origins of Swiss band Felony go back to 1992 when their first
concert was played under that name. After some line up changes the
nucleus of the band – Markus Geiger and Thomas Brogli found their
perfect vocalist in Andreas Wildi. It was then that work was
commenced on their first CD.
Whilst most of the work was carried out at Markus’s home they went
to gate studio in Wolfsburg, Germany to complete the recordings.
It was there that they worked with famed producer Sascha Paeth
(Rhapsody, Epica, Kamelot, etc). It was soon after that female
vocalist Andrea Richner joined the band permanently and added a
whole new concept to the Felony sound.
Felony are an exciting young band who have a sound that will be
new to many; that is the clever use of vocals, the switch from
male to female is so well done. It is very similar to a style
adopted by eighties band “Groundstar” and also sometimes like
German band “Domino” but the music is more up to date and
comparable to Saga, Angra and Conception. The music is very
symphonic with incredible guitar and keyboard passages with those
ever present split vocals throughout. The melodies and harmonies
are so beautiful that you will remember them after just one
Felony are a bright young band with a great future, no doubt about
that. They have the ability and passion to go far and they will
appeal to a very wide audience.