BILLYBIO, the solo mission of BIOHAZARD and POWERFLO guitarist Billy Graziadei, will launch its debut album, “Feed The Fire”, on November 30 by way of AFM Records. An animated teaser for the disc is on the market beneath.
The official music video for the primary single from “Feed The Fire”, “Freedoms Never Free”, will make its on-line debut later within the month, simply in time for BILLYBIO‘s tour with fellow New Yorkers LIFE OF AGONY.
Music has all the time been the central, unifying pressure in Graziadei‘s life. Early musical coaching happened on the Graziadei household’s previous, perpetually out-of-tune upright piano and he started learning music below the steering of his grandfather and uncle, each of whom he had all the time admired. So he expanded his musical vocabulary whereas rising up, discovering inspiration in so many types of music however it wasn’t till he stumbled into the underground world of punk-rock music that his musical style was actually sparked into development.
Immersing himself within the sounds, perspective, and tradition of the punk underground, Billy‘s need to create new, progressive music led him to the late-’80s hardcore scene in New York City, from Sunday-matinee hardcore exhibits at CBGBs to Friday-night steel exhibits at Brooklyn’s L’Amour steel/rock membership. It was right here that he discovered his musical house and it was right here that Billy helped kind a band that may take the steel/hardcore scene by storm. It was the delivery of BIOHAZARD. As one of many first bands they mixed the city sounds of hardcore, steel and rap with scorching lyrics describing the forces at work in our fashionable city lives.
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With an audio-engineering diploma and years of expertise recording BIOHAZARD, Graziadei opened Firewater Studios. This studio turned an incubator for Billy‘s creativity, the place he continues to domesticate his expertise whereas producing upcoming bands. During the years of touring with BIOHAZARD, Graziadei collaborated with many alternative musicians. As a results of this, the friendship with CYPRESS HILL singer Sen Dog turned in 2016 into the supergroup POWERFLO together with bassist Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-FEAR FACTORY) and guitarist Roy Lozano (DOWNSET). While Graziadei continues to work on new POWERFLO songs as he excursions round, he determined that the time lastly has come for his solo enterprise.
Billy states: “I’ve all the time wished to do a solo launch and the timing of every part that I’ve been engaged on simply appeared to fall in place.
“I all the time let the artistic juices circulation, I do not try to limit them to suit a sure style.
“With BILLYBIO, it is 100% me. No affect from anybody else. This is who I’m and what I’ve change into. I am a product of everybody I’ve met, talked with, shared my tales with… and a little bit of their tales as properly.
“Anyone who’s a fan of what I’ve performed, particularly with BIOHAZARD, will love this! There’s one thing there for each fan of heavy underground music!
“I am psyched to launch my new music this fall as BILLYBIO. Launching the band in Europe on tour with my household in LIFE OF AGONY could not get any higher!”
According to Billy, “Feed The Fire” is “heavy, quick, groovy and filled with vitality. I could not have it every other means,” he says. “It’s filled with my roots however fashionable.”
Producer Tue Madsen, who labored on “Feed The Fire”, agrees. “When I used to be introduced in to combine this file, it was with massive expectations, and boy, have been they met,” he says. “These songs preserve the vitality stage so excessive and have a lot to say. Great deliverance, nice songwriting and now me mixing the entire thing. I could not be happier.”
Photo credit score: Melissa Hummel