Biohazard Come Back Hard on ‘Skullcrusher’ — Free MP3 Download
"There's always surprises, always disappointments, always a change of plans. It's all part of us just rolling with it. It's amazing what you would stick with," Biohazard guitarist Bobby Hambel tells Noisecreep.
The band is preparing to release 'Reborn in Defiance,' their ninth studio album, this week. In June of 2011, Biohazard and original bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld parted ways after 14 years together. Shortly after, the group announced that Scott Roberts would be filling in on bass. The lineup change is just one of the natural ebbs and flows of Biohazard, an "anything goes" sort of band where the only thing that ultimately matters is the music.
In this Noisecreep exclusive, Biohazard is giving our readers a free download of 'Skullcrusher,' one of our favorite cuts off of 'Reborn in Defiance.'
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"The message of the music has always been to rise above obstacles," explains Hambel. "That's how the name of Biohazard came to be and why we are the band we are. It all came from a philosophy that we developed as young guys. When we put the band together, we realized playing music and talking about obstacles makes us better off and helped us get through obstacles and stuff that really beats us down. When we were writing songs and lyrics about stuff we'd experienced, you know, on how to not to take the easy way out or give up... we didn't realize that would strike a chord with a lot of people."
"It's literally almost impossible to rely on the music industry to pay your bills," explains guitarist/ vocalist Billy Graziadei."It's such a crap shoot to begin with. These days it's even harder. So for me, I don't rely on Biohazard to pay my bills, so when we had a chance to go on tour and to reunite... it was on a personal level, it was amazing. And not having to do it as a job or to pay bills is a f--king great place to be. For me, I feel like I came full circle. I do it because I love it. I love to be on stage. It's kind of similar in a lot of ways – we're a lot more savvy with what is up now; we've been through so many different labels. We get up there, we have a blast. We made a record, we worked really hard to make a record we're all really proud of and we're doing it for the love of it. The industry is not the same as when we started. We're giving you guys an exclusive track that no one has heard. Times change. At the end of the day, most of this record will be given away but it's a different era and for us. You gotta love what you do, otherwise it's not worth it."
Watch Biohazard's 'Reborn in Defiance' Teaser Video
On Friday, Jan. 20, Biohazard will partner with Revolver Magazine to give away the entire album for free to fans in the U.S.
Biohazard has several East Coast shows booked through February with Madball:
2/8- Syracuse, NY – Station 58
2/9 – Portland, ME – Asylum
2/10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
2/11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
2/14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
2/15 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
2/16 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
2/17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
2/18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom