Alex’s first major step into the spotlight was 2007 at age 26 when Jeff Waters asked him to join one of Canada’s most important Metal acts ever, ANNIHILATOR.
He toured with ANNIHILATOR, supporting the record “Metal” which was recorded by none other than drum legend Mike Mangini.
In 2008, shortly after touring Europe and the U.K. with ANNIHILATOR, he was asked to replace yet another drum legend: Uli Kusch himself, of Helloween and Masterplan fame,
asked Alex to replace him in the legendary progressive band MEKONG DELTA, the brainchild of composer and bass virtuoso Ralf Hubert.
After working extensively with MEKONG DELTA and playing to fans in Greece, Russia, Norway, Denmark, France and Germany, to name a few, Alex joined yet another famous German
act in late 2008. AXXIS, one of Germany’s biggest acts of the early nineties, asked Alex to be their new drummer and he record their upcoming album “Utopia” with them.
In the fall of 2010 Alex was asked to play drums for the Melodic Metal act STRATOVARIUS and to step in for their drummer Jörg Michael for the duration of the first part
of their mutual tour with Helloween, another highlight in Alex’s career till that point.
Right after that, in early 2011 Alex was asked again, to step in for Uli Kusch, this time replacing him in both Timo Tolkki's (ex-Stratovarius) and Andre Matos' (ex-Angra)
new “super group” SYMFONIA. Together they did a tour of South America, playing to fans in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile.
In 2012 Alex joined RHAPSODY as their new permanent drummer and together they went on a huge European tour later that year.
In 2013 Alex was busy, both with recording 21OCTAYNE’s debut album “Into the Open”, as well as with lots of live shows for various bands such as BONFIRE and MASTERPLAN.
Besides that he played more shows with RHAPSODY, continuing their “Ascending to Infinity Tour”, in Europe, the United States and Mexico.
Besides playing and recording for various bands, Alex has also gained a reputation as an excellent drum clinician.
In late 2009 he did clinics for DrumCraft drums in Shanghai/China and also at events such as the Musik Produktiv Messe in Switzerland where Alex had the honor of headlining
the drum performances alongside drum superstar Jojo Mayer.
Later that year DrumCraft released a public edition of Alex's first signature drum set, strictly limited to 50 units, which sold out within weeks after release.
In 2010 Drumheads magazine included Alex in their special issue "Drumheroes" which covered Germany's 50 most influential drummers, and Alex has had two major features in the
“drums&percussion;” Magazine, as well as one in both “Sticks” and “Drumheads” magazines.