Origin: Germany  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: March 24, 2003

Faithful Breath

Faithful Breath was one of Germany's oldest rock/metal bands, formed back in the late 60's by the duo of Heinz Mikus and Horst Stabenow. It wasn't until 1974 that they released their first album, the now-coveted Fading Beauty, an ambitious project that owes much to progressive rock and apparently bears little resemblance to their later metallic years. By the early 80's they began to pick up steam, adopting a Viking image (first seen on their humorous Rock Lions album cover) and a more hard rock stance. 1984's Gold 'n' Glory is their most well-known album, featuring a solid Accept-styled Germanic anthemic metal sound. They continued on until 1987, at which time they decided a change was necessary, becoming Risk. As Risk they continued for several years, finally calling it quits in the mid-nineties.

Last Lineup

Heinrich Mikus

guitars/vocals (ex-Risk)

Thilo Herrmann

guitars (ex-Grave Digger, ex-Holy Moses, ex-Risk, ex-Running Wild)

Horst Stabenow


Peter Dell

guitars (ex-Risk)

Uwe Otto


Jürgen Düsterloh

drums (ex-Risk) RIP: August 18, 2014, age 54

Former Members/Guests

Renate Heemann


Jurgen Renfordt


Andy Honig


Manfred Von Buttlar


Jurgen Weritz



Fading Beauty  
  1. Fading Beauty
  2. Dingering Cold
  3. Charsis
  • Renate Heemann
  • Heinrich Mikus
  • Horst Stabenow
  • Manfred Von Buttlar
  • Jurgen Weritz

Back On My Hill  
  1. Back On My Hill
  2. Keep Me Away
  3. This Is My Love Song
  4. Stick In Your Eyes
  5. Judgement Day
  • Jurgen Renfordt
  • Heinrich Mikus
  • Horst Stabenow
  • Manfred Von Buttlar
  • Jurgen Weritz

Rock Lions  
  1. Hurricane
  2. Better Times
  3. Rock City
  4. Rolling Into Our Life
  5. Down, Down
  6. Never Be Like You
  7. No Time
  8. Rock`n Roll Woman
  • Heinrich Mikus
  • Horst Stabenow
  • Uwe Otto

Hard Breath  
1983 Sky
  1. Killers On The Loose
  2. Give ME What I Need
  3. Already To Late
  4. Dark Angel
  5. Under My Wheels
  6. Kids, We Want The World
  7. Illusions
  8. Like An Eagle In The Sky
  9. Warriors
  10. Riding To Mongolia
  11. Fly To Another Star
  12. Night Comes Again
  • Heinrich Mikus
  • Horst Stabenow
  • Jürgen Düsterloh

Gold 'n' Glory  
1984 Mausoleum
  1. Don't feel Hate
  2. King of the Rock
  3. Jailbreaker
  4. A Million Hearts
  5. Gold'n'Glory
  6. Play the Game
  7. Princess in Disguise
  8. Don't drive me mad
  • Heinrich Mikus
  • Andy Honig
  • Horst Stabenow
  • Jürgen Düsterloh

1985 Ambush
  1. Start it up
  2. Double Dealer
  3. Lady M.
  4. Rock Rebels
  5. We want you
  6. Inside out
  7. Crazy in Metal
  8. Backstreet Heros
  9. Skol
  • Heinrich Mikus
  • Thilo Herrmann
  • Peter Dell
  • Jürgen Düsterloh

1986 Noise
  1. Bacchu Ber
  2. Gold`n Glory
  3. Warriors
  4. Like An Eagle In The Sky
  5. Princess In Disguise
  6. A Million Hearts
  7. Hermann Feature
  8. Jailbreaker
  9. Play The Game
  10. King Of The Rock
  • Heinrich Mikus
  • Thilo Herrmann
  • Peter Dell
  • Jürgen Düsterloh

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