CRYSTAL VIPER will release their new album titled “Crimen Excepta” on April 27 (in Europe) and April 24 (in United States). The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction is mixed with historical facts, has been produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, JACK STARR’S BURNING STARR) and recorded with sound engineer Mariusz Pietka (MORTICIAN, LONEWOLF), is the heaviest and most dark album CRYSTAL VIPER ever did. There will be two special guests on “Crimen Excepta“: David Bower, vocalist of HELL appear in the title track, while VADER mainman Peter will be heard in the cover version of the classic VADER song “Tyrani Piekiel”, which will be available as the bonus track on the first, limited edition of the album. So most probably CRYSTAL VIPER is the first ever Heavy Metal band, which re-arranged and recorded Death Metal cover song.
“We already announced that fans should expect the unexpected. The new album is different than everything CRYSTAL VIPER did in the past. Of course it’s still traditonal Metal, and it’s still CRYSTAL VIPER – but this time, everything was different, starting from the compositions, through our attitude and inspirations, up to equipment we used and the recording session itself” says CRYSTAL VIPER frontwoman Marta Gabriel.
“It was amazing to have Peter in the studio, we all are huge fans of VADER, and I think he was also amazed when he heard how our voices sound together in this Heavy Metal version of “Tyrani Piekiel”. And when you will hear the lines of William The Judge recorded by David of HELL, you will have jaw on the floor. We had.” she adds.