BIOHAZARD's EVAN SEINFELD: 'Our Record Company Sucks'

April 14, 2003

BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld has once again hit out at the group's current record label, Sanctuary Records, for their failure to properly promote the group's albums, saying that "our record company sucks" and claiming that "they don't fucking do any marketing, any promotion" for any of their bands. When asked by in a recent interview if their record label now is "more open to just letting [them] be a rock band and not worrying about all the bullshit that goes along with a major label," Evan replied, "We've never had any creative control put on us. Nobody ever told us to tone it down. We have fans. When you hear stories about a record label wanting a band to do this or that it's usually because they don't have any fans and they're trying to mold them. We have our hardcore, die-hard fans and we know how to reach them. As far as the record company, our record company sucks. They don't fucking do anything for us. Our record company gives us money to make an album, but they have gotten us zero mainstream press outside of the metal world. They don't fucking do any marketing, any promotion. We made them hire Jamie from HATEBREED to market our record because he knows the kids better than they do. My experience is just terrible. They's people making money off your own shit." When asked if he had a different opinion when the band first started, Seinfeld said, "I like being on a major label. Even if they didn't know shit from shineola they at least put a ton of fuckin' money behind you and said, 'Hey, how do you guys want us to market your record?' We wanted our posters up in skate shops and motorcycle shops and they would just do it. Sanctuary don't do anything . . . There are too many bands. How many bands has Sanctuary broken? They haven't broken a single band . . . They sign established acts and I don't think any one of those acts that have signed with Sanctuary have had their record sales increase. I know for us through Sanctuary, they fuckin' went way down in the U.S. We sell a lot more records in Europe. We're on a different label. In America, your gross potential to sell records is way more than Europe. Europe is a much smaller market than America. We sell more records in the smaller market in Europe. New York is a hundred times bigger market than Knoxville — that would be like us selling more records in Knoxville. Our album sales have never waned in Europe. There's no commercial radio in Europe. Here, people are like, 'Fuck, I better buy that because it's on the radio.' I get emails from a lot of fans that don't even know we have a new album. It kinda sucks, ya know? It's counterproductive. We've never stopped working for ourselves. We don't give up — even if the record company does."

In the same interview, Seinfeld accuses several media outlets of a campaign to spread false information about him and once again singles out BLABBERMOUTH.NET as "the worst website in rock," before adding that "that [site] is 100% bullshit. Everything I've ever read about myself on there is totally false. Those people are fuckin' ninkompoops. They're morons. I emailed them and said I wanted to talk to someone over there and set the record straight on some things. They never emailed me back. They're probably scared." [Editor's note: For the record, no such e-mail was ever received by BLABBERMOUTH.NET] When pressed to name some of things out there that bother him that he wants to set straight, Evan said, "Everything. They just make up things...Like Evan and [fiancee] Tera [Patrick] are doing porno movies together. Gossip originates from people whose lives are so boring that they have to make up things about other people's lives. If it was true, it wouldn't be called gossip, it would be called news. This stuff comes from people who have no friends. Then they get new friends — Jenny, Montel, Ricki, ya know? I don't mind people talking shit about us. They more people talk about you, the more people want to be you or be like you. If people hate on you, it's because they're jealous. Period. They just keep making us more famous, bro."

Read Evan's entire interview with at this location.


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