Guitar Force

Victor Smolski

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23 nov

Date: 23.11.2022

VICTOR SMOLSKI announces new album "Guitar Force"!

On February 3rd 2023, former RAGE member guitar virtuoso Victor Smolski, will release his new album, entitled Guitar Force, via Massacre Records! The album pre-save is now available here » https://lnk.to/guitarforce
Guitar Force includes the best guitar work Smolski has ever done, since it showcases his different styles of playing in such a versatility. Victor considers the record as a kind of best-of album where he presents many song ideas from RAGE, ALMANAC and Johann Sebastian Bach in new visions and shape. It's powerful yet aggressive and dynamic, from a hi-gain, crunchy fusion sound to nylon acoustic or the sitar, you find all guitar influences on his upcoming record. Razor-sharp melodies alternate with high-speed technical arrangements, along featuring several high-class guest musicians, making this album truly special.
Guitar Force was produced and mixed by Victor Smolski at Unity Music School Studio, and was mastered by Martin Buchwalter at Gernhart Studio. The cover artwork of "Guitar Force" was designed by Gyula Havancsák!


 

14 aug

Date: 14.08.2022

Europa Tour - Special Guest from Lordi

Victor Smolski invites everybody to a big European tour as Special Guest from Lordi, where he will present his new program with instrumental songs from his new solo CD, which will be released end of this year by Massacre Records. He also will play all his best of songs from RAGE, Almanac and Lingua Mortis Orchestra. Check the dates!

 

17.10.2022

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CZ-Plzen

KD Serikovka

19.10.2022

Mi

CZ-Zlin

Masters of Rock Cafe

20.10.2022

Do

CZ-Prag

Roxy

22.10.2022

Sa

AUT-Telfs

Rathaus Saal

23.10.2022

So

AUT-Graz

Explosiv

25.10.2022

Di

D-Stuttgart

LKA

 

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28 jul

Date: 28.07.2022

Eifel Rallye Festival

This year's Eifel Rallye Festival 2022 was a mega event for motorsportfans and drivers! The FIA is celebrating the 50. jubilee of the Rallye world championship. Just everything was perfect: super weather, roaring engines, special cars with top stars like Thierry Neuville, enthusiastic motorsport fans and cool parties with live music! For me personally, it was great fun to push the pedal to the metal at this challenging course. Thanks to the crew for support and to the fans, who visit us at the pit lane! See you at the next action  at the international mountain race in Osnabrück at the 6./7. August!

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24 Jun

Date: 24.06.2022

The 4th solo CD from Victor is done

Recording for the 4th solo CD from Victor is done. It`s an instrumental CD with some new versions from Almanac and Rage Songs. Mastering for vinyl, CD and Downloadstreaming are also done. Artwork by Gyula Havancsák, who did already the whole Almanac CDs. New videos from studio are in production. Soon you get release date by Massacre Records. Save the dates from my live performance as a special guest on tour with Lordi!

 

31 dec

Date: 31.12.2021

Happy New Year - Hologram Show in Korea

Happy New Year to everybody! Stay healthy and don't forget: It's your life. So, live and enjoy your life the way YOU want.
Check couple of songs of my hologram performance in Korea as an Avatar.

Greets, Victor
https://www.youtube.com/

 

30 nov

Date: 30.11.2021

Victor Smolski signs with Massacre Records

Renowned and successful musician, producer and composer Victor Smolski has signed with Massacre Records, and plans to release his new solo album next year. "We are happy to announce the signing of Victor Smolski, who plans to release his 3rd solo album next year!"
Victor is also part of the Power Metal band ALMANAC and worked with the Power / Speed Metal band RAGE or the Symphonic metallers LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA, among others. Besides his passion for music, Victor is also a successful race driver.
As of now, Victor released two solo albums as well as two compilations under the belt of VICTOR SMOLSKI. Stay tuned for more updates.
https://massacre-records.com/

 

22 oct

Date: 22.10.2021

Tribute to Jon Lord

A real bombastic show as tribute to Jon Lord with great band's line-up, sinfonic orchestra and many guest singer!
https://medio-rhein-erft.de/

 

17 oct

Date: 17.10.2021

Victory at final run of German Rallycross Mastership

What a great weekend: super weather, many spectators, action without end and 1. place with quickest lap in final run of Supercars! Thanks to all, who contributed something, so my car could start in perfect condition.

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19 Mar

Date:19.03.2021

ALMANAC - release previously unreleased version of "Kingdom Of The Blind"

Victor Smolski's ALMANAC present a previously unreleased version of 'Kingdom Of The Blind', which originally was part of 2017's "Kingslayer" album featuring vocalist Frank Beck (GAMMA RAY) as well as new arrangements.
Victor Smolski comments:
"On our European Tour 2020, Frank Beck became the main singer of ALMANAC. 'Kingdom Of The Blind' was his favourite song from ALMANAC. So, we decided to do a new version of this song with great support from Belarus Symphony Orchestra, which brings the song to a new level."

A lyric video for the track can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/FtmG417tBUE

The track is available as digital single on all platforms now. Furthermore, a demo version of the song is part of PowerMetal.de's "Metal Alliance vol. 4" compilation that's available on CD at: https://shop-powermetal.de/

 

03 Nov

Date: 03.11.2020

Online Lessons

Hello everybody!
From December I´ll offer online lessons for guitar, song writing, arrangement and all other music topics you´re interested in. You can book personal lessons or order gift vouchers. For your personal offer, please, contact me: victorsmolski@music-and-web.de

 

biography

Musician, producer, composer, teacher, author of one of the most successful German guitar learning DVD "School of Metal".

Victor is well-known as a guitar player from the bands Rage, Mind Odyssey, Lingua Mortis Orchestra, Almanac and also as a solo artist.

He also presents his online lessons worldwide at his Unitiy Music School.

 

 

Discography

tour dates

  • guitar force
  • rush of death Tour

upcoming events

  • 04 Feb'23

    Hamm Germany - 04.02.

    Hoppegarden

    Victor Smolski

  • 11 Feb'23

    Witten Germany - 11.02.

    Rockland

    Victor Smolski

  • 25 Feb'23

    Herne Germany - 25.02.

    Flottmannhalle Unplugged Konzert Korry Shadwell

    feat. Victor Smolski

  • 17 Mar'23

    Düsseldorf Germany - 17.03.

    Pitcher

    Victor Smolski

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Victor Smolski the Race Driver

motorsport



Race History

2021 - 1. place at Supercars final run at German Rallycross Mastership 2021
Third place in Supercars Division at German Rallycross Mastership
1. place at 3rd run of Rallye Sprint Cup
Vice Champion in Supercars Division at German Rallycross Mastership 2018 / 2019
1. place at Supercars final run at German Rallycross Mastership 2019
17 class victories at the Nürburgring circuit, Hockenheimring and circuit of Spa-Francorchamps
11th participation at 24h race at Nürburgring, many participation at national rallyes, 24h race at German Rallye Raid, cup- and touring car trophy.


News


2021
Hi everybody, next weekend, we are battling for victory in Buxtehude again. Thanks to all fans at the race course and to my sponsors. I really feeled honord, that I was admitted into the world of Recaro together with legends as Walter Röhrl, Armin Schwarz, Timo Bernhard ...

https://www.recaro-automotive.com/en/recaro/world-of-recaro


Finally on the race track again! It's realy good to step on the gas, blowing free the head, and flying through the rallye tests. Reaching the 3. place in total, the first race appearance this year was real successful. Thanks to Armin Schwarz for organization of Rallye Sprint Cups, to Günter Beckers for the perfect prepared car, as well as Thomas Gorlt for the great photos. As it is real difficult, planing dates during this damned Lockdown, I not only start at the German Rallycross Mastership, but also at Rallyes and mountain-races. I hope, that anytime spectators can be at the race track again! We see us!

 

push the pedal to the metal

upcoming races

  • 25 Mar'22

    Hockenheim Germany 25-27.03.

    Hockenheim Ring Audi S4

    Hockenheim Berg-Cup

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  • 13 Mai'22

    Oschersleben Germany 13-15.05.

    Motorsport Arena Audi S4

    Oschersleben Berg-Cup

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  • 04 Jun'22

    Gründau Germany 04.+ 05.06.

    Gründautalring Audi S4

    DRX 2022 2.+ 3. Lauf

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  • 21 Jul'22

    Daun Germany 21.- 23.07.

    Kelberger Land Ford Escort MK1

    Eifel Rallye Festival

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  • 06 Aug'22

    Osnabrück Germany 06.+ 07.08.

    Hilter-Borgloh Audi S4

    Int. Osnabrücker Bergrennen

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  • 17 Sep'22

    Schlüchtern Germany 17.+ 18.09.

    Ewald-Pauli-Ring Audi S4

    DRX 2022 6.+ 7. Lauf

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almanac

After 15 years and 10 CD’s as guitarist, producer and composer for the German Heavy Metal institution RAGE and with hits penned by him like “Down”, “Soundchaser”, “War of Worlds”, “Straight to Hell”, “Carved in Stone”, “Forever Dead”, “Empty Hollow” and “Cleansed by Fire”, Victor Smolski now continues his musical career with his new group ALMANAC.


ALMANAC add a powerful touch of heaviness to LMO’s unique sound. Melodic power metal in conjunction with classical orchestra and modern sound are making ALMANAC an absolute listening experience.

 

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