CRIPPLE BASTARDS welcomes new drummer Raph Saini and announces new shows!!
After 15 years, 3 full length albums and countless shows all over the world, CRIPPLE BASTARDS and drummer AL MAZZOTTI part ways to pursue separate and different paths. Being a friend and an extremely gifted musician who actively contributed in shaping the CRIPPLE BASTARDS trademark sound, we wish him the very best both in personal and professional life. The heavy task to blast CB’s drum kit is now in the hands of brazilian-sardinian piledriving sniper RAPHAEL SAINI (JADED STAR, ICED EARTH, touring drummer with MASTER, ARHYTHMIA etc, chief at Bateras Beat Drumschool). Amazingly talented and forged to grind at manic speed, he already proved to be the right choice for the band’s future delivering a devastating set at his debut show with CB in Treviso, few weeks ago. To introduce him to our Italian followers and keep on promoting the new album “Nero in metastasi” we have just confirmed a string of weekend shows for the next few months, before embarking on some longer tours in 2015. Here’s the upcoming dates so far, more TBA soon:
October 11th 2014 – Calenzano (Firenze) @ “Cycle Club”
October 25th 2014 – Rimini @ “Circolo Dei Malfattori” (Grind On The Road Fest VIII)
November 28th 2014 – Pescara @ “Orange Club”
November 29th 2014 – Roma @ “Traffic Club”
December 19th 2014 – Seregno (Milano) @ “Honky Tonky” (Night Of The Speed Demons 7 Fest)
January 10th 2015 – Cagliari @ “Cueva Rock”