Genres: Heavy Rock / Metal
Label: Rock Of Angels Records
Andy Portmann – Vocals
Martin Rauber – Lead & Rhythm Guitars, Backing Vocals
Tom Graber – Rhythm & Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Beat Schaub – Bass, Backing Vocals
Ronnie Wolf – Drums, Backing Vocals
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.
FELSKINN‘s thirs 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.
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 takes the next step with “ENTER THE LIGHT”! After their well received 2018 output “MIND OVER MATTER”, (the first with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records) singer and founder Andy Portmann put together a new Line up in 2019 including Martin Rauber (Wolfpakk) and Tom Graber (ex-Crystal Ball) on Guitars, Ronnie Wolf (Lunatica) on Drums and his longtime Bandmate Beat Schaub on Bass. It clicked right away! FELSKINN played a couple of dozen Shows, Festivals and played as support alongsinde International acts like The Hollywood Vampires (feat. Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry) and Deadland Ritual (feat. Geezer Butler, Steve Stevens, Matt Sorum). Inspired from the live energy, FELSKINN entered the studio in May 2021 to start recording “ENTER THE LIGHT”. Like on the previous record, they went to Denmark to Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Arch Enemy, Pretty Maids, Evergrey) for mixing and mastering. “ENTER THE LIGHT” is a perfect example for a powerful, melodic, aggressive Heavy Metal record still with a positive message and a wide range of dynamics! Heavy Riffing, a pumping rhythm section, larger than life Vocals and 12 brand new Songs that can enlighten an entire Stadium! The band is very excited to put out and promote their best album so far and hungry to fire up the new songs live as well as the “classics” from their previous 3 records!