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
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Stefan Schwarzmann performing at Kavarna Rock Fest 2013.
Background information
Born (1965-11-11) 11 November 1965 (age 54)
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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