Interview  with  Razgate  done  by  Patrick posted on 11-17-17

Interview  with  Razgate  done  by  Patrick

1.Hello  when  did you first  get the idea to  start  this  band? And  what is the  current line-up  for the band?

Giacomo Burgassi:  Well, you know? When you play something, you need a band! So it happened naturally!  The current line-up is: Edoardo Natalini on the drums, Niccolò Olivieri on the bass, Francesco Monaci on the lead guitar and, of course, me on the vocals and rhythm guitar.

2.Who  would you  say  are  Razgate's  biggest  influences? 

Giacomo Burgassi:  we have a lot of influences: from thrash metal to rock’n’roll! I and Edoardo write songs for the band and we love many bands, you can hear our background in every riff.

3.Feral Evolution is Razgate's debut  full length which  is  being released through Sliptrick Rec. how  did you  and the band come in  contact  with this  label?

Giacomo Burgassi:  I was looking for the right label on the net and I saw Sliptrick Rec.. From the first interaction I knew that this label was the best choice for us.

4.Who   usually handles  writing the music for the band?  does the whole band take part or does one member usually  write everything?

Giacomo Burgassi:  I write thousand riffs! With Edoardo, we choose the best ones and we write the structure of song. Then the other members add things to this, but all the material are from jams together. 

5.Who  handles writing the lyrics  for the music  what  are some subjects you all wrote about  on  Feral Evolution?

Giacomo Burgassi:  I write the lyrics and the main theme of Feral Evolution is control. Control that society, mass media or simply people have on other people. This is so important to me, especially in times like these. This kind of control is evil for everybody, probably the main reason of madness and violence in the world.

6.Besides  the  debut  release does the  band  have any other  merchandise  available  for the  readers?If yes what  is avaailible and where can the readers  buy it?

Giacomo Burgassi:  we have many things, Edoardo is fucking amazing on doing graphics and illustrations! You can contact us on Facebook or on e-mail but you better can come to see us live!

7.What  have  been  some  of  Razgate most memorable  shows  over the  years?And  who  are some bands you  have  shared the  stage  with?

Giacomo Burgassi:  we really like the mosh pit! Yeah! Wherever we can see it, we are at our best show! There are some great bands we shared the stage with but I want to send my greetings to our friends Vexovoid, Injury, Disboskator: they’re great bands and great people! See you soon on stage mothefuckers!

8.Are their any tours or  shows  coming up in  support  of  Feral Evolution  if yes  where  will  the  band  be  playing?

Giacomo Burgassi:  yeah! We have some shows coming up! check out our Facebook page to see where we will play! 

9.Besides  thrash metal  do you or  any of the members  listen to  any other  forms of underground metal  or  music in general? Who  are  some of your  favorite bands  and  artists?

Giacomo Burgassi:  I grew up with classic rock (AC/DC rules!) usually I like to listen to a lot of doom metal and classic heavy (Judas Priest, Accept, Cathedral, Pentagram, of course Black Sabbath and Mercyful Fate, Venom).  But I really love Pink Floyd, Elton John: not exactly what you expected, is it? 

10.I  know  Italy  has a  strong death,black metal  scene  but  what  is  the  thrash  metal  scene like  in  Italy?

Giacomo Burgassi:  Alive! There are bands really great but it’s hard to find right places where you can listen to them live!

11.Who  are your  all-time favorite  Italian  bands  and  are  their  any  new  bands  you  feel the  readers  should   check out?

Giacomo Burgassi:   My favorites are Sabotage, Strana Officina, Necrodeath or Death SS. If you want something new, check out bands I said before!

12.Besides music  we  are  huge movie  fans  here  do you  like to watch  a lot of  movies?If  yes do you  have  a favorite  genre?

Giacomo Burgassi:    I’m a huge movie fan too! I love horror and thriller! 

13.Who  are  some of your  all-time  favorite actresses  and  actors? Are their  any  directors you  enjoy watching?

Giacomo Burgassi:   Absolutely Quentin Tarantino and Kubrick along with Scorsese and Wes Craven. As actors I have no favorites, I like the characters in different movies.

14.Thank you  for  taking the time to  do  this  interview  do you  have  any  final  comments  for  the  readers?

Giacomo Burgassi:   Thank you, man! Keep on thrashing! 

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