New York, USA), his co-lyricist Danny Boy (b. Daniel O’Connor, USA), and DJ Lethal (b. Leor DiMant, Latvia). Everlast was originally signed Read more

Prong - 27% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US thrash-hardcore rock trio was formed in the mid-80s. Hailing from New York’s lower east side, the band originally comprised Tommy Victor (vocals/guitar), Mike Kirkland (vocals/bass) and Ted Parsons (drums), and caused an immediate stir with their first release on the independent Spigot label. Emotionally angry, lyrically brutal, Prong partnered a relentless assault Read more

Sick Of It All - 27% match to Body Count

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Sick Of It All are long-standing members of the infamous hardcore community bred in New York City, New York, USA, in the late 80s. Even in a genre noted for its uncompromising aggression, they earned both rave notices and suspicion for what many perceived as the sheer hatefulness of their songwriting. Despite the criticism, they continue to stand by the ethos of their theme son Read more

Madball - 26% match to Body Count

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Freddy Cricien (Florida, USA), brother of Agnostic Front’s Roger Miret, was inevitably influenced by his imposing sibling, and his own band Madball operated in a similar all-out hardcore vein. Cricien had made his debut at an Agnostic Front show at the age of seven, when visiting his New York-based brother, climbing on stage to offer a rendition of the Animals’ It& Read more

Agnostic Front - 24% match to Body Count

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1980 by Vinnie Stigma (Vincent Cappucchio; guitar), this long-serving US hardcore punk band went through a number of musicians before settling on an early line-up comprising Stigma, Roger Miret (b. Rogelio Miret Gonzalez, Cuba; vocals), Ray Barbieri (b. 27 November 1961, USA, d. 11 September 1997; drums) and Adam Moochie (bass). Agnostic Front were the epitome of N Read more

Infectious Grooves - 24% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This heavy Los Angeles, USA funk-rock band was founded by the Suicidal Tendencies duo of vocalist Mike Muir (14 March 1964, Venice, California, USA) and hugely talented bass player Robert Trujillo (b. 23 October 1964, Venice, California, USA), with guitarists Adam Siegel (from Excel) and Dean Pleasants and ex-Jane’s Addiction drummer Stephen Perkins (b. 13 September 196 Read more

M.O.D. - 23% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Following his work in legendary New York hardcore act S.O.D. , vocalist Billy Milano formed M.O.D. (aka Method Of Destruction) with Tim McMurtrie (guitar), Ken Ballone (bass) and Keith Davis (drums). The quality of the groove-based hardcore on U.S.A. For M.O.D. was overshadowed by controversy over apparently racist and near-fascist lyrics, although Milano later explained in an Read more

Public Enemy - 22% match to Body Count

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hugely influential and controversial New York, USA-based rap act, frequently referred to as ‘The Black Sex Pistols’, Public Enemy’s legacy extends beyond rap, and attained a massive cultural significance within black communities. The effect on the consciousness (and consciences) of white people during the act’s heyday (the late 80s and early 90s) is almost a Read more

Urban Dance Squad - 21% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A band who deliberately blurred the boundaries between rock, rap and dance music, Amsterdam, Netherlands’ Urban Dance Squad was originally formed at the end of 1986 by rapper Rudeboy Remington (Patrick Tilon) plus the pseudonymous Magic Stick (b. Michel Schoots; drums), DJ DNA (b. Arjen de Vreede; turntables), Sil (b. Silvano Matadin; bass) and Tres Manos (b. René Read more

Earth Crisis - 19% match to Body Count

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US hardcore band helped to revitalise the genre in the early 90s with their strident political message and an aggressive blend of hardcore and metal, an approach which continues to win new converts. The band was formed by Karl Buechner (vocals) after he graduated from high school in Syracuse, New York in 1989. By 1992 a stable line-up had been established with the addition Read more

White Zombie - 18% match to Body Count

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This theatrical US metal band was formed in 1985 in the Lower East Side of New York City, and were named after the 1932 horror film starring Bela Lugosi. Led by Rob Straker aka Rob Zombie (Robert Bartlehe Cummings, 12 January 1965, Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA) and female bass player Sean Yseult (b. Shauna Reynolds, 6 June 1964, North Carolina, USA), with drummer Ivan de Pr Read more


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