"FAITHFUL BREATH" was a Hard Rock and Heavy Metal band from Witten, Germany and main activity period from 1967 until 1986. They started in 1966 with the bandname "The Magic Power", were called "Faithfull Breath" from 1967 until 1986 and renamed themselves into "Risk" in 1986.


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Album Description & Collectors information: 

This album "FAITHFUL BREATH – Skol" includes this band started out as a progressive rock band, but eventually turned into a heavy metal band in the early 80s.

Music Genre:

Heavy Metal Rock 
Production information:

The album: "FAITHFUL BREATH - Skol" was produced by: Gerd Rautenbach & Faithful Breath

Guy Faelens - Executive Producer

Stonne Holmgren - Executive Producer

Stonne Holmgren was co-founder of the Belgian record company " Mausoleum Records " and was in the 1980's responsible for the creations of many European and in particular Belgian Heavy Metal bands. For these productions he worked frequently together with "Leo Felsenstein" and "Alfie Falckenbach"

This album was recorded at: Dierks Studio , Stommeln, July-August 1985.

Dieter Dierks Studios is a renowned recording studio located in Stommeln, Germany. It was established by Dieter Dierks, a highly respected German record producer and sound engineer, during the 1970s. The studio has played a significant role in shaping the sound of numerous prominent artists, particularly in the rock and metal genres.

Dieter Dierks Studios gained widespread recognition due to its commitment to utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies. This dedication to innovation allowed the studio to consistently deliver high-quality recordings with exceptional sound quality. Many musicians and bands sought out the studio for its advanced facilities and expertise in capturing and enhancing the distinct characteristics of rock and metal music.


Several notable artists have recorded at Dieter Dierks Studios. One of the most famous bands associated with the studio is the Scorpions. The studio played a pivotal role in the Scorpions' success and helped them achieve international acclaim with albums like "Lovedrive" (1979), "Animal Magnetism" (1980), and "Blackout" (1982).

Additionally, Accept, another influential German heavy metal band, worked extensively with Dieter Dierks Studios. Their albums "Breaker" (1981), "Restless and Wild" (1982), and "Balls to the Wall" (1983) were recorded at the studio, further solidifying its reputation within the metal community.

Furthermore, the renowned German rock musician Udo Lindenberg also utilized Dieter Dierks Studios for his recordings. Lindenberg's collaboration with the studio resulted in successful albums such as "Panische Nächte" (1976) and "Odyssee" (1983).

Throughout its history, Dieter Dierks Studios has fostered a creative and productive environment, attracting numerous musicians seeking to achieve exceptional sound quality and capture the essence of rock and metal music. The studio's legacy remains intertwined with the success of the artists who have recorded there, and its contributions to the music industry have solidified its status as a respected recording facility.

Album cover design: Jurgen Schnabel, "Bogi" Kopec & Jurgen Schnabel

Record Label Information:

Ambush HI 401001

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

1985 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FAITHFUL BREATH - Skol
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Heinz Mikus Vocals, Guitars

    Heinrich "Heinz" Mikus - Singer, Lead Guitar and Sound Engineer. He started in 1967 in the German Hard Rock / Heavy Metal band "Faithful Breath". He was faithful to this band until 1986 when he joined the German Thrash metal band: "RISK" until 1993. In the late 1990s he was also sound engineer on a couple of albums for Liar and Morgoth.

  • Thilo Hermann Guitars, Vocals

    Thilo Hermann bands he has played in, in chronological order: Faithful Breath 1985-1986, Risk 1986-1987, Holy Moses 1988-1988, Risk 1989-1990, Running Wild 1989-2001, Höllenhunde 1994-1997, Grave Digger 2008-2009.

  • Peter Dell Bass, Vocals

    Peter Dell - Bass, Moog Pedal. Timeline 1985-1986 Faithful Breath 1986-1993 Risk

  • Jürgen Düsterloh Drums, Vocals

    Jurgen Dusterloh - Drums. Timeline: 1982-1986 Faithful Breath, 1986-1993 Risk

Complete Track-listing of the album "FAITHFUL BREATH - Skol"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FAITHFUL BREATH - Skol" is:

    Track-listing :
  1. Start It Up 04:04
  2. Double Dealer 03:36
  3. Lady M. 02:31
  4. Rock Rebels 03:49
  5. We Want You 05:01
  6. Inside Out 03:38
  7. Crazy in Metal 04:06
  8. Backstreet Heros 03:36
  9. Skol 04:42

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Record Label Details: Ambush HI 401001


FAITHFUL BREATH - Live (incl OIS) 12" LP

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 Noise International – N 0051 , 1986 , Germany

This Live album by "Faithful Breath" was recorded live while the band toured Belgium, Netherlands and Germany. This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with on one side a collage of photos and on the other side: the Noise International Records Catalog.

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Ambush HI 401001 , 1985 , Germany

FAITHFUL BREATH started out as a progressive rock band, but eventually turned into a heavy metal band in the early 80s.

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