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 front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel. The comeback album entitled “Queen Of The Witches”, is probably a perfect Heavy Metal release, as except being a concept effort about the witches and true evil, 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, SACRED STEEL, MYTHRA), 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 invited several special guests to take part in the recordings. The MANOWAR co-founder and guitar hero Ross The Boss, and no less legendary Jeff Dunn (aka Mantas) of VENOM / VENOM INC., will appear with guitar solos in two of the songs. Except that, in one of the songs we will hear a duet of Marta Gabriel and Steve Bettney, vocalist of the NWoBHM cult heroes SARACEN.
“Queen Of The Witches” will hit the streets on February 17, 2017, and will be available as CD, limited edition LP and digital download. The limited edition gatefold LP (500 copies only) can already be pre-ordered on this location: http://bit.ly/CRYSTALVIPER_Queen_PREORDER
More information at http://www.crystalviper.com