Jo Schüftan of Horns Up Rocks! recently conducted an interview with former BIOHAZARD and current ATTIKA 7 frontman Evan Seinfeld. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below.
When asked about his decision to leave BIOHAZARD and join ATTIKA 7, Evan said, “BIOHAZARD was my thing — I founded the band, I started the band, I wrote the music, I wrote the lyrics, I named the albums, I did the tours. I always identified myself with it. But things change as you go on and things evolve and sometimes things stray from your original vision so far that it’s no longer… it’s not the same drug and it doesn’t get you high anymore.
“I think [the latest BIOHAZARD album] ‘Reborn In Defiance’ was a really good record; musically, it was good, but I think lyrically, to be honest, it was a little bit uninspired, and I didn’t know if realized it while I was doing it.
“The process of making that album was just long and tedious, and in the end, it’s not even gonna come out in the USA.
“The way that went down for me was I put a lot of time and energy making that record and I don’t know what I was expecting, it’s just that this is who I am and this is what I do.
“When the opportunity came up to play with Rusty [Coones, ATTIKA 7 guitarist], for me…. I don’t wanna go on and on about BIOHAZARD. For me, it was a long time coming. I really needed a change. It’s something that I thought about every day: ‘I would love to just start something new. I would love to just let this thing that I created kind of be remembered with dignity.’
“When I started playing with Rusty, I found something in my voice that I always knew was there but I didn’t know how to get to. I think that’s what I’m trying to say when I needed a change — I don’t feel like I was reaching my full potential as a singer.”
ATTIKA 7 recently announced the addition of guitarist Zach Broderick (formerly with NONPOINT), drummer Tommy Holt (ex-UPO) and former KYUSS bassist Scott Reeder to the group’s ranks.
ATTIKA 7‘s debut album, “Blood Of My Enemies”, will be released on July 31 via Rocket Science Ventures/THC:MUSIC in North America and Membran/Ninetone in Europe. The CD was recorded with producer Mudrock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, GODSMACK). The bass and drum tracks on the effort were laid down by Tony Campos (SOULFLY, POSSESSED, STATIC-X, ASESINO, MINISTRY) and Devin Lebsack, respectively, but due to scheduling conflicts they were not able to make the required commitment to ATTIKA 7.