“Now we can't turn back. Now you can't turn back.”
Crystal Faith pays tribute to Dio in new single release
After months of silence, Canada's Heavy Philosophers Crystal Faith return with a grand offering to the Metal Gods as they release their new single, “Rainbow In The Dark”. A huge hit for heavy metal band Dio in 1983, it was a top 20 hit on Bilboard's Album Rock Tracks that year and became a staple of every live performance by singer Ronnie James Dio until he joined, in heaven, the pantheon of heavy metal gods in 2010. Crystal Faith originaly planned to record and release the song in the spring of 2020, following their april outing of “We Are Hope”, but it was not to be. As they mentionned in their incredibly entertaining May 2021 announcement on the band's YouTube channel , they have been working for most of this year on their upcoming first full album (they released a mini-album in December 2019 intitled “Welcome Back”) and decided to release a single before the month of September, period when said album is expected to be completed and available. The band delivers an excellent rendition of the classic “Rainbow In The Dark”, complete with an air-siren, power-vocal performance, a metal-shredding, finger-ripping guitar solo and a dependable, heavy and steadfast bass, all rendered masterfully under the direction of producer and band leader, Erik Simard. Although the lyrics of the song lean more on the dark side, Crystal Faith's Simard used the image of the title as a metaphor for bringing brightness in dark times, as the final words from his interview of the May 2021 announcement revealed; it then became the inspiration for the narrative's direction of the video, under the direction of lead singer Patrice Lord. As the song pays tribute to its 80s heavy metal roots, it is accompanied by a light-hearted video titled “Be A Rainbow In The Dark”, where a colorful angel delivers to the confined, black-and-white, band members their instruments, bringing colour and creativity into their lives, which ends up being the song we are listening to. The video features upcoming hip-hop artist Tha Lord as the beautiful angel, all dressed in white with a bandana around his head for his halo. So Crystal Faith hopes to inspire everyone to be a rainbow in the dark to those in need and enjoy their latest offering “Rainbow In The Dark”.
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Crystal Faith's first EP, titled « Welcome Back », will be available in digital format on December 19th, 2019.
This mini-album will contain the first 5 singles « Dust », « Electric Chair », « In The Forest », « Long Time » et « Too Dumb To Get It », all remixed for the occasion, and « Welcome Back », a new unreleased track which introduces perfectly the superb « In The Forest ».
« Welcome Back » will go on sale especially for the holidays and will retail at the low price of $3.00 per download.
This release will mark the beginning of a new wave of singles, starting in January 2020, carrying you deeper in the multidimensional universe that is Crystal Faith.
We would like to point out that the five songs contained in the mini-album will no longer be available as singles once it has been released, as they will gradually be phased out from our site.
« Welcome Back » will be available on the Crystal Faith website at www.crystalfaithmusic.com.
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Our world is more and more uncertain presently as one truth undoes another, as some contest strongly against science and as our actual way of life puts our own survival in question.
Is it too late? Is there some hope left?
With our reality crumbling rapidly, there is still, at its core, the human being at its most simple meaning with its desire to be enchanted again. Faith in humanity, with its creative energy and its guiding light, is still a priority to ensure our survival.
In The Forest represents the voyage from these questions and is the central theme of our presentation. In this forest resides an immersive path to other dimensions, the meeting of self and the other and the probability to come to your own conclusions where nothing is all black or white. A voyage to the center of humanity, its ego, its objectives, and its unadulterated strength
Crystal Faith is:
Erik Simard : Guitar
Pat Lord: Vocal
Sandy Tarczali: Bass
Mario DiBlasio: Drum