Former BIOHAZARD vocalist/bassist Evan Seinfeld has joined ATTIKA7 (formerly ATTIKA), the Los Angeles-based heavy metal/hard rock band featuring Tony Campos (SOULFLY, POSSESSED, STATIC-X, ASESINO, MINISTRY) on bass.
A short video clip of Seinfeld announcing his involvement with ATTIKA7 from the stage at DOWN‘s September 10 concert at the Grove in Anaheim, California can be seen below.
* Evan Seinfeld (BIOHAZARD) – Vocals
* Rusty Coones – Guitar
* Tony Campos (SOULFLY, POSSESSED, STATIC-X, ASESINO, MINISTRY) – Bass
* Dustin Shoenhofer – Drums
Formed in 2005 by guitarist Rusty Coones and vocalist Jayrexx (since departed), ATTIKA7‘s sound is described in a press release as “a heavy drop-tuned rock/metal blend of heavy-yet-melodic riffs and hooky leads with a taste of blues influence in them, reminiscent of Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH fame. The vocals are heavy but not the death-metal cookie-monster grind. Their sound crosses genre boundaries and isn’t pigeonholed into rock or metal alone. Live, they are powerful and the songs are performed note for note as precise as the recordings.”
ATTIKA7‘s next live appearance will take place on Thursday, November 10 at Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.
Seinfeld left BIOHAZARD in June after the band’s new CD was completed and was temporarily replaced by Scott Roberts, who played on the group’s 2005 “Means To An End” album and has been part of the BIOHAZARD extended family since.
In a recent interview with Sweden’s Metalshrine, BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei stated about Seinfeld‘s departure, “It dropped like a bombshell. It kind of came up from left field. We finished tracking the [new BIOHAZARD] record in late February and really didn’t have much contact with him that much. Everything was through management and I was working on the mix with [producer] Toby [Wright] and some additional overdubs and different ideas and some piano and keyboard stuff. Then a couple of weeks ago he calls up and says, ‘I can’t do it anymore!’ He’s got a bunch of personal stuff and it’s mostly secret. But it’s personal between… it’s what’s going on in his life, but he made a decision and we weren’t happy about it, but we made our decision to continue and keep going. It would be great if he was here and I know he’s proud of the record and as happy as it came out as we are. We were all there and made it together and focused equally on it, but rather to let it die out, we said, ‘You know what? Fuck it! We’re all psyched and happy and even though things are different it doesn’t mean much has changed!’ The heart and soul of the band is still intact and we’re gonna continue.”