Stephan Fimmers

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Stephan Fimmers
Birth name Stefan Fimmers
Origin Germany (Karlsruhe/Baden-Württemberg)
Genres Technical death metal
Occupation(s) Bassist
Instruments Bass Guitar
Years active 1996 - present
Labels Relapse Records
Associated acts Necrophagist, Pestilence, Grand Sermon, Human Bloodfeast
Notable instruments

Stephan Fimmers is a proficient German bassist who plays for the German technical death metal band Necrophagist. He joined Necrophagist in 2003 and followed the work of Heiko Linzert who left the band shortly before the album Epitaph was recorded and released in 2004. He is also a former bassist of the Dutch death/thrash metal band Pestilence.

Playing technique[edit]

Fimmers plays left-handed and has used 5-string as well as 6-string bass guitars. He is noted for his extremely fast left-hand technique and extended use of tapping as well as occasionally playing bass solos. He plays all the songs with fingers, although he does not apply the slapping and plucking technique. Most of the time he uses three fingers to get the speed. He starts with the index finger at the three finger technique, what is in his opinion very comfortable.


Fimmers keeps it simple as far as his equipment goes: he uses an Ampeg SVT4 Pro and SWR 750x bass amplifier heads through 8x10" SWR cabinet, along with a Blue Thunder preamp for compression. Earlier in his career, he was using a 6-string bass from the German custom manufacturer Eyb, but has changed to a 6-string Vigier since.

  • 6-string Vigier Passion bass
  • 6-string Eyb Bass


  • Human Bloodfeast - Bye Bye demo (2000)
  • Human Bloodfeast - Promo 2000 (2000)
  • Human Bloodfeast - Promo 2001 (2001)
  • Human Bloodfeast - Damned To Rot (2002)
  • Human Bloodfeast - Bath of Bugs (2003)
  • Necrophagist - Epitaph (2004)


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