Billy Graziadei

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Billy Graziadei
Biohazard-band.jpg
Background information
Origin (1969-12-31) December 31, 1969 (age 44)
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Hardcore punk, Heavy Metal, Rap metal
Instruments Guitar, Vocals
Years active 1987 – present
Associated acts Biohazard, Blood for Blood, Roadrunner United, Suicide City
Website biohazard.com
roadrunnerrecords.com/rrunited/
suicidecity.com
undergroundsoundstudios.com

Billy Graziadei (born July 28, 1971) is the owner of Los Angeles[1] based Firewater Studios,[2] the lead vocalist for Biohazard[3][4] and the former guitarist for Suicide City.[5][6][7][8] Graziadei also performed as part of the Roadrunner United project in 2005[9] as well as Blood for Blood in 2010.[10]

Additionally, through his music, Graziadei frequently speaks about the realities of inner city life in New York while promoting tolerance, speaking out against racism and opposing drug abuse.[11][12][13]

History[edit]

Biohazard[edit]

Main article: Biohazard (band)

In 1987, Graziadei became a member of Biohazard alongside Evan Seinfeld, Anthony Meo and Bobby Hambel.[14] Through their music, the band has promoted tolerance, opposed racism, spoken out against drug abuse all while speaking about the realities of inner city life.[15][16][17]

Firewater Studios[edit]

In 2000, the band renovated their rehearsal space creating a digital recording studio in downtown Brooklyn, New York[18] named Rat Piss Studios.[19] In 2005, while working on Means to an End, their eighth studio album, the band opened the larger and less expensive Underground Sound Studios in South Amboy, New Jersey, leaving Rat Piss Studios behind.[20] In 2010, Graziadei moved his recording space to Los Angeles, California changing its name to Firewater Studios.[21]

Suicide City[edit]

Main article: Suicide City

In 2004, Graziadei started Suicide City with Groovenics singer Karl Bernholtz, Groovenics/Ghost Fight guitarist A. J. Marchetta, Kittie bassist Jennifer Arroyo and New York drummer Danny Lamagna.[22]

Roadrunner United[edit]

Main article: Roadrunner United

In December 2005, Graziadei and Evan Seinfeld performed Biohazard's "Punishment" with Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Andreas Kisser of Sepultura, Adam Duce of Machine Head and Joey Jordison of Slipknot. This recording was released on the Roadrunner United: The Concert DVD three years later.[23]

Blood for Blood[edit]

Main article: Blood for Blood

In 2010, Graziadei was selected by Boston hardcore band Blood for Blood to fill in for their former guitarist Rob Lind.[24]

Reunion of Biohazard[edit]

In 2008, Evan Seinfeld, Billy Graziadei, Danny Schuler and Bobby Hambel announced that the band was planning a tour to celebrate the Biohazard's 20th anniversary.[25]

Martial Arts[edit]

Graziadei has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for several years, holding a purple belt in the art. He trains under UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie and his sons Ryron and Rener at their school in Torrance, California.[26]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WELCOME TO FIREWATER STUDIOS" Firewater Studios Obtained December 12, 2011
  2. ^ "Timothy Waite Named Head of Production at Hermosa Beach Venue Saint Rocke" Musicians Institute, December 06, 2011 Obtained December 12, 2011" Firewater Studios Obtained December 12, 2011
  3. ^ "Billy Graziadei AllMusic" AMG Obtained December 7, 2011
  4. ^ "Biohazard discography, videos, mp3, biography, review, lyrics, photos, line up - Metalship encyclopedia" Metalship Obtained December 7, 2011
  5. ^ "Billy Graziadei Biography & Awards Billboard.com" Billboard.com Obtained December 7, 2011
  6. ^ "Billy Graziadei Biography - AOL Music" AOL Canada Obtained December 7, 2011
  7. ^ "Suicide City Biography & Awards Billboard.com" Billboard.com Obtained December 7, 2011
  8. ^ "BLABBERMOUTH.NET - SUICIDE CITY Video Interview Posted Online" BLABBERMOUTH.NET Obtained December 7, 2011
  9. ^ "ROADRUNNER UNITED CONCERT SETLIST" Roadrunner Records Obtained December 7, 2011
  10. ^ "BIOHAZARD Guitarist To Tour With Reunited BLOOD FOR BLOOD" Blabbermouth.net June 20, 2010 Obtained December 9, 2011
  11. ^ "Biohazard: Black And White And Red All Over Lyrics" sing365.com Obtained January 30, 2012
  12. ^ "Biohazard|AllMusic" allmusic Obtained January 30, 2012
  13. ^ "Urban Discipline - Biohazard|AllMusic" allmusic Obtained January 30, 2012
  14. ^ "Sunday Old School: Biohazard" Metal Underground.com, June 12, 2011 Obtained December 19, 2011
  15. ^ "Biohazard: Black And White And Red All Over Lyrics" sing365.com Obtained January 30, 2012
  16. ^ "Biohazard|AllMusic" allmusic Obtained January 30, 2012
  17. ^ "Urban Discipline - Biohazard|AllMusic" allmusic Obtained January 30, 2012
  18. ^ "BIOHAZARD" Archaic Magazine, May 8, 2006 Obtained December 28, 2011
  19. ^ "BIOHAZARD" Pitchfork Hardwear 2004 Obtained December 28, 2011
  20. ^ "Return to Teradise Tera Patrick Stars intitleThe Original Lineup of Biohazard Tours Australia & New Zealand" Pornstar Portraits.com Obtained December 28, 2011
  21. ^ "FIREWATER STUDIOS" Firewater Studios Obtained February 5, 2012
  22. ^ "SUICIDE CITY: Video Interview Posted Online" Blabbermouth.net, November 23, 2009 Obtained December 20, 2011
  23. ^ "New Roadrunner United DVD Clips Posted Online" MetalUnderground.com Obtained December 24, 2011
  24. ^ "BIOHAZARD Guitarist To Tour With Reunited BLOOD FOR BLOOD" Blabbermouth.net, June 20, 2010 Obtained December 20, 2011
  25. ^ "Biohazard: Original Lineup To Reform For 20th Anniversary". Komodo Rock. 2008-01-22. Retrieved 2011-10-03. 
  26. ^ Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy >> Official Belt Rankings