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APRIL 2015:

FANTASTIC NEWS!!! STRAIGHT FROM MASSACRE RECORDS!!! FAVORITE MASSACRE RECORDS RELEASE 2014: HELLMADE!!!
Congratulations to all the bands that had a kick ass release previous year; we're all part of this & we have to keep the spark of metal alive. Thanks to Massacre Records for the excellent co-operation & precious efforts for quality releases. And thank you all for taking part (everyone, no matter what the vote was). Having returned from our "Hellmade" European Tour, this was the best way to close this album's chapter. Inspiration full-mode, time for some new music & take this metal extravangaza to the next level... stay tuned & thank you!
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MARCH 2015:

A dozen years ago... Chrisafis' heavy metal 22 people gathering project... Rockers from different parts of north/west Greece, regardless age & music background, all in one voice & finally in an official lyric video! On 2006 Grammy award producer Chris Tsangarides mastered the song (later released on a 7" limited deluxe edition vinyl via Pure Steel & Steel Gallery record labels). The track also appeared in a commercial spot of an American snowboard company. Enjoy it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EagkeV9RD7k

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FEBRUARY 2015:

Hell Over Greece! You wanted hell... you'll get some! After their european tour with MYSTIC PROPHECY, CRYSTAL TEARS visit their homeland to finish what they've started... Hellmade European Tour ends in Greece!
★ 26th February 2015 | Thessaloniki, secret show at Silver Dollar
★ 28th February 2015 | Thessaloniki, 8Ball club (support acts: DIVINE ASSAULT, VERMILLION DAYS)
★ 01st March 2015 | Halkida, Odos Oneiron (support acts: THE JOE BAND, SHADY STREET)
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JANUARY 2015:

WISHES FOR A HAPPY NEW 2015!!! Looking back, it's been quite active for the band alright...
released "Hellmade" via MASSACRE RECORDS.
were endorsed by Unibrau Hellas beer company & Iron Maiden, Ac/Dc, Motorhead beers.
Ron Thal (Bumblefoot) of Guns N' Roses & actor Lew Temple (of The Walking Dead fame plus) presented our album.
actor Lou Taylor Pucci (of Evil Dead fame plus) introduced "Beds Are Burning" music video.
landed Top 5 in Rock Overdose Energy fm 101's "favourite Greek rock/metal band of all time" contest.
run 5 "Hellmade" release parties in north Greece
were endorsed by Spiral Direct UK clothing.
did a central European tour with Mystic Prophecy & Fireforce.
released 4 official videoclips in support of the new album.
released 3 official album trailers in support of the new album.
released 1 lyric video in support of the new album.
Well, who said the path of heavy metal is easy & paved with gold :)?
CRYSTAL TEARS would like to wish all our friends Crystmas Tears & a Rockin' New Year of health, good luck & inner happiness! Cherish the moments & hug the ones you love, for you never know when it will be again... nothing & no one's for granted. To all the friends that has supported the band throughout the shit & all the years (you know who you are, we know who you are!), all the best! Music is a miracle & rock is heaven sent! Feeling lucky to have met all of you...! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

DECEMBER 2014:

CRYSTAL TEARS meet SPIRAL DIRECT!!! The British clothing company supports CRYSTAL TEARS on their european tour with dark & cutting clothing designs... Check 'em here: http://www.spiraldirect.com.


Plus: Issue 28 of Stencil Mag is now out live! It features interviews from Asking Alexandria, Parkway Drive, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND etc., reviews from Slipknot, Machine Head, Mastodon etc. On page 76 there is a super cool Crystal Tears ad ;)! Check it out for free here: http://en.calameo.com/books/003947070aaf261b32f08.

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NOVEMBER 2014:

Hey's!!! Our european tour with MYSTIC PROPHECY and FIREFORCE is over... unfortunately :)! It's been such a great experience indeed, we met our fans in person & made looots of new friends... MYSTIC PROPHECY has been a generous & great headlining act & FIREFORCE our perfect partners in crime! We could go on & on & on for days with this killer team (incl. our roadie Koen & our merchagirl Anna). So long to all our friends... 'till next time... YIA MAS!!!
PS 1: special credits to all the organisers & promoters of this tour that worked their ass off (hey Martin!), to all our kind photographers & to some of the most die-hard(core) metal fans around... Anthony & Daniel & Saatan... RESPECT!!!
PS 2: always try to support newcomers, our music freaking needs it!
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OCTOBER 2014:

CRYSTAL TEARS prior to their central European tour and in support of their latest album "Hellmade"(Massacre Records, MAS CD 0839) unleash their new official music video for the song "Resurrection Suicide". One of the most extreme songs the band has ever written, tornado top speed. About the ultimate rebirth out of a total reset, just like a phoenix rising. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ouDdKxqId0
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SEPTEMBER 2014:

CRYSTAL TEARS has been nominated for The History Of Metal's song toplist countdown for 2014!
Moreover, "Beds Are Burning" is included in Rock Overdose's article "All Time Classic Covers"!
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AUGUST 2014:

CRYSTAL TEARS release a brand-new anime lyric video for the song "The Skies Are Bleeding" in support of their latest Massacre Records release Hellmade! Created by Cubic (https://www.facebook.com/cubicstories). You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFKUiYkzOQU
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JULY 2014:

"Hellmade" is now on SPOTIFY!
https://play.spotify.com/album/61UQsEkbj2W6GK2Sq02Mkh

Excellent music streaming for e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e with tons of new metal releases; freaking easy & people can sign up for free (FaceBook for instance)!
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JUNE 2014:

CRYSTAL TEARS new album teaser... the troll version!!! The european metalers unleash their third album teaser trailer, quite very different to the previous ones, presented once again by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of GUNS N' ROSES & edited by FrameBox Productions!!! You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdsh3U__8P4
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MAY 2014:

Hellmade goes to Europe! CRYSTAL TEARS will kick off their first ever european tour with MYSTIC PROPHECY this October! The european melodic metalers will travel to Germany, Austria, Belgium and The Netherlands; comrades FIREFORCE join in for t-h-e absolute metal attack! See ya on the road!
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APRIL 2014: PART IV

Yes! Mission accomplished! 11 days: traveled to some of the most wonderful greek cities, ate, drank & laughed as hell! All 5 release parties were a total success (additional credits to our sponsor Unibrau Hellas -www.unibrau.gr- & Iron Maiden, Motorhead, AC/DC beers); all bars/clubs hosted us the most incredible way, speechless! We met so many BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, so much love & care... so FUCKING AMAZING!!! If we managed to put a smile on someone's face, make him forget his worries etc., let's just raise our glass to that! Old + new friends... thank you & we salute you! And cheers to the next time... 'cause we'll surely meet again...!!!

Schedule Credits:
★ Thessaloniki 05th April: Johnny Vrahnos & Julie for the amazing hospitality & friendship. Our exclusive DJ Bob Petsos & our special DJ guest ΠΑΥΛΟΣ ΠΑΠΑΔΟΠΟΥΛΟΣ for the special night. Jari KainulainenLaki Ragazas nice to see you.
★ Serres 06th April: Manos WarDevice & Anna Moutaftsi for rocking Serres. Vangelis Tex & Nia Xalidou for the tour & hospitality. Theodosis Litharis for his warm support & all my dear old friends that showed up, you know who you are.
★ Thessaloniki 08th April: returned to Silver Dollar Music Bar for the shooting of our 3rd music video. Hail to Johnny & Julie for the hospitality once more & Kotsos Nightchild Nikolaidis & big Bill for their kind & precious help. Once more FrameBOX Productions on the front.
★ Thessaloniki 09th April: sponsorship photoshooting (www.unibrau.gr) with Stelio Alevropoulos; always fun working with you brother - especially now we got to combine it with one of the best rock places of our city, THE PUB THESSALONIKI. Thank you ThePub Owners.
★ Thessaloniki 10th April: Nick Piratis for being one hell of a crazy & easy-going host. DJ Dimitris Andreou plus our special guest on the decks, Παύλος Παπαδόπουλος, who made it happen again.
★ Ioannina 11th April: Sakis, Anna, Andrew of Legacy Ioannina for their kindness & great hospitality. Alexandros Gerodimos (aka "The Mexican Mafia Boy") for all the help & touring guidance during our stay. Anestis Goudas what a nice surprise bro.
★ Metsovo 12th April: a short stop for the divine food, air & view!
★ Kozani 12th April: Aggelos Mute for being another amazing, very caring & generous host, you rock mister. All our friends that traveled from Ptolemaida plus Μάττα Λ., Danae Rose, Aris Agri II that traveled all their way from Ioannina to rock with us (again) - you're crazy muthas.

And last but not least... a thousand credits, hello's & thank you's... to our producer Rd Liapakis, who - together with Christian Mufti Schmid - did an amazing work on the production: crystal-clear, hyper-loud, ultra-heavy & what's most important, personal sound!!!

CHERISH THE MOMENTS & HUG THE ONES YOU LOVE, FOR YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN IT WILL BE AGAIN! CRYSTAL CHEERS!!!
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APRIL 2014: PART III

CRYSTAL TEARS & MASSACRE RECORDS BRING HELLMADE TO YOUR TOWN!!!

Synchronized in time with the "Hellmade" release, CRYSTAL TEARS are throwing 5 release parties in north Greece!!! All five CRYSTAL TEARS band-members are going to be present to celebrate with their friends, chat, listen to music, drink, take photos & HAVE FUN ALL TOGETHAAA. The events are supported by Unibrau Hellas beer distribution company (www.unibrau.gr) & The Trooper, Motorhead (Bastards), AC/DC beers. Entrance is free!!! BE THERE FOR AN UNFORGETABLE NIGHT!!!

HELLMADE travels to:
★ Saturday 05th April: Silver Dollar, Thessaloniki
★ Sunday 06th April: Book It, Serres
★ Thursday 10th April: Pirates, Thessaloniki
★ Friday 11th April: Legacy, Ioannina
★ Saturday 12th April: Old School, Kozani
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APRIL 2014: PART II

CRYSTAL TEARS are damn proud to support & be supported by our favourite bands' beers & Unibrau Hellas (www.unibrau.gr)! Yia mas & Crystal Cheers!!!
☑ IRON MAIDEN "The Trooper"
☑ AC/DC
☑ MOTORHEAD "Bastards"

APRIL 2014: PART I

CRYSTAL TEARS present their brand-new official videoclip "Beds Are Burning" (originally written by MIDNIGHT OIL)! Spoken intro by actor Lou Taylor Pucci (EVIL DEAD, THUMBSUCKER etc.)! Enjoooy!


Cast: Kalliopi Koutropoulou, Chris Tsalkitzhs, George Antonogiannakis (plus: Babis Kaisas of KAISAS, Alexandros Gerodimos + Vangelis Tekas of SCORCHER, George Karafotis + Vaggelis Karafotis + Miltos Sinapidis of VERMILLION DAYS, Antonia Halidou, Dimitra Karpidou, Olina Sotou, George Papadopoulos, Alexis Tonnas, George Filippidis, Alexis Koliousios).
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28TH MARCH 2014!!!

HELLMADE IS OUT!!!


Support the band & get your copy here:


Plus Amazon sites around the world:
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MARCH 2014

FEBRUARY 2014

Texas actor Lew Temple of "The Walking Dead" fame presents CRYSTAL TEARS' new Hellmade teaser trailer!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTl9SgDazPU

Lew appeared in Rob Zombie's "The Devil's Rejects" & "Halloween" horror films, played in the action film "Domino" & in the prequel to the "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" remake just to name a few... He appeared in episodes of "CSI: Miami", "NCIS: Los Angeles", "Criminal Minds", "Hawaii Five-0" & he played next to names like Denzel Washington, Johnny Depp etc.

CRYSTAL TEARS goes Hollywood... ha!!!
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JANUARY 2014

CRYSTAL TEARS & MASSACRE RECORDS proudly present "Hellmade" teaser trailer, presented by Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal of GUNS N' ROSES!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpmMURqsofc

CRYSTAL TEARS got... BUMBLEF**D!!!
"Hellmade" is due to March 28th, 2014 via Massacre records
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DECEMBER 2013

CRYSTAL TEARS & MASSACRE RECORDS proudly present the brand-new video "Out Of The Shadows"!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj63v5lCnJQ

New line-up, new album, new record label... THIS IS the new face of CRYSTAL TEARS!!! PLAY IT LOUD MUTHAS & EN-FREAKIN'-JOY!!!
Feel free to comment/like/share etc., thanXXX a lot & CRYSTAL CHEERS!!!
"Hellmade" is set to be released beginning new year via Massacre records
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NOVEMBER 2013

"Out Of The Shadows" music video is rocking out this Thursday, November 07th!!!
Do not forget to subscribe to our brandnew official YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/crystaltearsband!!!
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OCTOBER 2013: PART II

CRYSTAL TEARS would like to thank Rock Overdose, its readers & their friends for placing the band Top 5 in the "favourite Greek rock/metal band of all time" contest (out of 50+ bands)!

Top 10 "favourite Greek rock/metal bands of all time" according to Rock Overdose online magazine (http://www.rockoverdose.gr/news_details.php?id=27086):

01. ROTTING CHRIST
02. FIREWIND
03. ANORIMOI
04. SEPTIC FLESH
05. CRYSTAL TEARS
06. PLANET OF ZEUS
07. ASTARTE
08. NIGHTSTALKER
09. SUICIDAL ANGELS
10. SPITFIRE

Thank you & Crystal Cheers! Stay tuned for the "Out Of The Shadows" music video coming out very soon!!
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OCTOBER 2013: PART I

BRAND NEW VIDEO!!! "Out Of The Shadows" music video is ready to rock out very soon!!!

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SEPTEMBER 2013

No rest for the wicked & CRYSTAL TEARS finished shootings already for the 2nd videoclip in support of the forthcoming album!!
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AUGUST 2013

CRYSTAL TEARS are delighted to announce new sponsorship with CLAYTON USA guitar picks! Kostas Sotos & Máté Nagy introduce their signature guitar pick models for beautiful, energetic, high tensive tones!


Máté comments: "Steve Clayton picks sound & feel just as they should. They perfectly fit to my aggressive picking technique & allow me to play with confidence both on stage & studio. Not to mention the awesome customization features!"


Kostas comments: "these picks are so cool! Great looks & feel and awesome sound & tone! Is there more to ask? Clayton did a fantastic job for us & at least from now on, the last thing I have to worry about is the picks :)!"


Clayton's featured artists list includes Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL, solo etc.), Bret Michaels (POISON, solo), John Konesky / Kyle Gass (TENACIOUS D), Robert Kearns (LYNYRD SKYNYRD) among others. For more info, please, visit: www.steveclayton.com.

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JULY 2013

The contest is over! And the correct answer to the question "which 1987 worldwide hit single does CRYSTAL TEARS cover in their new album to be released this autumn via Massacre records?" is...


MIDNIGHT OIL - Beds Are Burning (music & lyrics by Rob Hirst, James Moginie, Peter Garrett)


Catch up on the winners' list exclusively on Rock Overdose online magazine & the following links:

http://www.rockoverdose.gr/news_details.php?id=23897 (english)

http://www.rockoverdose.gr/news_details.php?id=23896 (greek)


Chrisafis: "CRYSTAL TEARS surely felt like paying tribute to one of the most respected 80s numbers & best choruses ever written in music history!"


Here is a link to the official YouTube channel of the original track: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejorQVy3m8E (& another one from the Olympic Games Sydney 2000: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLxOq5SNLIg).


CRYSTAL TEARS would warmly like to thank everyone for the participation!

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JUNE 2013


CRYSTAL TEARS & MASSACRE RECORDS unleash the cover artwork & title of the new album plus date of release! "Hellmade" is the name of the third CRYSTAL TEARS instalment & the artwork design is a product of Siege Ind (SCAR SYMMETRY etc.), www.siegeind.com. The album's worldwide date of release via Massacre records is set for December, while pre-sales begin on November - extra date details soon.

CRYSTAL TEARS & MASSACRE records quote: "Having stepped it up a gear, CRYSTAL TEARS sound more brutal, heavy & melodic than ever in their latest instalment. With multi-vocalist Søren Adamsen (ex-ARTILLERY) & producer R. D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY, DEVIL'S TRAIN, SUICIDAL ANGELS etc.) 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."

For lots of pics & sound samples, stay tuned!
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MAY 2013


As the new album's details are about to be unleashed, why not spicy things up...? CRYSTAL TEARS offers free merchandise stuff to 10 of their friends that can correctly answer to the question below... Use your knowledge, imagination, lucky guess... it doesn't matter, as long as you get it right! Feel free to send your answer to the band's Official FaceBook Profile message box (www.facebook.com/crystaltearsband). The contest closes on the 20th June & the winning names will be randomly picked on lottery & get personally notified by the band. It's easy & it's free, nothing to lose! BEST OF LUCK!

Ⓞ☞ QUESTION:
Which 1987 worldwide hit single does CRYSTAL TEARS cover in their new album to be released this autumn via Massacre records?

Ⓞ☞ CLUES & FACTS:
► Australian rock band & among the best-known songs coming from Australia.
► reached No1 in the New Zealand & South African charts, No2 in Canada, No3 in the Netherlands Top 40, No5 in the France Top 50, No6 in the United Kingdom charts, No11 in Ireland, No17 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, in Sweden & Denmark.
► named number 95 on "VH1's 100 Greatest One Hit Wonders Of The 80s" & number 97 by the "Triple J Hottest 100 Of All Time" in 2009.
► one of "The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock & Roll".
► declared 3rd in the "Best Australian Songs Of All Time" as decided by a 100 strong industry panel in the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) 75th anniversary celebration, May 2001.
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APRIL 2013


CRYSTAL TEARS proudly announce their co-operation with MASSACRE RECORDS, one of the most historical metal labels worldwide, current home of artists like EXCITER, MYSTIC PROPHECY, SINISTER, EISREGEN, KING DIAMOND etc. (& past for the likes of Andi Deris, Pretty Maids, Atrocity, Crematory, Pink Cream 69, Fates Warning, Theater Of Tragedy etc.)!

Stated Chrisafis: "It's a funny feeling... I own so many albums from the label's catalogue & now CRYSTAL TEARS is a part of the family... yes :)! Nevertheless, as much pleasure as this gives, actions always speak louder than words! And after our sincere thank you's to all the people that put their trust in us & to all the guys that have been supporting our band one way or another, we promise that we'll do our best! So looking forward to see our friends on the road!".

The album, produced by R. D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY, DEVIL'S TRAIN, SUICIDAL ANGELS etc.) is expected to be released this autumn via Massacre Records.
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MARCH 2013


Videoclip shooting to support the new album is over!

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FEBRUARY 2013


Working on the band's official website & promopics with Darkphotographer \M/.

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JANUARY 2013


As the new year enters, a new chapter opens for CRYSTAL TEARS! After quite a few months of secrecy & mystic chats, the band is proud to announce the additions of Scandinavian multi-vocal schizo Søren Adamsen (ex-ARTILLERY) & guitar wizard Matt Nagy (one of the most talented Hungarian performers) in its ranks for a full metal strike LOUDER THAN HELL!


Commented Chrisafis: "our band was never afraid of storms for we've been constantly learning how to sail this ship & FOOOCK YEAH, things are shaping up for an absolute solid metal mayhem! I'm so looking forward to the release of the album & bring this metal extravaganza on the road! The band feels stronger than ever, well... it just feels right!"


The new album, produced by R. D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY, DEVIL'S TRAIN, SUICIDAL ANGELS etc.), is in the mixing & mastering process in Prophecy & Music Factory studio.


CRYSTAL TEARS line-up:
Søren Adamsen - vocals
Kostas Sotos - guitars
Máté Nagy - guitars
Alex Hamalidis - bass
Chrisafis Tantanozis - drums
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DECEMBER 2012


CRYSTAL TEARS have finished recording the follow-up to their album 'Generation X' (released on June 18th, 2010 via 7Hard). The new album, produced by R. D. Liapakis (MYSTIC PROPHECY, DEVIL'S TRAIN, SUICIDAL ANGELS, etc.), has been recorded & treated with tremendous care over the last months.


Commended Chrisafis: "it has been such a looong, but very interesting procedure. Now, while I can sit back & listen to the first results that come out of the speakers all I can think is the final massive wall of sound that Prophecy & Music Factory studio knows well to produce, a f*ckin' kick in the face! Every-little-one involved feels very proud & confident about it, but oops... wait a minute! More breaking news this way come... ha! Surprises that burn! Thank you & (crystal) cheers!".


In the meantime, Crystal Tears are working on the first video clips from the new album.

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NOVEMBER 2012


The photosession for the new album is taking place at the Darkphotographer's studio (Stelio Alevropoulos)!

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OCTOBER 2012

There we go with some finishing touches of the new album...
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SEPTEMBER 2012


CRYSTAL TEARS officially & proudly announce the guest appearances of guitar wizards Patrik Gardberg (SOLUTION .45, AMMOTRACK, TORCHBEARER, THE FEW AGAINST MANY) & Laki Ragazas (DEVIL'S TRAIN, MYSTIC PROPHECY) on their new instalment! Stay tuned for some hellish shreds & extra-burning band-news very soon! Until then, feel free:

AMMOTRACK - Warm Up

SOLUTION .45 - Lethean Tears

DEVIL'S TRAIN - Sweet Devil's Kiss

DEVIL'S TRAIN - American Woman

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AUGUST 2012


CRYSTAL TEARS - Nightmare Serenade


Metal Hammer Greece: "...THIS IS GREEK METAL"! Thanks for the reference & support during the years!

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JULY 2012


Hard as it is to work on summer times, for CRYSTAL TEARS it just is "no rest for the wicked"...
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JUNE 2012

   CRYSTAL TEARS have launched a new web-profile on ReberbNation network. For tons of (full) music & news in a user-friendly environment, feel free to visit:

www.reverbnation.com/crystaltears
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MAY 2012

The band is working hard on the new album!
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APRIL 2012

Chrisafis Tantanozis is proudly endorsed by R-Sticks drumsticks with a signature 5A Rock Extreme with grips model!