Today Victor Smolski’s ALMANAC unleash their third studio album, Rush Of Death, via Nuclear Blast. To celebreate the occasion, the band have released a new lyric video for title track ‘Rush Of Death’. Watch the video here:

Victor Smolski comments: “‘Rush Of Death’ is the title track of our new CD and it’s very dynamic, powerful and full of suspense. It fits perfectly into the overall concept, between really heavy songs like ‘Predator’ and the orchestral ‘Suite Lingua Mortis Teil 2’. To me, the new ALMANAC CD is the absolute highlight of the 5 year history of ALMANAC. Hard riffs, dynamic songwriting, monumental orchestral arrangements and adrenalin-soaked stories – all in perfect balance.

“There’s a lie that all drivers tell themselves. Death is something that happens to other people, and that’s how you find the courage to get in the car in the first place. The closer you are to death the more alive you feel.”  James Hunt/Formula1 driver.

“There is no friendship out there. When you race, you have to fight. That’s it.” – Niki Lauda/Formula1 driver.

Order Rush Of Death here:

ALMANAC are also pleased to announce a new member: guest vocalist Frank Beck (GAMMA RAY etc.) is now a full-time member of ALMANAC and can also be seen and heard on stage throughout the tour that kicked off yesterday. “After a fantastic time working with Frank during the recordings of ‘Rush Of Death’, we invited him to join us on our headline tour in February. He’s a great addition to our shows! His charismatic voice and stage presence fits perfectly into our band and we are very excited to announce Frank Beck as a new member on stage for all upcoming shows”, explains Victor.

Watch the official live video for ‘Hands Are Tied’ taken from the bonus live DVD, here:
Listen to second single ‘Bought And Sold’ here:
Watch and listen to ‘Self-Blinded Eyes’

ALMANAC won’t be resting on their laurels in regards to live shows either – they’re set to present tracks from Rush Of Death to fans in spring 2020, when the band joins the Finnish Horror Metal maniacs LORDI on their European tour.

KillecTour 2020
06.03.    FR         Paris – La Machine du Moulin Rouge
07.03.    NL          Sneek – Het Bolwerk
10.03.    DE         Munich – Backstage
12.03.    DE         Hamburg – Markthalle
13.03.    DE         Berlin – Kesselhaus
14.03.    DE         Leipzig – Hellraiser
15.03.    DE         Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn
18.03.    DE         Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
19.03.    DE         Nuremberg – Hirsch
20.03.    DE         Memmingen – Kaminwerk
21.03.    DE         Regensburg-Obertraubling – Eventhalle Airport
22.03.    CZ         Prague – Roxy
25.03     DE         Cologne – Essigfabrik
26.03.    CH         Pratteln – Z7
27.03.    DE         Heidelberg – halle02
28.03.    CH         Schaffhausen – Kammgarn
29.03.    NL         Amstelveen – P60

Rush Of Death tracklist:
01. Predator
02. Rush Of Death
03. Let The Show Begin
04. Soiled Existence
05. Bought And Sold
06. The Human Essence
07. Satisfied
08. Blink Of An Eye
09. Can’t Hold Me Back
10. Like A MachineBonus DVD

01. Morituri Te Salutant
02. Prelude Of The Souls
03. Innocent
04. Hands Are Tied
05. Children Of The Sacred Path
06. Down
07. Empty Hollow
08. Hail To The King
09. Soundchaser
10. Self-Blinded Eyes
 LIVE IN BELARUS/MINSK, March 16th, 2019, Club Republic
11. Innocent
12. Self-Blinded Eyes
13. Hands Are Tied
 LIVE IN KOREA AT JUMF, August 4th, 2018, Jeonju Stadium
14. No More Shadows
15. SoundchaserALMANAC documented their time in the studio with several trailers. Check them out here:
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Watch Victor discusses the band line-up and album artwork:
Victor discusses the songwriting process and recording of the upcoming album:
Victor discusses the band’s musical development and working with guest vocalists on the new album:
Watch the bonus DVD that is included with the new album here: