ALMANAC, the symphonic metallers led by ex-RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, released their debut album, “Tsar”, in March via Nuclear Blast. Now the band have announced new tour dates to present this outstanding record to their fans again.
21.10. CH Wetzikon – Hall Of Fame
22.10. D Hechingen – The Ranch Festival
11./12.11. D Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise
w/ RHAPSODY OF FIRE
17.11. PL Warszawa – Progresja
18.11. CZ Chmelnice – Exit
22.11. F Colmar – Le Grillen
23.11. F Paris – Le Petit Bain
More shows to be announced soon…!
26.11. RUS Moscow – Aria Fest
17.12. D Karlsruhe – Knock Out Festival
07.01. CH Wasen – Ice Rock Festival
Get “Tsar” here.
Purchase the digital version here.
More on “Tsar”:
‘Tsar’ OFFICIAL TRACK & LYRICS:
‘Self-Blinded Eyes’ OFFICIAL VIDEO:
‘Self-Blinded Eyes’ MAKING-OF:
‘No More Shadows’ OFFICIAL LYRIC VIDEO:
“Tsar” – Tracklist:
02. Self-Blinded Eyes
04. Hands Are Tied
05. Children Of The Future
06. No More Shadows
08. Reign Of Madness
09. Flames Of Fate
After 15 years and 10 CDs as guitarist, producer and composer for the German heavy metal institution RAGE, Victor Smolski now continues his musical career with his new group ALMANAC; a new musical concept combining heavy metal with classical music, songs written especially for a band and orchestra plus several male and female singers sharing the lead vocal job. The Belarus-born guitarist Smolski is joined in this new group by former LMO band members Jeanette Marchewka (vocals) and the symphony orchestra Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia. New in the line up are bass player Armin Alic, drummer Michael Kolar and keyboardist Enric Garcia. Two high-class singers David Readman (PINK CREAM 69) and Andy B. Franck (BRAINSTORM) complete the extremely prominent line up. For all the members of ALMANAC, “Tsar” is a new, exciting, and very interesting chapter. Traditional metal in conjunction with classical music, world music and elements of Russian folklore with a modern sound all make ALMANAC a compelling and absolute listening experience.
Andy B. Franck – vocals
David Readman – vocals
Jeannette Marchewka – vocals
Victor Smolski – guitars
Armin Alić – bass, fretless bass
Michael Kolar – drums
Enric Garcia – keyboards, piano
feat. Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia