With the weather nothing like the crispy oven-cooked hellfire of last year’s Summerpocalypse, Bloodstock is a much happier place this year, and not even the first downpour of the weekend can dampen the spirits. Especially as today is Corpse-paint Day where everyone is invited to daub themselves in black and white make-up and become angry badgers for the next few hours.
We chatted with Billy Graziadei of Biohazard to discuss the highly-anticipated reunion of the band’s classic lineup in 2023! Billy discussed the genesis of the reunion, the upcoming tour dates from the band including an exclusive USA date at Blue Ridge Rock Festival, new music, updates on new albums and tours from BillyBio, & Powerflo, and much more!
Roadrunner United was a project organized by iconic hard rock record label Roadrunner Records to celebrate its 25th anniversary, culminating in the U.S. Billboard Top 200, UK Albums, and Australian ARIA Albums-charting original The All Star Sessions. Four “team captains” (Slipknot’s Joey Jordison (RIP), Machine Head’s Robb Flynn, Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy) were chosen to lead 57 artists from 45 past and present Roadrunner bands. On December 15, 2005, a concert celebrating the project, album, and anniversary took place at the Nokia Theater in New York City. That star-studded event featured multiple musicians, both past and present, from Roadrunner bands — as well as musicians that did not originally perform on the All-Star Sessions album. Now that album is getting a release in 2023 on multiple formats. Watch the live performance video of “The End (Live)”featuring Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares, and Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy – right now!
BillyBio the solo project of Metal legend Billy Graziadei of Biohazard and Powerflo has shared his new single and a lyric video for “Turn The Wounds.” The track and video drop comes from his new solo album, Leaders And Liars – coming out on AFM Records on March 25th in 2022. Check out “Turn The Wounds” now!
Following the story we broke earlier, BillyBio the solo project of Metal legend Billy Graziadei of Biohazard and Powerflo has shared his new single and a lyric video for “One Life to Live” ft. Toby Morse (H2O, Hazen Street). The track and video drop comes one day after a snippet of the song was leaked on social media, and comes from his new solo album, Leaders And Liars – coming out on AFM Records in 2022. Check out “One Life to Live” now!
Billy Graziadei of BillyBio, Biohazard, Poweflo, and producer of countless other bands out of his studio in Los Angeles has been hard at work on a new BillyBio solo album due for release in 2022. In a post to Instragram today we got the first taste of new music from him. Check it out!
Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed is releasing his long in the works solo project album Jasta: The Lost Chapters Volume 2 this fall. Jasta announced today that he is offering subscribers to his podcast, The Jasta Show, via Gas Digital a special offer to get early access to the two new singles and the album before the public can buy or stream it. The two singles are ‘Spilled Blood Never Dies’ ft Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, and ‘Silence the Enemy Mind’ with Billybio’s Billy Graziadei. The album features guest appearances from Max Cavalera, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Jesse Leach, Windstein, Howard Jones, Matthew K Heafy, Zoli Teglas, Billy Bio, Phil Rind, Tommy Victor, Joey Concepcion and Frankie Palmieri, as well as his backing band consisting of Charley and Nicky Bellmore (Dee Snider). Jasta will likely not tour behind this album right away since his focus for 2020 will be recording the new Hatebreed album. Jasta’s podcast airs two episodes weekly (Tuesday and Friday) in an interview format, often featuring hour-long, in-depth chats with legends. He is nearing 500 episodes, with the current edition #489, with Amigo The Devil, just aired.
Billy Graziadei’s entire career is like a one-man version of Fight Club, though without the toxic masculinity and insanity. He might have some insomnia, based on his creative output and the depth of his repertoire though. As the co-founder of Biohazard, he helped put New York back on the map when it came to nineties metal and hardcore, inspiring many others. As a voice in other bands like Suicide City, Powerflo and in his producing career, Billy is unmistakable as a vocalist and musician. So, his long-gestating solo project BillyBio arrives as a pre-holiday gift and brings a surprisingly fun and upbeat debut with Feed The Fire (AFM Records), as opposed to the typical heavy but dour aesthetic we often get. Continue reading →
Life of Agony and Sick Of It All will join forces in December for two concerts dubbed “Two Sick Nights Of Agony”. The bands had somehow never played together in the 30-year history of each group, but now will co-headline December 14th at The Paramount (Huntington, NY) and December 15th at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ). Billy Bio, the new band featuring Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo) will open both nights. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 5th at 9:00 AM Eastern.Continue reading →
Life of Agony have been touring all over the world in 2018, as they continue to support their amazing 2017 album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). The band just wrapped up another run of tour dates in the USA, and are heading back to Europe again this fall. Ghost Cult’s crew caught up with bassist Alan Robert at The Theater of The LivingArts in Philadelphia to chat about the tour, new drummer Veronica Bellino, tour mates like Silvertomb and Billy Graziadei (BillyBio, Powerflow, Biohazard), the upcoming 25th anniversary of River Runs Red, his series of adult coloring books The Beauty of Horror from IDW (3 New York Times Best Sellers), and his upcoming appearance at New York Comic Con. Videography by Omar Cordy for OJC Photography.