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, TV shows and music DVDs

  • 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 ... ;-)