Marta Gabriel

All Hail The Queens

Crystal Viper front woman Marta Gabriel is set to release her first solo album on July 30, 2021 entitled Metal Queens. Just six months after releasing The Cult with her main band, Gabriel wanted to pay homage to some of the great female-fronted acts of the ’80s that inspired her. There are some familiar Heavy Metal names on this 11 track covers album (Lee Aaron, Chastain, Wendy O. Williams), and some obscure acts that you may be discovering for the first time (Blacklace, Zed Yago, Malteze). I had the chance to speak with Marta Gabriel ahead of the album’s release.

[Listen to our Marta Gabriel interview to promote Crystal Viper’s The Cult, HERE]

Highlights Include

  • Discussion of her 1st solo album Metal Queens
  • How Marta discovered some of the more obscure acts she covers
  • Why she didn’t take liberties with song arrangements
  • Has Marta met or performed with the ‘Metal Queens’ she covered
  • Would she consider playing other styles of music
  • What Marta thinks about the genre label “Female Fronted Metal”
  • Has she ever faced any issues being a woman leading a Heavy Metal band
  • Getting together her special guests
  • What’s going on with Crystal Viper
  • … and much, much more!

Marta Gabriel’s Backup Band

Eric Juris – Guitars
Cedrick Forsberg – Drums

Special Guests

John Gallagher (Raven)
Harry Conklin (Jag Panzer)
Todd Michael Hall (Riot V)


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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