The classic lineup of BIOHAZARD is returning at a couple of newly announced U.K. festival dates next year.
BIOHAZARD‘s classic lineup, which features Billy Graziadei (rhythm guitar, vocals), Bobby Hambel (lead guitar), Danny Schuler (drums) and Evan Seinfeld (lead vocals, bass), are set to reunite for an appearance at next year’s Bloodstock Open Air festival in the U.K. The reunited Brooklyn hardcore act will play the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Sunday night (August 13, 2023) of the massive festival, followed by an appearance at Dynamo Metalfest, which takes place August 19-20, 2023 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
BIOHAZARD have pretty well remained out of the public eye since Scott Roberts left the band more than six years ago. Roberts rejoined BIOHAZARD in June 2011 as the replacement for Evan Seinfeld, fronting the band until his eventual departure in February 2016.
In a recent talk with Metal Injection, Billy Graziadei was asked about the status of BIOHAZARD, to which he replied: “We talk often. I was with Evan at a memorial for my friend Scott [Koenig], and it was great to see him. Danny and Bobby and I talk quite often, and during the pandemic there were a few people that wanted to play bass for us. And then during the pandemic, we were all discussing and had a heart to heart. And basically, the outcome was, like, life’s too short. If we don’t take away anything from this pandemic, it’s, like, if we’re going to do something, let’s put the band back together again.
“I’m the only member of the band that’s still active in music,” he continued. “I know the guys do things here and there, but it’s what I do with what I love. It’s me, so I’m going to keep going.
“With BIOHAZARD, it’s always been a vibe thing with us. It’s not like we sit down and say, ‘Hey, in 2023, let’s make an album. Let’s go on tour and release the album mid-tour.’ In a business sense, that’d be great. If I had the business sense that I have now, I would have been way more successful. But like I said, that was never my goal. It’s still not my goal. My goal is music and art first. I probably won’t be recognized for anything awesome until I’m dead and gone, but it’s okay. I have other means to pay the bills and I have a great wife who supports me.
“BIOHAZARD is kind of like a vibe thing,” Billy added. “It’s like when the planets align and shit lines up, we do it. There’s been different crazy twists and turns of our history, and I would imagine there will be in the future, but that’s life. The pandemic was the fucking craziest curveball anyone ever thought would come, you know?”
Evan Seinfeld made his final on record appearance on BIOHAZARD‘s 2012 release “Reborn In Defiance” album.