With a steady evolution from the band's first demos to its latest instalments, CRYSTAL TEARS have managed to leave their mark as one of the most qualitative heavy metal acts of Greece. Founded by drummer Chrisafis Tantanozis, even since the first years, CRYSTAL TEARS have proven to be a persistent, innovative & unstoppable force, having achieved the possession of good song-writing ability. Marrying melody & aggressiveness with an attitude at the same time, roots can be traced back to the good ol' heavy metal of the eighties up to the new metal patterns.
Fall 2006 saw the release of the band's debut album, "Choirs Of Immortal" (Pure Steel records) & it didn't took long until the band shared stages with the likes of W.A.S.P., RIOT & JAG PANZER. Produced by Chrisafis T. & with the finishing sound touches by the hands of R. D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY, DEVIL'S TRAIN), "Choirs Of Immortal" received a respective amount of overwhelming reviews & applause by the worldwide metal underground scene.
However, it was not before mid 2010 when the next big step was implemented with the release of the second album, "Generation X" (7Hard records), also recruiting Ian Parry (ELEGY, ex-VENGEANCE etc.) in the ranks. A hybrid of melodic metal with heavy riffing guitars, speed double-bass drums & power hard rock anthems, embraced by a modernised melodic power metal sound, result of the production guidance by R. D. Liapakis. Having conquered quite a few poll places as one of the best power metal albums of the year, being airplayed almost in every metal radio station around the globe, "Generation X" brought the band on the road & initiated their first greek tour.
No time to lose & after a final line-up change, the band would start working on material that would become their third full-length album. Having stepped it up a gear, CRYSTAL TEARS sound more brutal, heavy & melodic than ever in their latest instalment, "Hellmade". With producer R. D. Liapakis on the front once again, the band evolved in a metal riffing machine, stop at nothing. Metal riffs, shredding guitars, pounding rhythms & catchy melodies, for once more the guys have proven to be natural instinct fighters dedicated heart & soul, managing to sound constantly inspired, fresh & to reinvent themselves. CRYSTAL TEARS has always been unique. And as good ol' friend Ryan Roxie (ALICE COOPER band) says... "all is rock"!
And the story continues...