Swiss heavy rock / metal band, FELSKINN, feat. Maxxwell, Live/Wire and Krokus members, have signed with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. FELSKINN’s third album ‘Mind Over Matter’, includes 12 tracks and was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS), to be out on March 16, 2018. The new lyric video for the song ‘Pictures In My Dreams’, feat. guest stars: Mike Terrana, Mandy Meyer & Jgor Gianola, can be viewed below.
The lyric video was created by Jim Evgenidis at Icon Filmworx Studios.
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.
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. With the international production of “Mind Over Matter” and the new signed deal with ROCK OF ANGELS RECORDS, FELSKINN is ready to hit the world wide market.
Andy Portmann – Vocals
Cyril Montavon – Guitars
Hef Häfliger – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Beat Schaub – Bass (Live/Wire)
Flavio Mezzodi – Drums (Krokus)