Download 2011: Co-founding frontman flies home to his porn career – while band arrange to play upcoming shows with stand-in
Biohazard have split with frontman Evan Seinfeld with immediate effect, and they’ll play their third set at the UK’s Download festival with stand-in Scott Roberts tomorrow.
And guitarist Bobby Hambel says the band needed to make the move, stating simply: “We have a long history together, but it’s time for a change. We wish Evan well.”
Roberts was a member of the lineup which recorded 2005 album Means to an End before the original members regrouped three years later. They’ve finished work on a new record, due out later this year.
When they return to their native New York Hambel, Billy Graziadei and Danny Schuler will recruit a full-time replacement for Seinfeld.
The departed bassist has been building a career as a porn star with his girlfriend Little Lupe Fuentes. His future plans have not been announced.
Meanwhile, Biohazard will perform on Monday night at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards in London, then prepare for a world tour backing the release of their as-yet untitled tenth album.
Schuler says: “It’s one of the best albums we’ve ever done. We’re looking forward to getting it on the road, and we’re ready to see what the future holds.”
The band were kicked off the second stage at Download in 1994 for encouraging their fans to rush the stage, then soon afterwards they were ejected from the festival arena for smashing up their dressing room. They returned two years later – but Hambel recently hinted they wouldn’t be against staging a repeat of their first-time antics.