|Born||2 August 1971|
|Associated acts||Ruoska, Therion|
Sami Kristian Karppinen is a Finnish drummer. He is a former drummer of Swedish heavy metal band Therion (1998–2001) and Finnish industrial metal band Ruoska (2002-2008), sound engineer and producer in Modern Art Studio, and session drummer. He has been working as drum tech for Therion, after he left the band.
- "Sami Karppinen". MusicMight. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
- "Sami Karppinen's departure from Therion". Therion official website. 6 March 2003. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
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