CLASSIC ALBUMS REVISITED: Quicksand Released “Manic Compression” 25 Years Ago

Post-Hardcore is a sub-genre that gets tossed around today as commonplace, but in the early 1990s, it was a new little brother that the older sibling was not ready to cede attention to. As Hardcore Punk mutated into other offshoots, post-Hardcore started to gain ground. In New York City alone, the epicenter for many new waves of hardcore music, a lot of bands crossed over (see what we did there) and bands started to absorb elements of both with Prong, White Zombie, and Biohazard were all leaning more on metal vibes, Quicksand formed by members of ex-hardcore legend status bands we’re pushing towards a new sound. Heavy, but not in a tough guy way, vulnerable, but smart. By the time the members of essential musical outfits Gorilla Biscuits, Youth of Today, Beyond, Bold, Burn, and Collapse formed an anti-supergroup, released demos and the amazing Slip (Polydor) album, and toured tirelessly, fans in the scene could feel they were building to something huge. They walked in both worlds of Punk and Metal but were also world-building themselves at the same time. Continue reading

BillyBio Shares New Video for “No Apologies No Regrets”

 

Hardcore and Metal legend Billy Graziadei (Powerflo, Biohazard) has shared a new music video from his BillyBio project for ‘No Apologies No Regrets’! The video for the track was directed by Billy, with editing by Gabby Vesson and Juan Melendez served as director of photography. ‘No Apologies No Regrets’ comes from BillyBio’s 2018 debut Feed The Fire, out now on AFM Records. Catch the band on tour now in Europe on the Persistence tour with Agnostic Front, Gorilla Biscuits, H2O, Street Dogs, Wisdom In Chains and more!

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BillyBio – Feed The Fire

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

Watch BillyBio And Life Of Agony Cover Biohazard’s Punishment Live

BillyBio, the new project from Billy Graziadei (Biohazard, Powerflo) is currently on tour as direct support for Life Of Agony’sRise of The Underground World Tour” in Europe. Both bands have jammed together on classic songs from their respective groups each night. Watch fan-filmed footage of Billy and LOA covering Biohazard’s’ all-time track ‘Punishment’ live the other night in The Netherlands.  Continue reading

Life of Agony and Sick Of It All Team Up For December Shows

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 Kicks Off “Rise Of The Underground Tour” Tonight, Silvertomb To Open

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 Launches Billybio Project, Books Tour With Life Of Agony

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.
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