ALMANAC – Victor Smolski’s (ex-RAGE) new band – stands for a new dimension of symphonic power metal, featuring three singers Jeannette Marchewka (Lingua Mortis Orchestra), Andy B. Franck (Brainstorm) and David Readman (Pink Cream 69). Having recently released the official video for ‘Losing My Mind’, the first single off new album Kingslayer, the band have now released a second album trailer. Watch as the guys discuss the album lyrics.
Victor spoke about the video: “When we discussed filming our new music video ‘Losing My Mind’ at a Moravian castle, I had no idea that we would have the entire newly renovated area of a huge baroque mansion, including its unique French-style park at our disposal. For every band, the size of the stage is very important, and here I found myself completely taken aback. We could choose any of the dozens of rooms and adjust it according to our needs. We started filming early in the morning and ended long after midnight. But the result is more a short film than a music video. All thanks to the truly amazing film location – Holesov chateau.”
In March 2016, ALMANAC unleashed their highly acclaimed debut album ‘Tsar’, followed by a European tour along with Orden Ogan, as well as their own EU headline tour in spring 2017. The band have completed the recording of their second album entitled ‘Kingslayer’ but have today informed fans that the release will be pushed back a few weeks to November 24th, 2017. To bridge the gap between now and then, the band have posted a trailer covering the recording process of their new offering.
“Our second strike is complete,” reveals guitar player Victor Smolski, who goes on to explain that “’Kingslayer’ is the logical follow-up to ‘Tsar’, just more compact, heavier and faster. The experience now under our belts gained from our many live experiences, including the two tours and festivals, has been fully implemented in the studio. The band have grown closer and stronger, 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!”.
ALMANAC recently played at the Masters of Rock festival, where they debuted the first two new tracks live, ‘Losing My Mind’ and ‘Children Of The Sacred Path’. The performance was filmed and will be part of a bonus live DVD, which will accompany the limited edition of ‘Kingslayer’.
02. Children Of The Sacred Path
03. Guilty As Charged
04. Hail To The King
05. Losing My Mind
07. Kingdom Of The Blind
09. Last Farewell
10. Red Flag