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Between and CRYSTAL VIPER was a four piece band in the studio and a five piece band on stage, featuring different musicians at the position of the live rhythm guitarist, until Marta took over the duties of a rhythm guitarist as well. The third studio album entitled "Legends" with lyrics based on old Polish legends and stories came out in , and in was followed by "Crimen Excepta" - concept effort about witches and holy inquisition. Due to occupational obligations Tomasz Woryna was forced to take lesser part in band's activity, and most of the bass guitar parts on "Crimen Excepta" were recorded by Marta Gabriel. The band didn't stop to tour, so Michal Badocha stepped in as the new bass player. Sadly soon after its premiere, due to health issues relating to the band's front woman and founder, Marta Gabriel, the band was forced to stop its activity. In the fall of , the band finally broke the silence: the witch is back! The comeback album entitled "Queen Of The Witches", was released after a four year silence, in the February of
Between and CRYSTAL VIPER released 5 studio albums, 7 singles and compilations, and toured in more than 15 countries, what established their position, and made them known as one of the most hard working and most determined bands of their generation. Until now, as "the witch is back", sounding stronger, heavier and louder than ever before! The comeback album entitled "Queen Of The Witches", which is a concept effort that tells the story about the witches and true evil, is probably a perfect Heavy Metal release, as it includes all the elements that fans of the genre are looking for: great melodies, impressive vocal lines, classic sounding riffs and harmonies, catchy refrains and pounding drums. Headbanging hymns, speed metal monsters, and power ballads. As it's already a tradition that CRYSTAL VIPER pays a tribute to the classic '80s Metal acts of which legacy they proudly continue, it couldn't be different this time, and the band both invited several special guests to take part in the recordings, as well as recorded two cover songs, for the CD and the LP version of the album respectively.
Crystal Viper is a Polish heavy metal band founded in  by singer and guitarist Marta Gabriel. During first three years Crystal Viper was a project featuring Marta Gabriel and other musicians, with whom she recorded bunch of demo and rehearsal tapes, compilation tracks, and with whom she played several local live shows. In the summer of the first official line up got established, and Crystal Viper turned from a project into a regular band, with Marta Gabriel as vocalist and composer, Andy Wave real name Lukasz Halczuch on guitar, Tomek "Golem" Danczak on drums and Tommy Targosz on bass guitar. The same year the band recorded their first official track cover version of "Flaming Metal Systems" for the Manilla Road tribute album , and inked a deal with the German label Karthago Records. The second studio album, entitled "Metal Nation" - featuring new bass guitarist, Tomasz Woryna, and co-produced by the King Diamond guitarist Andy LaRocque  - was released in Between and Crystal Viper was a four piece band in the studio and a five piece band on stage, featuring different musicians at the position of the live rhythm guitarist, until Marta took over the duties of a rhythm guitarist as well. Since then, Crystal Viper is a four piece act both in the studio and on stage. The third studio album entitled "Legends" with lyrics based on old Polish legends and stories  came out in , and in was followed by "Crimen Excepta" - concept effort about witches and holy inquisition.