Victor Smolski‘s new band, ALMANAC, will release their debut album called “Tsar” on March 18th, 2016 via Nuclear Blast Records. Victor Smolski himself was responsible for the production of the record. Mixing was completed by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann (ORDEN OGAN).
The cover artwork was created by famous Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (WISDOM, ANNIHILATOR, TYR, DESTRUCTION, ELVENKING,…).
The tracklist of “Tsar” racks up as follows:
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
Mastermind Smolski commented on it:
“»Tsar« is the absolute best of and the highlight of my musical career. I had never had so much fun while producing a CD. Incredible teamwork – and one hundred per cent merciless. Push the pedal to the metal!”
Pre-order NB-exclusive editions here: http://geni.us/AlmanacTsarNB
Guitarist VICTOR SMOLSKI (ex-RAGE) and his ALMANAC band mates Michael Kolar (drums) and Armin Alic (bass) will execute a metal workshop on July 31st at 18.00 CET and August 1st at 18.00 CET at the Metal Market Event Tent at Wacken Open Air. The versatile musicians will give you an in-depth look into the secrets of “song-writing” and “song-arrangement”, and talk about many interesting studio secrets. Following this, ALMANAC will do a jam session at the same place.
31.07. D Wacken – Metal Market Event Tent (Workshop)
01.08. D Wacken – Metal Market Event Tent (Workshop)
15.11. CZ Zlin – Sports Hall Euronics (Winter Masters Of Rock)
VICTOR SMOLSKI solo:
12.09. D Cologne – KölnKlang Open Air (Freetime Reloaded)
18.09. D Cologne – Altes Pfandhaus (Freetime Reloaded)
19.09. D Göppingen – Fine Young Guitars (Workshop)
20.09. D Göppingen – Fine Young Guitars (Workshop)
10.10. D Lübeck – RockPop-Schule (Workshop)
28.11. D Düsseldorf – Club Pitcher (Workshop)
18.12. D Bergheim – Medio.Rhein.Erft (Freetime Reloaded)
08.01.2016 D Bergheim – Medio.Rhein.Erft (A Night Of Electric Guitar)
W:O:A Crew has accounced, via their Official Webpage, that the a cappella metal band VAN CANTO comes to Wacken – with some special guests! The exclusive party will happen at the last festival day on and in front of the party stage.
The guests are: Tarja Turunen (Tarja, ex-Nightwish), Chris Boltendahl (Grave Digger), André Matos (Angra), Victor Smolski (Rage), Jörg Michael (ex-Stratovarius) and a chorus.
Van Canto released their fifth album Dawn of the Brave in February. It entered the charts in several European countries and was followed by a European headliner tour in packed and sold-out venues.
More information at Billing/Bands.