BIOHAZARD Kicks Off 20th-Anniversary European Tour; Video Available

The reunited original lineup of BIOHAZARD kicked off its 20th-anniversary European tour earlier tonight (Sunday, November 2) at the Corporation in Sheffield, UK. Fan-filmed video footage of the "Tales from the Hard Side" performance can be viewed below (clip uploaded by Dave Ingham a.k.a. YouTube user "triptykon").

The group's setlist was as follows

01. Victory
02. Shades Of Grey
03. What Makes Us Tick
04. Tales From The Hard Side
05. Urban Disciple
06. Survival Of The Fittest
07. Black And White And Red All Over
08. Down For Life
09. Chamber Spins Three
10. Retribution
11. Five Blocks To The Subway
12. Howard Beach
13. Love Denied
14. Wrong Side Of The Tracks
15. We're Only Gonna Die
16. Punishment
17. Hold My Own

According to one person who attended the Sheffield concert, the members of BIOHAZARD announced from the stage that they might enter the studio to record a new album.

BIOHAZARD completed a tour of Australia and New Zealand with KORN, CHIMAIRA and THROWDOWN in April; headlined a Brazilian festival in May; and took part in a couple of European festivals in July.

In an early 2008 interview with Terrorizer magazine, BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld explained how the band's reunion came about: "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."

Regarding whether he had kept in touch with Bobby Hambel and whether it easy to get him back on board, Evan said, "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."


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