Metal Israel recently conducted an interview with Billy Graziadei (BIOHAZARD, SUICIDE CITY). A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow:
Metal Israel: Back when I interviewed you a year or two ago, you were basically like, well, it's time to move on from BIOHAZARD… what made you guys decide to get back together for the reunion tour?
Billy: I was over doing BIOHAZARD and moved onto SUICIDE CITY in 2004. I achieved everything I wanted to with BIOHAZARD and wanted to move on, but that was with BIOHAZARD as it was. I always missed the old days with Bobby [Hambel, guitar] and when the reunion idea came up with it being our 20th year anniversary, I was really into jamming with the old crew again!!
Metal Israel: Is it a permanent reunion?
Billy: For me, I love what I've done (BIOHAZARD) and I love what I am doing with SUICIDE CITY. Our plans are to play some shows together and have a great time!
Metal Israel: Are there any plans to write new material?
Billy: I'm working on the new SUICIDE CITY album right now.
Metal Israel: Obviously there have been severe changes in the music industry since you guys started 20 years ago, especially with the downloading issue and the fact that record companies aren't signing bands as much. Do you think there have been any positive changes or even just existing conditions in the industry today that may you know, help BIOHAZARD get things going again?
Billy: Yes, record and release your own music on your own!
Metal Israel: Why do you think BIOHAZARD has stayed the course these past two decades? I mean, obviously you still have a big enough fan base to make it worth it to you on a financial level to do this tour. Why do you think people still care about BIOHAZARD?
Billy: All I know is that I love what I did with BIOHAZARD and love playing shows….never really cared if people liked or disliked us, just that I liked it!
Read the entire interview at www.metalisrael.com.