New York hardcore/metal veterans BIOHAZARD are teaming up with Revolver magazine and Repudo to blaze yet another trail and give away their new album, “Reborn In Defiance”, in its entirety “for free” to all fans in the United States starting January 20.
The first such promotion ever launched, the record will be available for free download off Revolver magazine’s web site, RevolverMag.com, as well as through the technology offered by Repudo.com. Fans can check into BIOHAZARD “Containment Zones” (record stores, venues, and more) across the United States using the Repudo app on their smart phones and download the new record directly to their phones or send it to their email inbox. A full map of the “Containment Zones” will be available soon.
For fans who still want a physical copy of “Reborn In Defiance”, CDs will be made available for sale in conjunction with “Record Store Day” in April and will include exclusive additional content.
“When we started, we followed our hearts and innovated a new direction for heavy music, and today we’re doing the same.” says BIOHAZARD vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei. “Technology has allowed us to find a new way to not only reach out to fans but also to thank them for their support all these years. Grab our album for free and we’ll see you on tour!”
“Reborn In Defiance” will be released in Europe on January 20 via Nuclear Blast.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
02. Vengeance Is Mine
05. Killing Me
06. Countdown Doom
07. Come Alive
08. Vows Of Redemption
09. Waste Away
10. You Were Wrong
12. Never Give In
13. Season The Sky
Audio samples of the entire “Reborn In Defiance” album can be found on the NuclearBlast.de web site.
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.
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.