Crystal Viper是一支波兰重金属乐队，由歌手和吉他手Marta Gabriel于2003年创立。
在最初的三年中，Crystal Viper是一个由Marta Gabriel和其他音乐家参与的项目，她与他们一起录制了许多演示和排练磁带，合辑曲目，并与她一起进行了一些本地现场表演。在2006年夏季，第一个正式乐队成立，Crystal Viper从一个项目变成了一支常规乐队，Marta Gabriel是主唱兼作曲家，Andy Wave（真名Lukasz Halczuch）是吉他手，Tomek“ Golem” Danczak则是吉他手。鼓和Tommy Targosz的低音吉他。同年，乐队录制了他们的第一首正式曲目（为Manilla Road致敬专辑发行了“ Flaming Metal Systems”的唱片），并与德国唱片公司Karthago Records签定了协议。首张概念专辑《水晶毒蛇的诅咒》于2007年初发行，由《最后的斧头侠》 EP（2008）发行。第二张录音室专辑名为“ Metal Nation”，由新的低音吉他手Tomasz Woryna演唱，由King Diamond吉他手Andy LaRocque共同制作，于2009年发行。在2006年至2009年之间，Crystal Viper是工作室的四人乐队。以及一支五人乐队在舞台上，在现场节奏吉他手的位置上扮演不同的音乐家，直到玛塔也接任了节奏吉他手的职责。从那时起，Crystal Viper在工作室和舞台上都是四部曲。
2009年，Crystal Viper与AFM Records签订了多张唱片合约。第三张录音室专辑“ Legends”（歌词以波兰古老的传说和故事为基础）于2010年发行，2012年紧随其后的是“ Crimen Excepta”（关于女巫和神圣宗教裁判的概念性作品）。由于职业上的义务，Tomasz Woryna被迫参加乐队的活动较少，“ Crimen Excepta”上的大多数低音吉他声部由Marta Gabriel录制。乐队没有停止巡回演出，因此Michal Badocha成为了新的贝司手。 2013年，在斯洛伐克，捷克共和国，波兰，德国，瑞士，西班牙，瑞典和丹麦等国家进行了几场现场表演后，Crystal Viper返回录音室录制了第五张录音室专辑“ Possession”。可悲的是，乐队首映后不久，由于与乐队前女歌手和创始人玛塔·加布里埃尔（Marta Gabriel）有关的健康问题，乐队被迫停止活动。 2013年以来，自2006年以来首次在15个国家/地区进行定期巡回演出，并发行了5张录音室专辑，7张单曲和合辑之后-Crystal Viper的未来受到质疑…
2016年底，乐队终于打破了沉默：女巫回来了！复出专辑《女巫女王》（Queen Of The Witches）在沉默了四年之后于2017年2月发行。与之前所有专辑一样，该专辑由Bart Gabriel（以与CirithUngol，Pagan等人的合作而闻名祭坛，Hexx或神圣钢）。专辑的封面艺术品由传奇的德国艺术家安德烈亚斯·马绍尔（Andreas Marschall）创作，以他为《狂野奔跑》，《盲人守护者》或《 Kreator》等作品创作的标志性艺术品而闻名。 “女巫女王”也是新的贝斯手Blaze J. Grygiel录制的第一张Crystal Viper专辑。由于Crystal Viper已经向传统的80年代金属乐队致敬，这是他们一直自豪的传统，这已经成为一种传统，这次并没有什么不同，并且乐队都邀请了几位特别的嘉宾参加了录音，并录制了两首翻唱歌曲，分别用于专辑的CD和LP版本。 Manowar的联合创始人兼吉他英雄Ross The Boss出现在标题为“ Do Or Die”的赞美诗中，而毒液的Mantas在速度为Metal Metal的名为“ Flames And Blood”的速度中击碎了吉他独奏。除此之外，玛塔（Marta）在名为《我们将永远持续下去》的令人惊讶的大功率民谣中，与NWoBHM崇拜英雄萨拉森（Saracen）的歌手史蒂夫·贝特尼（Steve Bettney）共同承担演唱职责。专辑通过两个视频片段以及2017年3月和4月的欧洲巡回演唱会进行了推广，在此期间乐队访问了比利时，法国，德国，奥地利，瑞士，匈牙利，捷克共和国和波兰。
Crystal Viper is a Polish heavy metal band founded in 2003 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 2006 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 debut concept album entitled “The Curse Of Crystal Viper” came out in early 2007, and was by “The Last Axeman” EP (2008). 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 2009. Between 2006 and 2009 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.
In 2009, Crystal Viper signed a multiple record deal with AFM Records. The third studio album entitled “Legends” (with lyrics based on old Polish legends and stories) came out in 2010, and in 2012 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. In 2013, after several live shows in countries such as Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden and Denmark, Crystal Viper returned to the studio to record the fifth studio album, “Possession”. 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 2013, for the first time since 2006, after regular touring in 15 countries, and after releasing 5 studio albums, 7 singles and compilations – the future of Crystal Viper was placed into question…
In late 2016, 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 February 2017. Like all the previous ones, the album has been produced by Bart Gabriel (known for his collaboration with acts such as CirithUngol, Pagan Altar, Hexx or Sacred Steel). The album’s cover artwork has been created by the legendary German artist, Andreas Marschall, known for the iconic artworks which he created for acts such as Running Wild, Blind Guardian or Kreator. “Queen Of The Witches” is also the first Crystal Viper album recorded with the new bass player, Blaze J. Grygiel. 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. The Manowar co-founder and guitar hero Ross The Boss appears in the headbanging hymn entitled “Do Or Die”, while Mantas of Venom slays a shredding guitar solo in the speed Metal monster entitled “Flames And Blood”. Except that, in the surprising power ballad entitled “We Will Make It Last Forever”, Marta shares vocal duties with Steve Bettney, vocalist of the NWoBHM cult heroes Saracen. The album has been promoted by two video clips, and a European Tour in March and April 2017, during which the band visited Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic and Poland.
In 4 June 2018, rhythm guitarist Eric Juris joined the band.
2007 – The Curse Of Crystal Viper (Reissued 2012)
2009 – Metal Nation (Japanese Edition)
2010 – Defenders Of The Magic Circle – Live in Germany
2010 – Legends
2012 – Crimen Excepta
2013 – Possession
2017 – Queen Of The Witches
2018 – At the Edge of Time [EP]
2019 – Tales of Fire and Ice
2021 – The Cult [new]