KNAC.COM News Reviews and More Watch The Latest Videos Buy KNAC T-shirts and More

CRYSTAL VIPER Return With New Album The Silver Key

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Wednesday, March 13, 2024 @ 1:30 PM

Out June 28th On Listenable Records

- advertisement -
Polish Heavy Metal act CRYSTAL VIPER will release new studio album, The Silver Key, on June 28, 2024, on Listenable Records. It will be available as a vinyl record, compact disc, cassette, and digitally.

As all the lyrics are once again inspired by the works of the father of cosmic horror, Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the album is a natural continuation of the previous full length release, The Cult, which came out on Listenable Records in 2021. In fact, working title of the new album was The Cult II. However, The Silver Key is an album with very own identity and character, and is without a doubt the most intense release that CRYSTAL VIPER ever recorded. The new album is heavier, faster and darker, but at the same more epic and melodic than their previous works. In the past the band was very often balancing between Power Metal and Heavy Metal, but here, there's no doubt that we are talking about pure Heavy Metal. The band had very unique approach to songwriting and production, which was almost like a tribute to classic Metal acts such as IRON MAIDEN or JUDAS PRIEST, but except that CRYSTAL VIPER decided to show their love for the Metal culture, and incorporated in their songs several new elements, characteristic for other subgenres. So don't get fooled by the term "female-fronted" which is usually associated with softer genres: CRYSTAL VIPER, founded and led by the vocalist and bassist Marta Gabriel (who for the last few years played rhythm guitar for the band), is simply as that METAL, and very serious about it.

The Silver Key was produced and mastered by the Heavy Metal veteran Bart Gabriel, and was recorded and mixed by Rafal Kossakowski. Its cover artwork was painted by respected Guatemalan artist Mario Lopez, who was also responsible for the cover artwork of the previous album, The Cult.

Like before, CD and vinyl version of the album will include different bonus tracks. "I guess everyone expected us to record another classic Heavy Metal cover songs, but we have decided to do something unusual this time, and we recorded BATHORY and MISFITS covers" says Marta Gabriel. "Both bands had huge influence on me, Quorthon was an amazing composer, and I actually even named my horse after him! And as our new album has both this very in-your-face energy and horror vibes, we thought that the MISFITS song will also be a very good choice" she adds.


  • "Return To Providence"
  • "Fever Of The Gods"
  • "Old House In The Mist"
  • "The Key Is Lost"
  • "Heading Kadath"
  • "Book Of The Dead"
  • "The Silver Key"
  • "Wayfaring Dreamer"
  • "Escape From Yaddith"
  • "Cosmic Forces Overtake"
  • "Gods Of Thunder Of Wind And Of Rain" - CD bonus track
  • "Scream!" - LP bonus track
The album will be promoted on European headlining tour, on which CRYSTAL VIPER will be joined by the US heavy metal act SAVAGE MASTER.

feat. special guests: SAVAGE MASTER

  • 21/09/2024 - Poland, Zabrze, CK Wiatrak *
  • 04/10/2024 - Germany, Wurzburg, Keep It True Festival
  • 06/10/2024 - Austria, Salzburg, Rockhouse
  • 08/10/2024 - Germany, Berlin, Lido
  • 09/10/2024 - Denmark, Copenhagen, Beta
  • 10/10/2024 - Germany, Oldenburg, MTS
  • 11/10/2024 - Germany, Hamburg, Bambi Galore
  • 12/10/2024 - Germany, Selb, Rockclub Nordbayern
  • 13/10/2024 - Czech Republic, Ostrava, Barrak
  • 15/10/2024 - Germany, Munchen, Backstage
  • 16/10/2024 - Germany, Kassel, Goldgrube
  • 17/10/2024 - Germany, Mannheim, 7er
  • 18/10/2024 - Italy, Turin, Ziggy Club
  • 19/10/2024 - France, Colmar, Le Grillen
  • 20/10/2024 - Belgium, Bilzen, South Of Heaven
(* without SAVAGE MASTER)

More tour dates and festival appearances to be announced shortly.

Back to Top



 Recent News
Official, Special, Limited Edition, KNAC Heritage Item On Sale Now!
NERVOSA Announce North American Headline Tour
MR. BIG Ready New Studio Album Ten
BLACKLIST UNION Unleash "Horns And Halos" Video
ANCIIENTS Return With New Album Beyond The Reach Of The Sun
SEVENDUST Announces Seasons Anniversary Tour
SILENT THEORY Unveil New Album Tell Us How It Ends
THE WARNING Stream New Single "Burnout"
VICTORY Return With New Album Circle Of Life
NOTHING MORE Announce Headlining 'Carnal Tour 2024'
DYSTOPICA Release First Full-Length Album Infinite Reflection
JESSE JAMES DUPREE Shares New Video For "Stranded"
DIZASTERPIECE Releases New Album Zzonebound [QRX4-Notion]
POWERWOLF Releases New Video For "1589"
PALLBEARER Drops New Album Mind Burns Alive
RAT PAK RECORDS Releases 20 Year Anniversary Compilation Album
CRYSTAL VIPER Drop New Album Title Track Video For "The Silver Key"
ORDEN OGAN Unveil New Album The Order of Fear
ALL FOR METAL Share "Valkyries In The Sky" Video, Featuring LAURA GULDEMOND Of BURNING WITCHES
GOATWHORE Announces North American Headlining Tour
SEBASTIAN BACH Releases New Video For "Freedom"
CHARLOTTE WESSELS Reveals Details For New Album The Obsession
NIGHT LASER Release "Don't Call Me Hero" Video
GEEZER BUTLER Set For Paperback Edition Of Book Into The Void: From Birth To Black Sabbath-And Beyond
SAINT DIABLO Share "Voice On The Phone" Single, Video
LORNA SHORE Announces North American Headline Tour
VISIONS OF ATLANTIS Drop New Video For "Monsters"
MARK TREMONTI Announces December Solo Dates
HANABIE. Debut New Video For "Girl's Talk"
X Announce 'The End Is Near' Tour
ANVIL Stream New Single "Truth Is Dying"
SOULFLY 'Healer' Coffee Coming Soon Via Concept Cafes
BAD WOLVES Launch New Video For "Hungry For Life", Featuring CHRIS DAUGHTRY
SERIOUS BLACK Ready New Studio Album Rise Of Akhenaton
LIKE MOTHS TO FLAMES Share "Over The Garden Wall" Video
GHOST Launch Trailer For Debut Feature Film Rite Here Rite Now
BARONESS, GRAVEYARD Team Up For European Tour
2024 NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FEST Announces More Performers
CARMINE APPICE Rebuilds Legendary Rock Band CACTUS With Powerful New All-Star Album
KING 810 Announce New Indie Film, Tour
AMORPHIS, DARK TRANQUILLITY Confirm North American Co-Headline Tour
JAMEY JASTA & Company Unleash JASTA Music Video For New Song, "Suicidality", Ft. PHI DEMMEL
DEATH TO ALL Share "Suicide Machine" Video
BEARTOOTH Announce Second Leg Of 'The Surface Tour'
FALLING IN REVERSE Unveil New Album Popular Monster
KK'S PRIEST, ACCEPT Join For North American Tour
DECIBEL Announces '20th Anniversary Show'
1349 Stream New Single "Ash of Ages"
THE SISTERS OF MERCY Announce North American Fall Tour
THE HU Announce Extended Live Album The Hu Live At Glastonbury
BEASTO BLANCO Drop New Video For "Lowlands"
CATEGORY 7 Set To Release Debut Self-Titled Album
DORTMUND DEATHFEST Reveals Full 2024 Lineup
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Unveil New Album I Am The Weapon
KINGS OF THRASH Announce 'Anarchy In The UK' Tour
ALL THAT REMAINS Return With "Divine" Video
NIGHTWISH Return With New Album Yesterwynde
ARMORED SAINT Announce L.A. Hometown Headline Show
GHOST Set To Release Debut Feature Film, Rite Here Rite Now, To Cinemas Worldwide
HAMMERFALL Reveal New Album Avenge The Fallen
SLIPKNOT Announce 'Here Comes The Pain' Summer Tour
THE DEAD DAISIES Unveil New Album, Single, Tour
DARKTHRONE Stream New Single "The Bird People Of Nordland"
70000TONS OF METAL Announces First Bands For 2025
NIGHT LASER Set For Call Me What You Want Album
RICHIE SAMBORA Returns With "I Pray" Single
TESTAMENT, KREATOR Join For "Klash Of The Titans" 2024 North American Tour
SAXON Share Lyric Video For "Witches Of Salem"
SEBASTIAN BACH Launches Video For New Single "(Hold On) To The Dream"
NARCOTIC WASTELAND Announces 2024 Summer Tour Dates
THE WARNING Release Cinematic Video For "Que Mas Quieres"
KITTIE Announce Exclusive Run Headline Shows On The 'Fire 2024' Tour
ACCEPT Stream New Single "Frankenstein"
200 STAB WOUNDS Return With Manual Manic Procedures Album
STAIND Launch Animated Video For Track "Better Days", Featuring DOROTHY
WEEDEATER Announce More Spring/Summer Shows
UNLEASH THE ARCHERS Are "Seeking Vengeance" With New Video
OPETH Announces North American Headlining Tour
LEAGUE OF DISTORTION Release "My Hate Will Go On" Video
EVERCLEAR Announces Fall Headlining Tour
DEAD MAN'S HAND Release Second Single, Video For "Bobblehead Jesus"
ZEAL & ARDOR Set For With New Album Greif
LACUNA COIL Share New Video "In The Mean Time", Featuring ASH COSTELLO Of NEW YEARS DAY
BARONESS Announce U.S. Summer Tour
FROZEN SOUL Drop WHITE ZOMBIE Cover Video For "Creature Of The Wheel"
SUNBOMB, Featuring MICHAEL SWEET And TRACII GUNS, Set To Release Sophomore Album Light Up The Sky
BABYLON A.D. Unleash "Wrecking Machine" Video
Current, Former Members Of ICE NINE KILLS And FROM ASHES TO NEW Form New Band HILLHAVEN
Former DISCIPLES OF BABYLON Singer ERIC KNIGHT Releases First Solo Single "Out Of This World"
GWAR Announces 'Age of Entitlement Tour'
MILLENIAL REIGN Ready New Album World On Fire
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE Return With New Video For Single "Chaotic"
MEGADETH Announce Summer 'Destroy All Enemies' Tour
ICE NINE KILLS, IN THIS MOMENT Join For Co-Headline "The Kiss Of Death Tour Part 2"
CANDLEMASS To Release Tritonus Nights Live Deluxe Triple Colored LP Set
SIX FEET UNDER Drops "Ascension" Lyric Video
UNDEROATH Announces They're Only Chasing Safety Album 20th Anniversary Tour
CRYSTAL VIPER Unleash "Fever Of The Gods" Video
LEFT TO SUFFER Ready New Album Leap Of Death
HEADBANGERS CON Sets Dates, Location For 2024 Edition
XANDRIA Releases New Single, Video For "Universal"
CHEVELLE Announce Summer 2024 Headline Tour
ECLIPSE Unleashes New Video For "Apocalypse Blues"


©2024 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News