Gabriel Management has issued that After doing 4 full length studio albums, bunch of singles and compilation releases, after touring in most of the European countries, showing up on many festival stages (incl. Bang Your Head, Keep It True, Sabaton Open Air, Metal Magic Festival, Headbangers Open Air or Magic Circle Festival), and mainly because of the classic songwriting and impressive stage presence, CRYSTAL VIPER – the female fronted Heavy Metal act from Poland, led by charismatic singer and guitarist Marta Gabriel – managed to establish their position as of one of the most hard working bands of the genre. Now, one and a half year after premiere of their last full length album “Crimen Excepta”, the band strike back with “Possession”, their brand new concept effort, which is out now on AFM Records. On July 25, 2014, CRYSTAL VIPER will play for the first time in Cyprus: the band will co-headline POWER OF THE NIGHT FESTIVAL in Nicosia, for which they prepared a special and unique “best of”setlist including a BLOOD Show!
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.