New York hardcore metal legends BIOHAZARD have announced the first U.S. leg of their world tour in support of their much-anticipated new album, “Reborn In Defiance”. The string of Northeast shows starts on January 15 in Albany, New York and ends February 18 in Sayreville, New Jersey. The run includes a hometown show at New York City’s Gramercy Theater on January 17, which will celebrate the release of “Reborn In Defiance”.
January marks the beginning of an 18-month world tour for BIOHAZARD, which also includes a co-headline run with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES on the “Persistence Tour” in Europe, a short U.K. tour, several Northeast dates with New York hardcore legends MADBALL, and the Soundwave Festival in Australia.
Below are all the upcoming Northeast tour dates for the first part of BIOHAZARD‘s world tour in support of “Reborn In Defiance”.
Jan. 15 – Albany, NY – Bogies
Jan. 17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
Feb. 08 – Syracuse, NY – Station 58
Feb. 09 – Portland, ME – Asylum
Feb. 10 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium
Feb. 11 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
Feb. 14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Diesel
Feb. 15 – Richmond, VA – Kingdom
Feb. 16 – Towson, MD – Recher Theatre
Feb. 17 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
Feb. 18 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
The final cover artwork for “Reborn In Defiance” can be seen below. Due on January 20, 2012, the CD will be made available via Nuclear Blast outside of North America, with a U.S. label partner soon to be announced.
Not only is “Reborn In Defiance” BIOHAZARD‘s first original lineup album in 18 years, but it also marks the last album recorded by the band before the departure of bassist and co-vocalist Evan Seinfeld. The effort remains a testament to the four founding members (Billy Graziadei, Bobby Hambel, Evan Seinfeld and Danny Schuler) and their unique chemistry.
Having last recorded and toured as the fundamental lineup with the release of “State Of The World Address” back in 1994, BIOHAZARD reformed with all four original members back in 2008 to commemorate the band’s 20th anniversary. They went back out on the road together over the next two years, during which time inspiration struck.
The legendary Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, METALLICA, SEVENDUST, KORN) was brought in to produce the 13-track “Reborn In Defiance”, which was recorded in Los Angeles.
Two songs from the CD — “Come Alive” and “Vengeance Is Mine” — are available for streaming on the band’s Facebook page (“like” required).
BIOHAZARD has sold over five million albums worldwide since its formation in the late Eighties in Brooklyn, New York. They achieved international success with their albums “Urban Discipline” on Roadrunner Records in 1992 and 1994’s “State of the World Address” on Warner Brothers. Over the years, BIOHAZARD has collaborated with ONYX, CYPRESS HILL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, HATEBREED, PANTERA, and TYPE O NEGATIVE, among others. The band has continued to tour nationally and internationally, sharing stages with HOUSE OF PAIN, OZZY OSBOURNE, SLAYER, DANZIG, FEAR FACTORY, SEPULTURA and AGNOSTIC FRONT.