Victor Smolski’s ALMANAC are set to unleash their third studio album, Rush Of Death, on March 6th via Nuclear Blast. Today, they release the second single named ‘Bought And Sold’, together with a lyric video that you can watch here: https://youtu.be/yJCGklYI5dI

Get the single digitally here: https://nblast.de/Almanac-BoughtAndSold

Victor states:
“Rush Of Death is not only the heaviest ALMANAC album yet, it is also like a best-of of my musical style: heavy guitar riffs, bombastic orchestrals, multi-facetted melodies and fast solos. All those who liked my ‘Suite Lingua Mortis’, that I wrote for the RAGE album “Speak Of The Dead”, can find the orchestral second part, “Suite Part II” on the upcoming ALMANAC album. The powerful song ‘Bought And Sold’ is one of five songs dealing with the history of gladiators.

It’s the thirst for blood that leads the audience to the arena. It’s the craving for sensation that paves the way for the bloodstained show. Whoever may win this fight – the theatre of pain and its actors are real. The blood is real, the torture is real, death is real. Take your wooden seat and let the secutor draw the sword. You may say it’s a heroic fight or you might think it’s a game played by the rich men for the sake of killing. Let the show begin.
When death becomes a feast the human essence shows its real face. When human beings become puppets the audience is pleased. The fight is over and you’re back in your cell waiting for your next opportunity to live or die in the sand. What’s on your mind when the only way out is the fight when blood flows into your muscles for the purpose of being a death machine and finally being killed.”

Pre-order Rush Of Death, here: https://nblast.de/AlmanacRushOfDeath

Watch the official live video for ‘Hands Are Tied’ taken from the bonus live DVD, here: https://youtu.be/XYanGKGiPsI

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 Machine

Bonus DVD
LIVE IN KOREA AT JEONJU ULTIMATE MUSIC FESTIVAL, August 3rd, 2019, Jeonju Stadium

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
 LIVE IN RUSSIA/MOSCOW AT BIG GUN FESTIVAL, July 28th, 2019
15. Soundchaser

ALMANAC documented their time in the studio with several trailers. Check them out here:
Clip #1: https://youtu.be/EqkIdNjK4C4
Clip #2: https://youtu.be/Ip2GVFkbSaE
Clip #3: https://youtu.be/rx566J8-4y8
Clip #4: https://youtu.be/FYjtiynZWuI
Clip #5: https://youtu.be/epmqTK5VhJI
Clip #6: https://youtu.be/A-xfLnV4yLw
Clip #7: https://youtu.be/vQ0JRroqFpE
Clip #8: https://youtu.be/xz1FA5ulDok