Andreas Schipflinger

Andreas Schipflinger

born July 18th

Occupation

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

Gear

Tama SwingStar kit (1x bass drum w/ double bass pedal, 4x rack tom, 1x floor tom), Sonor Maple Snare, cymbals Paiste (hi-hat, ride, 2x crash, 2x splash), cymbals Sabian (1x china, 1x stack); Shure SM58 microphones

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 and 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 concerts

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

Hobbies

Music (active & passive), computer, drinking beer, sports (ah - not really...)

Personal music history

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

Goals for the future

Becoming the best drummer in the world ... ;-)