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Up until he turned 12, Dani spent lots of time bashing away on kid’s drums. Then he took his first drumming lessons. His first real musical steps were taken at the age of 14 with a garage band. Not too long after that, the first recording session followed at the age of 16.

From 1991 on he played in a number of local bands. From 1993 to 1995 Dani took drum lessons at MSD (Modern Drum School) in Zurich.

In 1994 he founded the band 'Hoellenhunde' (Hounds of Hell) together with Running Wild´s Thilo Herrmann. Between 1996 and 1999 Dani studied music at the ACM (Academy Of Contemporary Music) in Zurich. During this time he played in the melodic metal band "Glenmore".

From 1997 to 1998 he additionally played in the acoustic rock band 'Element58'. 1999 - 2005 saw Dani drumming for “Rawhead Rexx's”. At the same time he also did some drumming for Iron Maiden's former singer Blaze Bayley (2004- 2005).

Since February 2005, Dani´s been playing in the legendary ‘Helloween’.