Friday, 24 November 2017


Captain Midnight Mosh and the Crimson Bones sail into port today with a random edition featuring thrash metal plunder. Details in a short while. Thrash!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017


1.Hello  how  are  things  going  in Portugal these  days?

Hail, Ancient Visionz! Nuno, guitar player of RAVENSIRE here! First of all, thanks a lot for your interest in our band. Regarding your question, things are going a bit better, these days. Still a fucked up economy, but at least there are some hopeful signs of things improving. Let's hope some lunatic doesn't fuck things up again.

2.You  all  formed   Ravensire  in 2011   what  gave you  the idea to start this  band?And  how  did  you  choose   Ravensire  as the  name of  the  band?

Well, I have been playing guitar for a long time (since the 80's actually), and had lots of riffs and ideas in stock for a Heavy Metal style of band. But I never found people with whom I actually

wanted to play this type of music. By the mid 00's, Rick and I teamed up for some jams but nothing came out of this.

Finally, around 2010, I was showing my friend F (who played guitar) some ideas and riffs

I had, and he got so enthusiastic that he said he'd learn how to play drums, so we could start things rolling. And that's how Ravensire came to be. He did learned how to play drums and a year later we were jamming alongside Rick (Bass) and later Zé Rockhard (Guitar) and Zé Gomes (vocals) joined the fold. As for the name, I wanted something that conveyed the  mystic/mythical/historic side of our lyrics. Since the raven, beside being a very intelligent animal, is the symbol of our city of Lisbon, we thought about naming the band about this elusive character that's the lord of the ravens.

3.What is  the  current  line up  of  the band?And  who  would  you say  are  the  bands  biggest  influences?
After a relatively stable line up from 2011-2016 (only Zé Gomes left the band, assigning the vocal duties to Rick), we had a bit of turmoil in the last year and a half. Shortly after our second full album "The Cycle Never Ends" was released, Zé Rockhard had to leave the band, so we replaced him with

Mário, our current guitarist. Unfortunately, towards late 2016 F also had to close his Ravensire collaboration, so in came Alex for the drumming duties (also the drummer in MIDNIGHT PRIEST). Right now we are: Rick (Bass/Vocals), Nuno (guitar), Mário (guitar) and Alex (drums).

Our main influences range from the old classics, to the contemporary heroes. We are not like a lot of people who say that only the 80's are worthy. There are way too many GREAT bands and releases happening today and most of the  times go unnoticed because everyone is praising the rerelease of some obscure mediocre demo from some buried and forgotten band.

Bands like SLOUGH FEG, RAM, SOLSTICE, TERMINUS, WRATHBLADE, DOOMSWORD, BATTLEROAR are releasing great stuff and should be heralded as heroes as much as lots of older bands.

4.Tyrant's Dictum  is  the  bands  newest 7Inch  how  long  did it take  the  band  to  write  the  music for  this  release?Does  the whole  band  work on  writing the music or  does one person  write everything?

Actually, of the two songs on offer on the single, one ("Facing the Wind") was already released in another version on our first mini-CD "Iron Will", whereas the other ("Tyrant's Dictum") was left out of the last album "The Cycle Never Ends". This version of "Facing the Wind" was rerecorded during our first album "We March Forward" sessions. We always looked at our mini-CD "Iron Will" as a demo, so we thought we'd pick the most emblematic song from it and record it for the first proper album "We March Forward". But since we had so much new music available for the album, we ended up leaving "Facing the

Wind" out. As for "Tyrant's Dictum" the reasons were a bit similar. We wanted around 40 minutes of music for "The Cycle Never Ends", so something should be left out. We didn't leave the song out because we thought it was inferior, far from that... We just thought that within the main theme and atmosphere of the album, this song could be "lost" and would work much better as a single on its own!

Normally, our songwriting ethos is always the same: someone comes up with the main structure of a song and then we work together the remaining layers and structure.

5.Besides  the  new 7Inch  does  the  band  have  any  other  releases or  merchandise  available  for  the  readers?If  yes  what  is available  and  where  can  the readers  buy  it?

We have released so far:

1) mini-CD "Iron Will" in 2012 (still a few copies left from us)

2) split-single 7" with TERMINUS on 2013 (sold out)

3) Album "We March Forward" on Eat Metal Records (sold out from us and the label on all formats- maybe available on some distros around)

4) Album "The Cycle Never Ends" on Cruz del Sur Music (we have a few CD's left. For LP's contact the label)

5) Single "Tyrant's Dictum" on Witches Brew (contact the label for a copy).

Other than these, all the tshirts we had are also sold out.. Cruz del Sur still has a few left on their store.

6.I  know  Portugal  has a  strong death,black  metal  scene but what  is  the  Portugese  heavy metal  scene  like?

Right now it's great! These last 10 years saw a lot of bands coming up and releasing great stuff. Bands like IRONSWORD, MIDNIGHT PRIEST, CRUZ DE FERRO, THUGNOR, SHIVAN, WANDERER, LYZZARD, ATTICK DEMONS.. even old guys like ALKATEYA are still doing the rounds. So, yeah, although in the 90's and early 00's Heavy Metal had basically disappeared except for some ocasional stuff here and there (IRONSWORD being the frontrunners), right now it's healthy.

7.Who  are your  all-time  favorite  bands  coming out  of the Portugal  metal  scene?And  are  their  any  new  bands you  feel the readers  should  watch  out for?

I'd say ALKATEYA, IRONSWORD and MIDNIGHT PRIEST are the holy trinity. As for other bands, apart from the ones mentioned in the reply above, I'll add a few more: PERPETRATÖR (Thrash), FILII NIGRANTIUM INFERNALIUM (Black Metal - going for more than 20 years and recently signed to Osmose),  DECAYED (Black Metal - you probably know these guys anyway), DAWNRIDER (Doom Metal), LEATHER SYNN (Heavy Metal)...

8.Does  Ravensire  play  live  very  often? If  yes  what  have  been some  of the bands  most  memorable   shows  over the  years?

We don't play that often, but we play regularly. I'd say 5-6 times a year in average. Fortunately, we also play regularly around Europe with shows in Belgium, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France and next December in Germany with a few others being talked about for next year.

It's hard to talk about a show in particular, as everywhere we played we were most welcome and treated very well.

But when you go to some place and see the love that the organizers have for the event and the heart and money they pour into it (sometimes even getting personal problems out of the ordeal) I'd have to give a great, big, shout out to David & Christine from No Compromise Fest in Belgium and Hylde Aos from Anthems of Steel Fest in France.

9.Are  their  any  shows or tours  coming up  in  support  of Tyrant's Dictum?Who  are  some  bands  you will  be  sharing  the stage  with?

For Tyrant's Dictum, not really. We view this single as the closing of a chapter in RAVENSIRE's history. Kind of a treat for everyone that has followed us and an opportunity to finally work together with Cheryl and Witches Brew, someone I personally hold in high esteem for a long time!

As for the next shows, we'll be playing a festival here in Portugal destined to raise money for our firefighters called Oeste Underground Fest with bands like SACRED SIN, ACRANIUS, RAW DECIMATING BRUTALITY among others and in December we'll head to Marburg in Germany where we'll play with IRONSWORD, BATTLE RAM, ARKHAM WITCH and others.

10.Besides  heavy metal music  do you  or  any of  the members listen to  any other  forms of  underground  music?If  yes  what  genre's  do you  listen to  and  who  are some  of your  favorite  bands and artists?

I'd say we listen to Heavy Metal 99% of our time. Probably some oldies goldies might creep up into our ears occasionally.

Stuff from the 60s, 70s, both mainstream and some others not so well known. There are great gems from this period waiting to be discovered like, for example, HORSE, URSA MAJOR, IRON CLAW, POWER OF ZEUS, JERUSALEM, among many others.

11.When  not  working  on   new  music  or  band  business  what  do you  like to do  in your  free time?

Well... It's actually the other way around ahah! When we are not working on our jobs, we occupy our free time with

band business and new songs! Seriously, though, when our free time does not involve band related stuff, we're probably on the lookout for sexual activities with the opposite sex, outdoor activities (sometimes mixing both!) and stuff like that.

12.Thank  you  for  taking  the  time  to  fill  this  interview  out do you  have  any  final  words for  the readers?
Well, thank you for the opportunity to talk about RAVENSIRE. If anyone wants to know more about us, or listen to our

songs, you can do so either on facebook: or on bandcamp:

If you want to contact us for ordering stuff, drop a line at


Sunday, 19 November 2017

Pipes and Pints - Raise our Flag [Official Music Video] (CELTIC PUNK)

"Raise our Flag" by Pipes and Pints Video by Rolla Productions.


Peace all, hope the weekend is treating you well. I'm thinking of doing a random Crimson Bones Thrash Radio show next weekend alongside or as part of The Wastelands. Until I'm 100% to reschedule interviews, the music shows are an ideal way to work my way back into radio shows. It has been a while since Captain Midnight Mosh sailed the high seas. Details next week.

Crimson Bones Thrash Archives:

Configa - Mind Control [UK Remix] (ft. Genesis Elijah, Silas Zephania and HaStyle) (REAL HIP HOP/UNDERGROUND HIP HOP/BOOM BAP)

Configa just dropped a preview track/video track, which is from the forth coming album 'Configaration Volume 1' out on SLAMJamz records on November 21st. 

The track is fire and it grabbed me instantly. This is why on The Wastelands I'll play real hip hop when able. It needs to be heard and reach a wider audience than just the underground hip hop scene. 

Press release from Configa:
Preview song/video taken from Configa's forthcoming album 'Configaration Volume 1' (#CV1) released on SLAMJamz records on November 21st, 2017. Music Produced by Configa @Configa Music Mixed/Mastered by Earl Blaize Video Shot by Nick Light and Escape Route Media Video Edited by Nick Light.

Saturday, 18 November 2017



Short edition this week, but as always thank you to all the PR companies, labels, bands, and friends that support the show. Please hit me up for airplay/promo on the show.


 Featured in this episode: Traditional Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Thrash, Death Metal, Brutal DM, Old School DM, Metal Punk, HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Doom, Death Doom, Modern Metal, Metal, Underground Hip Hop, Real Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, and more!


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TOWER - Raceway Rock (4:23)
        TOWER - Flames (3:29)
        The Reed Effect - Get In Line (3:09)
        Arisen From Nothing - Born Hated (3:41)
        Wolf Counsel - O'Death (4:29)
        Wolf Counsel - Coffin Nails (4:19)
        Sacred Fire - Into the Deep (4:20)
        Game Over - Lysander (4:08)
        No Return - The Crimson Rider (5:31)
        Powerhouse - Trigger Warning (4:36)
        Rebel Scum - Scum Of The Earth (4:01)
        Poison Pill - Jurisdictional Confusion (3:00)
        Slowbleed - Wasted Time (4:09)
        Relevant Anger - Nine to Five (1:55)
        Longest War - Personal Armageddon (1:53)
        Shortlife - Thieves (1:52)
        Disavow - No Devotion (1:06)
        Configa -  Back 2 Basics (ft. John Graham) (3:31)
        Grand Surgeon feat Spoonie Gee - Yes Yes Yall (Cuts by LDonthecut) (prod by LG Roc) (2:40)
        Guerrilla Alliance - Treasures Of Darkness (3:59)
        Tarantüla - The Computer That Ate My Brain (2:17)
        Mørder - Fight Over Nothing (3:39)
        Pale Mare - HOPLITE (6:58)
        Torso Murder - Beggars Choice (4:15)
        Ominous Eclipse - Spiral Into Sanity (4:22)
        ADE - Dark Days of Rome (3:42)
        In-Defilade - Guilty (2:51)
        Meat Train - Random Acts Of Carnage (3:57)
        UNDER THE CHURCH - Vitalizing Funeral (3:19)
        Bloodstrike - Iron Rations (2:49)
        Cryptworm - Gutswamp (4:09)
        Martyrdoom - Drowned in Void (5:09)
        Horde Casket - Shape-Shifters (3:58)
        ADVERSARY - Unborn Friend (2:40)
        Wormed - Eukaryotic Hex Swarm (2:33)


Hey all, Hoping you are all enjoying the start to the weekend. I'm back with another episode of The Wastelands, which is just a short edition today and is dominated mainly by promos. Live from 10am-12pm EST/3-5pm UK.

Featured in this episode: Traditional Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Thrash, Death Metal, Brutal DM, Old School DM, Metal Punk, HC, HC Punk, Metallic HC, Doom, Death Doom, Modern Metal, Metal, Underground Hip Hop, Real Hip Hop, Conscious Hip Hop, and more!

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Friday, 17 November 2017

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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The Wastelands airs tomorrow afternoon (UK)/late morning (US, EST). This week's episode is heavily dominated with new promos, so please hit me up asap if you want to be featured. Full details posted tomorrow when the show starts.


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Sunday, 12 November 2017


Recently I opened up The Wastelands to feature an even wider range of music. It has always strived to play a multitude of genres, which it has from both clean and extreme ends of the underground, but I wanted to go even further. 

I'm always eager and open to discover new genres of music, especially underground music, and hear styles I've never heard before. It is impossible not to sleep on some genres and scenes, especially when you are already spread thin. My main focus is metal, punk, and underground hip hop, but that doesn't mean I don't like any other music.

In an effort to bring everything together, and hopefully promote independent and underground music as one community, The Wastelands Radio Show is now open to the following genres:


The Wastelands Radio Submissions Page:

Punk/HC Genres: HC, HC Punk, Crust, D-Beat, Grindcore, Celtic Punk, Ska Punk, Straight Edge HC, Crust Grind, Metallic Crust, Fastcore/PV, Anarcho Punk, Beatdown, Metallic HC, NYHC, Stench, Crossover, Horror Punk, Underground Punk Rock.

Metal Punk: Punk based metal is also fine to featured such as Metal Punk, Punk Based Old School DM, Death Punk, and Death Crust.

Metal: Death Metal, Brutal DM, Slam, Death Grind, Old School DM, Thrash, Doom, Desert Rock, Sludge, Stoner Rock, Metal, Modern Metal, Traditional Heavy Metal, Underground Hard Rock.

Blues & Dark Country: Underground Blues, Blues Rock, Blues Metal, Dark Country, Gothic Country. Stuff that's got soul, good acoustic strings, guitars, and rawness/grit in the vocals.  
Underground Hip Hop: Real Hip Hop only such as boom bap, conscious hip hop, hc hip hop. 

If I think something can be flowed into the show, then I'm open to it. I'm always interested in new music and new underground music genres or styles I haven't heard before. So please ask if you are unsure whether your music can be featured.