Dec 062012

Front-man and vocalist, Chaz Bond, formed BioGenesis in 1996. The name was inspired by a scientific theory that living things can only be produced by other living things. Chaz Bond was joined by James Riggs on guitars, Randy Walton on bass and Nevin Cline on drums. They were picked up by Steve Rowe’s label, Rowe Productions, and released ‘The Mark Bleeds Through’ (2001) followed by a tour with Mortification. They had planned to release a second album, but it never came to fruition. BioGenesis disbanded in 2005 after Chaz joined Jacobs Dream.

However, five years after their apparent demise, BioGenesis reformed with their original line-up. They also added an extra guitarist in Paul Witte. After some reunion shows in their local area of Dayton, Ohio, the band began working on their new album ‘The Rise, The Fall, The Rebirth’. They also brought in a guest guitarist in the form of John Berry (Jacobs Dream) with his signature solos. Their style crosses genre boundaries, so that they move between power metal, thrash and melodic death metal, with progressive elements within the song structures. They are influenced by Iced Earth, Cannibal Corpse, Fear Factory, Deliverance, Disturbed and Nevermore.

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