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Biohazard announced that the long awaited new album "Reborn In Defiance" will be released on January 20, 2012. The release will mark the final album of bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, who left earlier in the year. The band is still on the hunt for a replacement.
Former Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld has revealed that he has formed a new band named Attika7. You can check out a video of Seinfeld announcing a group at a recent Down show below. Attika7 will be making their live debut on November 10th at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.
The group's lineup is as follows:
- Evan Seinfeld (Biohazard) - vocals
- Rusty Coones - guitar
- Tony Campos (Ministry, Soulfly, former Static-X) - bass
- Dustin Shoenhofer (Walls Of Jericho) - drums More...
Brooklyn, New York based metal/hardcore veterans Biohazard have announced that they will be holding open auditions for a new vocalist, in order to replace former frontman Evan Seinfeld, who left in early June of this year. A statement from the band reads as follows:
"ATTENTION SINGERS!!! You think you got what it takes to be one of the voices for Biohazard? Send us your music, videos, links, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll check you out. Experience is a must, as is the ability to commit 100% to the life of a full-time touring musician, as the band is booked solid for 2012 and 2013."
Biohazard will be releasing their new studio album, "Reborn In Defiance" through Nuclear Blast Records sometime in the near future.
Brooklyn, New York based hardcore outfit Biohazard has announced that the name of their highly anticipated new studio album, their first in six years, will be, "Reborn In Defiance." This will also be the first Biohazard album to feature the original lineup in sixteen years, despite the departure of frontman Evan Seinfeld a few months ago. You can expect, "Reborn In Defiance" to his the shelves on September 23rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Speaking about the album guitarist Billy Graziadei stated:
"When we got back together in 2008, we erased the last memory of Biohazard in people's heads and replaced it with a new kick-ass memory of what Biohazard was all about back in the day. People heard we used to fuck shit up, but being back together again as the original Biohazard gave us a chance to re-write history. Now we're doing it once again with a brand new album. Our new album, "Reborn In Defiance" is everything I love about Biohazard but more....in 2011! 100% ass-kicking in every way....see you in the pit!"
The band has also revealed the front cover artwork for, "Reborn In Defiance," which can be viewed below. In addition to this, a brand new song entitled, "Reborn" can be heard by heading to the official Nuclear Blast Facebook page. More...
Nowadays, the idea of crossing heavy music with rap conjures up visions of the nu metal fad in the late 90s/early 2000s, with the likes of Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park springing to mind, bands which are less than popular amongst many fans of heavy music. However, in the late 80s and early 90s, the idea was fresh and many bands were able to fuse the love of both genres, including Anthrax, Faith No More and Body Count. One of the first bands to incorporate rap music permanently into their brand of sonic assault, was Brooklyn’s own, Biohazard.
Biohazard was formed in 1987 by bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, drummer Anthony Meo and guitarist Bobby Hambel, with Billy Graziadei joining as a second guitarist and vocalist soon afterwards. The band released their first demo the next year and were immediately met with criticism and accusations of promoting fascist and white supremacist messages (a contradiction in terms since Seinfeld is Jewish.) The lyrics in question were later revealed to an attempt to impress fellow Brooklyn group, Carnivore (led by future Type O Negative frontman, Peter Steele) and their fan base and the band soon distanced themselves from these early songs, eventually adopting an anti-racist message. Before they had even released a full length, the Biohazard found themselves on the receiving end of many bans in New York, with promoters worried their shows would lead to violence. Despite, or perhaps because of, this reputation, the four piece were offered a deal by Maze Records and released their self-titled, debut album in 1990.
The release of the album allowed them to tour in Europe, an experience which would open their eyes to the fact that the urban decay they had experienced at home was not a unique thing. With this knowledge in mind, the band set to work on their next album, "Urban Discipline," which was released in 1992, this time through Roadrunner Records (with whom long time friends Mucky Pup had helped to arrange a deal.) The album was a hit, helped largely by the single, "Punishment" receiving regular airplay on the MTV show, Headbanger’s Ball. The success also led to the band performing with a variation of bands from Sick of It All to Kyuss to rap stars House of Pain. Supporting House Of Pain was not to be their only contact with rappers either, as the band twice teamed up with the hardcore rap group, Onyx, recording the songs, "Slam" and "Judgement Night," the latter of which was the title track for a 1993 movie, though the soundtrack proved to be far more popular and successful. More...
Evan Seinfeld, the lead vocalist and bassist of New York based hardcore/metal outfit Biohazard, has left the band according to a statement. This announcement comes three months before the band are expected to release their first new album in six years.
"We have a long history together, but it's time for a change," said guitarist/co-founder Bobby Hambel. "We wish Evan well."
Scott Roberts, who played on the band's 2005 "Means To An End" album and has been part of the Biohazard extended family since, will step in for Seinfeld when Biohazard plays the UK's Download Festival on June 12th, and again on June 13th at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London. Hambel, guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and drummer Danny Schuler will begin scouting for a permanent replacement when they return to the US.
Many of the headbangers who play Ozzfest every year often describe the traveling circus as a “summer camp.” The annual New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in Worcester, Mass. - now in its 13th year - has a similar familial vibe and is more like a family reunion than a concert.
Last night at The Palladium in Worcester, it was a hardcore party as a who's who of the fertile Massachusetts metal scene turned out to check out the long-awaited U.S. reunion of seminal Boston band Blood for Blood. Among the crew hanging out to watch B4B tear it up were Shadows Fall's Brian Fair, Unearth's Ken Susi, Cannae/Death Ray Vision drummer Colin Conway, Acaro frontman Chris Harrell (formerly of Burn in Silence) and Colin Campbell of Colin of Arabia, among others.
The aging theater was packed to the rafters as B4B took the stage. There was a lot of pre-show hype for this one as the band has been destroying it across Europe – and they didn't disappoint.
From the bitter anger of “Pissing All Over Your Hopes and Dreams” to the violent cacophony of “Some Kind of Hate,” the band incited a near-riot on the floor as an old-school Boston circle pit opened up and swallowed anyone within arms' length. Suffice to say there were some busted faces in the crowd by the end of the set - and plenty of ringing ears this morning.
Bury Your Dead, another Massachusetts-bred metalcore band, followed with an equally eardrum-shattering set that continued the chaos and set the stage for Brooklyn thugcore kings Biohazard. Long a favorite in Boston – the guys have a tight bond with many in the Boston/Brockton, Mass. hardcore scene – Biohazard's distorted groove exploded from the speakers and the pit erupted in intensity once again.
Playing a mix of classics and a couple tracks from their new, as-yet-untitled album, the crew was in top form. The show was a good warm-up for what's sure to be a busy year of touring, including a top slot on the June 10-12 Download Festival in the U.K.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to head back for today's reunion, which includes Skeletonwitch, 3 Inches of Blood, Lazarus A.D., Dying Fetus, Hatebreed, Job for a Cowboy, Carnifex, Born of Osiris and Between the Buried and Me. Many of the local rock stars were expected back today to check out Times of Grace, the latest side project from Massachusetts' Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage.
The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.
The lineup is now as follows:
All That Remains
Baptized In Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
Funeral For A Friend
Hyro Da Hero
Karma To Burn
Lower Than Atlantis
My Darkest Days
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Sacred Mother Tongue
Straight Line Stitch
System Of A Down
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
Times Of Grace
Times Of Grace, the new project between Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D and former Killswitch Engage vocalist Jesse Leach, has annnounced that it will be appearing at the forthcoming edition of the New England Metal And Hardcore festival which is set to take place between April 14th, 15th and 16th, 2011. Other bands that were added include Terror, Winds of Plague and Blood For Blood. You can check out the full festival lineup below:
Thursday, April 14:
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONIST GET ALL THE GIRLS
A BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I, THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
A PLEA FOR PURGING
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
AN EARLY ENDING
Friday, April 15:
BLOOD FOR BLOOD
BURY YOUR DEAD
WINDS OF PLAGUE
THY WILL BE DONE
THIS IS HELL
MURDER DEATH KILL
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
TRAPPED UNDER ICE
CLOSE YOUR EYES
THE WORLD WE KNEW
THE GREAT COMMISSION
The full list of bands and dates for which they will appear has been announced for the forthcoming New England Metal And Hardcore Festival. The 2011 edition of the event is set to take place between Thursday April 14, Friday April 15, and Saturday April 16 at the Palladium in Worcester, Massachussets. The festival lineup is as follows:
Thursday, April 14:
OUR LAST NIGHT
STRAY FROM THE PATH
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS
BULLET FOR PRETTY BOY
ARMOR FOR THE BROKEN
THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE
I THE BREATHER
ACROSS THE SUN
TOO LATE THE HERO
A PLEA FOR PURGING
THE CRIMSON ARMADA
Footage has been posted online of Biohazard performing the song "Shades of Grey" live at the Best Buy Theater in NYC on December 16th, 2010. You can check out the footage below.
The organisers of the British festival, Hammerfest has announced some more names for next year's edition of the event. British thrash metal legends Onslaught will be taking to the stage to promote their new album, "Sounds Of Violence," and they will be joined by fellow British thrashers, Evile. Also confirmed for the festival are Northern Irish thrash metal outfit Gama Bomb and American group, My Ruin. The festival will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, Wales on March 18th and 19th.
The current lineup is as follows:
New York hardcore legends Biohazard has announced that they will be hitting the studio next month to record their first album since 2005's "Means To An End." The new album will feature the bands original lineup of Evan Seinfeld, Billy Graziadei, Bobby Hambel and Danny Schuler. This will be the first time the original lineup have recorded together since the 1996 album, "State Of The World Address." The new album will be released in the summer of 2010, with a world tour planned to kick off in April.
Bass player/vocalist Evan Seinfeld states: "Biohazard and our four diverse, yet equal and integral parts converge upon our LA Underground Sound studio and resurrect our patented ‘meat grinder’ writing process. Each guy brings something - riffs, lyrics, concepts, songs, melodies, chants - and we get in a room and hammer it out. I have personally missed this process over the last years but having Bobby back in the band has brought back some extra fire that has helped remind all of us what the Brooklyn style is all about. The process is exhausting, humbling, magical and empowering all at the same time. One of the songs we wrote in our first ‘round’ of this battle, ‘Vengeance Is Mine’, we just played in all of Europe, London, and Moscow and went over so well live, that I am sure we are on the right track."
British thrashers EVILE recently recorded a PANTERA track for the upcoming Dimebag Darrell tribute album, which will be released on the cover of the 200th issue of the UK's Metal Hammer magazine.
The special CD and magazine are being released to coincide with the five-year anniversary of Dimebag's passing, and will be available in shops on December 16th.
Alongside various other well-known bands such as MACHINE HEAD, EVILE were asked to record a song as a tribute to the late guitarist. EVILE recorded a cover of the track "Cemetary Gates," and this tragically turned out to be the band's last recording before the untimely death of their own bassist, Mike Alexander, who passed away on October 5th while on tour in Sweden.
A behind-the-scenes video - the last video filmed with Mike - of EVILE recording the track at Parlour Studios with producer Russ Russell can be viewed below.
EVILE lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:
"The day we got the call from our manager, Julie Weir, saying Metal Hammer have asked us to pay tribute to Dimebag Darrell by covering a Pantera song, we couldn't have been more excited and honoured. I mean, how many more bands are there more worthy of paying tribute to the man? With us all being fans of Pantera, we swiftly said yes. Mike though was the biggest Pantera fan. He'd seen them years ago and absolutely worshipped Dimebag.
"After Dime got killed, Mike couldn't listen to 'Cemetary Gates' anymore. He'd always ask us to skip the track in the car/van/bus because it was too much for him. So when we chose to do the track it was tough for Mike, but I'm glad he did it. It turned out to be the last song he recorded, which to me is a strangely 'appropriate' tribute to him and Dimebag. I remember him nearing the verge of tears whilst I was doing the tremolo bends at the end of the track.
"We hope Pantera/Dimebag fans find this a fitting tribute from us, as we're simply fans ourselves who've been given this rare honour."
Metal Hammer editor Alexander Milas comments:
"I was genuinely over the moon when Evile volunteered to produce a track for our upcoming Dimebag tribute, a stunningly rendered cover of Pantera's classic 'Cemetary Gates'. So when the truly tragic news of Mike Alexander's all-too-premature departure from this world hit the office, the tragic irony wasn't lost on me or anyone here that Mike Alexander's tribute to the immortal legacy of Dimebag would also be a final testament to his own impeccable musicianship and commitment to the music we love.
"To understate the case slightly, it's a very special track indeed, and we're honoured that it's a part of our upcoming tribute collection. Rest in peace Dimebag, and rest in peace Mike Alexander."
The Dimebag Darrell tribute album contains the following tracks:
01. ZAKK WYLDE - "Suicide Note Pt. 1"
02. MACHINE HEAD - "Fucking Hostile"
03. MALEFICE - "I'm Broken"
04. AVENGED SEVENFOLD - "Walk"
05. EVILE - "Cemetery Gates"
06. FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - "A New Level"
07. BIOHAZARD - "Mouth For War"
08. SYLOSIS - "Strength Beyond Strength"
09. CHIMAIRA - "Slaughtered"
10. UNEARTH - "Sandblasted Skin"
11. THROWDOWN - "Becoming"
12. KIUAS - "This Love"
13. THIS IS HELL - "Rise"
New York metal band, Suicide City, which features ex-members of Kittie and Biohazard, has announced the following US tour dates:
09/03 - Gullify’s, Camp Hill, PA
09/04 - Diesel, Pittsburgh, PA
09/05 - Penny Arcade, Rochester, NY
09/06 - The Summit, Erie, PA
09/08 - Shaker’s, Cambridge, OH
09/09 - Peabody’s, Cleveland, OH
09/10 - Frankie’s, Toledo, OH
09/11 - Small Planet, Lansing, MI
09/12 - Harpo’s, Detroit, MI
09/13 - The Loft, Bay City, MI
09/15 - Lizard’s, Indianapolis, IN
09/16 - Double Door, Chicago, IL
09/17 - Scatz, Madison, WI
09/18 - The Warehouse, La Crosse, WI
09/20 - What’s Up Lounge, Mankato, MN
09/22 - Spicolli’s, Waterloo, IA
09/23 - The ICM, Champaign, IL
09/24 - Pop’s, St. Louis, MO
09/27 - The Otherside, Tulsa, OK
09/29 - Click’s, Tyler, TX
09/30 - Tree’s, Dallas, TX
10/01 - The Warehouse, San Antonio, TX
10/02 - Le Modular Café, Laredo, TX
10/03 - Smokin’ Aces, McAllen, TX
10/05 - The High Ground, New Orleans, LA
10/09 - Ground Zero, Spartanburg, SC
10/17 - Championship, Trenton, NJ
Biohazard guitarist Bobby Hambel was interviewed by More-Metal.com last month where he discussed a variety of subjects surrounding the band including their reunion, new album and the state of the current metal and hardcore scenes. You can check out the video below. More...
Vocalist Michael Torres of Seattle's FURIOUS STYLES issues the following statement: "As of yesterday, FURIOUS STYLES has decided to continue being a band. We feel like breaking up was way too premature on our part and there's still so much more we can do as a band. We love the new record and we want to be able to play those songs for everyone. So that's that. We're back. Next show is on May 9th in Seattle with Biohazard."
Reunited hardcore legends Biohazard has announced that they will be teaming up with Suicidal Tendencies for a show at the Hollywood Palladium on March 28th. More details will be revealed nearer the time and there is no word yet if this will result in a full tour with both bands.
Metal Mind Productions has announced the European release of Biohazard's "Tales from the B-Side." The collection of B-sides includes a wealth of rare and unique materials. There are demo versions of "Sumptin' to Prove," "Punishment," and "Shades of Gray," as well as "Slam" (in remixed version) and "Judgement Night." The opener "Three Point Back" and hard-hitting "Enslaved" are leftovers from the "Mata Leao" recording sessions, while "Falling" and "Beaten" are both taken from movie soundtracks.
"Tales From The B-Side" will also feature previously unreleased bonus DVD with live material - Biohazard's appearance at Live Monsters of Rock in Donnington '94 and '95, three videos plus material recorded in Japan.
The CD/DVD package will be released by Metal Mind Productions on February 17, 2009.
Here is the complete Biohazard "Tales from the B-Side" tracklisting: More...
At Biohazard's concert in Aarhus, Denmark last night, Biohazard frontman Evan Seinfeld was (accidentally) smacked in the face by a stage diver. Seinfeld then pushed the fan off the stage and threw his microphone at him. You can check out a video of the incident below. More...