This black heavy metal t-shirt is from the band Body Count and their 1993-1994 Mass Murder tour. The graphic on the front is of a skull with a hatchet embedded in its cranium and blood spewing out of the wound. Lead vocalist Ice-T cofounded the thrash metal band with lead guitarist Ernie C in the early 90s. Ice -T had gained previous fame for his rap career. The band debuted in 1991 at Lollapalooza. Ice-T performed half of the setlist with hip hop selections and the other half with his metal Body Count songs. In 1993, the same year as Mass Murder, Body Count released a cover of the Jimi Hendrix song "Hey Joe". In 1994 the band produced the record Born Dead.
The group gained some controversial attention for the 1992 song "Cop Killer" which was released on their self-titled debut album. The song was intended to criticize corrupt police officers but instead was misinterpreted as an attack on the entire police force. The Dallas Police Association and Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas launched a campaign to force Warner Brothers to withdraw the record. The campaign spread across the United States and the song was even denounced by President George H.W. Bush. Ice-T did eventually agree to remove the song of his own volition and it was replaced by a new version of the song "Freedom of Speech".
Fits like a modern unisex adult Extra Large