ANDREAS SCHIPFLINGER

Picture by Thomas Buchberger

BACKGROUND

Research & development technician (construction of cochlea implant system hearing aids)

GEAR

  • Tama SwingStar kit
  • Sonor Maple Snare
  • Cymbals Paiste
  • Cymbals Sabian
  • Shure SM58 microphones
  • DR Customs drum kit maple (www.drcustoms.de)
  • Agner drum sticks (www.agner-sticks.com)

ALBUMS

  • DREAM THEATER – Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory & Train Of Thought
  • PAIN OF SALVATION – all albums (which I know so far)
  • VANDEN PLAS – Beyond Daylight
  • DREAMSCAPE – End Of Silence
  • TOTO – most albums
  • SCARVE – Irradiant
  • PAGAN’S MIND – God’s Equation
  • ANDROMEDA – II=I
  • LACUNA COIL – Unleashed Memories, …

INFLUENCES

  • Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER)
  • Simon Phillips (TOTO)
  • Virgil Donati (PLANET X)

BOOKS

The Universe in a Nutshell & A brief illustrated History of Time (Stephen Hawking)

MOVIES, TV SHOWS…

  • Braveheart
  • Dances with Wolves
  • Fight Club
  • Knights of the holy Grail (Ni!)
  • Twin Peaks
  • Mulholland Drive
  • Ice Age

FAVOURITE FOOD

Almost everything that once had eyes …

FAVOURITE DRINK

BEER!

BEST SERENITY GIG SO FAR

  • Support gig to DIO in Summer 2004 (the very first SERENITY gig with current line up!)
  • tour with KAMELOT in Autumn 2007 (especially the gigs in the Netherlands and Spain)

BEST VISITED GIG

  • DEEP PURPLE 2006 in Innsbruck (A)
  • TRANSATLANTIC 2001 in Munich (D)

HOBBIES

  • Music (active & passive)
  • computer
  • drinking beer
  • sports (ah – not really…)

PERSONAL MUSICAL HISTORY

  • BURNOUT
  • Bundesmusikkapelle Brixen i. Th. (traditional Tyrolian brass band)
  • JABBERWALKY
  • MILESTONE
  • SERENITY!!!

GOALS FOR THE FUTURE

Becoming the best drummer in the world … 😉