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ALMANAC – release new lyric video for ‚No More Shadows‘; Victor Smolski to take part in 24h race!

ALMANAC, the symphonic metallers led by ex-RAGE guitarist Victor Smolski, unleashed their debut album, »Tsar«, in March via Nuclear Blast. This was followed by their first successful European tour with ORDEN OGAN and MANIMAL and, today, the band present another song off that record in the form of a lyric video – ‚No More Shadows‘. Watch it here:

Get »Tsar« here:
Purchase the digital version here:


Other things are also rapidly moving to the next stage for guitarist Smolski: Invited by motorsport legend Armin Schwarz and the Subaru Team, Victor will take part in ADAC Zurich 24h Race 2016 at Nurburgring, the legendary „Green Hell“, next week. About 160 teams, more than 600 pilots and about 200,000 spectators are expected (find an image below!).

Victor: „After many weeks of hard training, I really look forward to take part in the 24h Race at Nurburgring for the tenth time! After special coaching by rallye legend Armin Schwarz, taking part in rallye and nascar events, a lot of sports in the mountains, on the water and on stage with ALMANAC, I’m ready for the next challenge.“

Victor Smolski, Armin Schwarz, Lutz Richter, Ingo Bender
Subaru BRZ
No. 168
Box No. 21
Group – VLN Production Cars
Class – V 3

More info:

Watch the race on German TV!

Thursday, May 26th – 22-45 – 23.45 CET
Friday, May 27th – 19.30 – 21.10 CET
Top 30 Qualifying
Saturday/Sunday (May 28th/29th) – 15.00 – 16.50 CET + 01.00 CET
The Race

Saturday, May 28th – from 15.25 CET
Race Start
Sunday, May 29th – from ca. 15.45 CET
Summary: Finish & Victory Ceremony

More on »Tsar«:
‚Self-Blinded Eyes‘ OFFICIAL VIDEO:
‚Self-Blinded Eyes‘ MAKING-OF:

If you missed the album trailers, watch them here:

Watch the studio episodes here:
Studio Episode #1:
Studio Episode #2:
Studio Episode #3:


»Tsar« – Tracklist:

01. Tsar
02. Self-Blinded Eyes
03. Darkness
04. Hands Are Tied
05. Children Of The Future
06. No More Shadows
07. Nevermore
08. Reign Of Madness
09. Flames Of Fate

Bonus DVD – Chapter Overview:

01. Self-Blinded Eyes
02. Tsar (Lyric Video)
03. Making-of »Tsar«
04. The Making Of ‚Self-Blinded Eyes‘
05. Winter Masters Of Rock
06. Instruments & Techniques
07. Band interview
08. Outtakes
09. Studio Bits
10. B-Roll
11. Unity Music School
12. Credits

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.

01.06.  SK        Kosice – Amphitheatre (w/ NIGHTWISH)
03.06.  CZ        Plzen – Metalfest Open Air
17.08.  D         Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze
22.10.  D         Hechingen – The Ranch Festival
11./12.11.       D         Weissenhäuser Strand/Ostsee – Metal Hammer Paradise
26.11.  RUS     Moscow – Aria Fest
17.12.  D         Karlsruhe – Knock Out Festival

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

More info:

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