The band started out in 1995 as a cover band named "Cherry Pie".
These formative years of stage experience became the foundation of CRYSTAL BALL.
Under this new 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 was topped with ease by the follow-up album "Hard Impact", this was hailed "album of the month" in several rock magazines.
Immediately tour plans were made, supporting Pretty Maids and Gotthard.
CRYSTAL BALL, were now a power to be reckoned with.
The result was a new record contract with the label Nuclear Blast.
With the album "Virtual Empire", CRYSTAL BALL showed a more varied but still traditional and melodic sound in 2002.
The band massively toured Europe, first with Dokken, followed by U.D.O., Doro and Krokus.
The special humour of CRYSTAL BALL shone through in 2003 with the release of the band’s fourth album "HELLvetia".
Itwas produced by former Accept/U.D.O. member Stefan Kaufmann and had a more edgy attack that increased the success of CRYSTAL BALL enormously.
Successful tours with Axxis, Pink Cream 69 and Krokus saw CRYSTAL BALL increase the size of their fan base.
Now it’s 2013 and the Swiss Hard Rock legend CRYSTAL BALL is back and is stronger than ever! After a creative break, 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 an experienced singer with a powerful voice that is the perfect match for the new CRYSTAL BALL sound.
CRYSTAL BALL, have signed a new worldwide record deal with Massacre Records and are ready to release their seventh album.
"Dawnbreaker" is the title of the new album that will put CRYSTAL BALL back on top of the Hard Rock mountain.