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Mika Kristian Karppinen


1985-1988 Maple Cross - bass  
1992-1998 Kyyria - drums (as Gas Lipstick)  
1993 Gandalf - drums  
1999-2015 HIM - drums  
2004- Bendover - drums  
2004- To Separate The Flesh From The Bones - drums (as Pus Sypope)  
2016-2019 We Sell The Dead - drums (as Gas Lipstick)  
2017- Hallatar - drums (as Gas Lipstick)  

Studio musician

2002 Kotipelto - drums  
2004 Eyes Of Eden - drums  
2021 Silver Lake - drums (as Gas Lipstick)  

Live musician

1998 Tarot - drums  

Personal information

Also known as: Gas Lipstick
Born on: 08.02.1971

Mika Kristian Karppinen, better known as Gas Lipstick, born February 8, 1971 in Eskilstuna, Sweden, is currently the drummer for the Finnish band, HIM. He is also the drummer for Finnish deathgrind band To Separate the Flesh from the Bones.

Gas is an endorser of Tama Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Aquarian drum heads and Vic Firth Drum Sticks.
Furthermore, he is an open handed drummer, meaning he plays the hi-hat with his left hand and the snare with his right; opposite to common drummers of today.
Gas can be seen during some of the festival season with 3 kick drums with HIM spelled across or a Heartagram in the middle and Tama logo on the left and right kick drum. However normally on their headlining tours he will only have 1 kick drum with a Heartagram on it.