Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed is releasing his long in the works solo project album Jasta: The Lost Chapters Volume 2 this fall. Jasta announced today that he is offering subscribers to his podcast, The Jasta Show, via Gas Digital a special offer to get early access to the two new singles and the album before the public can buy or stream it. The two singles are ‘Spilled Blood Never Dies’ ft Kirk Windstein of Crowbar, and ‘Silence the Enemy Mind’ with Billybio’s Billy Graziadei. The album features guest appearances from Max Cavalera, George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher, Jesse Leach, Windstein, Howard Jones, Matthew K Heafy, Zoli Teglas, Billy Bio, Phil Rind, Tommy Victor, Joey Concepcion and Frankie Palmieri, as well as his backing band consisting of Charley and Nicky Bellmore (Dee Snider). Jasta will likely not tour behind this album right away since his focus for 2020 will be recording the new Hatebreed album. Jasta’s podcast airs two episodes weekly (Tuesday and Friday) in an interview format, often featuring hour-long, in-depth chats with legends. He is nearing 500 episodes, with the current edition #489, with Amigo The Devil, just aired.
Billy Graziadei’s entire career is like a one-man version of Fight Club, though without the toxic masculinity and insanity. He might have some insomnia, based on his creative output and the depth of his repertoire though. As the co-founder of Biohazard, he helped put New York back on the map when it came to nineties metal and hardcore, inspiring many others. As a voice in other bands like Suicide City, Powerflo and in his producing career, Billy is unmistakable as a vocalist and musician. So, his long-gestating solo project BillyBio arrives as a pre-holiday gift and brings a surprisingly fun and upbeat debut with Feed The Fire (AFM Records), as opposed to the typical heavy but dour aesthetic we often get. Continue reading
Life of Agony and Sick Of It All will join forces in December for two concerts dubbed “Two Sick Nights Of Agony”. The bands had somehow never played together in the 30-year history of each group, but now will co-headline December 14th at The Paramount (Huntington, NY) and December 15th at The Stone Pony (Asbury Park, NJ). Billy Bio, the new band featuring Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo) will open both nights. Tickets go on sale on Friday, October 5th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Continue reading
Life of Agony have been touring all over the world in 2018, as they continue to support their amazing 2017 album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). The band just wrapped up another run of tour dates in the USA, and are heading back to Europe again this fall. Ghost Cult’s crew caught up with bassist Alan Robert at The Theater of The Living Arts in Philadelphia to chat about the tour, new drummer Veronica Bellino, tour mates like Silvertomb and Billy Graziadei (BillyBio, Powerflow, Biohazard), the upcoming 25th anniversary of River Runs Red, his series of adult coloring books The Beauty of Horror from IDW (3 New York Times Best Sellers), and his upcoming appearance at New York Comic Con. Videography by Omar Cordy for OJC Photography.
Life Of Agony starts the second leg of their “Rise Of The Underground Tour” tonight at Wally’s Pub in New Hampshire. Direct support will come from supergroup Silvertomb (Type O Negative, Agnostic Front, Inhuman). Some dates are already sold out, so don’t sleep on getting your tickets. Teaneck, NJ’s Debonair Music Hall (Sept. 16) and New York City’s Bowery Ballroom (Sept. 29). Due to the anticipation of severe weather conditions caused by Hurricane Florence, Baltimore, MD’s Soundstage performance has been moved from Friday, Sept. 14th to Sunday, Sept. 30th. Also, the venue in Pittsburgh, PA on Sunday, Sept. 23rd has been moved from The Rex to Cattivo. All tickets remain valid. LOA are on the road celebrating their acclaimed 2017 album A Place Where There’s No More Pain (Napalm Records). Continue reading
Billy Graziadei has launched a new solo band Billybio. Graziadei is best known as the cofounder of Biohazard, Powerflo , Suicide City and more. He has new music on the way and will be main support on Life Of Agony’s upcoming “Rise Of The Underground” European tour. Billy’s set will include brand-new music from his first-ever solo album along with a few Biohazard classics.
Powerflo is the new group featuring Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Christian Olde Wolbers (ex-Fear Factory), Billy Graziadei (Biohazard), Rogelio Lozano (ex-Downset.), and Fernando Schaefer (Worst). Today the band is releasing their début album on New Damage Records, and we have an exclusive interview with one of the brains behind the project. Billy Graziadei opened up about the beginning and future of Powerflo, the latest on Biohazard, and much more in our exclusive new chat. Read it below. Continue reading