CRYSTAL VIPER is a female fronted Traditional Heavy Metal act from Poland, founded in 2003 by the singer, guitarist and composer, Marta Gabriel. Between 2007 and 2013 CRYSTAL VIPER released 5 studio albums, 7 singles and compilations, and toured in more than 15 countries, what established their position, and made them known as one of the most hard working and most determined bands of their generation. In 2013, due to health issues relating to the band's front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel, CRYSTAL VIPER was forced to stop its activity. The future of the band was placed into question... Until now, as "the witch is back", sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before!

The comeback album entitled "Queen Of The Witches", which is a concept effort that tells the story about the witches and true evil, is probably a perfect Heavy Metal release, as it includes all the elements that fans of the genre are looking for: great melodies, impressive vocal lines, classic sounding riffs and harmonies, catchy refrains and pounding drums. Headbanging hymns, speed metal monsters, and power ballads. All of this with a powerful and very classic sound production by Bart Gabriel (CIRITH UNGOL, BURNING STARR, HEXX), that refers to the iconic and best Heavy Metal albums ever made, and coupled with an amazing cover artwork painted by Andreas Marschall (RUNNING WILD, BLIND GUARDIAN, KREATOR). As it's already a tradition that CRYSTAL VIPER pays a tribute to the classic '80s Metal acts of which legacy they proudly continue, it couldn't be different this time, and the band both invited several special guests to take part in the recordings, as well as recorded two cover songs, for the CD and the LP version of the album respectively. The MANOWAR co-founder and guitar hero Ross The Boss appears in the headbanging hymn entitled "Do Or Die", while Mantas of VENOM slays a shredding guitar solo in the speed Metal monster entitled "Flames And Blood". Except that, in the surprising power ballad entitled "We Will Make It Last Forever", Marta shares vocal duties with Steve Bettney, vocalist of the NWoBHM cult heroes SARACEN.

The new album has been promoted on an European Tour in March and April 2017, during which the band visited: Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland, and by two video clips: "The Witch Is Back" and "When The Sun Goes Down".

Record label: AFM Records
Endorsement:
ESP/LTD guitars, DEAN MARKLEY strings, AMEDIA cymbals and LANEY AMPLIFICATION

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