Name: Aleksandrs Volperts
Date of birth: 18.02.1973
Instrument: guitar
Equipment: Caparison Horus, ESP Mirage Deluxe, Fernandes Burny RLC-45, Ibanez RG550EX, Admira Juania-E, Engl Powerball head, Framus 212CS cabinet, Hughes and Kettner Tubeman, Visual Sound H20 and Dunlop Crybaby pedals, Dunlop picks, DR and GHS strings
Occupation:researcher, system administrator

Favorite and most influential albums:
Iron Maiden "Piece of Mind"
Metallica "Master of Puppets"
Iced Earth "Days of Purgatory"
Dream Theater "Images and Words"
Queensryche "Operation: Mindcrime"
Crimson Glory "Transcedence"
King Crimson "Red"
Rush "Permanent Waves"
Camel "Mirage"
Genesis "Nursery Cryme"

Favorite musicians: John Petrucci, John Schaeffer, Robert Fripp, Alex Lifeson,Joe Satriani, Steve Hackett, Marty Friedman, John Drenning

Current rotation:
Threshold "Dead Reckoning"
Dream Theater "Systematic Chaos"
Leatherwolf "World Asylem"
King Diamond "Give Me Your Soul... Please"
Forbidden - complete discography

Favorite movies: The Game, Aliens II, Snatch, Once Upon a Time In America,Pulp Fiction, Fight club, Ameli, Pokrovsije Vorota (rus), Sluzhebnij roman (rus)

Favorite books: George Martin "Song of Ice and Fire" series, J.R.R. Tolkien "Lord Of The Rings", Dan Simmons "Hyperion", Robert Heinlain "Stranger In a Strange Land", Umberto Eko "Name of The Rose" various E.M. Remark books