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Biohazard's Original Line-up To Reunite For 20th Anniversary Shows In Summer 2008

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The original lineup of the highly influential New York-based group Biohazard, whose intense fusion of the aggression of hardcore, punk and thrash metal with the socio-critical commentary and authenticity of hip-hop earned the band extensive international acclaim will reunite for a series of performances in the summer of 2008 to commemorate the band's 20th anniversary. Bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei, drummer Danny Schuler and guitarist Bobby Hambel have not performed together publicly since 1995, when Hambel left the group at the end of the touring cycle for Biohazard's third album and major-label debut, "State Of The World Address."

Like its predecessor, the landmark "Urban Discipline" (1992), "State Of The World Address" sold more than 1 million copies worldwide and capped the band's evolution from a Brooklyn local favorite into an international success. In recent years, Schuler kept busy by playing drums for the band Bloodclot and occasionally mixing music for other artists, frequently in collaboration with Graziadei. In addition to his success with his new band Suicide City (currently working on the second release), Graziadei also stays active producing and recording bands in his studio; Underground Sound Studios. Seinfeld, meanwhile, remained in the public eye via high-profile appearances on HBO (five seasons on the critically acclaimed prison drama "Oz") and VH1 ("SuperGroup"), as well as a column in Stuff magazine. Additionally, he shot photos for such publications as Playboy, Penthouse and FHM and voiced characters in the video games Manhunt, The Warriors and the forthcoming Grand Theft Auto IV, and as CEO of Teravision, he currently manages the career of his wife, leading adult film star Tera Patrick, whom he has directed and performed with under the name Spyder Jonez. He also recently launched a new band, The Spyderz.

Seinfeld admits that none of these extracurricular activities would have been possible without the success of Biohazard, and looks forward to returning to his roots. "Biohazard was the single most important chapter in our lives," he says. "Our music brought us together and helped us rise up out of the streets of Brooklyn. Our journey has been an amazing one, and for me, it's all about my brothers Billy, Bobby and Danny, and of course the fans, whose undying support has never given up on the hopes of a reunion of the original band. I'm proud to announce that the four of us have decided to bring our special brand of hardcore tribal ceremony better known as a Biohazard live show to select venues across the globe. Here comes the pain, and see you in the pit, motherfuckers!" Adds Hambel, "We owe it to ourselves and to everyone who wants to see the original band reunite. We've lost a lot of great friends and musicians over the years, but we're still here — and it's time to set the record straight!"

In early January, the original Biohazard members met and rehearsed together for the first time in a dozen years. "To be in the same room with old friends again fuckin' rocked," says Graziadei. "We created something unique back in the day and I'm psyched we can all hang together and recapture that vibe. It's like time stood still and we're all 19 again!" "I'm extremely happy that we're all friends again," Schuler adds. "Life is too short, and all the fights, rumors and beefs don't matter anymore. What matters is the four of us being friends and getting up on stage again together. I can't wait to do this."

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1. Jomama writes:

Kick Ass! I love Biohazard. "Punishment" is one of my favorites. Let's wait and see how many shows and where before I get too excited.

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2. txmetalhead writes:

That is awesome news! Biohazard is a great band. Classic NY Hardcore!

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3. acacia writes:

this is the best news i have heard in a long f***ing time

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4. MaggotKing666 writes:

Aw yeeah
gunna be pro

# Jan 24, 2008 @ 10:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. wear666 writes:

man, there show is going to kick ass

# Jan 25, 2008 @ 9:28 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. StabbingTheDrama writes:

The first time I heard about this band I think it was senior year of high school or something and my History teacher played them in class a few times. lol That guy was awesome, but yeah I'd really like them to come to Chicago so I can see them once at least.

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7. XWigglesX writes:

Good sh** right here.

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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

please come to charlotte nc!!!!

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9. queefsniffer writes:

who gives a f***, winger rules.

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10. XWigglesX writes:

Get f***ed

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11. sparky writes:

That sh** rocks Great news!!! MUSIC IS FOR YOU AND ME NOT THE f***IN INDUSTRY!!!

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. I Have to Admit! writes:

That i hate Biohazard, and their paving the way for Numetal. And their not even close to being a Hardcore Punk band, f*** them and i want to f*** Tera Patrick tho.

# Feb 5, 2008 @ 9:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. cruor writes:

Groove metal also paved a way for nu-metal with bands such as Pantera and Sepultura

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14. Kalis_wrath writes:

Biohazard is good stuff. Not really a huge fan, but am coureouse to see what they have in their tool belts these days.

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15. BLACKDOG writes:

HELL YEAH !!!!

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16. What? writes:

Your all f***ed, Biohazard is such sh**
all it is is sh**ty beatdown hardcore and hip-hop
bad combination
bad music

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17. hmv writes:

f*** you all.
bohazard f***ing rules

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18. AlliedFront676 writes:

No f*** U KID^ What? is completely right sh**y breakdowns, and tough guy bullsh**. f*** BIOHAZARD!

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 6:41 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. XWigglesX writes:

^ That is what hardcore should be about, none of these fringe bands who wear eyeliner and girl jeans. That is not hardcore by any means.

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20. Txmetalhead writes:

Fuk Ya! Biohazard is bad ass! I wear my shirt with pride...I love the logo - the actual biohazard label is killer.

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 10:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Txmetalhead writes:

WTF? ok - I just read it - and don't understand it. Are you calling Pantera and Sepultura - nu-metal??? Perhaps they paved the road for the nu-metal band movement. Sepultura - for sure - is not fukin' nu-metal...or Pantera.

# Feb 7, 2008 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. XWigglesX writes:

Agree, Biohazard own and Seps and Pantera are not nu-metal. Whoever said that is a f***head.

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23. dale writes:

new songs now

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24. bill writes:

what now

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25. xwiggles is gay writes:

yes

# Feb 8, 2008 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. hmv writes:

I wear my hazard shirt with pride too.aliedfront676 who is the f***ing kid.i should f***ing kick your f***ing ass.motherf***er

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27. hmv 2 writes:

what the f******k what is going on her

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28. dakota faster writes:

f********k all that slipknot rules and it is going to be the metal songs in the world so f*****k off

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29. aliedfront676 writes:

who is this hmv we should kick his a** because slipknot rules. df said.

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32. XWigglesX writes:

Maybe you should just use one name you cun t.
You must be one of those kids who wears eyeliner, girl jeans and thinks Bring Me The Horizon is hardcore.

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33. Kalis_wrath writes:

This thread is turning out to be funny. Dakota, shut up! You are embarassing yourself and your Mom would hate herself if she read your posts!

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35. XWigglesX writes:

Oh no. I'm so scared of the "mighty" Slipknot.
Someone help, before they get me!

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36. XWigglesX writes:

Come back Dakota, show us how manly you are.

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