According to Blabbermouth, Biohazard bassist and co-vocalist Evan Seinfeld has left the band. “We have a long history together, but it’s time for a change,” guitarist Bobby Hambel said. “We wish Evan well.” The band recently finished recording their as-yet-untitled tenth album, and first studio album in six years, which will be out this fall. In the meantime, Scott Roberts, who played bass on the band’s last album, Means To an End, will fill in for Seinfeld this weekend at the Download Festival and on Monday at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards.
Seinfeld’s departure comes at a strange time. After a long period of dormancy, Biohazard are playing festivals, have recorded the first album with their original lineup in 17 years, and are doing it at a time when another seminal New York metal band is undergoing a similar resurgence. Then again, it’s not like Seinfeld has been totally relying on reliving his NYHC days. In between a five-year stint on HBO’s Oz, a porn career (much of it with now-ex wife Tera Patrick), and appearance on VH1 reality show Supergroup, he’s managed to remain in the spotlight without music.
But what is Biohazard without Seinfeld? In addition to being the co-founder of the band, he’s also their most visible member by far (um, no pun intended – really). While it shouldn’t be too hard for co-founder Bobby Hambel and other members Billy Graziadei and Danny Schuler to find a replacement, it’ll be a tall order to find someone that not only sounds good but has the larger than life personality that Seinfeld has. Maybe he left because the album turned out to be too good.