Only two weeks after Italian metal drummer Raphael Saini was been announced as the touring drummer for hardcore act FIRST BLOOD‘s European summer tour, he has suffered a serious injury after the band’s show at Allstedt and is now out of action.
“Hi Everyone and sorry for the delay, my phone is not working properly after Allstedt. I am really amazed to see how many people has been contacting me in the last 48 hours, thank you.
So basically after First Blood’s show in Allstedt it was raining and there was Mud all over the festival area. I was carrying some items to the van when I slipped on the mud and I fell on my back feeling a big “CRAAAACK” on my left ankle and a huge pain on my lower back. Right afterwards I was helped by paramedics (Thank you) who suggested me that if the pain would countinue I had to run to an hospital to be checked to make sure things weren’t as bad as they could have been.
So here I am now:
I am unable to walk properly yet and it will take some weeks.
I am not drumming at all and I MUST wait the pain is gone before even attempting to try to hit a cymbal.
I really would like to thank everyone who cared about helping me and advising me on what to do, it could have been way worse.
— Talk Soon