BIOHAZARD have scrapped their plans of giving away free downloads of their new album “Reborn In Defiance”.
A physical edition of the album will be available on April 21st.
Here’s the newest statement:
We regret to inform you all that due to circumstances beyond our control, we will not be able to offer our new record “Reborn In Defiance” in the US at this time. We love all of you who have continued to support us through the years and can’t wait to share with you a record that we are extremely proud of. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience and a special thanks to our partners Revolver, Repudo and Google for their hard work setting this up. All of our touring plans are still solidified and we are excited to see you all out on the road!
Here’s the previous official press release:
New York hardcore veterans Biohazard are teaming up with Revolver Magazine and Repudo to blaze yet another trail and give away their new record “Reborn In Defiance” in its entirety for FREE to all fans in the United States starting January 20th 2012.
The first such promotion ever launched, the record will be available for free download off of Revolver Magazine’s website revolvermag.com as well as through the technology offered by Repudo.com. Fans can check into Biohazard “Containment Zones” (record stores, venues, and more) across the United States using the Repudo app on their smart phones and download the new record directly to their phones or send it to their email inbox. A full map of the Containment Zones will be available soon. For fans who still want a physical copy of REBORN IN DEFIANCE, CDs will be made available for sale in conjunction with Record Store Day in April and will include exclusive additional content.
“When we started, we followed our hearts and innovated a new direction for heavy music, and today we’re doing the same.” says Biohazard vocalist/guitarist Billy Graziadei. “Technology has allowed us to find a new way to not only reach out to fans but also to thank them for their support all these years. Grab our album for free and we’ll see you on tour!”
REBORN IN DEFIANCE is the highly anticipated new record that was recorded by the band’s original lineup, its first such recording in almost 18 years, with producer Toby Wright (Alice in Chains, Metallica).
Below are all upcoming northeast tour dates for the first part of their world tour in support of REBORN IN DEFIANCE. Scott Roberts will be joining the band as bass player for all dates.
US Tour Dates:
1/15 – Albany, NY @ Bogies
1/16 – Reading, PA @ Reverb
1/17 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater *Record Release Party
2/8 – Syracuse, NY @ Station 58
2/9 – Portland, ME @ Asylum
2/10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/11 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
2/12 – Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s Pub
2/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Diesel
2/15 – Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
2/16 – Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre
2/17 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
2/18 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
BIOHAZARD has sold millions of albums worldwide since they achieved international success with their albums Urban Discipline on Roadrunner Records in 1992 and 1994’s State of the World Address on Warner Brothers.
Over the years, Biohazard has collaborated with Onyx, Cypress Hill, Agnostic Front, Hatebreed, Pantera, and Type O Negative, among others. The band has continued to tour nationally and internationally, sharing stages with House of Pain, Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Danzig, Fear Factory, Sepultura and Agnostic Front.
PUBLISHED on January 12, 2012.
UPDATED on January 21, 2012 – change of plans.