Jan Rechberger

Date of birth: June 13, 1974

Gear

PEARL Drums:
RF Reference Series
2x 22″ Bass Drums
10″ Rack Tom
12″ Rack Tom
16″ Floor Tom
14″ x 5 Reference Wooden Snare (20ply)
14″ x 51/2 Reference Brass Shell Snare
Pearl Eliminator Pedals
Pearl Hardware

EVANS Drumheads:
G2 clear on Bass Drums
ST on Snare
G2 Clear on Toms

SABIAN Cymbals:
14″ HHX Hats
21″ HHX Stage Ride
17″ HHX Xplosion Fast Crash
18″ HHX Xplosion Dark Crash
19″ AAX Dark Crash
20″ AAX Dark Crash
18″ China

WINCENT Sticks:
Wincent 5B Sticks




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Idols/musical influences: QOTSA, The Mars Volta,Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath, Muse, Porcupine Tree, Mastodon, Massive Attack, Mike Patton, Tool, Kate Bush, Metallica, UNKLE, Thin Lizzy, DepecheMode, Slayer, System Of A Down, Prodigy, Iron Maiden, Future Sound Of London, Juno Reactor,AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, Kingston Wall, Opeth, Michael Jackson, Deep Purple, Soundgarden, Rush, Johnny Cash… just to mention a few…
Sources of musical inspiration: Everyday Life, a little bit from all forms of art
All-time favourite song: AC/DC: It’s A Long WayTo The Top (If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll)
All-time favourite albums: Metallica: Master Of Puppets
Slayer: South Of Heaven
Iron Maiden: Powerslave
QOTSA: Songs For The Deaf
Faith no More: Angel Dust
Procupine Tree: In Absentia
The Mars Volta: Frances The Mute
Morbid Angel: Altars Of Madness
Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers
The Prodigy: Music for The Jilted Generation
Massive Attack: Mezzanine
Future Sound of London: Lifeforms
Kiss: Destroyer
Soundgarden: Superunknown
AC/DC: Highway To Hell
Muse: Absolution
System Of A Down: Hypnotize
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd: Animal
…and the list goes on and on and on…
Current favourite album: Opeth: Watershed
Mastodon: Crack The Skye
UNKLE: War Stories
Best gig ever seen: Iron Maiden, Somewhere In Time Tour 1986
Favourite Amorphis songs: Alone, Sky Is Mine, The Castaway, Better Unborn, Majestic Beast
Best Amorphis gigs so far: Moscow ’07, Wacken ’07, Tuska ’06, Montreal ’08
Personal highlight with Amorphis: Gold Records for Eclipse and Silent Waters in Finland
Funniest tour memory: Russian Tour 2007
Worst moment on stage: Totally drunk in Houston 1994
Recipe against boredom on tour: Laptop, PSP, Books, Movies, Sightseeing, Party, Listening to Music
Other bands/side projects: Grease Helmet, Sinthesizer, Accu, Junkmen
Hobbies/interests: Music Production,Electronic music, Video Games, Movies, Playing Drums, Hanging Out…
Good & bad habits: None / None
First instrument: Guitar
First album ever bought: Kiss
Favourite…
Kalevala character: Ilmarinen
…songwriters: Roger Waters, Steven Wilson, Steve Harris, Josh Homme…
…classical composers: W.A. Mozart, Jean Sibelius
…historical figure: Jesus
…authors: Mihail Bulgakov, William Gibson, Neil Gaiman, Jules Verne
…visual artists: M.C. Escher, Salvador Dali, H.R. Giger
…movie directors: Stanley Kubrick, QuentinTarantino, George Lucas
…movies: Space Odyssey 2001, The Empire Strikes Back, Matrix…
…actor: Clint Eastwood
…book: Neuromancer
…magazine: Helsingin Sanomat
…cartoon: Gary Larson’s Far Side
…concert venue: Tochka, Moscow
…backstage: House Of Blues, West Hollywood,CA
…holiday destination: Brazil
…food & drink: Moqueca and Caipirinha
…animal: Cat
…sport: Soccer
…game: PS3/PSP Pro Evolution Soccer Series, GTA, Chess
…TV show: Madventures