More about Dirk

Dirk is known for his timing-solid groove and his musical drumming. He does see the drum set as an accompanying instrument which gives the song its individual frame and punch. The song is always in the foreground.

Dirk started to play drums at the age of three. 1982 he started his orchestral career at the Youth Orchestra of the Music Society Niederheimbach, followed by the start of his professional drum training at the Police Orchestra of Rhineland-Palatinate in 1983. Two years later he became a member of the District Youth Music Orchestra of the Music Society Rhine-Hunsrück.
During his membership of 6 years, he played a lot of concerts, also abroad in Italy, the former Czechoslovakia and France, among others. In the years 1987 - 1990 he passed several music exams and became instrumental teacher and instructor at the Music Society Rhine-Hunsrück.
In 1993 he joined the Rock Band MADISM. During this time he played successful gigs together with well known German bands like The Crackers, Batchkapp as well as The Spider Murphy Gang and won awards like "German Talentleiter"; followed by several Jam Sessions with locally well known musicians like Marcus Breiteneder (Hubert Kah).

From 2005 until 2019, Dirk played the drums at the German Progressive Rock Band NERONIA and appeared on 5 Neronia releases since. After 14 great years and 5 albums Dirk decided to go new musically paths and to leave NERONIA.
"Like the rest of the band, I'm just excited to see and hear the response of my last NERONIA album Second World and stay connected to the boys in friendship. Many thanks to Falk, Lutz, Ruediger and Mike for the great time together!"

In April 2017, Dirk joined the Gothic Rock Band GODEX. One month later, the first gigs followed, among others at the "Gothic Meets Rock Festival and then in September "The Heartcollector Tour 2017" as support of the Crüxshadows (12 gigs in 14 days) in Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.In 2018 he played more gigs on different Festivals (Castle Rock, Herbststurm, etc.) throughout Germany.
Some new song releases and video shoots are planned for 2020.

In september 2019 Dirk joined the Metal Band AMANTIS. The first gigs started in november 2019 followed by the first recording session at the Empire Studios Bensheim.
With "Helios" the first new song was release on march 19th 2020. Release of the second new song "Build a Castle" was on may 21st.
Please also check the AMANTIS YouTube channel for the brandnew musicvideos!
Despite the corona pandemic, in 2020 some things are planned such as further song releases, videos and maybe a few live performances.