Axel 'XL' Knöll

Drums, Cajon, Congas, Percussion

About me

Crosses the border and gives the beat.

Very early I was fascinated by rhythm, drums, beats. Von klein an faszinierten mich Rhythmen, Trommeln, Beats. The detergent buckets and lids of my mother were treated with wooden spoons.

Influenced by three older sibling the Hard Rock of the 70ies is the base of my style – and I played mainly that style in the past.

After a couple of piano lessons I finally arrived at the drums, since 30 years now. I was always interested in being creative myself and played th the first 15 years of my career with bands with own songs. After an excursion into the world of Cover Rock I was back to creativity in the Frank Pané Band where we’ve created great new songs (Thanks to Frank, Ralf, Lydia and Andi).

The following pause of three years highlighted that music is really important to my life and within a year of search I finally found IRXN.

With them I found what is important to me: Creative, self-made music, performed by musicians with a broad spectrum.I put into effect both drums and percussion instruments. And it really rocks!
I’m happy to have met you to move on with you.



Soulhunter – Hardrock
Frank Pané Band – Instrumental-, Akustik-, Rock
Gospelchor Aitrach
BURN – Deep Purple + Rainbow Tribute
Cover-X – Cover Rock
Limited Edition Cover Rock
Viper – Hard Rock


Soulhunter (CD)


Frank Pané Band - Colours (CD)

Frank Pané Band - Naked (CD)

Frank Pané Band - Liquid Emotions (CD)

BURN - Live (CD)

Herbstlaub // IRXN - Herbstlaub
  1. Herbstlaub // IRXN - Herbstlaub