|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.