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Alex Holzwarth


1986-2008 Sieges Even - drums  
1999-2002 Paradox - drums  
2000-2002 Avantasia - drums  
2003-NA Dol Ammad - drums  
2006-2016 Rhapsody Of Fire - drums  
2008-2011 Pergana - drums  
2009-2010 Avantasia - drums  
2010- Brutal Godz - drums  
2011-2012 Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - drums  
2015-2018 Serious Black - drums  
2018- Turilli / Lione Rhapsody - drums  

Studio musician

2013 Timo Tolkki's Avalon - drums  

Live musician

2002 Kamelot - drums  
2002-2003 Blind Guardian - drums  
2008 Leaves' Eyes - drums  
2017-2018 Rhapsody Of Fire - drums  

Guest musician

1993-1994 Angra - drums  
2010 Avantasia - drums  
2011 Hexfire - drums  
2017 Wolfpakk - drums  
2019 Adrian Benegas - drums  
2019 Biff Byford - drums  
2023 Marco Sfogli - drums  

Personal information

Born on: 04.10.1968

Alex Holzwarth was born on 4th October, 1968 in Landshut, Germany and is a professional drummer. He started playing drums at the age of ten. The first instrument that he bought was a Troyan Drum with Paiste hi-hats. His first drumming teacher was Seppl Niemeyer.

In 2000 he joined Italian symphonic/power metal band Rhapsody Of Fire with the release of Dawn of Victory, succeeding Daniele Carbonera. He is also the current drummer of German progressive metal band Sieges Even, in which his brother Oliver (of Blind Guardian) plays bass.

In 2001 Alex was a session drummer for both Tobias Sammet's Avantasia symphonic/power metal operas. The Metal Opera features many musicians from the power metal scene, but Holzwarth is credited for all drums in the first two Avantasia releases (with the exception of track 10 on The Metal Opera Part II)

He also has played with other bands of the same genre; Angra, Paradox, Dol Ammad, Looking Glass Self.