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I recorded drumtacks for the upcoming Negacy album that will be soon released by MASSACRE RECORDS.
I just listened to the final mastered version, and it’s super cool! Heavy Metal with some prog and power nuances, great musicianship and an excellent guitar work by Andy Mornar.
There is some drum-recordings footage that will go online in the next months, keep an eye on their page!


A partire da settembre sarà possibile frequentare gli INTENSIVE DRUMDAYS con me a CREMONA.

Le lezioni sono disegnate in base alle tue esigenze ed in base alle informazioni che fornirai riguardo il tuo livello sia questo base medio o avanzato.
I tuoi anni di esperienza sullo strumento, la tua età, la tua musica preferita e lo stile che vorrai sviluppare renderanno il tuo programma e la sessione unica e personalizzata al 100%.
A tutto questo si aggiungeranno consigli a 360° sulla musica e sul music business.

Per informazioni: raphaelsaini@gmail.com



This is “morte da Tossico” recorded live at Obscene Extreme Festival2018 recorded with my ZOOM q2N (thanks Zoom Italia). This show was one of the best so far with Cripple Bastards and absolutely something I will never forget.

I grow up listening to this kind of music and dreaming about touring, about being part of this scene… I worked so hard to get this that I really never had the time to fully understand that I realized many of my dreams. Playing in a band that you were a fan of in a festival that you dreamed of…. It’s just insane. In Cagliari back in 98, you couldn’t even dream about doing this: It was just too Much. I am inspired to work harder than ever.

Last show of the summer with Cripple Bastards: Obscene Extreme 2018!

A dream come true. I have been waiting to perform at this festival since I was 17…. Playing there with #cripplebastards is another dream coming true. It doesn’t get any ‘grinder’ than this.



I like many styles of music but I never had the chance to play them live or record a performance before the beginning of this year. I decided to change this and challange myself to show you this side of my drumming. This tune is a great example of what I’ve been working on. This is “Na estrada” by Wander Taffo (R.I.P.) song featured on the book PLAY! by Christiano Rocha. The song is mixed by my buddy Alb Bandino at Cutfire Mixing Studios. Great song and great melodies, it was a great learning experience!

Grazie Brasil!

The Brasilian mini-tour was just AMAZING: Thank you all!!!!

Can’t wait to do another tour like this: great people, great places and so much fun: GRAZIE.


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Hi Everyone, so these are the final dates for the upcoming mini-tour in Brazil ️. I will be playing songs from my bands Cripple Bastards and Jaded Star. See you there!

Fevereiro 2018
22 – Campinas – Bateras Beat Campinas
23 – Jundaì – Bateras Beat Jundiaí
24 – São Paulo – Bateras Beat Vila Carrão / Viva Arte
25 – Passos (MG) – Estaçao cultura (with Dino Verdade)
26 – Passos (MG) – estação cultura (with Dino Verdade)


Cripple Bastards Drum recordings…DONE!

Drums for the upcoming Cripple Bastards records are done. I never played as fast, as furious and as crazy in my entire life… Honestly I don’t know if I will be able to do more than this again. Making an album with Cb and having it released by Relapse Records is way more than a dream coming true. Expect the unexpectable and a step forward from ‘Nero in Metastasi’. Thanks to SPVN Studio and Stefano Orkid Santi for the amazing job. Thanks to my sponsors for providing some amazing gear!!!! For these recordings I must thank expecially Stefano Mirra (Bode Music GearPromark ItaliaEvans Italia) and Mauro from Mogar Music (Tama Italia).

Sessions were tracked mostly WITHOUT metronome.




Out Of Action Due To Injury

Hi Everyone and sorry for the delay, my phone is not working properly after Allstedt. I am really amazed to see how many people has been contacting me in the last 48 hours, thank you.
So basically after First Blood’s show in Allstedt it was raining and there was Mud all over the festival area. I was carrying some items to the van when I slipped on the mud and I fell on my back feeling a big “CRAAAACK” on my left ankle and a huge pain on my lower back. Right afterwards I was helped by paramedics (Thank you) who suggested me that if the pain would countinue I had to run to an hospital to be checked to make sure things weren’t as bad as they could have been.

So here I am now: 
I am unable to walk properly yet and it will take some weeks.
I am not drumming at all and I MUST wait the pain is gone before even attempting to try to hit a cymbal.

I really would like to thank everyone who cared about helping me and advising me on what to do, it could have been way worse. 

— Talk Soon




I waited a bit to announce it but there you go…
I am touring europe with First Blood – OFFICIAL PAGE.
I would like to thank my buddy Fernando Schaefer for making this happen and also Carl, Johan and Daiske for trusting me.
Neither to Say this is a HUGE honour for me and I am more than happy to be part of this.
Today we played Brutal Assault fest 22 – official event and it was a dream coming true for me.
I would like also to wish to @ajpworrel a speedy recover.


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