A catalyst of this absorbing album has been the production, which was streamlined in the true sense of the word. Stripped To The Bone was recorded with Stephan “Gudze” Hinz (H-Blockx) at the band’s own studio. “The DIY concept was a priority for us,” says Wippermann, “similar to Foo Fighters, only that we opted for this approach for financial reasons. But as it often goes: less turned out to be more. For example I used only one guitar, one amp and one box at the studio, yet the overall sound is amazingly driving.” Stripped To The Bone was mixed by Hinz and Toni Meloni (Toten Hosen, Apokalyptische Reiter) at the renowned Principal Studio. Luckily, the budget could be stretched to cover the mix.
This “external output” also includes the work of renowned graphic artist Thomas Ewerhard (Avantasia, Edguy), who – inspired by the album title – picked up images from the apocalyptic vision of the first Mad Max movie classic featuring Mel Gibson, contributing his atmospheric, haunting artwork. There can be no doubt: great things are on the horizon when this band embarks on its next tour this autumn!