Hardcore veterans Biohazard have chosen Travis Campbell’s video for “Vengeance Is Mine” as the grand prize winner of their music video contest. Using their Facebook page, the band challenged fans to create their own music video for a track off of their MEW album 'REBORN IN DEFIANCE'. Submissions were uploaded to Youtube, and the band unanimously agreed on Travis’ entry as the first official video for 'REBORN IN DEFIANCE'.
Vocalist / guitarist Billy Graziadei says, “Without the help of extra footage, Travis took some classic imagery from our previous videos and made it all work for Vengeance is Mine... pure awesomeness! Be on the lookout for some great things to come from him!"
The winning video consists of clips from the band’s music videos from previous years cleverly synched so they appear to be performing the NEW song, “Vengeance Is Mine”, interspersed with footage of social strife throughout history. Watch it now!
Travis explains, “I have been a Biohazard fan since the early 90s and have always been influenced by their videos and social commentary and wanted to show my respect and appreciation for a band that has helped me get through some rough times throughout the years. I started watching all the old Bio vids and got the idea of taking all the material and cutting it in a NEW way and adding in civil unrest footage from Occupy Wall Street, the Civil Rights Era, and other events like Bloody Sunday. The hardest part was getting the synch right, having Billy from 1994 singing to a phrase in 2012 proved quite challenging! In the end I am proud of the video and I am elated that Biohazard likes it as well.”
Travis will be rewarded with the “DFL Grand Prize”, which guarantees him free Biohazard tickets and AAA passes for himself and a friend to all Biohazard shows, for life. First runner up Randy Memoli (“Reborn”) and second runner up Kareem Girgis (Come Alive) will each receive a ticket to all Biohazard shows for life.
Billy adds, “We got a lot of great submissions that all rocked! Thank you to everyone who spent their time and talent on making their own great videos, DFL forever!”
Biohazard recently added a string of July dates to their summer touring of select European festivals and will continue to tour internationally throughout the year in support of REBORN IN DEFIANCE. The summer dates are listed below.
08.06. Leisnig – Sucks’n’Summer (Germany)
09.06. Nickelsdorf – Novarock Festival (Austria)
10.06. Darmstadt – Steinbruch Theater (Germany) + STILL SREAMING + FALLBRAWL
13.06. Six Fours Les Plages – Espace Andre Malraux (France) + BRUJERIA
14.06. Basel – Sommercasino (Switzerland) + LIONHEART
15.06. Suhlingen – Reload Festival (Germany)
16.06. Rotterdam – Baroeg (Netherlands) + HOODS
17.06. Clisson – Hellfest (France)
11.07. Pinarella Die Cervia – Rockplanet (Italy)
12.07. Dornbirn – Conrad Sohm (Austria)
13.07. Tabor – Mighty Sounds Festival (Czech Republic)
14.07. Oradea – Evolution Rock Festival (Romania)
17.07. Cham – L.A. (Germany) + SIX REASONS TO KILL
20.07. Tokaj – Hegyalja Festival (Hungary)
21.07. Jarocin – Festival (Poland)