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Formed: 1995
From: Horw, Switzerland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Crystal Ball News

Below is our complete Crystal Ball news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Crystal Ball's Music Video Takes You To "Paradise"

Swiss melodic power metal act Crystal Ball released a music video for the new track "Paradise." The track will be featured on the new album "LifeRider," which is set for release on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records.

The track listing for "LifeRider" is:

1. Mayday!
2. Eye To Eye (see music video here)
3. Paradise
4. Balls Of Steel
5. Hold Your Flag
6. Gods Of Rock
7. Take It All
8. Bleeding
9. Rock Of Life
10. Antidote
11. Liferider
12. Memory Run

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Crystal Ball Posts Music Video For New Track

Swiss melodic power metal act Crystal Ball released a music video for the new track "Eye to Eye." The song and video feature the guest appearance of Battle Beast vocalist Noora Louhimo and will appear on the upcoming new release "LifeRider," the band's eighth full length studio release. The album is set for release on May 22, 2015 via Massacre Records.

Check out the video clip for "Eye to Eye" here:

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Crystal Ball Welcomes You To "Paradise"

Your prayers have been heard: the new Crystal Ball song "Paradise" is now available for streaming below.

The band’s new album "LifeRider" was produced, mixed, and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O.). Thomas Ewerhard created the cover artwork.

The album will feature a duet with Battle Beast's Noora Louhimo as well as guest musician Stefan Kaufmann on acoustic guitar. "LifeRider" will be released on May 22nd, 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks. More...

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Crystal Ball Announces New Album

There's a new Crystal Ball album on the horizon: "LifeRider" was once again produced, mixed, and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O.), while Thomas Ewerhard created the cover artwork.

The album will feature a duet with Battle Beast's Noora Louhimo as well as guest musician Stefan Kaufmann on acoustic guitar. Crystal Ball's Scott Leach commented:

"'LifeRider' will feature 12 fresh and modern songs that deal with the journey through life in form of (musical) snapshots of various stations, similar to a train ride."

This new album will see the light of day in late May 2015 via Massacre Records and will also be available as limited edition digipak with exclusive bonus tracks. More...

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Crystal Ball Announces New Tour Dates

Crystal Ball has announced an upcoming run of tour dates supporting The Poodles in March. Crystal Ball will be supporting new album "Dawnbreaker," which was released in November 2013 via Massacre Records. Dates are as follows:

14.03.2014 IT Bresso - Blue Rose Saloon
15.03.2014 IT Moncalieri (Turin) - AudioDrome Club
16.03.2014 DE Nürnberg - Rockfabrik
18.03.2014 DE Augsburg - Spectrum
20.03.2014 DE Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik
21.03.2014 DE Obermarchtal - Kreuz
22.03.2014 DE Oberhausen - Helvete
23.03.2014 DE München - Garage

Additional Crystal Ball shows:

01.03.2014 CH Pratteln - Z7 Konzertfabrik (Rock Power Festival)
02.05.2014 CH Sargans - Markthalle (Rock- und Country Festival) More...

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Crystal Ball Releases "Anyone Can Be A Hero" Video

Swiss melodic metal act Crystal Ball released a new music video for the track "Anyone Can Be A Hero." The song is on the band's upcoming new LP "Dawnbreaker," the seventh studio LP, which is due for release on November 29th via Massacre Records.

The track listing for "Dawnbreaker" is:

1. Zarathustra
2. Break Of Dawn
3. Anyone Can Be A Hero
4. The Brothers Were Wright
5. Eternal Flame
6. Skin To Skin
7. Walls Fall Down
8. Back For Good
9. Power Pack
10. Stranded
11. Sun Came Out

Digipak Bonus Tracks:
12. Touch The Sky
13. Bond Of Love

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Crystal Ball Posts Video Teaser

"Dawnbreaker" marks the 7th album of the Swiss melodic/hard rock act Crystal Ball and was produced, mixed, and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann.

Thomas Ewerhard is responsible for the cover artwork. The album is due out November 29th and the track listing is as follows:

1. Zarathustra
2. Break Of Dawn
3. Anyone Can Be A Hero
4. The Brothers Were Wright
5. Eternal Flame
6. Skin To Skin
7. Walls Fall Down
8. Back For Good
9. Power Pack
10. Stranded
11. Sun Came Out
Digipak Bonus Tracks:
12. Touch The Sky
13. Bond Of Love

A new video clip for "Anyone Can Be A Hero" will be published soon, and you can check out a teaser trailer below. The previously posted "Eternal Flame" video can also be found at this location. More...

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Crystal Ball Releases "Eternal Flame" Music Video

Swiss melodic metal act Crystal Ball released a music video for the new track "Eternal Flame." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming seventh LP "Dawnbreaker," which is set to drop on November 29th via Massacre Records.

The album is the first studio release for vocalist Steven Mageney, who joined the band in 2012, replacing long time vocalist Mark Sweeney (Wolfpakk). The track listing for the album is:

1. Zarathustra
2. Break of Dawn
3. Anyone Can Be a Hero
4. The Brothers Were Right
5. Eternal Flame
6. Skin to Skin
7. Walls Fall Down
8. Back for Good
9. Power Pack
10. Stranded
11. Sun Came Out More...

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Crystal Ball Signs With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has inked a deal with Swiss act Crystal Ball, and the record label comments:

"Everything started back in 1995, when Crystal Ball was a cover band named Cherry Pie. They used their stage experiences as foundation for Crystal Ball, who soon became one of Europe's major forces in the hard rock genre.

"Their successful debut album 'In The Beginning' was released in 1999, followed by the even more successful 'Hard Impact' in 2000. They soon signed with Nuclear Blast and toured with bands such as U.D.O., Doro and Axxis. After the release of their fifth album, 'Timewalker,' Crystal Ball went on their first headliner tour with Thunderstone.

"In 2007, Crystal Ball signed with AFM Records and released their sixth album 'Secrets.' Now, in 2013, the band's back with a brand new line-up featuring a great new vocalist, Steven Mageney.

"They're currently working on their seventh album, which is set to be released later this year via Massacre Records!"

Crystal Ball is:

Markus Flury - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Marcel Sardella - Drums
Steven Mageney - Vocals
Scott Leach - Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Cris Stone - Bass

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Crystal Ball Part Ways With Bassist

Swiss melodic metallers CRYSTAL BALL have parted ways with bassist Dany Schallibaum. "Dany wants to focus on his family in the future, to which we wish him all the best," the band write on their web site. "For 10 years Dany was a solid member of the band. We thank him for everything he contributed. We will miss his easy-going and humorous character a lot! Of course, Scott [Leach; guitar, backing vocals], Marcel [Sardella; drums] and Mark [Sweeney; vocals] will go on and soon announce some new gigs for spring/summer 2006! CRYSTAL BALL will work with some guest musicans for that reason."

CRYSTAL BALL's latest effort, "TimeWalker", entered the Swiss national album chart at position No. 56 last September. The follow-up to 2003's "Hellvetia" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.) and includes 12 tracks.

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Crystal Ball Reveals New Album Artwork

Swiss melodic metallers Crystal Ball have uploaded the cover artwork for their fifth album "TimeWalker" at this location.

"TimeWalker" is scheduled for release on August 29. The follow-up to 2003's "Hellvetia" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (Accept, U.D.O.) and will include 12 tracks. A headlining tour of Europe is tentatively planned for the fall.

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Crystal Ball Set Album Title

Swiss melodic metallers Crystal Ball have set "TimeWalker" as the title of their fifth album, due on August 29. The follow-up to 2003's "Hellvetia" was once again produced by Stefan Kaufmann (Accept, U.D.O.) and will include 12 tracks.

In other news, Crystal Ball have acquired a new booking agent: Frank Süpfle (Gotthard, U.D.O.). A headlining tour of Europe is tentatively planned in the fall.

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New Crystal Ball Album Next Summer

Swiss Melodic Hard Rock experts Crystal Ball will enter the studio in February 2005 to record the follow-up album to last year's "Hellvetia." The band is going to work with producer Stefan Kaufmann (ACCEPT, U.D.O.) again – the new CD shall get in stores next summer.

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