Crystal Ball

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Nazione:Svizzera
Attività:dal 1995

Line up

  • Tony Castell: guitars
  • Marcel Sardella: drums
  • Scott Leach: guitars
  • Steven Mageney: vocals
  • Cris Stone: bass
The band started in 1995 as a cover band (named Cherry Pie). These years of stage experiences became the foundation of Crystal Ball, under whose banner the band became one of Europe´s major forces in the Hard Rock genre. Tentatively entitled ”In The Beginning” Crystal Ball started their crusade in 1999. The first album was very successful, but topped with ease from the follow-up “Hard Impact”, hailed album of the months in several magazines. Immediately tour plans came up, realized by supporting Pretty Maids and Gotthard. Nobody was able to hide from Crystal Ball. The result: a new record contract with Nuclear Blast.

With “Virtual Empire” Crystal Ball showed up more varied but still traditional and melodic in 2002. The band massively toured Europe, together first with Dokken, then with U.D.O., Doro and Krokus. The special humour of Crystal Ball shone through in 2003 with “HELLvetia”, the fourth album. “HELLvetia”, produced by U.D.O./former Accept member Stefan Kaufmann, who Crystal Ball met on their tour with U.D.O., became a more edgy effort and increased the success of Crystal Ball enormously. It was the band´s return from the slightly experimental "Virtual Empire" to the old style. Successful tours with Axxis, Pink Cream 69 and Krokus saw Crystal Ball increase their fan following again.

Timewalker” continued in the tradition of delivering great catchy songs full of freshness and power. Once again produced by Kaufmann the album displayed the exceptional class of Crystal Ball. The band´s very first headliner tour with then-labelmates Thunderstone followed the release in 2005.

In 2007 Crystal Ball inked a new record deal with AFM Records. “Secrets” was their sixth album, a great piece of Hard Rock, put together by professionals. The album was recorded and produced by Michael Bormann and mixed by Achim Köhler (Primal Fear, Brainstorm and others). Mighty thunderous anthems like "I Will Drag You Down" solidifed the great reputation that Crystal Ball already ­possessed.

In 2013 Crystal Ball is back and stronger than ever! “Dawnbreaker” is the title of the upcoming new Crystal Ball Album. After a creative break with some line-up changes, the original members Scott Leach and Marcel Sardella reformed Crystal Ball with fresh blood and a great new frontman, Steven Mageney from Wuppertal, Germany. Steven is a experienced singer and the perfect match for the new Crystal Ball Sound.

After the release of "Dawnbreaker", the band played 40 shows in six countries.Their successful tours with Krokus and The Poodles made it clear for all concertgoers: The Balls are back… for good! In 2015 comes out the new album "Liferider".

On Sept 2016 is released the album "Deja Vooddo" another masterpiece for melodic hard rock lovers and in 2018 the new "Cristallizer"

Discografia

Copertina 6,5
Crystallizer (Massacre / 2018) 

1. CRYSTALLIZER / 2. CURTAIN CALL / 3. ALIVE FOR EVERMORE / 4. SOS / 5. CRAZY IN THE NIGHT / 6. GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT / 7. LET HER GO WITH LOVE / 8. BEAUTY IN THE BEAST / 9. DEATH ON HOLY GROUND ...

Copertina 6,5
Deja Voodoo (Massacre / 2016) 

1. DÉJÀ-VOODOO / 2. DIRECTOR'S CUT / 3. SUSPENDED / 4. NEVER A GUARANTEE / 5. REACHING OUT / 6. HOME AGAIN / 7. TO FREEDOM AND PROGRESS / 8. TIME AND TIDE / 9. WITHOUT A NET ...

Copertina 7
Liferider (Massacre Records / 2015) 

1. MAYDAY! / 2. EYE TO EYE / 3. PARADISE / 4. BALLS OF STEEL / 5. HOLD YOUR FLAG / 6. GODS OF ROCK / 7. TAKE IT ALL / 8. BLEEDING / 9. ROCK OF LIFE / 10. ANTIDOTE ...

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Dawnbreaker (Massacre Records / 2013) 

1. ZARATHUSTRA / 2. BREAK OF DAWN / 3. ANYONE CAN BE A HERO / 4. THE BROTHERS WERE WRIGHT / 5. ETERNAL FLAME / 6. SKIN TO SKIN / 7. WALLS FALL DOWN / 8. BACK FOR GOOD / 9. POWER PACK / 10. STRANDED ...

Copertina 6,5
Secrets (AFM / 2007) 

1. MOONDANCE / 2. I WILL DRAG YOU DOWN / 3. MINOR KEY / 4. IT’S NOT LOVE / 5. TIME HAS COME / 6. SECRETS / 7. WINGS OF FIRE / 8. DREAMING OF YOU / 9. DESTINY / 10. I’LL BE WAITING / 11. FACE THE TRUTH

Copertina 6,5
Time Walker (Nuclear Blast / 2005) 

1. DIGITAL WORLD / 2. TEAR DOWN THE WALL / 3. HE CAME TO CHANGE THE WORLD / 4. WALK THROUGH TIME / 5. MOZART SYMPHONY / 6. POWERFLIGHT / 7. FALLEN FROM GRACE / 8. CELEBRATION / 9. SENSATIONAL ...

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Hellvetia (Nuclear Blast / 2003) 

1. HELLVETIA / 2. FOREVER AND ETERNALLY / 3. MY LIFE / 4. LAST DANCE / 5. OPPOSITES ATTRACT / 6. WANT IT ALL / 7. ONE DAY AT A TIME / 8. PICTURES OF LOVE / 9. MISERY NEEDS COMPANY ...

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Virtual Empire (Nuclear Blast / 2002) 

1. 3RD DIMENSION / 2. HANDS OF GOD / 3. SAVAGE MIND / 4. AM I FREE / 5. VIRTUAL EMPIRE / 6. NIGHT AND DAY / 7. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL / 8. WHEN THE NIGHT IS OVER / 9. BLIND SIDE / 10. TALK IN CIRCLES ...

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Hard Impact (Point Music / 2000) 

1. REINCARNATION / 2. SOUL MATE / 3. WON'T BITE / 4. FM / 5. OWN WAY / 6. QUEEN OF THE NIGHT / 7. PASSION / 8. NEVER SURRENDER / 9. SHINE ON / 10. STEP BY STEP / 11. CRYSTAL BALL ...

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In the Beginning (Point Music / 1999) 

1. TWILIGHT ZONE / 2. MAGIC / 3. FIRE STILL BURNS / 4. ME AND YOU / 5. LAY DOWN THE LAW / 6. SHAKE ME / 7. LEAVE ME ALONE / 8. TAKE ME DOWN / 9. PROMISED LAND / 10. A MILLION TEARS

Interviste

CRYSTAL BALL

(10 gennaio 2004) Il rooster dell’ormai sterminata Nuclear Blast si è arricchito degli svizzeri “Crystal Ball”, autori di “Hellvetia”, album spettacolare che vi terrà...

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