October 02, 2008 12:27pm
Biohazard 20 Anniv Reunion Tour
Source: Versatile Media Group Inc.
by: Company Press Release
Biohazard will be touring Europe for their 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour in their original line-up, with Evan Seinfeld, Billy Graziadei, Danny Schuler and Bobby Hambel!
Biohazard is now available for interviews! Please contact Monique van Dijk at My Rockstar Killed Yours for interview possibilities: My Rockstar Killed Yours firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. +31 616 124 423
02. Okt.2008 Crocodile Rock – Allentown, PA ( USA)
03. Okt.2008 Starland Ballroom – Sayreville, Nj ( USA)
04. Okt.2008 Sonar Baltimore, MD ( USA)
05. Okt.2008 the Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza - New York, NY ( USA)
02. Nov.2008 Corporation - Sheffield ( UK)
03. Nov.2008 Astoria - London ( UK)
04. Nov.2008 Trebendo - Paris (Fr)
05. Nov.2008 Matrix - Bochum (De)
06. Nov.2008 Garage - Saarbrucken (De)
07. Nov.2008 the Mast - Torhout (be)
08. Nov.2008 Sudbahnhof - Chemnitz (De)
09. Nov.2008 Docks - Hamburg (De)
10. Nov.2008 Capitol - Hannover (De)
11. Nov.2008 Batschkapp - Frankfurt (De)
12. Nov.2008 Laitere - Strasbourg (De)
13. Nov.2008 Live Music Hall – Koln (De)
14. Nov.2008 Substage - Karlsruhe (De)
15. Nov.2008 Backstage Werk - Munich (De)
16. Nov.2008 Bierhubeli - Bern (Ch)
17. Nov.2008 Rolling Stone - Milan (it)
18. Nov.2008 Hafen - Innsbruck (At)
19. Nov.2008 Petofi Csarnok - Budapest (Hu)
20. Nov.2008 Skc - Belgrade (Yu)
21. Nov.2008 Boogaloo - Zagreb (Hr)
22. Nov.2008 Stuk - Maribor (Si)
23. Nov.2008 Spinnerei - Traun (At)
24. nov.2008 Longhorn - Stuttguart (De)
25. Nov.2008 Hirsch - Nuremburg (De)
26. Nov.2008 Abaton - Prague (Cz)
27. Nov.2008 Huxleys - Berlin (De)
28. Nov.2008 Aladin - Bremen (De)
29. Nov.2008 Fichte - Magdeburg (De)
30. Nov.2008 O13 - Tilburg (Nl)
02. Dec.2008 Voxhall - Arhus (De)
03. Dec.2008 Pumpehuset - Copenhagen (Dk)
04. Dec.2008 Kulturbolaget - Malmo (SE)
05. Dec.2008 Brewhouse - Gothenburg (SE)
06. Dec.2008 John Dee - Oslo (No)
07. Dec.2008 Debaser Slussen – Stockholm (SE)
Biohazard was founded in 1988 in bloody district of NYC Brooklyn. The original lineup consisted of guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei, bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld, guitarist Bobby Hambel, and drummer Danny Schuler. They formed Biohazard for the purpose of expressing political viewpoints and discussing problems facing urban youth, which all of the members had experience dealing with themselves. They think all people should be 'Down for Life' which means that they should be loyal to their friends and family, 'cause they're the only ones to back you up. There is Bio fanclub called Down for Life (DFL). It unites the most hardcore Biofans (called DFLers) around the world.
Biohazard began opening for local hardcore and thrash bands and gradually built a large following through their outraged sense of injustice, political awareness, and constant touring. Inspired by (but not limited to): Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Run Dmc, Bad brains, Judas Priest, Cro-Mags, Public Enemy, the Ramones, Agnostic Front, the band set out to create a musical hybrid that would transcend easy categorization and not be bound by limitation. Biohazard was one of the first bands to mix heavy metal and hardcore with elements of hip- hop and rap.
In 1990 they signed their first label at a little record-company which is called Maze Records, Biohazard also released their first Lp there, which is published under the name ''Biohazard''. It sold over 40,000 copies, this bad quantity was based on poor promotion. This album was all about Brooklyn, the gang-wars, drugs, violence, etc. After releasing their debut in 1990, Biohazard set out on their path for world domination. Returning from their first European tour, they realized that the problems they sang about on their first record were not limited to their Brooklyn hometown.
After a long time of fighting about a good record label, Biohazard finally got it's contract with Roadrunner Records. In 1992, the band released the classic Urban Discipline, which went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies worldwide. Consequently, Biohazard became support of bigger acts such as House of Pain, Sick of it All, Fishbone and Kyuss. Spawning from this record was the video for the track ''Punishment'' which was the most played video in the history of .TV's Headbanger's Ball and is still regarded as one of the most influential records of the nineties.
In 1993, the hard-core rap group Onyx recorded an alternate version of their hit single ''Slam'' with Biohazard backing them up. This led to both bands collaborating on the title song for the groundbreaking Judgment Night soundtrack, which sold over 2,000,000 copies in the Us. In the same year they changed to Warner Brothers Records Inc. And published their third and most successful studio Lp ''State of the World Address''. It was produced in winter '94 in Los Angeles with Ed Stasium. In 1994 Biohazard again was touring the entire planet and drawing strength from their loyal fans. Sotwa went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies and spawned the hit single and video ''How it is'' featuring Sen- Dog from Cypress Hill. This album was up to now the most controversial Biohazard Lp. It criticized the sharp and clear thinking of the band. After this little conflict the Rolling Stone Magazine selected the Biohazard logo for the best logo of the year. The third Lp also was the last one for Bobby, who left the band a few times later.
Biohazard went on to release the fourth album called Mata Leao two years later. It was produced for the second time at Warner Brothers with the help of Dave Jerden. Biohazard recorded it with only three members: Evan, Billy, Danny. Without a lead guitarist, but you can hear that it is a great piece of work. The title means, ''to kill the lion'' and, in a sense, they discovered that their ambitions would lead them to do just that. By facing their fears head on, defeating their inner demons and looking around the globe for answers, the band found the truth inside themselves.
Battling drug and alcohol abuse, inter-band strife, record labels folding, merging and abandoning them for more pop flavors, Biohazard staggered like a champion fighter, but never went down. During these difficult years, Biohazard succeeded in sticking it out together. For the Mata Leao Tour in 1996, the band needed a talented lead guitarist, so they choosed the ex-Helmet guitarist Rob Echeverria. With the assistance of Rob they published their first live record ''No Holds Barred'' in 1997. The whole album was recorded in Hamburg with the helping hands of Roadrunner Records.
After that the band signed to Mercury Records and released the critically acclaimed the fifth record called New World Disorder in 1999. Everything was done again with the help of Ed Stasium, but this time in New York City. In the same year, Biohazard toured for ''New World Disorder'' among other things in Europe, for example at Rock am Ring / Rock im Park or at the Bizarre festival in Cologne. Feeling betrayed and misunderstood by their label, the band left Mercury amidst the mass artist genocide that occurred with the merger of Mercury, Island, Def Jam and Polygram into Universal. In 2000, operating on their survival instincts, the band re-grouped and launched a highly successful European/Japan tour with no record label or managerial support.
After traveling all over the world, they earned a longer break to began doing the work on the sixth record ''Tales From the B-Sides''. The Lp is full of the coolest b-side and remix shit. A few month ago, Rob has left the band, he wants to settle down and get married. Fortunately the band found a new lead guitarist, his name is Leo Curley. In the meantime Biohazard signed a new record deal with Spv/Steamhammer for Europe and Sanctuary for the rest of the world. During the bands' downtime, the high visibility of being hard-core legends connected Evan with Tom Fontana landing him a high profile starring role portraying the prison convict ''Jaz Hoyt'' on HBO's critically acclaimed and award winning hit series ''Oz''.
Billy used his music skills in a trip-hop ''massive attackish'' project called Blu. The band consists of two members: Billy and a vocalist Jeni Bair. The bands' hard work had earned respect has also brought Billy into the journalism world. Currently working on a collection of ''Tales from the Hardside'' for later release, you can find some of these tales in magazines like Metal Hammer and Faq (to name a few) where he has his own monthly column. Danny also undertook some activities outside Biohazard. He joined New York's band called Among Thieves as a replacement for will Shepler (ex-Agnostic Front/Madball).
Also during this time, Billy and Danny transformed the bands infamous rehearsal studio/hangout in downtown Brooklyn into a world class digital recording studio now know as Rat Piss Studios. Re-investing into the band, Billy and Danny honed their engineering and productions skills while recording/producing local acts and new Biohazard demos. Armed with a truckload of new music, the band undertook the difficult process of writing, recording and producing their own music. In September of 2001 they released their sixth studio Lp (except Nhb & Tales From the B-Side) ''Uncivilization.'' the album features guests the likes of Roger Miret (Agnostic Front), Jamie Jasta of Hatebreed, Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Corey from Slipknot and also mate from Skarhead, Lord Ezec.
Unfortunately some months after releasing of ''Uncivilization'' Biohazard parted ways with Leo Curley. Curley's departure was caused by his desire to write his own material, a prospect which proved virtually impossible in an act that has been composing songs as a three-piece since Biohazard's split with original guitarist Bobby Hambel in the mid-1990s. The split with Leo was mutual, no bad feelings. Biohazard have replaced Leo with former Nucleus axeman Carmine Vincent. Vincent is no stranger to the Biohazard camp, having previously traveled with the group as a roadie in addition to having supported Biohazard as the bassist/vocalist for Nucleus during a tour of Europe in late 2000. Brand new Biohazard album was recorded with Carmine and entitled ''Kill or be Killed'' (2003) and is the most brutal and heaviest to date.
In 2005, Biohazard embarked on what has become their final album, Means to an End. With the success of their studio work, Billy and Danny opened up the Underground Sound Studios in Nj, in exchange for lower overhead and more space, they left Rat Piss Studios behind. After focusing on their earlier energy that the members found as definitive Biohazard, disaster struck the band. While mixing the album, a horrible mishap caused the loss of the album (recorded in digital audio as most recordings these days are). After regrouping, Graziadei and Schuler rekindled their passion and rejoined the fight to finish this soon to be classic Biohazard album: Means to an End.
Billy is currently 100% focused on his new band Suicide City, while at home he works in the successful Underground Sound Studios that he and Danny Schuler have been building up over the years! Danny Schuler is currently working on a project called Bloodclot with Biohazard guitar player Scott Roberts and former Cromag's singer, John Bloodclot.
About Evan Evan Seinfeld is best summed up as a modern renaissance outlaw. He has conquered the worlds of music, television, film, and photography – both in the mainstream and triple-X playing fields – and has only just begun to fulfill all of his creative dreams.
As a founding member, lead singer, and bassist of the influential and groundbreaking social hardcore band Biohazard, Evan led the Brooklyn-bred rockers to multi-platinum status and critical acclaim for the past 20 years. The group’s material embodied the urban struggle of life on the gritty streets of Brooklyn as communicated through mammoth, machine-like guitar riffs, growling bass lines set to greasy drum grooves. But it was Evan’s gruff, rhythmic vocals and honest, timely lyrics that connected with a generation growing weary of the narcissistic ‘80s.
''Our fans used our music as a soundtrack to a positive release for their negative energy,'' says Evan. ''Biohazard’s music speaks to the violent, aggro and disenfranchised youth of our global, urban, tribal, hardcore heavy metal community.''
Since forming in 1987, Biohazard has released 10 albums and reached nearly 4 million units sold worldwide without a single spin at commercial radio. At their height, Biohazard’s State of the World Address (featuring Cypress Hill’s Sen Dog on ''How it is'') reached No. 2 on Germany’s pop album charts, right behind David Hasselhoff.
The band’s success is due to the laudable reputation they garnered as the hardest working touring band of the ‘90s. Biohazard performed more than 3,000 concerts in over 80 countries. The band has headlined major festivals, including the notorious Dynamo Open Air in Eindhoven, Holland and shared the bill around the globe with such acts as Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pantera, Slayer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cypress Hill, David Bowie, Smashing Pumpkins, Radiohead, the Prodigy, Aerosmith, Midnight Oil, Kiss, Iron Maiden, and many others. Hundreds of thousands of the bands rabid fans proudly wear the iconic Biohazard logo on their skin. The logo was once named Best Band Logo by Rolling Stone magazine.
Evan reinvented himself as a mainstream actor in 1998 when he accepted the role of badass biker Jaz Hoyt on HBO’s critically acclaimed prison drama Oz. The musician-turned-actor displayed his creative diversity by portraying one of the most despicable TV characters ever conceived from season two in 1998 through the show’s series finale in 2003. His renewed star status landed him on Politically Incorrect along with Ralph Nader, who told Evan, ''you could lead an unruly mob of beer drinkers to the gates of Hell. And I firmly believe they’d follow you there.''
In 2002 came another step forward in the entertainment industry – this time in the adult film sector. He took over managing his soon-to-be wife, adult superstar Tera Patrick, and created Teravision together in 2003. The couple married in January 2004. Evan dons the hats of CEO, director, photographer, cinematographer, producer, manager, and agent. He also oversees the company’s several websites, production, distribution and licensing deals, as well performing under the naughty nom de plume Spyder Jonez in many features, including Tera Tera Tera, Teradise Island, Reign of Tera, Collision Course, Appetite for Destruction, Test Drive, Desperate, and others.
Evan also appears in the 2005 documentary film Fuck, which includes commentary about what the word fuck means by such artists, authors, musicians, politicians, and celebrities as Hunter S. Thompson, Bill Maher, Alan Keyes, Alanis Morissette, Ice-T, Sam Donaldson, Drew Carey, Steven Bochco, and his wife Tera Patrick, among others.
In 2006, Evan was chosen by VH1 to be the fire-starter of an elite cache of rock musicians pitted against one another in a sequestered environment to create the hit rock reality series, Supergroup. He co-starred alongside rock legends Ted Nugent, Sebastian Bach of Skid Row, Scott Ian of Anthrax, and Jason Bonham, son of the legendary John Bonham of Led Zeppelin. ''They made me out the bad guy,'' smiles Evan. ''but really I’m just a nice Jewish boy from Brooklyn.''
As a photographer, Evan’s work has been published in the pages -- and on the covers -- of such major magazines as Playboy, Penthouse, FHM, and Maxim. He has also written for many publications, including an ongoing column for Stuff magazine.
Presently, Evan and Tera co-host the Playboy Radio show Rockstar/Pornstar for Sirius Satellite Radio and run a multi-million dollar porn empire that includes a production company (Teravision), a licensing and marketing division, (the Tera Patrick Agency), a hardcore video production company (Iron Cross), a lingerie line (Mistress Couture), and several websites (their flagship site, www.terapatrick.com, the interactive game site www.virtualtera.com, and the newly launched celebrity porn site www.rockstarpimp.com).
Meanwhile, Evan is on the 20th anniversary reunion world tour with Biohazard through the end of 2008 with more dates to be added in 2009. He will also soon be entering the studio to work on the debut album from his new band, the Spyderz - a melodic mix of classic rock and punk-styled anthems (www.myspace.com/thespyderz).
Evan and Tera’s joint autobiography, Rockstar/Pornstar: An American Love Story, is currently being written with entertainment journalist Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna (author of Cherry Bomb: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Better Flirt, a Tougher Chick, and a Hotter Girlfriend, and to Living Life Like a Rock Star and Eyewitness Nirvana: The Day-by-Day Chronicle) and is expected for release in late 2009.
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