Biohazard’s Billy Graziadei on Former Bassist Evan Seinfeld: ‘Do We Quit Because He Quit? F— No!’
Biohazard's new album 'Reborn in Defiance' (out this week) is one of the best in the Brooklyn band's catalog, and it featured all four original members. But while singer/bassist Evan Seinfeld appears on the record, he quit the legendary group last year.
That whole "rock star/porn star" lifestyle thing seemed to be the road Seinfeld preferred to go down, but that didn't make his remaining Biohazard bandmates want to pack it in and call it a day. Our friends at Plug'd In spoke to singer/guitarist Billy Graziadei about the effect that Seinfeld's decision to bounce had on the band and its collective psyche.
Graziadei is stoked about the album, saying "It's the same band. To have a chance to make record together, it's a blessing for us to get back together, let alone get along for two months, let alone two years, and we kept s--t growing. It wasn't broken. We fixed it."
However, Seinfeld dropped the bomb that he was quitting smack dab in the middle of all that positive momentum. Even so, Graziadei has no animosity towards his former mate. "I have no ill feelings towards him, God bless him," Graziadei said. "I mean, I miss the dude, but I'm happy we're where we are. When he quit, we had to make decisions. Do we quit because he quit? F--k no! So we wanted to continue, and it's cool."
Watch Biohazard's 'Reborn' Lyric Video
Deciding to continue and move forward was the right decision for the band.
Graziadei said, "A chance to play in China was unreal for us. I look at it like 'Reborn in Defiance' is the record that we made as the four of us. The four original members of Biohazard, you know all about us, it's just a chapter in our history. Every band goes through some crazy s--t.
"It's what we do, it's our lives. Whether you're a musician, it doesn't matter who you are. Life hands you cards, you just have to play it as you play it. And this is how we're playing it. Evan quit, we didn't want to quit."
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