Billy Graziadei, founding member of Metal, Hardcore & Hip Hop pioneers BIOHAZARD. With over 5 million albums sold world-wide, Biohazard's video for the song Punishment was the most played video on Mtv's HeadBangers Ball. Graziadei recently co-founded the 2017 super-group POWERFLO with members of Cypress Hill, Fear Factory and Downset. Billy released his first solo album 'Feed the Fire' to critical acclaim on AFM records in the fall of 2018.
Music has always been the central, unifying force in Billy Graziadei’s life. Early musical training took place on the Graziadei family’s old, forever out-of-tune upright piano and he began studying music under the guidance of his Grandfather and Uncle, both of whom he had always admired.
So he expanded his musical vocabulary while growing up, finding inspiration in so many forms of music but it wasn’t until he stumbled into the underground world of punk-rock music that his musical taste was really sparked into growth.
Immersing himself in the sounds, perspective, and culture of the punk underground, Billy’s desire to create new, innovative music led him to the late 80’s hardcore scene in New York City, from Sunday matinee hardcore shows at CBGB’s to Friday night metal shows at Brooklyn’s L’Amour metal/rock club. It was here that he found his musical home and it was here that Billy helped form a band that would take the metal/hardcore scene by storm. It was the birth of BIOHAZARD. As one of the first bands they combined the urban sounds of hardcore, metal and rap with scorching lyrics describing the forces at work in our modern urban lives.
With an audio engineering degree and years of experience recording BIOHAZARD, Graziadei opened Firewater Studios. This studio became an incubator for Billy’s creativity, where he continues to cultivate his talent while producing upcoming bands. During the years of touring with BIOHAZARD, Graziadei collaborated with many different musicians. As a result of this the later friendship with Cypress Hill singer SenDog, turned in 2016 into the Supergroup POWERFLO along with bassist Christian Olde Wolbers (Ex-FEAR FACTORY) and guitarist Roy Lozano (DOWNSET). While Graziadei continues to work on new POWERFLO songs as he tours around, he decided that the time finally has come for his solo venture: Billy Graziadei is BILLYBIO.
“I’ve always wanted to do a solo release and the timing of everything that I have been working on just seemed to fall in place. I always let the creative juices flow, I don’t try and restrict them to fit a certain genre. With BILLYBIO, it’s 100% me. No influence from anyone else. This is who I am and what I’ve become. I’m a product of everyone I’ve met, talked with, shared my stories with…and a bit of their stories as well.Anyone who’s a fan of what I’ve done, especially with BIOHAZARD, will love this! There’s something there for every fan of heavy underground music! I’m psyched to release my new music this fall as BILLYBIO. Launching the band in Europe on tour with my family in LIFE OF AGONY couldn’t get any better!”
As you can hear, the anticipation is huge and BILLYBIO will more than deliver the goods. This is the best of all worlds. ”Feed The Fire” is heavy, fast, groovy and full of energy, I couldn’t have it any other way. It’s full of my roots but modern.”, states Billy.And producer Tue Madsen agrees: “When I was brought in to mix this record, it was with big expectations, and boy, were they met. These songs keep the energy level so high and have so much to say. Great deliverance, great songwriting and now Me mixing the whole thing. I couldn't be happier." To gain a first impression of the upcoming album, which will be released over AFM Records on 30th November 2018, you may view the video “Freedoms Never Free”. This energetic, blistering Hardcorehymn will also be the first single, that hits the street at the 10th of October 2018, just in time BILLYBIO is on the road with fellow New Yorkers Life Of Agony. If you want to be convinced of the force in advance, you can do so on the European Tour, which Graziadei's band will join L.O.A. as direct support.
“With BillyBio, it’s 100% me. No influence from anyone else. This is who I am and what I’ve become. I’m a product of everyone I’ve met, talked with, shared my stories with…and a bit of their stories as well.”
- Billy Graziadei-
Summer Tour Announced for Europe. US dates being released soon.
After the bands first Sold-Out show in Antwerp in January 2019, they were invited back to Antwerp for an appearance at the Antwerp Metal Fest with At the Gates, Knocked Loose, etc... Tickets available below in the tour section.
BillyBio proudly announce that they will be playing the Jera On Air festival in the Netherlands on Friday June 28th, 2019 along side Parkway Drive, Architects, with friends Agnostic Front and Hatebreed to name a few. Tickets available below in the tour section.
BillyBio ended their debut headlining European 14 day tour (with no days off) in Berlin for a sold-out (free) show at Coretex Records! The show was epic!
Happy to announce BillyBio is joining forces with fellow NYC hardcore legends Madball for a west coast tour. See tourdates for more info. Cutthroat, a Los Angeles band produced by Billy, will be joinging the tour as support. Tickets available below in the tour section.
Billybio embarks on their first Headline tour with Los Angeles based Cutthroat as support. With 14 shows striaght with no days off, the band teaming up for one show with Sick of It All, Ignite, Municipal Waste, Booze and Glory on the Persistance Tour in Oberhausen.
Gearing up for a new year with touring plans being announced for Europe in late January into February. Billy will be bringing a band he produces called Cuthroat, hailing out of Los Angeles.
Traveling throughout the Northeast US and Southeast of Canada in a van without reverse and heat didn't stop the BillyBio sqaud from killing it every night! The band teamed up with Sick of It All and Life of Agony for the last two shows of the tour. Billy joined Life of Agony for two songs during LOA's set; Punishment and Method of Groove.
Been a long road to get here today! Thanks to everyone who helped me get to this point, your friendship and guidance is appreciated! So onto the rock, tonight we're playing in Fullerton for the opening US show of the tour! Looking forward to this!!!
The first tour for BillyBio is complete. A whole slew of great shows with the family in Life of Agony and our new friends All Hail the Yeti, from Los Angeles. The tour was a blast and the band really got into their groove, especially for never playing together before!
New single out on all platforms. Video available on BillyBiohazard Facebook! Best to watch this on your mobile! Rise and Slay!
BILLYBIO and Thy Will Be Done will be touring North East US and Canada in early December. The tour ends with two great shows supporting Life of Agony and Sick of it All! Check the tour dates below for more info
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Feed the Fire will be dropping world wide on November 30th 2018!
We're dropping this bomb on November 30th worldwide. Full speed ahead!
I'm happy to announce that I've signed with AFM records and will be releasing my debut album this fall!
Amped to announce I'm doing shows with Life of Agony and Sick of it All on the East Coast in December! Dec. 14 at The Paramount in Huntington, NY and Dec. 15 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ
Had the honor of having Dan Palmer (Death by Stereo/Zebrahead) shred some leads on the new record!
Psyched to have brother Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) on bass duties. On top of being a kick ass bass player, he's even a more amazing person!
"I've been trying to get with Tue for a while now and it's an honor to finally be able to work with him. Tue's done so many great records that I love from Meshuggah, Sick Of It All, Baby Metal, Madball and HALFORD! I'm know he's gonna knock it outta the park with this one!" Billy Graziadei
Billy Graziadei has teamed up with some friends to take the new solo band on tour this fall in Europe with the family in Life of Agony and All Hail the Yeti! Click on the TOUR link above for tour dates
Billy brought in badass drummer and good friend from Italy, Simo Perini. From 10 Foot Pole, Guttermouth and Bloody Beat Roots fame, Simo is laying down some blistering beats!
Working on new designs that'll be available on tour and in the store coming soon'
More info coming soon
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