Billy Graziadei made his name as part of the legendary hardcore/punk band, Biohazard and more recently with crossover metal band, Powerflo. A multi-talented musician, Billy finally thought it was time to venture into solo territory and BillyBio was born.
“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.”
“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.
Feed the Fire is out on November 30th 2018 via APF Records.
“The hate of men will pass and dictators die and the power they took from the people will return to the people”
With that famous quote (Charlie Chaplin – The Great Dictator) Billy Graziadei lays out his inspirations for this album for all to see. Feed the Fire is a record filled with passion taking swipes at the political landscape, the media and the constant fuel of negativity thrown our way. Those familiar with his other bands will be comfortable with what this album has to offer but it has to be said that BillyBio also proudly stands on its own two feet.
Beginning at a blazing pace, Freedom’s Never Free is pure hardcore gold with chunky guitars and vocals spat out at an intense level. It’s a statement of intent, BillyBio is determined to get your attention.
What really makes this album a worthy listen though is how it’s routed in positive messages and a lot of the time is very catchy. The title track has a banger of a chorus, No Apologies, No Regrets slow verses followed by intense bursts of speed change things up and Generation Z is shockingly catchy. The latter is going to be killer live!
What really makes Feed the Fire such a great album is that even if you’re not a fan of Biohazard or Powerflo chances are you might like this. It’s got all his influences but it’s not restricted by them. A top production job really hits the mark too.
The first half half of the album is down right excellent and happily it never runs out steam in the second. Sodality’s rapping plays off chunky groove wonderfully and STFU is as passionate as anything on the album as Billy demands you “stand up for yourself, for all the good you believe in”.
Feed the Fire is every bit as satisfying as giving the middle finger to every bit of negativity that comes at you from all walks of life. BillyBio has your back.
BillyBio – Feed the Fire Full Track Listing:
1. Freedom’s Never Free
2. Feed the Fire
3. No Apologies, No Regrets
4. Generation Z
5. Sick and Tired
8. Rise and Slay
13. Disaffected World
BillyBio - Feed The Fire (AFM Records)
- The Final Score - 8.5/108.5/10