Polish female fronted heavy metal act CRYSTAL VIPER, will be special guest of the US epic metallers MANILLA ROAD on their two German shows: September 25th at Das Rind in Russelsheim, and 26th at Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg. Also on the bill are MASTERS OF DISGUISE - new band featuring members of the SAVAGE GRACE comeback line up from 2010 and ROXXCALIBUR.
Earlier this year, Marta Gabriel of Crystal Viper joined Manilla Road on stage at the Metal Assault festival in Würzburg, Germany, to perform the song 'Flaming Metal Systems'. It's also worth mentioning that Crystal Viper recorded a cover version of 'Flaming Metal Systems' for The Riddle Masters - A Tribute To Manilla Road album, which was released in 2008.
The new Manilla Road album, Mysterium, was released on February 2nd, via Zyx Music (CD) and High Roller Records (LP), and is the the first Manilla Road album recorded with new drummer Neudi. A limited digipak version of the album includes a bonus DVD with full Manilla Road live show recorded at the Hammer Of Doom festival in 2011.
Crystal Viper's current album, Crimen Excepta, was released in April 2012 via AFM Records. The concept effort about holy inquisition, black magic and witches, where fiction is mixed with historical facts, was produced by Bart Gabriel (SACRED STEEL, JACK STARR'S BURNING STARR). "rimen Excepta features two special guests: David Bower, vocalist of HELL, appears in the title track, while VADER mainman Piotr "Peter" Wiwczarek can be heard in the cover version of the classic Vader song 'Tyrani Piekiel', which is available as the bonus track on the first, limited edition of the album. A new, fifth Crystal Viper studio album has been scheduled for release on Friday, December 13.