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Crystal Viper

Formed: 2003
From: Katowice, Poland
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Crystal Viper News

Below is our complete Crystal Viper 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.

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Crystal Viper Reveals Live Album Details

Polish female-fronted heavy metal act Crystal Viper has revealed the cover artwork of the forthcoming live album, titled "Defenders Of The Magic Circle: Live In Germany." The album will include the band's entire live set recorded in 2009 at the Manowar's Magic Circle Festival, as well as several studio tracks. The track listing is as follows:

1. Breaking The Curse
2. Metal Nation
3. Legions Of Truth
4. The Island Of The Silver Skull
5. Shadows On The Horizon
6. The Last Axeman
7. (Surprise Track!)
Bonus studio tracks:
8. The Wolf And The Witch (first time on CD)
9. Stronghold: Under Siege (taken from the limited edition CD single)
10. Obsession (It Burns For You) (Virgin Steele cover song, previously unreleased)

The album will be released on June 4th, 2010 via AFM Records. Later this year Crystal Viper will also release a new studio album, which is set to be recorded this summer.

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Crystal Viper Posts Festival Signing Footage

Poland's Crystal Viper has posted footage online from the band's autograph signing session at the 2010 edition of the Keep It True festival. The video clip can be viewed below.

Crystal Viper also has the following upcoming tour dates:

5/8 2010 MCK Myslowice Myslowice, Poland
7/24 2010 Woodstock Open Air Borkovany, Czech Republic
10/2 2010 Blue Box Hall Sofia, Bulgaria
11/27 2010 Metal Forces Festival Lorrach, Germany

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Crystal Viper Comments On Keep It True Festival

Poland's Crystal Viper has issued the following comment about their recent appearance at the Keep It True festival:

"Hello Metal Friends! Crystal Viper is back from the Keep It True festival! It's official now: KIT is the best festival in the whole universe! A loud and proud thank you to all the great metal friends we met there, and especially to: Oliver (you rule man, you know it!), all the bands' hosts, fantastic stage & merchandise crew, Harry & Satan's Host, the Fifth Angel guys, Steelwing guys (thanks for the Crystal Viper beer!) and all the people we met there! It was incredible, KIT is the new home of Crystal VIper! Hail!"

You can also catch Crystal Viper live on the following upcoming dates:

5/8 2010 MCK Myslowice Myslowice, Poland
7/24 2010 Woodstock Open Air Borkovany, Czech Republic
10/2 2010 Blue Box Hall Sofia, Bulgaria
11/27 2010 Metal Forces Festival Lorrach, Germany

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Crystal Viper To Appear At Metal Forces Festival

Crystal Viper has issued the following update about appearing at this year's edition of the German Metal Forces festival:

"We are thrilled to announce, that we will share the stage with our NWOBHM heroes Diamond Head and Blitzkrieg, as well with the Swedish Old School headbangers Enorcer and many other great bands at the mighty Metal Forces Festival in Lorrach, Germany! Be there! WE ARE METAL NATION!"

More information at the festival can be found at this location. Crystal Viper's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

4/23 2010 Keep It True Festival Konigshofen, Germany
5/8 2010 MCK Myslowice Myslowice, Poland
7/24 2010 Woodstock Open Air Borkovany, Czech Republic
10/2 2010 Blue Box Hall Sofia, Bulgaria
11/27 2010 Metal Forces Festival Lorrac

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Crystal Viper Signs To AFM Records

Polish female fronted traditional heavy metal act Crystal Viper signed a new contract with AFM Records. "Yes, we can say Crystal Viper found new home at AFM Records! We are truly happy, as except being extremely serious, these guys have the same passion as we do: Heavy Metal. And that's what really matters!" stated Crystal Viper vocalist and guitarist Marta Gabriel.

The first Crystal Viper release on AFM will be the live album titled "Defenders Of The Magic Circle: Live In Germany," scheduled for release on June 4th, 2010. This summer the band will also enter recording studio to record their third album.

The upcoming Crystal Viper tour dates are as follows:

23-04-2010 - Keep It True Festival, Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany
08-05-2010 - MCK Myslowice, Silesia, Poland
19-06-2010 - Sofia, Bulgaria (venue t.b.a.)
24-07-2010 - Woodstock Open Air, Borkovany, Czech Republic

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Crystal Viper Posts New Song Performance Footage

Crystal Viper has posted performance footage online of the new song "Man Of Stone." The video clip, which was recorded at a recent show in Warsaw, can be viewed below.

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The Burning Shield Records Crystal Viper Cover

Singapore metallers The Burning Shield recently recorded a cover version of the song "The Anvil of Hate" by Crystal Viper. The track is off Crystal Viper's album "Metal Nation." A video clip of The Burning Shield preforming the cover can be viewed below. Samples of The Burning Shield's music can also be found at their MySpace page.

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Crystal Viper Members Form New Band Born Again

Ex-Stormwitch, Mystic Prophecy, Majesty, and Crystal Viper members have joined together to form a new band titled Born Again. The band has issued the following statement about recording a new single:

"The brand new female fronted international Power Metal act named Born Again, has just recorded its debut single titled 'Neverending Fire' which will be released in early 2010. Songs were produced by Bart Gabriel (Crystal Viper, Lonewolf), and recorded at the MP Studio with Mariusz Pietka (Crystal Viper, Pathfinder). The same team is already working on the debut full length album of Born Again, scheduled for 2010."

Born Again features the following members:

Marta Gabriel - Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Martin Albrecht - Bass guitar and backing vocals
Björn Daigger - Guitars and backing vocals
Tom "Golem" Danczak - Drums

The song "Neverending Fire" is currently available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

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Crystal Viper Announces Polish Show With Lonewolf

Crystal Viper have issued the following statement about an upcoming live show in Poland with Wild Knight and Lonewolf:

"Three traditional heavy metal acts represented by the Hard Rocker Management: Wild Knight (new band feat. ex Running Wild and X-Wild members, playing classic songs from these two bands!), Crystal Viper, and Lonewolf, will play together for a first time, in the Warsaw's Progresja Club (in Poland), at January 30, 2010. This very special and unique package will be supported by 2 local acts. Limited amount of the tickets is on sale now: 70 PLN (pre-order, around 17 EURO), and 85 PLN in the day of the show (around 22 EURO). The show is organized by the Ma-In Agency, in cooperation with the Hard Rocker Magazine. Order your tickets now from this location."

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Crystal Viper Posts New Music Video Online

"Stronghold: Under Siege," the new official video clip from the Polish female-fronted metallers Crystal Viper can be viewed below.

The track was written for the Stronghold role-playing game, which will come out later this month through Portal Publishing. The song was recorded at the MP Studio in Poland with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel. The "Stronghold: Under Siege" CD single will be added for free to the box with the game, and will be available in very limited edition as a separate disc (on Skol Records). More about the game can be found at this location.

Crystal Viper released a new seven-inch vinyl single on High Roller Records titled "The Wolf And The Witch" earlier this month. The front cover artwork for the single was painted by Chris Moyen, who has previously worked with such bands as Slayer and Beherit. More...

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Crystal Viper Streaming New Song Online

"Stronghold: Under Siege," the new single from the Polish female fronted heavy metal band Crystal Viper, is available for streaming on band's official MySpace profile. The title track was written for the "Stronghold" game, which will come out in October through Portal Publishing. The song was recorded in the MP Studio with Mariusz Pietka behind the console and producer Bart Gabriel. The original CD single will be added to the full version of the "Stronghold" game.

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Crystal Viper Recording Song For "Stronghold" Game

Polish female fronted heavy metal squad Crystal Viper has entered the MP Studio to record the "Stronghold: Under Siege" song for the upcoming board game "Stronghold." The song is being recorded with Mariusz Pietka behind the recording/mixing console, and with Bart Gabriel as the producer. The "Stronghold" single will be released on October 8th as a digital download and CD single, which will be added to the European edition of the "Stronghold" game. The band is also working on the official video clip for the song.

Crystal Viper issued the following statement about the game:

"Stronghold is the classic rpg/board game, and will be released in 4 versions: Polish (Portal), German (Phalanx Games), French (Iello) and English (distribution in UKL and Europe: Esdevium Games). The game is one of the biggest, and most monumental production of the famous Portal company: the box with the game will include almost 100 cards, more than 300 wooden elements, more than 130 coins and 2 playing boards. Portal company has already a cult status in the rpg circles, due to bestsellers such as Neuroshima and Monastyr."

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Track Listing Announced For Running Wild Tribute

Chicago black metallers Withering Soul have issued the following statement about the final track list for the upcoming Running Wild tribute album:

"The final track-listing for 'ReUnation - A Tribute To Running Wild', scheduled to be released in fall 2009 via Remedy Records, is as follows:

CD1:
01. POWERWOLF - Riding The Storm
02. FATE - Soul Vampires
03. ORDEN OGAN - The Battle Of Waterloo
04. ESENIA - Resurrection
05. 5TH SONIC BRIGADE - Angel Of Mercy
06. SATANOCHIO - Siberian Winter
07. DEADLOCK feat. Jürg Theiler - When Time Runs Out
08. SKILTRON - Ballad Of William Kidd
09. MOTORJESUS - The Rivalry
10. SUIDAKRA feat. Axel Römer & Matthias Zimmer - Marooned
11. THUNDERSTORM feat. Preacher - Welcome To Hell
12. WITHERING SOUL - Firebreather
13. WARHEAD - Faceless
14. WILD KNIGHT - Tsar

CD2:
01. JOSÉ JUAN GALLEGO - Draw The Line
02. MAGICA - Victory
03. CHINCHILLA - Conquistadores
04. HELLISH WAR - Return Of The Gods
05. OVERTURES - Pirate Song
06. BURNING POINT feat. Majk Moti - Gods Of Iron '09
07. CUSTARD - Under Jolly Roger
08. SEVEN SEAS - Detonator
09. HALOR - Little Big Horn
10. THUNDERBLAST - Timeriders
11. CRYSTAL VIPER - Libertalia
12. EVERTALE - Blazon Stone
13. WINTERS DAWN - Into The Fire
14. HEAVENLY - Masquerade
15. SOLEMNITY - Dr. Horror
16. WITCHTRAP - Victim Of States Power
17. RAVAGE - Fight The Fire Of Hate

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Crystal Viper Posts New Single Teaser Trailer

Polish female fronted metal band Crystal Viper has posted a video trailer online for their upcoming vinyl single "The Wolf and the Witch." The video clip can be viewed below. More...

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Whiplash Confirmed For Keep It True XIII Fest

It is now official that teunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH is already confirmed for the 2010 edition of the Keep It True XIII Festival. A total of 20 bands will appear in 2 days of pure Metal mayhem happening on April 23-24, 2010 at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.

The confirmed bands so far are scheduled as follows:

ADX (FRA)
ANACRUSIS (USA)
CANDLEMASS (SWE)
CRYSTAL VIPER (POL)
DEMON (UK)
HADES (USA)
HEART OF CYGNUS (USA)
KALAPACS (HUN)
OBSESSION (USA)
SATANS HOST (USA)
SAVAGE GRACE (USA)
SIREN (USA)
STRIKER (CAN)
THOR (CAN)
TYGERS OF PAN TANG (UK)
WATCHTOWER (USA)
WHIPLASH (USA)

+ 1 Headliner

You can visit the Keep It True Festival official website for more information and details.

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Crystal Viper Confirmed For Magic Circle Fest 2009

Polish female fronted metal band Crystal Viper is the latest band confirmed for the 2009 Magic Circle Festival, which will take place on Saturday, July 18 in Loreley, Germany. The other confirmed bands so far are Manowar, Metalforce, and Holyhell.

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Running Wild Set to Release Second Tribute Album

A second tribute album to the German metal band Running Wild, which follows the first tribute album, is in the works, according to the webmaster of their official website. "It's been already almost four years since "The Revivalry - A Tribute To Running Wild" hit the light. Soon after that, its success began to grow progressively and it significantly led to the idea that a tribute album brought to a different level should come out, especially by bringing cover songs from the newer albums by Running Wild. And this time it is going to be like this!" The new and currently untitled tribute will contain songs from "The Rivalry" (1998), "Victory" (2000), "The Brotherhood" (2002) and "Rogues En Vogue" (2005). It will be released in fall of this year with graphic art done by Costin Chioreanu, who has worked for bands like Absu, Centinex, Demonical, Negura Bunget, Thunderstorm, and more. One of the first confirmed bands for the new tribute is Polish heavy metal band Crystal Viper, who will record their own version of "Libertalia." Other confirmed bands are Magica, Orden Ogan, Satanochio, Skiltron, and Thunderstorm.

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Crystal Viper Reveals New Album Details And Art

Polish female fronted metal band Crystal Viper has announced that their new album "Metal Nation" was mixed and mastered by the Grammy nominated Andy La Rocque (King Diamon), at the Sonic Train Studios (Hammerfall, Evergrey etc.). The album features special guests Frank Knight (X-Wild), Manni Schmidt (Grave Digger) and Lars Ramcke (Stormwarrior).

The cover art, which can be viewed below, was painted by Chris Moyen (Beherit, Blasphemy, Trivium). "Metal Nation" will be released in February of 2009. The album track listing is as follows:

1. Breaking The Curse
2. Metal Nation
3. Bringer Of The Light
4. 1428 *
5. The Anvil Of Hate
6. Zombie Lust (Flesh Eaters)
7. Her Crimson Tears **
8. Legions Of Truth ***
9. Gladiator, Die By The Blade
10. Agents Of Steel (AGENT STEEL cover song)

* - feat. Manni Schmidt of GRAVE DIGGER
** - feat. Frank Knight of X-WILD
*** - feat. Lars Ramcke of STORMWARRIOR More...

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Crystal Viper Announces New Gutiarist

Polish female fronted metallers, Crystal Viper, have issued the following update:

"Our live guitarist - Rafal 'Guras' Gorny - had to leave CRYSTAL VIPER due to his day job. We of course remain friends, and Guras will always be part of the CRYSTAL VIPER family. Thank you for everything, brother!"

"We also want to announce, that CRYSTAL VIPER has new official guitarist, who filled the slot after Rafal 'Guras.' His name is Mateusz 'Gajdek' Gajdzik (and you may also know his other band, WITCHKING)." More...

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