The brand new studio album from the the Polish female-fronted heavy metal squad CRYSTAL VIPER, titled "Metal Nation", will be released on February 1 through Karthago Records (CD version) and High Roller Records (limited vinyl version). The CD was recorded at the brand new MP Studio in Poland with engineer Mariusz Pietka and producer Bart Gabriel.
"Metal Nation" was mixed at the Sonic Train Studios (HAMMERFALL, KING DIAMOND, EVERGREY, FALCONER etc.) in Varberg, Sweden by the Grammy-nominated KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque. The CD features three very special guests: Manni Schmidt of GRAVE DIGGER, Frank Knight of X-WILD and Lars Ramcke of STORMWARRIOR. According to a press release, fans can expect to hear "a true heavy metal masterpiece with outstanding vocals (the album includes cover version of the AGENT STEEL classic 'Agents Of Steel', recorded faster, heavier and... higher!), and great cover artwork, painted by the world-famous artist Chris Moyen (TRIVIUM, BEHERIT, BLASPHEMY, INCANTATION etc.).
"Metal Nation" track listing:
01. Breaking The Curse
02. Metal Nation
03. Bringer Of The Light
04. 1428 *
05. The Anvil Of Hate
06. Zombie Lust (Flesh Eaters)
07. Her Crimson Tears **
08. Legions Of Truth ***
09. Gladiator, Die By The Blade
10. Agents Of Steel (AGENT STEEL cover song)
* feat. Manni Schmidt of GRAVE DIGGER
** feat. Frank Knight of X-WILD
*** feat. Lars Ramcke of STORMWARRIOR
"Metal Nation", "Her Crimson Tears", "Legions Of Truth" and "Gladiator, Die By The Blade" are available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.
Video footage of CRYSTAL VIPER performing two new songs at the first edition of the Hard Rocker Festival in Poland can be viewed below.
"Bringer Of The Light":