At the workshop section you can find a new workshop to the Lingua Mortis Orchestra album "LMO".
Victors start at the German Ralley Mastership together with the ralley team "Quer" was again real successful. Also the pleasure was great when Victor saw the checkered flag, winning 1 position in SP5-class during VLN race on Nürburgring. Congratulation Victor!!!
A detailed report with lot's of photos you can find at the "Motorsport" section.
During the Hamburg Metal Dayz Victor offered an adrenaline-special for his fans: as co-driver the fans could be close to some wild drift-actions in Victors ralley-BMW.
At CORDIAL company you can now get the Victor Smolski Signature cable.
"Hi everybody! I'm totally happy, that our shows with Lingua Mortis Orchestra were such successful so that there's a great demand on more concerts.... Many thanks to all fans for your support and also to all musicians and crew members, who are involved at this project. I'm really looking forward for the December tour and some more LMO shows in 2014!
Best regards, Victor"
More LMO shows are available at the "Dates" section.
On Friday, 23rd of May 2014, RAGE are going to be part at a very special event! "Tribute to Jon - Celebrating The Music Of Jon Lord". "Tribute to Jon" is a firework of magnificent compositions of the musician of genius Jon Lord (Deep Purple). Art director of this project will be Martin Doepke, who accompanied Jon Lord live on keyboards. RAGE will be responsible for the rock part of the concert, the "NuMetal Symphony" - orchestra bridging the gap from rock to classic. See the greatest hits from DEEP PURPLE and the "classic" works of Jon Lord in a superb concert in MEDIO.RHEIN.ERFT in Bergheim.
Here an interview (in German language) and a drift show, which Stephan König from HardHarderHeavy conducted with Victor Smolski just before the LMO show in Oberhausen. Victor has brought his Rallye car of the Rallye-teams “Quer” to the venue, giving a lift to Stephan König as well as some fans who have nerves to join Victor for doing some driftings at the gravel site in front of the Turbinenhall.
The Lingua Mortis Orchestra shows were just awesome! "You have to be a bit crazy to mount such a big production", so Victor Smolski. "But it was great fun, a big, big thanks to all involved people and to our fans for their outstanding feedback and their fantstic reactions during the shows. We are going to plan more LMO shows for the end of this year as well as for the next year. We keep you informed."
At the current issue of the Japanese Young Guitar magazine you can find an interview with Victor as well as a workshop with DVD and notes to the new LMO album.
In the next issue of the German "Guitar" magazine there will be a large-scale workshop with notes/tabs and audio tracks of new LMO songs.
For the Hamburg Metal Dayz on 28th of September, Victor will bring his race car from Rally-Team “Quer” and park it in front of the Markthalle. One lucky fan also gets invited to a test drive in this high-powered vehicle through Hamburg, not too fast, but surely very loud.
If you have the guts to take part in this exclusive ride, write an e-mail to email@example.com until Sep 20th with the subject „Rallye“. Should you rather stay firmly on your feet, you will at least have the opportunity to check out the car from up close...
Also you have the chance to drive as a Co-pilot with Victor during a shake-down on 19th of September for Saarland-Rallye. More information.
Due to great demand, Drakkar Records / Sony is going to re-release the last two solo album of Victor Smolski. The double album “Two Orchestral Symphonies” is available from 16.08. everywhere.
(Victor during LMO concert at W:O:A) Check the "Photo section" for more shots
The new Lingua Mortis Orchestra album "LMO" has reached position #24 at the German media charts!!! Many thanks to all our fans for great support.
Here a link to an interview with Victor and Peavy, which Jo Schück of ZDF Kultur did with the musicians on Wacken Open Air lately: (in German language only)
In the Japanese Burrn magazine you can find an interview with Victor regarding the new Lingua Mortis Orchestra album, at the Japanese Young Guitar magazine there is a guitar workshop to LMO songs.
At the coming issue of the German Guitar magazine there will be also a guitar workshop to LMO songs.
A large interest of the international press and throughout excellent reactions on the new LMO album were to notice during last weeks.
"Never before, band and orchestra have worked together that well." - GUITAR (D)
"A real masterpiece, LMO sets a new standards!" ROCK IT (D)
"Majestic, theatralic and full of intensive emotions." - ROCK HARD (IT)
More press reports and interviews can be found at the RAGE / LMO website.
Convenient to the release of the new LMO album, Victor is going to start a workshop tour through some European countries:
03.08. Wacken D
Here a video-interview, which Marcus Schleutermann from EMP Rockinvasion did withVictor and Peavy before the LMO show on Masters of Rock.
Photos after rehearsal with the Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia.
In the course of the LMO promo tour, Victor Smolski handed over his guitar,which has been used at RAGE concerts and studio recordings for many years, at the Hard Rock Cafe Cologne for onward transmission to the Hard Rock Cafe base in Orlando (USA).
There, it will be well-placed in a glass-frame, and will be send from country to country worldwide. Above a photo of handing over the guitar at the Rock Cafe Cologne. (Photo by Marcus Flesch)
And here some guitar tips from Victor:
On 24th of August Victor will be jury member at a Yamaha Band Contest in Moscow. There he's also going to play a workshop.
Two further workshop dates in Belarus:
27.08. BY Minsk Rock School “Discovery”
As part of their LMO promo tour there will be autograph sessions at 2.00 p.m. in following cities.
17.07. Cologne - Hard Rock Cafe
19.07. Munich - Hard Rock Cafe
28.07. Hamburg - Hard Rock Cafe
As promised, here are infos out of the Twilight Hall Studios. The recordings are finished, now time of mixing everything has started, what is not easy with so many tracks. This Lingua Mortis Orchestra album is the largest project I have ever produced during my musical career. The LMO line up is fixed now. The RAGE trio has increased themselfs with Dana Harnge (soprano), Jeannette Marchewka (vocal), Henning Basse (vocal), Orquestra Barcelona Filharmonia and Lutz Thomas (didgeridoo). At the recordings I have worked with two Symphonic Orchestras, which I have recorded together with Andrei Zubrich in Minsk. All other recordings I did together with Charly Bauerfeind in the Twilight Hall Studios. Due to the many musical colours we have created a beautiful atmosphere during recordings. Hard Metal riffs with bombastic melodies, the orchestra, a classical choir, a didgeridoo quartet and an unbelievable voice of an hundred years old babuschka from Belarus shows the many sidedness of the production.
Photo by Stephan Koenig at Hard Harder Heavy
As a special surprise there will be some bonus material out of two reviesed orchestra versions of old RAGE songs. The concept album with its 8 titles almost appears like a Metal opera. Peavy has discovered a suitable historical story about the time of witch-hunting, turning into the lyrics. For me, the composing and arranging of this Lingua Mortis Orchestra album, which is expected to be released on 02. August by Nuclear Blast, was a real musical challenge, on which I will be surely very proud for the rest of my life.
Produced by Victor Smolski
“Thanks to everyone who supported us during the studio work and to all our fans who inspired us to this project with their excitement for our musical work with orchestra”.
Many thanks to Mario Le Mole and Joe also, who redesigned the RAGE webpage. There you can find some more infos an photos of the LMO production. Also a video clip out of the Twilight Hall Studios, produced by Stephan Konig from HardHarderHeavy, can be watch from next Monday using following link. (click on photo below)
Now I am looking forward for the two LMO festival concerts at the Masters of Rock in the Tech Republic and the Wacken Open Air, followed by an European tour in September.
Yours Victor Smolski
Poster for workshop in Athens (Greece) at Nakas Conservatory
After all the studio stress I am now looking forward to pull down the throttle again...
At the new Cordial-catalogue you can find a story about Victor.
On 13th of April RAGE are going to give an autograph session at the music fair in Frankfurt at 3:00 pm in hall 4 J44. At 10.30 am Victor will play a solo show at the Agora stage, at 5:00 pm RAGE will enter the Agora-stage.
At the results of the "Heavy Metal Championship 2012"of the Japanese "Burrn!" magazine Victor reached position 28 out of the best guitarists of the world.
Here you find 2 links of Victors Jam-Session on "70.000 Tons Of Metal cruise" with Ronny Munroe (METAL CHURCH), Snowy Shaw (SABATON), Markus Grosskopf (HELLOWEEN), Mille Petrozza (KREATOR), Doro Pesch (DORO), André Hilgers e.g.
After long time RAGE is going to play a concert in Ukraine again.
Back from the heat of Florida into the cold of Germany, but there can't be the question of shivering: in our studio it's boiling due to so much work. Again, I am in composing - and arranging modus, on my desk there are mountains of scores . The new LMO songs are fascinating myself already now, they are really varying : contrast between hard parts which are partially even harder then the last RAGE CD “21”, and beautiful ballad-melodies.The first official LMO - CD is going to be something special for us as we didn't made it like this before. Beside Peavys lead vocals there will be also female lead vocals as well as exotic instrumentes in the orchestra to be listen to. It will become a concept album with some kind of longer songs. I will keep you informed during the next months!
There are more shots at "Photos".
At the 70.000 tons of Metal cruise I took part at a real cool jam, organized by Jeff Waters. With varying musicians, at the micro Mille from Kreator, Christina from Lacuna Coil, Doro and much more, we had lots of fun. Afterwards we celebrated my birthday.
At the NAMM show in the USA, ENGL presented the new plugin of Victors signature amp.
At the Frankfurt music fair, RAGE is going to play a special show on the occasion of the 30st anniversary of ENGL company at the Agora stage.
Supported by Cordial, Victor is also going to play a solo-show at the Agora stage.
After the successful "Der Bote" concert in Wilhelmshaven last year, the new "Der Bote" CD is available on the market now. There you can also listen to Victors guitar playing.
On 27th of February Victor is going to do some training together with his ralley team at the airport Weeze. Who like to join Victor drifting is heartly welcome. At the Motorsport section you'll find some new videos from Mexiko race.
I hope you had a wonderful start in 2013! For me the year has started with a lof of work: Preparing workshop tour through Turkey and Bulgaria, going to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship "Majesty of the Seas" with RAGE once again. I'm sure that we'll have a lot of fun!
I would like to thank all fans from my hometown Minsk for the great time. It was a fantastic atmosphere and a lot of emotions for me to play a concert in my home after a long break again. A big thank you to Alexander Kiss and his band "Attraction", who supported me perfectly on "Grifomania" festival.
Here are some links with videos from a real varied year 2012:
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