CRYSTAL VIPER are back! The Polish Heavy Metallers are returning after a 4-year absence, which was caused by the health issues relating to the band’s frontwoman and founder,Marta Gabriel, and which placed the future of CRYSTAL VIPER into question (last year Marta underwent surgery of her nasal and facial sinuses). “The witch is back” however, sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before…!
On February 17, 2017, AFM RECORDS will release CRYSTAL VIPER‘s new concept album entitled Queen Of The Witches. The album, which will be available as a limited edition vinyl LP, CD, and digital download, has been produced by Bart Gabriel – producer known for his collaboration with acts such as CIRITH UNGOL, MYTHRA and SACRED STEEL (and within their private lives, Marta‘s husband), and engineered and mixed by Mariusz Pietka (JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR, LONEWOLF, MORTICIAN). The album’s cover artwork has been created by the legendary German artist, Andreas Marschall (RUNNING WILD, BLIND GUARDIAN, KREATOR). The first single from the new album will be entitled “The Witch Is Back”, and will be available in December. On February 18, 2017, the band will play an exclusive headlining live show in Munich, Germany, at the Heavy Metal Calling Festival, which will be an official release party for the new album.
In other news Marta Gabriel, the band’s singer and guitarist who has once again written all of the songs on the new album recently joined the ESP GUITARS family. In addition, all of the members of CRYSTAL VIPER have signed an endorsement deal with DEAN MARKLEY. (adapted from press release)