BIOHAZARD have announced that they will take the stage at this year’s edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 7-10 in Alton, Virginia
Celebrating their 35th anniversary as a band, Brooklyn, New York hardcore metal legends BIOHAZARD have returned, reuniting their original lineup of guitarist/vocalist Billy Gradziadei, guitarist Bobby Hambel, drummer Danny Schuler and bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld.
The band are set to play multiple international festivals this summer, as well as select appearances in North America.
Also, BIOHAZARD have a 35th-anniversary documentary in the works containing previously unreleased footage spanning four decades. They also plan on returning to the studio to record new material early this year.
“BIOHAZARD is an iconic band that ripped it up on the streets of New York when I lived there in the late ’80s and early ’90s, so I’m excited to be working with them to bring their pioneering hardcore sound to a new generation,” says Andy Gould (ROB ZOMBIE, PANTERA, TYPE O NEGATIVE). The band is managed by Gould and Paul Gargano and booked by Jim Morewood at the K2 Agency internationally, and Steve Sokol at Pinnacle in North America.
States Graziadei: “Over the years, we made some great music together and had so many incredible shows on some pretty amazing tours. After spending so much time and focus on POWERFLO and my solo project BILLYBIO, things just fell in place at the right time and I decided it was the time to recapture that energy and go kick ass again with the original lineup of BIOHAZARD with Danny, Bobby, and Evan!”
Adds Hambel: “I’m honored to perform with the band again. I can’t wait to get onstage with the guys and do what we do! I’m looking forward to traveling and playing live. See you out there!”
Says Schuler: “Life is short, things happen, and before you know it, it’s too late. That’s why I’m extremely grateful that we are getting the chance to do this again, forgiving the past and focusing on the future. I’ve missed the band and the great times we’ve had, and I’m looking forward to the shows, the travel, and seeing our friends all over the world again… This is gonna be awesome. Let’s go!”
States Seinfeld: “It’s been ten years since we all played together, and I’m in a huge place of gratitude for the opportunity to get back to the roots of BIOHAZARD and not only reconnect with the other guys, but also the fans. We’ve been through decades of madness, and it feels like the fantastic four are back together.”
BIOHAZARD 2023 tour dates thus far:
Aug. 04 – Czaplinek, Poland – Pol’and’Rock Festival
Aug. 10 – Jeromer, Czech Republic – Brutal Assault
Aug. 13 – Catton Park, England – Bloodstock
Aug. 19 – Eindhoven, Netherlands – Dynamo Metalfest
Sep. 7-10 – Alton, Virginia – Blue Ridge Rock Festival