Body Count Rising for Ice-T

It's been slightly more than eight years since Body Count's last speed/thrash metal assault on the world's eardrums. The lengthy delay doesn't come from a lack of desire, but rather the day job that keeps founder and frontman Ice-T out of the recording studio and on the production set.

"I've been doing Law & Order," Ice-T explains during a phone interview from his East Coast home. I was supposed to do four episodes, and it's been 16 years. That's a five-day-a-week gig. My band's in L.A. I'm in New York. It threw everything into a zone."