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Raphael Saini

Chaoswave , Iced Earth , One Machine


With MEINL since:



December 12, 1982

Zodiac Sign:


Place of birth:

Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Currently living in:

Cagliari (Italy)

Drumming since:

1996 with punk rock band called Mr. Fonz....that was awful auhahuauhauh!!!

Car that you currently drive:

Yaris by Toyotoa

Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:

When I am in Cagliari (my home town), I love to go to a club called "Preep" and spend some time with my friends.

Favorite Food:


Favorite Drink:

guarana on the rocks


I studied a lot (and I still study) with many drummers like: Daniele Russo (my Italian teacher), Girogio DelRio (my 1st good teacher), ...and some great guys at Batera's beatand souza Lima...two great schools in Sao Paulo!

Highlight of your career so far:

Touring europe has been an amazing experience...

Drumming strengths:

you judge me

Drumming means to me:

something wonderful that I enjoy everyday

Advice for up and coming drummers:

build up a band

How would you describe yourself:

friendly, crazy, extremely sensitive, a hard worker when I have to reach my goals.

When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:

"I lived the best I could"