André Hilgers | Zildjian Drum Set Artist

André Hilgers

Bonfire, Sonic Haven

For several years now, André Hilgers ranks among the best and most accomplished Heavy Metal and Hard Rock drummers in Germany. His play style is characterized by big dynamics and impressive punchin’ in particular. His abilities were put to the test on numerous albums by popular bands such as “Axxis”, “Rage”, “Silent Force”, “Sinner” or “Bonfire”, but even more so during live concerts. André Hilgers was born on 30th of August 1974 in Remscheid/NRW. At 7 years, he was sitting behind a drum for the first time, concentrating on learning drums by age 10. After that he took lessons in rock – jazz style for 6 years, as well as 3 years on guitar and 2 years of singing lessons.

André Hilgers's setup

1.10" K Custom Dark Splash

2.10" K Splash, Brilliant *

3.17" A Zildjian Rock Crash (2x) *

4.16” A Zildjian Rock Crash

5.18" A Zildjian Rock Crash

6.18" A Zildjian Medium Crash

7.18" A Zildjian Rock Crash

8.14" A Zildjian Mastersound HiHats – Pair

9.14" A Zildjian Rock HiHats *

10.18" A China (2x) *

11.21" A Zildjian Mega Bell Ride

* May be prototype or discontinued

Behind the kit

BONFIRE - Rock'n'Roll Survivors (2020) // Official Music Video // AFM Records

JUDAS PRIEST - FIREPOWER - DRUM COVER

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - WASH IT ALL AWAY - DRUM COVER

Photo Credits:
Profile: André Heinermann
Header: Michael Mai
Kit: André Heinermann, Michael Mai