Victor Smolski returns with the latest edition of his almanac...
Almanac – the band featuring Rage alumnus Victor Smolski – stands for a new dimension of symphonic power metal. The band features three lead singers in Jeannette Marchewka (Lingua Mortis Orchestra), Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm) and David Readman (Pink Cream 69, Tank)
In March 2016, Almanac unleashed their highly acclaimed debut album Tsar, which entered the official charts in both Germany and Switzerland. Tsar’s release was followed by a European tour with Orden Ogan, as well as a headlining tour in spring 2017.
Within the past few weeks, Almanac has completed the recordings of their second longplayer entitled Kingslayer. The album was ecorded at HeyDay Studios in Wuppertal, Germany.
“Our second strike is done,” reveals guitar player Victor Smolski, who also that “Kingslayer is the logical follow-up to Tsar, just more compact, heavier and faster. Our previous live experiences could be perfectly permitted during the recordings. The band got closer and more well attuned. You can feel this unified energy within the new tracks. We took a lot of time and gave our very best. Kingslayer is a crafted metal album with a lively power sound!”.
Kingslayer will be released on November 3rd via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork was once again created by Hungarian artist Gyula Havancsák (Accept, Destruction).
Almanac recently played at the Masters of Rock festival. There they presented the first two new tracks live. Losing My Mind and Children Of The Sacred Path. Both feature in a bonus live DVD, which will come along the limited first edition of Kingslayer.