Fabio D’Amore

born November 22nd

Occupation

musician, sound engineer/studio manager, producer/song-writer, music teacher (bass & music theory)

Gear


Ibanez SR 505 and SR 305 (5 strings), Ibanez SR 506 (6 strings), Markbass Little Mark 450 head & 4x10 cabinet, BOSS ME-50B footswitch multi-effects, Elixir strings, AKG wireless system, Shure SM 58

Albums

DREAM THEATER - Images & Words, KAMELOT - The Black Halo, QUEENSRYCHE - Operation: Mindcrime, OPETH - Ghost Reveries, SYMPHONY X - V-The New Mythology Suite, PORCUPINE TREE - In Absentia, FIREWIND - The Premonition, ANGRA - Temple of Shadows, CYNIC - Traced in Air, NEVERMORE - The Politics of Ecstasy, DEATH - Symbolic, CONCEPTION - In Your Moltitude, ORPHANED LAND - Mabool, PAGAN'S MIND - God's Equation, CRIMSON GLORY - Trascendence, FATES WARNING - APSOG, PAIN OF SALVATION - The Perfect Element pt.1, EVERGREY - In Search of Truth, CRADLE OF FILTH - Dusk…and Her Embrace, DIMMU BORGIR - Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia, ARK - Burn the Sun, LIVING COLOUR - Vivid, INFECTIOUS GROOVES - TPTMYBM, RUSH - Hemispheres

Influences


Felipe Andreoli (ANGRA), Michael LePond (SYMPHONY-X), John Myung (DREAM THEATER), Thomas Miller (ex-SYMPHONY-X), Roy Khan (ex-CONCEPTION, KAMELOT), Jorn Lande (MASTERPLAN, JORN), Russel Allen (SYMPHONY X), Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND, EVIL MASQUERADE, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS), Geoff Tate (QUEENSRYCHE), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION)

Books

The Lord of the Rings (J.R.R. Tolkien), The DaVinci Code (Dan Brown)

Movies, TV shows and music DVDs


L'esorcista, School of Rock, Battlestar Galactica, Supernatural, Saved, The Shield

Favourite food


All Italian food! (especially from Sicily & Tuscany, or cooked by me!), Kebab, Pizza, still learning great Tyrolean food...

Favourite drink

Natural Water, Ice Tea, Coke, Chinotto

Best Serenity gig so far


The first and only (for the moment) - PROG POWER EUROPE 2010 (Baarlo, The Netherlands)

Best visited concert


PORCUPINE TREE - 05-11-09 (Padova, Italy)

Hobbies


Cooking, football, video-games, astronomy, history & arts

Personal music history

I started playing & studying music since I was 3 y.o. I studied piano for 5 years, then I developed my classical studies entering and playing in the town philharmonic orchestra timpani & percussions. Around 1999 I started playing bass with my very first bands and then got into heavy metal and progressive music by mistake. I then started my first progressive and power bands and releasing some demos and EPs. I joined PATHOSRAY (my first important band) in late 2004/early 2005 and with my band-mate Ivan, I consequentially started and activity as studio manager/sound engineer with our established musical company called ARTESONIKA and started to teach bass & music theory for for it in some schools, and private. I then joined all other musical projects I am involved in (FAIRYLAND, SYRAYDE, MIRRORMAZE) and started to produce young bands all around the world.

Goals for the future

Touring as much as possible with SERENITY, and making the best albums, reaching always new fans!