BIOHAZARD‘s Billy Graziadei is the latest guest musician to appear on the forthcoming full-length album from the Los Angeles hardcore band STRIFE. He tracked a verse at his Firewater Studios in Los Angeles for the song entitled “Never Look Back”.
STRIFE enlisted longtime friend Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) to play drums on the CD, which is being produced by TERROR drummer Nick Jett (TAKE OFFENSE, LIONHEART). Igor laid down the drum tracks at Mix Nova Studios in Brazil, with additional recordings taking place at Blood Tracks Studio and Sunset Lodge in Los Angeles. Producer Matt Hyde (HATEBREED, SLAYER) will take care of the mastering duties later this month.
Commented Graziadei: “I met the guys in STRIFE back when we were recording the BIOHAZARD album ‘State Of The World Address’. We hit it off pretty good and the guys helped us out with background vocals. It’s cool to be able to return the favor and have the honor of singing on THEIR record now! With Igor Cavalera on drums and Nick Jett producing the new CD, the guys are back stronger than ever! Hope to hit the road with them sometime during our tour for ‘Reborn In Defiance’!”
STRIFE‘s new album will also feature a guest appearance by Scott Vogel (TERROR) and Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY).
Commented STRIFE guitarist Andrew Kline: “Igor absolutely killed the drum tracks. He played a lot more straight-forward than he normally does to fit our style, and then added the right fills and touches to really stand out.”
A final release date, label, cover art and additional information on STRIFE‘s first CD since 2001’s “Angermeans” will be revealed in the near future.
Cavalera previously made a guest appearance on STRIFE‘s second album, 1997’s “In This Defiance”.
Rick Rodney – Vocals
Andrew Kline – Guitar
Chad Peterson – Bass
Todd Turnham – Guitar
Pepe Magana – Drums