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!