The ninth studio album of CRYSTAL BALL was released in the fall of 2016. The following tour through Switzerland and Germany together with their friends of SHAKRA left rock fans with a lasting impression. 2013 CRYSTAL BALL came back stronger than ever, with the album «Dawnbreaker»! 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 and the perfect match for the new CRYSTAL BALL sound. The band signed a new record deal with Massacre-Records. After the release of «Dawnbreaker» the band played 40 shows in six countries. Their successful tours with Krokus and The Poodles made it clear for all the show attendants: The Balls are back … for good!
Just one and a half years later CRYSTAL BALL strikes again with „LifeRider“ (2015). The album received very positive reviews all over the world and was titled as the best Crystal Ball album so far from fans and journalists. The guest appearance of Battle Beast singer Noora Louhimo (duet „Eye to Eye“) tops off the excellent production by Stefan Kaufmann.. Also a collaboration with musicians of the Sinphony Orchestra Wuppertal who joined Crystal Ball live on stage.<br>