Teeth Of The Divine recently conducted a lengthy interview with BIOHAZARD frontman Evan Seinfeld. A couple of excerpts from the question-and-answer session follow below.
Teeth Of The Divine: What's up, Evan? It appears there's a ton of stuff on your plate in 2010.
Evan: Man, my plate is beyond full! I'm so full of gratitude about my life… I was having conversation with my girlfriend, while we were out hiking today, about how when you are really young, many people feel like that what they are doing is just a vehicle to get somewhere else. Today, I fully realize and embrace that I do many different things, and that the key to life, for me, is to enjoy them all and make time for everything important in my life. Get rid of all the bullshit. At the moment my life is divided into a few key segments. Music, porn, acting, my hot rod shop, my management company, being a dad, my health, my friends and some partying! I recently opened my own hot rod and chopper shop called XXX Kustoms. We build traditional American customs and old-school Bobber motorcycles. It has been my hobby for years, collecting and driving cars from the '20s, all the way to muscle cars from '60s and so on. My partner is an amazing mechanic and fabricator, we're designing and building some really cool stuff. The site is incoming at XXXKustoms dot com. I produce a lot of events and parties that fuse together rock, porn, upscale nightlife and exclusive branded events in Last Vegas, Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago and more… On the adult side I have my own adult film company, Iron Cross Entertainment, and I co-own Teravision with my ex-wife, Tera Patrick. I produce about two movies a month and distribute them around the world in every medium, from DVD and Internet pay sites to mobile phones, cable broadcast, VOD and more. Most recently I just launched my all-new website Rockstar Pornstar. This is one thing that's just so over the top, people need to go check it out for themselves. I put the fuck in the "I don't give a fuck!" But, like I said, I'm working out and running a lot these days and spending a lot of quality time with my family. My kids, parents, and my girlfriend. She's so young and so tiny, but she has completely helped me to become more grounded in life to enjoy life so much more. We go out a lot, have house parties and really just live well! What can I say? Life is good. I am also working on a book, continuing my photography, and geeking out on the Internet all night like I am doing tonight. Too bad I have to sleep, then there would be enough hours in the day.
Teeth Of The Divine: And most importantly, how's the music?
Evan: On the music side, I'm finishing the debut album for my rock and roll band THE SPYDERZ. The album will be finished in about a month and we'll be shooting a video or two. Then shop around for a deal or maybe put it out ourselves. Not sure exactly. Next I'm working with the BIOHAZARD guys on the new BIOHAZARD album. We will be dedicating the album to our fallen brother, Peter Steele of TYPE O NEGATIVE. The album's being produced by Toby Wright. We have about half of it written already, and I feel it's really the right time for BIOHAZARD to step up and really bring an incredible, heavy album to blow up the scene.
Teeth Of The Divine: You guys [BIOHAZARD] toured extensively in the past couple of years, and now you guys are coming back with a new album. What's the latest on BIOHAZARD?
Evan: Our full-time writing with our producer starts next week. I'm really psyched. The reunion tour was a great setup, but we really need to have some new material out there, so we can continue pillaging the moshpits of the earth.
Teeth Of The Divine: How did the reunion start and do you feel by reuniting with your band mates is different from or similar to when you first formed BIOHAZARD?
Evan: In terms of the reunion, it was a long time coming type of thing. We all needed to really reconnect and having Bobby [Hambel, guitar] back in the band is a big deal which really brings us back to the roots of the band. Bobby and I hadn't spoken in ten years, some friends reconnected us, and there was a lot of unfinished business between us. We sat down at an Italian restaurant in New York City and we picked right back up with our friendship where it left off! Me, Billy [Graziadei, guitar] and Danny [Schuler, drums] had never lost touch but the original dynamic is back and improved. It feels different in many ways, but when we are on stage performing, it all comes back to hardcore truth.
Teeth Of The Divine: And how does the new material play?
Evan: The new material we are writing has a broad range. I'd like to say it sounds like a modern-day "Urban Discipline" or "State of the World Address". It is brutally heavy but melodic as well, something we had abandoned the last few records that were more straight-up hardcore. The lyrics are thematic and reality based and very personal and introspective at the same time. We really think people will relate, but, the big sing-alongs, gang vocals, rapping, singing, greasy bass lines, relentless grooves, pounding drums, crushing guitar riffs, screaming solos, and gritty socially fueled lyrics make it all BIOHAZARD unmistakably!
Teeth Of The Divine: You mentioned it earlier, but last week we saw saddening news that Peter Steele had gone from here to eternity. Peter, like you, was deeply connected to Brooklyn, and from what I gather, he also affected BIOHAZARD quite a bit?
Evan: Pete, our brother… he was my single biggest musical influence. I want us to make him proud. He named BIOHAZARD. I was a roadie for CARNIVORE and they were my favorite band in those days. Their music still stands the test of time and TYPE O NEGATIVE was simply sheer genius. Peter was a musical genius. While he is not here anymore, his spirit lives in all of us, and his music lives forever. I listened to "World Coming Down" today and was absolutely gutted. Peter represents true Brooklyn characters, with a sense of responsibility, hard-working, blue-collar, family-oriented, part of the neighborhood. He was a great friend to me and named BIOHAZARD for us. CARNIVORE was so influential and ahead of their time. I can't express how important Pete was to me. We used to hang out a lot in the late '80s, early '90s… then both our bands were always on tour and we would rarely [saw] each other besides backstage at festivals in Europe, where the jokes would flow. He used to lend me his basses and amps to play because I didn't have any decent equipment. He was like a big brother to me, we used to hang out a lot, play demolition derby in the streets, go to shows, jam in his basement, go to bars, you name it. I miss him immensely.
Read the entire interview from Teeth Of The Divine.