Formed in 2015 by Belarus-born guitar virtuoso Victor Smolski, Almanac sees the ex-Rage guitarist continuing to push the boundaries of both heavy metal and classical music.
Similar in scope to Smolski's Rage side project Lingua Mortis Orchestra, Almanac features songs written for band and orchestra with multiple lead vocalists. Joining Smolski are his LMO bandmates Jeannette Marchewka (vocals) and Enric Garcia (keyboards), along with bass player Armin Alic, drummer Michael Kolar, and vocalists David Readman and Andy B. Franck. The collective's debut studio long player, Tsar, was released in March 2016 via Nuclear Blast. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi