UK's Terrorizer magazine recently conducted an interview with bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld of the reunited hardcore/metal band BIOHAZARD. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Terrorizer: How did the reunion come about? Was it difficult to find the time with everybody's other projects and interests?
Evan: We had all been wondering what we were going to do to mark the twenty-year milestone in the BIOHAZARD history and it seemed like it was long overdue. Even though we are all busy with many different projects as well as other careers and music projects, it has been surprisingly painless to get everyone together. We had our first real jam three weeks ago and it was really amazingly tight considering it had been such a long time, the longest we had ever gone without playing together. Our former manager Scott suggested to me that I hook up with Bobby [Hambel, guitar] and we do a reunion. He was definitely integral in getting us all together. We think that since BIOHAZARD sold nearly four million albums worldwide and has performed in virtually every corner of the earth, lots of fans will come out to relive the even more famous live show, get a t-shirt, stage dive or just reminisce.
Terrorizer: Had you kept in touch with Bobby Hambel and was it easy to get him back on board?
Evan: I had not personally spoken to Bobby in over twelve years. A lot of things had gotten between us, and neither of us thought we would ever speak again. The other guys had very limited contact with him over the years as well, but I have to say, I truly missed Bobby, and I am really glad to have him back in my life. He was one of the main driving forces of the creation of BIOHAZARD and our first three albums. More importantly, we are all brothers, and to be estranged from each other for so long was really fucked up. Bobby and I hung out in L.A. [in January] at NAMM [National Association of Music Merchants trade show] and it brought me right back to the early days of our friendship. Bobby is one of the greatest stage performers with a guitar in the world, and a super-passionate musician.
Terrorizer: As BIOHAZARD only called it a day in 2004, how would you respond to people who are cynical about any sort of reunion?
Evan: People who are cynical and talk shit about bands, like the losers on BLABBERMOUTH.NET and other Internet wannabes, usually have nothing going on in their own lives, and think that by shit-talking bands or people, they can reduce them to their level. They are dead wrong. Anyone who wants to come is welcome, anyone who doesn't want to come can go fuck off. The funny thing is, the "cynics" usually pay to get in, so they can go home and blog that we suck.
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