CRYSTAL VIPER‘s cover version of “Night Of The Demon” – the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal classic song, originally performed by DEMON, can be streamed on this location:
The song is taken from the “Harder Than Steel – The Official Keep It True Festival Tribute Album” – a unique compilation album featuring cover songs of bands that played at the Keep It True festival performed by other bands that also played at the festival, which will be available exclusively at this year’s edition of Keep It True, set to take place on April 25-26. Limited to only 500 copies, the collection will be released by Skol Records.
“Harder Than Steel – The Official Keep It True Festival Tribute Album” track listing:
01. ATTACKER – “Fire Down Under” (RIOT)
02. PARADOX – “March Of The Saint” (ARMORED SAINT)
03. CRYSTAL VIPER – “Night Of The Demon” (DEMON)
04. WITCH CROSS – “Angel Witch” (ANGEL WITCH)
05. OSTROGOTH – “Plan Of Peace” (LETHAL)
06. JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR – “Children Of The Storm” (VIRGIN STEELE)
07. SACRED STEEL – “All For One” (RAVEN)
08. NIGHT DEMON – “Axe Crazy” (JAGUAR)
09. WIZARD – “Mind Body Spirit” (VIRGIN STEELE)
10. BORROWED TIME – “Bound To Be Free” (SAVAGE GRACE)
11. SATAN’S HOST – “See You In Hell” (GRIM REAPER)
12. DEADLY BLESSING – “Notorious” (LIZZY BORDEN)
“Possession”, the new studio album from the Polish female-fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, was released on December 13, 2013 (in Europe), and on January 21, 2014 (in North America) via AFM Records as a CD, limited-edition LP and as a digital download. On “Possession” – which was once again produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, SABATON, BURNING STARR, MORTICIAN) – CRYSTAL VIPER decided to cross the borders of traditional heavy metal, and while there are still fast and melodic songs that bring references to such classic bands as JUDAS PRIEST, BLACK SABBATH (with Ronnie James Dio) and JAG PANZER, the epic and dark parts bring comparisons to acts such as CANDLEMASS, MERCYFUL FATE and even BATHORY. CRYSTAL VIPER again invited members of other bands to sing guest parts on new album: the song “Fight Evil With Evil” features the legendary American singer Harry Conklin (JAG PANZER, TITAN FORCE, SATAN’S HOST), while “Julia Is Possessed” contains the growling voice of Sataniac, vocalist of the German black/thrash metal act DESASTER. In addition, one of the songs features more than 50 fans of the band, who were invited via band’s official Facebook page to “scream” on the new album. CRYSTAL VIPER is also known for one more tradition: recording cover songs of their favorite artists. While the limited vinyl LP version of “Possession” includes surprise track, the regular CD version includes cover version of the RIOT classic “Thundersteel”.