CRYSTAL EYES Parts Ways With Singer
February 1, 2009, 10 years ago
Swedish traditional/power metallers CRYSTAL EYES have issued the following band update:"Recently (vocalist) Nico (Adamsen) let us know that he didn’t have the time to play live with Crystal Eyes anymore so we’ve decided to carry on as a four piece band. This is how we’ve been rehearsing all the time and the only change is that (guitarist) Mikael (Dahl) is once again doing the lead vocals."
Mikael states, "The reasons I once handed over the lead vocals are just not there anymore, and since I wrote all vocal melodies for my voice it wasn’t a big step to be the lead singer once again. I actually never stopped singing. I’ve been the singer of the JUDAS PRIEST tribute band DEFENDERS OF THE FAITH the whole time, recorded all the vocals for Crystal Eyes’ demos, backing vocals on the albums, and of course the lead vocals on the closing song on our three last albums.”
The band continue, "We’ve put up two of those songs in the second player a bit down at myspace.com/crystaleyesfromsweden - 'Guardian' and 'The Halls Of Valhalla', plus an edited medley of the demo recordings of Chained featuring Mikael on lead vocals. (The vocals on the demo recordings are first takes with no real lyrics. Just random “Heavy Metal words”.) You may also find some other surprises in this new player."
Crystal Eyes released their latest album, Chained, on November 21st, 2008. Click photo to view the cover art.
The tracklisting is as follows:: 'Ride The Rainbow', 'The Fire Of Hades', 'The Devil Inside', 'Waves Of War', 'Dying In The Rain', 'Fighting', 'Shadow Rider', 'Lonely Ball Of Fate', 'Guardian' (featuring original singer Mikael Dahl on vocals).