A few weeks ago, the announcement that the most recent lineup of German power metallers RAGE was breaking up caused a furor within the metal scene. While RAGE co-founder Peavy Wagner decided to continue the band with new members, guitarist Victor Smolski set his mind on following his passion for neo-classical, orchestral metal and continue on the path that he began with the LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA CD “LMO”. This marks the birth of new band called ALMANAC.
“ALMANAC is the continuation of the concept which I started back in 2013 with ‘LMO’,” says Smolski. “The well-known faces of ‘LMO’ stay the same: both female singers Jeannette Marchewka and Dana Harnge, as well as the Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia. On top of that, I am proud to announce that we also have two outstanding male singers joining us: Andy B. Franck (BRAINSTORM) and David Readman (PINK CREAM 69)! All of them offer me the possibility to add more variety and a new musical dimension to the new tracks’ arrangements.”
Smolski will announce the bass player and drummer of ALMANAC at a later date, but the band’s baptism of fire is close.
“I will present the whole new band on our first live appearance on the Musikmesse Frankfurt [music fair],” says Smolski.
ALMANAC will perform on April 16 at 17.30 CET on the Agora Stage. Furthermore, Smolski plans to enter the studio later this year to record the ALMANAC debut album.