Stefan Schwarzmann

Stefan Schwarzmann (born 11 November 1965[1]) is a German drummer who has recorded for Accept,[2] U.D.O.,[1][3] Running Wild,[1][3] X-Wild, Krokus and Helloween.[4] Schwarzmann joined Helloween as a replacement for departing drummer Mark Cross in 2003. Although Stefan got on well with the members of the band, he had other musical preferences. As a result, he chose to leave Helloween after the Rabbits on the Run Tour in early 2005.

Stefan Schwarzmann
Stefan Schwarzmann performing at Kavarna Rock Fest 2013.
Stefan Schwarzmann performing at Kavarna Rock Fest 2013.
Background information
Born (1965-11-11) 11 November 1965 (age 55)
GenresPower metal, heavy metal
Associated actsAccept
Running Wild

In 2012, Schwarzmann and guitarist Mille Petrozza were contracted to record the album Revolution with Lacrimosa.[5]

Schwarzmann currently endorses Pearl drums, Aquarian drumheads, Wincent drumsticks, and Paiste cymbals:

  • Signature 18" heavy china
  • Signature 14" sound edge hi-hats
  • Signature 19" full crash
  • Signature 20" full crash
  • 2002 20" crash
  • Signature Dark Energy Mark l 20" dark dry ride
  • 2002 14" sound edge hi-hats
  • 2002 20" novo china
  • Signature reflector 22" heavy full rash


  1. ^ a b c Larkin, Colin (2006). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Oxford University Press. p. 189. ISBN 978-0-19-531373-4.
  2. ^ Montgomery, James et al (2005). "Metal File: Korn, Motorhead, Ozzfest, Black Dahlia Murder And Life Of Agony In This Week's Hard News". MTV. March 11, 2005. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2001). The Great Metal Discography. MOJO Books. pp. 465, 575. ISBN 1-84195-185-4.
  4. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Helloween Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  5. ^ Schön, Axel (2012). "Das Orkus-Album des Monats" [The Orkus Album of the Month]. Orkus (in German) (10): 64.

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