Fan-filmed video footage of the reunited original lineup of BIOHAZARD performing the song "Punishment" live on May 17, 2008 at Festival Maquinaria in So Paulo, Brazil can be viewed below (courtesy of "lezarento"). The band recently completed a tour of Australia and New Zealand with KORN, CHIMAIRA and THROWDOWN.
BIOHAZARD has scheduled the following dates:
Jun. 20 - L'Amour - Staten Island, New York
Jun. 21 - L'Amour - Staten Island, New York
Jul. 04 - Zeche Carl Essen, Germany
Jul. 05 - Waldrock Festival Bergum, Holland
Jul. 06 - With Full Force Festival Leipzig, Germany
In a recent 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 whteher 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."