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Alex Skolnick

Alex Skolnick

Real/full name:
Alexander Nathan Skolnick
46 (born Sep 29th, 1968)
Place of origin:
United States (Berkeley, California)


Alex began playing the guitar when he was nine, influenced by Eddie van Halen, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Scorpions.

Raised in the Bay Area, he now considers Brooklyn, New York his home.

The silver streak in his hair is natural, and appeared at age fourteen.

He is also a writer, penning a popular blog, "SkolNotes" (featured on ...


Alex was only 15 years old when he joined Legacy/Testament in 1983.

Alex Skolnick Trio

Guitars (2001-present)

Metal Allegiance



Guitars (1986-1993, 2001, 2005-present)

1987 The Legacy Guitars
1987 Live at Eindhoven (Live album) Guitars (lead)
1988 Trial by Fire (Single) Guitars (lead)
1988 The New Order Guitars (lead)
1989 Practice What You Preach Guitars (lead), Guitars (rhythm)
1990 Kerrang! Plastic Explosive (Split) Guitars
1990 Souls of Black Guitars, Songwriting (tracks 2, 4-7, 9, 10) (as "Alex")
1991 Seen Between the Lines (Video) Guitars (lead)
1992 Electric Crown (Video) Guitars
1992 The Ritual Guitars
1993 Return to the Apocalyptic City (EP) Guitars (lead) (on tracks 5, 6)
2001 First Strike Still Deadly Guitars (lead)
2005 Live in London (Live album) Guitars
2005 Live in London (Video) Guitars (lead)
2008 The Formation of Damnation Guitars (lead)
2009 Live at Eindhoven '87 (Live album) Guitars
2012 True American Hate (Single) Guitars
2012 Native Blood (Single) Guitars
2012 Dark Roots of Earth Guitars (lead), Guitars (rhythm)
2013 Animal Magnetism (Single) Guitars
2013 Dark Roots of Thrash (Live album) Guitars
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Attention Deficit



Guitars (lead) (1983-1986)

1985 Demo: 1 (Demo) Guitars (lead)


Guitars (1994)

1994 Handful of Rain (Single) Guitars (lead)
1994 Handful of Rain Guitars (lead)
1995 Chance (EP) Guitars (lead)
1995 Doesn't Matter Anyway (EP) Guitars (Live)
1995 Japan Live '94 (Live album) Guitars
1998 Japan Live 94 (Video) Guitars

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Guitars (2000-2002, 2004-2009)

2004 The Lost Christmas Eve Guitars
2009 Night Castle Guitars


Guitars (2012)

Ozzy Osbourne

Guitars (1995)

Chris Caffery

2007 Pins and Needles Guitars (lead) (on "It's S-A-D")

Lamb of God

2004 Ashes of the Wake Guitars (lead)


2011 The Funeral Domine Guitars (lead) (on track 5)
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