The Swiss melodic hard rock/metal outfit CRYSTAL BALL is celebrating the band's 20th anniversary with the release of "2020" - their first ever best-of album - released on August 2nd 2019 via MASSACRE RECORDS! The album includes a total of 20 tracks on 2 CDs - there are 10 re-recorded and newly interpreted songs from the band's first decade, and 10 melodic metal tracks from the band's second decade, which were either re-recorded, newly arranged and/or enhanced with additional recordings. All songs were chosen based on results of fan polls and streaming analyses. 

Stefan Kaufmann was once again responsible for the production, recordings and mastering - and along with Mattes for the mixing at ROXX Studio. Thomas Ewerhard Artwork is responsible for the cover artwork. "2020" is an album for die-hard fans that are around since the band's early days but also for those who have barely heard of the band before. Needless to say that this album should be part of every record collection! Grab it here!

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New Crystal Ball Guitarplayer

We are very delighted to introduce our new guitarplayer Peter Berger to you. He is an outstanding guitar player and a very cooperative person and therefore a perfect fit for Crystal Ball.

Peter gained years of experience as a guitarist in all these bands:
Fortress, Daydreamer, Appearance of Nothing, Banging Heart, Killer as well as these tribute bands:
Cutest Beast (Judas Priest tribute), KUSS ∞ A Tribute To KISS.
There will be more infos about Peter on our website shortly. We willl keep you posted. The ones who can’t wait anymore, just join our online Meet & Greet on Sunday the 20th of December 2020 to meet him online (All info is on our Facebook site).

 

Breaking news: Line-up change

The year 2020 was in many aspects a very special one. At the end of the year, there’s an important change in the CRYSTAL BALL Camp: Tony T.C. Castell is leaving the band!
We respect his decision und want to thank him for his friendship and the great adventures we shared during the last six years. We wish him all the best for his future. Here’s Tonys statement:

“Hi CRYSTALHEADS
I hope you’re doing well that you are all healthy. I would like to inform you, that I left CRYSTAL BALL in friendship to accept new musical challanges. In particular I will be on the road with GOTUS and BWQ. I’ve deceided this because that’s closer to my musical homeland. Further will I do my own musical thing. We’ll stay friends anyhow and I wish the band only the best. From the bottom of my heart I would like to say thank you for six great years.
See you soon
Tony Castell“

The show must go on! We’re looking forward to introduce the new CRYSTAL BALL bandmember to you next weekend. Stay tuned!

Tour postponed

We deeply regret to postpone the announced CRYSTAL BALL liveshows, including the German tour with our buddies from DeVicious, this spring. The circumstances around the Corona-Crisis change almost every hour, but since last weekend it’s clear that it’s neither possible nor wise to play this tour.

It concerns all the show listen below. We and our agendy Concertbüro Franken are already working on new dates. Some shows, like Elements of Rock or Love Ride Switzerland are shifted to 2021 already. Others take place happen in autumn. We’ll keep you informed as soon as we have any news. Concerning the tickets we kindly ask you to contact the clubs and promotors. Most tickets will stay valid.

20.03.2020 CH-Uster, Elements of Rock
14.04.2020 D-Mannheim, 7er-Club
15.04.2020 D-Hamburg, Logo
16.04.2020 D-Osnabrück, Bastard Club
18.04.2020 D-Bochum, Riff Live
19.04.2020 D-Frankfurt, Nachtleben
02.05.2020 D-Ulm, Roxy
03.05.2020 CH-Dübendorf, Love Ride
27.05.2020 D-Wuppertal, Sparkassenhochhaus

New tourdates

We are happy to present you a couple of new tourdates. The 2020 Anniversary Tour  will lead us to Germany and
Switzerland. More dates for festivals and autumn will follow. See the tour dates section for more Details.

 

Excusive clubshow 2019

The year 2019 draws to a close and we conclude it with an exclusive Swiss club-show  at the Musigburg Aarburg (CH).

Get your tickets here !

New Booking Team

Great news from the CRYSTAL BALL Headquarters:
We have a new “booking team” and therefore even more internationally positioned. We’re looking forward to the collaboration with Peter Harasim and Vanessa Schmitt at Concertbüro Franken and Francisco Maganto. 

Crystal Ball in the Swiss charts

Thank you very much Crystalheads 🙂

 official Swiss album charts on #13.  If you haven’t got the new double album 2020 yet … here’s the chance: https://lnk.to/crystalball2020

After the successful kick-off show at Stars in Town (with Scorpions and Europe) in Schaffhausen (Switzerland), we’ll be in Geneva next week at Festiverbant.

“2020” ist out now!

CRYSTAL BALL is celebrating the band’s 20th anniversary with the release of “2020” – their first ever best-of album – out on August 2nd via Massacre Records! The album will include a total of 20 tracks on 2 CDs – there will be 10 re-recorded and newly interpreted songs from the band’s first decade, and 10 melodic metal tracks from the band’s second decade, which were either re-recorded, newly arranged and/or enhanced with additional recordings.

All songs were chosen based on results of fan polls and streaming analyses.

“2020” is an album for die-hard fans that are around since the band’s early days but also for those who have barely heard of the band before. Needless to say that this album should be part of every record collection! Grab it here: https://lnk.to/crystalball2020

Shocking HELLvetia video?

Here it is: The video for HELLvetia of the upcoming album “2020“. You have to be logged in to Youtube to verfy your age in order to watch die video. Please use the oppurtunity and like the clip on youtube and leave us a comment.

The HELLvetia video features scences from the great collaboration with the movie Madi Heidi. check it out ;-).

The genius introduction of the song is owed to the Swiss Yodel club “Echo vom Glauberg“. Many heartfelt thanks for the awesome Collaboration!

You can pre-order the album: here!

New video coming soon

Hey Crystalheads

Our new video for the song #HELLVETIA will be released next week. Are you as excited as we are? The video will probably surprise you, maybe even irritate you, because it’s a little different than what you’re used to get from Crystal Ball.

Of course there is a band performance with great scenes, but also a story. Namley the lyrics, fused with an upcoming movie that will hit the theaters in 2021. We’re really happy and proud about the collaboration with the director and the possibilty to promote that movie. Therefore we used scenes from the trailer of that movie in our musicvideo, which may be disturbing on it’s own. BUT – this movie is a persiflage,. an action adventure horror comedy. So don’t take it too seriously.

Look forward to the video and let us know what you think ! We’re excited to hear it.

Best regards
Scott, Marcel, Cris, Steven und Tony.