New Album “Queen Of The Witches” Announced By Crystal Viper

Crystal Viper are back! The Polish metal act is returning after a 4 year absence, which was caused by the health issues relating to the band’s front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel, and which placed the future of Crystal Viper into question (last year Marta underwent surgery of her nasal and facial sinuses). “The witch is back” however, sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before…!

On February 17, 2017, AFM Records will release Crystal Viper’s new concept album entitled “Queen Of The Witches.” The album, which will be available as a limited edition vinyl LP, CD and digital download, has been produced by Bart Gabriel – producer known for his collaboration with acts such as Cirith Ungol, Mythra and Sacred Steel (and within their private lives, Marta’s husband), and engineered and mixed by Mariusz Pietka (Jack Starr’s Burning Starr, Lonewolf, Mortician). The album’s cover artwork (shown below) has been created by the legendary German artist, Andreas Marschall (Running Wild, Blind Guardian, Kreator etc.).

The first single from the new album will be entitled “The Witch Is Back,” and will be available in December. On February 18, 2017, the band will play an exclusive headlining live show in Munich, Germany, at the Heavy Metal’s Calling Festival, which will be an official release party for the new album.

More information is expected soon.

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New Album “Queen Of The Witches” Announced By Crystal Viper

Crystal Viper are back! The Polish metal act is returning after a 4 year absence, which was caused by the health issues relating to the band’s front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel, and which placed the future of Crystal Viper into question (last year Marta underwent surgery of her nasal and facial sinuses). “The witch is back” however, sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before…!

On February 17, 2017, AFM Records will release Crystal Viper’s new concept album entitled “Queen Of The Witches.” The album, which will be available as a limited edition vinyl LP, CD and digital download, has been produced by Bart Gabriel – producer known for his collaboration with acts such as Cirith Ungol, Mythra and Sacred Steel (and within their private lives, Marta’s husband), and engineered and mixed by Mariusz Pietka (Jack Starr’s Burning Starr, Lonewolf, Mortician). The album’s cover artwork (shown below) has been created by the legendary German artist, Andreas Marschall (Running Wild, Blind Guardian, Kreator etc.).

The first single from the new album will be entitled “The Witch Is Back,” and will be available in December. On February 18, 2017, the band will play an exclusive headlining live show in Munich, Germany, at the Heavy Metal’s Calling Festival, which will be an official release party for the new album.

More information is expected soon.

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Status Update On New Album “Moving Target” Posted By Dragonsclaw

Australian based traditional metal act Dragonsclaw issued an update on the band’s upcoming third album “Moving Target.” In a post on Facebook, vocalist Giles Lavery announced that one of the songs will feature Riot V/Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall.

The post reads:

“Work on the new album ‘Moving Target’ is coming along nicely…Just finishing up the writing/demoing stage…and today we can let folks know that Todd Michael Hall (Riot/Burning Starr/Reverence) is a guest vocalist on a track on the album titled ‘Shadowfire.’ His vocals are completely mindblowing on this, one of two ‘faster’ tracks on the record.

We have, i feel, our most diverse album yet in regard to the songwriting , and there will be plenty to like for fans of traditional heavy metal , the faster stuff and hard rock.”

No release date for “Moving Target” has been announced and More information is expected soon.


[Todd Michael Hall]

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New Music Video “Sands Of Time” Posted By Jack Starr’s Burning Starr

New York’s Jack Starr’s Burning Starr – featuring former Virgin Steele guitarist Jack Starr, Riot/Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall, bassist Ned Meloni and Ex-Manowar drummer Rhino – posted a new music video for the song “Sands of Time.” The video features footage from the band’s performance at the Keep it True Festival in Lauda-Konigshofen, Germany on April 20, 2013. The song was taken from the 2011 release “Land of the Dead,” which is available via Limb Music and on vinyl through Blood and Iron Records.

The video was directed by Oliver Barth and produced by Bart Gabriel. Check it out here:

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Death Dealer Signs With Pure Steel Records To Release Vinyl Album

The U.S. power metal band Death Dealer has signed a vinyl contract for current album “War Master” with Pure Steel Records. The limited vinyl edition consists 500 pieces (100 colored and 400 black). The release date is set for April 25th, 2014 and the lineup is a sfollows:

Sean Peck – vocals (Cage)
Stu Marshall – guitars (Empires of Eden, Paindivision)
Mike Davis – bass (Halford, ex-B.O.W.A., Dramarama, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Ross The Boss – guitars (Ross the Boss, ex-Brain Surgeons, ex-Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom)
Rhino – drums (Angels Of Babylon, Forgotten Realm, Holy Force, Jack Starr’s Burning Starr)

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Death Dealer Signs With Pure Steel Records To Release Vinyl Album

The U.S. power metal band Death Dealer has signed a vinyl contract for current album “War Master” with Pure Steel Records. The limited vinyl edition consists 500 pieces (100 colored and 400 black). The release date is set for April 25th, 2014 and the lineup is a sfollows:

Sean Peck – vocals (Cage)
Stu Marshall – guitars (Empires of Eden, Paindivision)
Mike Davis – bass (Halford, ex-B.O.W.A., Dramarama, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Ross The Boss – guitars (Ross the Boss, ex-Brain Surgeons, ex-Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom)
Rhino – drums (Angels Of Babylon, Forgotten Realm, Holy Force, Jack Starr’s Burning Starr)

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Death Dealer Signs With Pure Steel Records To Release Vinyl Album

The U.S. power metal band Death Dealer has signed a vinyl contract for current album “War Master” with Pure Steel Records. The limited vinyl edition consists 500 pieces (100 colored and 400 black). The release date is set for April 25th, 2014 and the lineup is a sfollows:

Sean Peck – vocals (Cage)
Stu Marshall – guitars (Empires of Eden, Paindivision)
Mike Davis – bass (Halford, ex-B.O.W.A., Dramarama, ex-Lizzy Borden, ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Ross The Boss – guitars (Ross the Boss, ex-Brain Surgeons, ex-Manitoba’s Wild Kingdom)
Rhino – drums (Angels Of Babylon, Forgotten Realm, Holy Force, Jack Starr’s Burning Starr)

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New Music Video “After The Leaves Have Fallen” Posted By Reverence

U.S. power metal act Reverence (featuring members From Savatage, Tokyo Blade, Burning Starr and Crimson Glory) has posted a new music video for the track “After the Leaves Have Fallen.” The song is taken from the band’s debut CD “When Darkness Calls.” The band’s previous video for the track “Bleed For Me” can also be viewed over at this location.

Check out “After the Leaves Have Fallen” here:

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Ex-Virgin Steele Guitarist Jack Starr To Guest On New Dragonsclaw LP

Australian metal band Dragonsclaw announced that legendary guitarist Jack Starr (Jack Starr’s Burning Starr/Ex-Virgin Steele) will make a guest appearance on the band’s upcoming sophomore LP. The contribution will come on the band’s tribute to the equally legendary guitarist Mark Reale (Riot), who passed away in January this year.

The band’s announcement reads:

“We are extremely happy to announce that the legendary Jack Starr (of Burning Starr / ex Virgin Steele) will be contributing to a track on our upcoming album. If anyone hasn’t checked out Jack’s new Burning Starr album ‘Land of The Dead’, please do yourself a favor and pick this one up… this is metal at it’s finest! Our thanks also to Rhino (of Manowar/Angels Of Babylon) for tracking Jack’s solos at his studio!”

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Jack Starr’s Burning Starr Streams Re-Worked "Burning Starr"

New York’s Jack Starr’s Burning Starr (featuring former Virgin Steele guitarist Jack Starr, Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall and bassist Ned Meloni along with Ex-Manowar drummer Rhino) is streaming the reworked “Burning Starr” track. The song first appeared on the 1987 release “Blaze of Glory,” but was re-worked as a bonus track on the band’s latest LP “Land of the Dead.” The album was issued last November 2011 through Limb Music.

Check out “Burning Starr” here:

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