Crystal Eyes was formed in 1992 by Mikael Dahl and Niclas Karlsson to keep the legacy of Heavy Metal set in the 80's by Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Accept etc. A strong underground reputation was built during the mid 90's with 4 official demo-tapes. In 1996 Crystal Eyes launched their official website and supported Blind Guardian the same year.
The debut "World Of Black And Silver" (1998) and the follow up "In Silence They March" (2000) were released by CLM. The records received great reviews and Crystal Eyes could be seen supporting bands like Yngwie Malmsteen and Candlemass. The 3rd album "Vengeance Descending" (2003) was recorded and mixed in Crystal Eyes newly built own studio and featured guest vocals by Gerd Salewski (ex Chroming Rose) and Daniel Heiman (ex Lost Horizon). The record was released by Heavy Fidelity and gave Crystal Eyes a spot on Sweden Rock Festival in 2003.
Mikael who'd been the guitarist, vocalist and songwriter since the beginning felt it was time to take a step back from the microphone. The 4th album "Confessions Of The Maker" (2005) featured Daniel Heiman on vocals. This year Crystal Eyes was the opening act on Sweden Rock Festival and this became the only appearance with Daniel. By the end of the year a permanent singer was found in Nico Adamsen.
Before the 5th album the band decided to take a step up in the production. "Dead City Dreaming" (2006) was recorded at Crystal Sounds and mixed by Fredrik Nordström at Studio Fredman. This co-operation was so successful that Nordström directly was hired for the next record. The 6th album "Chained" (2008) was released by Metal Heaven.
In 2009 Nico explained that he didn't have time to play live and since Mikael was handling the vocals on rehearsals, demo-recordings and in a Judas Priest tribute band it was clear that he was the right singer for Crystal Eyes. The 20th anniversary in 2012 was celebrated with special gigs including former members and songs from every record.
The 7th album "Killer" is the first record with Niclas on guitar and the first in many years with Mikael on lead vocals on all tracks. It will be released by Massacre Records later in 2014 and as always you can except 100% pure Heavy Metal.
Source: Official Website