BILLY GRAZIADEI Says 'There's Nothing Going On' With BIOHAZARDNovember 12, 2018
Billy Graziadei says that there is "nothing going on" with BIOHAZARD at the moment.
The band, which is acknowledged as one of the earliest outfits to fuse hardcore punk and heavy metal with elements of hip-hop, has been out of the public eye since Scott Roberts left the band nearly three years ago.
Roberts, who played guitar on BIOHAZARD's 2005 album "Means To An End", rejoined the group in June 2011 as the replacement for bassist and co-vocalist Evan Seinfeld. Scott fronted BIOHAZARD for nearly five years before exiting the band in February 2016.
Asked by Mass Movement about BIOHAZARD's current status, Billy said (hear audio below): "We're not doing anything [right now]. We're not a band that works like a business. It's never been a business. These days, you can't make any money off the music industry. For me, it's all about the passion and having belief behind what you do and loving what you do."
He continued: "BIOHAZARD is more of a vibe kind of thing. When it's right, it's right. Right now, we're just not doing anything, and when the time is right, we'll be back with something new and we'll be on the road."
Asked if BIOHAZARD ever found a replacement for Scott, Billy said: "No. We had a couple of ideas, and it didn't work out. I became focused on [POWERFLO and my solo project]. The other guys have their families, as I do. I talked to the guys before I left, and we talked about some other ideas, but right now, there's just nothing going on."
Graziadei said that he no longer has any contact with Seinfeld, who left BIOHAZARD more than seven years ago after fronting the group since its 1987 inception. "I haven't talked to him since he quit the band a long time ago." Billy said. "I was a little bit… I would say 'bitter,' but hurt. But I think he quit the band years before he actually physically quit. But I wish him well. I don't have any ill thoughts on that situation. We moved on. And Scott was a great addition to BIOHAZARD, but he also quit."
Last year, Roberts dismissed as untrue Graziadei's claim that he left BIOHAZARD because he was making more money working as a rigger in New York. He explained: "I was okay with losing money on tour as long as I was enjoying myself. I would have kept doing that. The real problem was I wasn't getting along with one of the members and wasn't enjoying myself on tour with them anymore. The only other reason for me to keep doing it, was to make a new record that I was into and proud of. When another member of the band made it clear to me that wasn't going to happen, there was no reason for me to do it anymore. That's the simplest way I can explain it."
Seinfeld made his final recorded appearance with BIOHAZARD on 2012's "Reborn In Defiance" album, which marked the first LP featuring the band's original lineup in 18 years.
Graziadei is currently a member of POWERFLO, which also features former FEAR FACTORY bassist/guitarist Christian Olde Wolbers, Sen Dog from CYPRESS HILL, Rogelio Lozano from DOWNSET, and Brazilian drummer Fernando Schaefer.
Billy's solo project, BILLYBIO, will release its debut album, "Feed The Fire", on November 30 via AFM Records.
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