Swiss heavy rock band, FELSKINN, feat. Maxxwell, Live/Wire and Krokus members, will release their debut album, Mind Over Matter, on March 16, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The Cover art and tracklisting for ‘Mind Over Matter’ has now been revealed. The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS).
FELSKINN recently released a lyric video for the song ‘Pictures In My Dreams‘, feat. guest stars: Mike Terrana, Mandy Meyer & Jgor Gianola. The lyric video was created by Jim Evgenidis at Icon Filmworx Studios.
The video can be viewed here:
On the Album, Mike Terrana (RAGE, TARJA TURUNEN) laid down the drum tracks at Hansen Studios in Denmark, recorded by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS). The rest was recorded in Switzerland „with a little help“ of former Bandmates Jgor Gianola (U.D.O, JORN, GOTTHARD) and Mandy Meyer (UNISONIC, KROKUS, GOTTHARD) on lead guitars.
1. CLOSE YOUR EYES
2. PICTURES IN MY DREAMS
3. DYING MAN
4. THE NIGHT BEFORE THE DAWN
5. OUR FAVORITE GAME
6. BASTARDS OUT
7. BREAK NEW GROUND
9. RAIN WILL FALL
10. MIND OVER MATTER
11. WAKE UP ON MARS
12. I HEAR YOU CALLING
07. May – Kofmehl, Solothurn, CH
12. May – Metbar, Lenzburg, CH
19. May – Kulturwerk 118, Sursee, CH
FELSKINN was originally formed by Andy Portmann in 2005. The self titeled debut album was recorded with guest musicians and released in March 2006. The first Song on the Album „170105“ was later re-recorded by Kai Hansen and appeared as „Built A World“ on the 2014 Release „Empire Of The Undead“ by GAMMA RAY and reached the charts at #13 in Germany. The band played numerous shows and festivals. In April 2007 the 2nd album „Listen!“ was released, followed again by intensive touring. Due to the „famous“ musical differences the band disbanded in 2008.
Portmann started a live project with Mandy Meyer (UNISONIC, KROKUS, GOTTHARD), playing songs from their previous bands. In 2010 Portmann formed the FELSKINN follow up band DOWNLOAD and started working on the album „Eleven Stages“, released in April 2014. The live band included the current FELSKINN line up with a different drummer.
While working on the next album „Mind Over Matter“, Portmann decided to bring back the band name FELSKINN.
Andy Portmann – Vocals (Krokus, Ain’t Dead Yet, Meyer/Portmann)
Cyril Montavon – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Hef Häfliger – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Beat Schaub – Bass (Live/Wire)
Flavio Mezzodi – Drums (Krokus)