was born in Brooklyn, NY and was raised in Queens. In high school, he
was introduced to the album "Master of Puppets" and his life changed
played drums in Empire, a thrash band from Central PA. Aside from
thrash metal, he is interested in doom metal and NWOBHM and NWOBHM
influenced bands. His favorite drummers include Nicko McBrain (Iron
Maiden), Trivett Wingo (ex-The Sword), and Brad Roberts (Gwar).
Charlie Raffaniello is the double bass backbone of Forsakken's New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal (NWOTHM) sound.
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