Biohazard’s Founding Drummer Anthony Meo Has Passed Away


Over the weekend, Biohazard members Billy Graziadei and Danny Schuler announced that their long-time friend and founding drummer Anthony Meo passed away. According to people close to him, he was battling cancer when he died.

Meo played with Biohazard between 1987 and 1988. During that time he helped record the band’s first demo. Graziadei offered his condolences via social media.

“RIP Anthony Meo. You brought us all together, you will live on forever through what we created together! #biohazard #og #drummer #fuckcancer #pickitupmeo”

That post was preceded a few days prior by honoring Meo, stating that without the drummer, Biohazard wouldn’t be a thing.

“This is Anthony Meo. With out him, there would be no Biohazard. He was our first drummer and brought us all together. Our lives would had probably continued on the same destructive path or who knows had Meo not introduced Bobby and Evan, (who I already knew from someone else). We had some crazy times together! Thank you Meo! Keep him in your prayers!”

Similarly, Schuler paid tribute to the man who he replaced in Biohazard.

“Anthony MEO was the original drummer of @biohazarddfl and a founding member of the band. He was also a friend I’ve known since I was 5 years old. I grew up looking up to him as a drummer, and I went to school with his sister, Nicole. MEO lived 2 blocks from me in Canarsie, and he used to come play drums with me at my house.

“He was a few years older than me, but we were friends. I remember seeing him with biohazard in the early days. And when he left the band and I joined, he gave me his blessing. In later years, he would come to the shows and sit in on the drums and remind everybody how important he was to biohazard. Without MEO, there is no biohazard. We lost a brother today, and a true old school Brooklyn original. He was truly one of a kind, living life on his terms. And a great drummer. Rest in peace my brother, and thank you for showing me the way.”

We are saddened to learn of Meo’s death. Our condolences to Meo’s friends, family, and former bandmates.

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