CRYSTAL VIPER REVEAL NEW ALBUM ARTWORK
"Possession", brand new studio album of the Polish female fronted Heavy Metal act Crystal Viper, will be released on Friday 13, December 2013, via AFM Records, as CD, limited edition LP and digital download. Its front cover artwork can be seen below. The picture has been painted by Michal Oracz - most famous Polish author of RPG and board games (incl. the world bestseller Neuroshima) - and includes many impressive details which will be noticed by fans after listening to the album, as "Possession" is again concept effort.
On “Possession” - which again has been produced by Bart Gabriel (Sacred Steel, Sabaton, Burning Starr, Mortician) - the band decided to cross the borders of Traditional Heavy Metal, and while the fast and melodic songs bring references to such classic bands as Judas Priest, Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio or Jag Panzer, the epic and dark parts bring comparisons to acts such as Candlemass, Mercyful Fate or even Bathory.
The band again invited members of other bands to sing guest parts on new album: in the song “Fight Evil With Evil” we can hear the legendary American singer Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer, Titan Force, Satan’s Host), while in “Julia Is Possessed” we can hear growling voice of Sataniac, vocalist of the German Black/Thrash Metal act Desaster. Except that in one of the songs we can hear… more than 50 fans of the band, who were invited to “scream” on the new album via band’s official Facebook page. Crystal Viper is also known from one more tradition: recording cover songs of their favorite artists. While the limited vinyl LP version of “Possession” will include hidden surprise track, the regular CD version will include cover version of the Riot classic “Thundersteel”.