"Secret Of The Black Water", a brand new song from the Polish female-fronted traditional heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page. The track comes off the group's new album, "Legends", which is scheduled for release on October 22 via AFM Records. As the title suggests, all the lyrics on the CD are based on the original Polish legends from the middle ages. The effort was recorded and mixed at the MP Studio in Poland, with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel. The CD cover artwork, which can be viewed below, was painted by the French artist Chris Moyen, who has previously worked with SLAYER, TRIVIUM, BEHERIT and BLASPHEMY.
"Legends" track listing:
01. The Truth (intro) (00:41)
02. The Ghost Ship (4:21)
03. Blood Of The Heroes (4:42)
04. Greed Is Blind (4:08)
05. Sydonia Bark (4:59)
06. Goddess Of Death (5:43)
07. Night Of The Sin (4:23)
08. Secret Of The Black Water (4:51)
09. A Man Of Stone (4:55)
10. Black Leviathan (4:36)
11. TV War (ACCEPT cover) (3:29)
"Legends" features guest appearances by Mat Sinner (PRIMAL FEAR, SINNER), Rhino (ex-MANOWAR), Stefan Kaufmann (U.D.O., ex-ACCEPT) and Sven D'Anna and Dano Boland (WIZARD).
CRYSTAL VIPER released a live album, "Defenders Of The Magic Circle: Live In Germany", in June via AFM Records. The CD included the band's entire live set recorded in 2009 at the Magic Circle Festival in Germany along with a bunch of studio cuts.
CRYSTAL VIPER's last studio album, "Metal Nation", was released in February 2009 through Karthago Records (CD version) and High Roller Records (limited vinyl version).