The album “CRYSTERIA” opens a new chapter in CRYSTAL BALL’s history. In their 3rd decade, the band is far from just repeating itself, and you can find new, fresh, and energetic elements in their music.
CRYSTAL BALL took its time during the pandemic-related break to write lots of new material, so they could choose from over 30 Songs for the “CRYSTERIA” album.
CRYSTAL BALL’s new guitar player Peter Berger also contributed many songs and ideas to this album. He was a very refreshing and motivating input.
The production of “CRYSTERIA”, that was taken care of by Stefan Kaufmann, improved even further and reflects the bands live energy perfectly.
The album features the vocal duet “Call Of The Wild” with Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, MSG) whom the band got to know at a festival in Switzerland in 2018.
The album also contains the band duet “Crystal Heart” with the guys from Jaded Heart. This song was written by members of both bands.
As both bands are friends for a long time, CRYSTAL BALL invited Jaded Heart as special guest on their planned headliner tour in 2022.
• Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, MSG): Lead Vocals on “Call Of The Wild”
• Stefan Kaufmann (ex-Accept, ex-U.D.O.): Additional lead guitar on “No Limits”, “Sole Conviction”, “Loins On Fire” and “I Am Rock”
• Peter Östros (Jaded Heart): Lead guitar on “Crystal Heart”
• Johan Fahlberg (Jaded Heart): Additional lead Vocals on “Crystal Heart”
• Torsten Röhre: Piano and orchestration on “Till We Meet Again”
• The 11th album of the Swiss melodic metal/hard rock band CRYSTAL BALL – available as CD Digipak, limited edition box set, limited edition vinyl LP (later in 2022) as well as in digital formats.
• Box Set content: CD Digipak, flag, patch, hand-signed autograph card.
• Produced, mixed and mastered by Stefan Kaufmann at ROXX Studio, Solingen (Germany)
• Artwork by bm CONCEPTDESIGN Bernd Moeller; background by Thomas Ewerhard.
• Headliner tour through Germany with Jaded Heart and Fire Rose planned for January/February 2022.
01 – What Part Of No
02 – You Lit My Fire
03 – Call Of The Wild (Feat. Ronnie Romero)
04. – I Am Rock
05 – Undying
06 – Crysteria
07 – Make My Day
08 – No Limits
09 – Draw The Line
10 – Loins On Fire
11 – Sole Conviction
12 – Crystal Heart (Feat. Jaded Heart) (Bonus Track)
13 – Till You Meet Again (Bonus Track)
– Steven Mageney – Vocals
– Scott Leach – Lead- & Rhythm Guitars, Keyboards
– Peter Berger – Lead- & Rhythm Guitarn
– Cris Stone – Bass
– Marcel Sardella – Drums