AT VANCE BIOGRAPHY
AT VANCE were founded by Lenk, the man already known through his solo albums, as guitarist in the legendary ZED YAGO and Progressive project CENTERS. In 1998 the first album “No Escape” was a hint of things to come; but things really got interesting with 2000's “Heart Of Steel” where AT VANCE surprised the public with a truly stunning album that was then followed and built on by 2001's “Dragonchaser”.AT VANCE GENRES
After signing with AFM Records in 2002, the band then released "Only Human" and got stuck into touring the name around Europe with RHAPSODY and ANGEL DUST.
Singer Oliver Hartmann then left the band and a worthy replacement was found in former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN singer Mats Leven.
Lenk spent the next few months writing furiously and 2003's album “The Evil In You” was surprisingly deep, emotional and fresh. A tour with KAMELOT followed.
After that „Chained", saw the light of day in 2005 and secured chart entries in Scandinavia. The band then toured with BRAINSTORM and MERCENARY. Any doubts as to the success of AT VANCE had been dismissed !
No Escape (1998)
Heart Of Steel (2000)
Only Human (2002)
The Evil In You (2003)
AT VANCE LYRICAL THEMES
Fantasy, Life, Medieval Themes
AT VANCE ORIGIN
Germany (Mainz), formed in 1998
AT VANCE CURRENT RECORD LABEL
AT VANCE STATUS
AT VANCE CURRENT LINE-UP
Rick Altzi - Vocals
Olaf Lenk - Guitars, Keyboards (ex-Zed Yago, ex-Velvet Viper)
Manuel Walther - Bass (Purple Haze)
Alex Landenburg - Drums (Annihilator, Philosophobia, Broken Grace)
AT VANCE PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Mats Levén (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, ex-Yngwie J. Malmsteen, ex-Southpaw, Fatal Force, Krux, ex-Therion (Swe), Audiovision, Sabbtail)
Oliver Hartmann (also Vocals) (1998-2003) (Aina, Empty Tremor, Genius, Iron Mask, Avantasia)
Reinald König (1999-2004) (formerly Bass)
John A.B.C. Smith (ex-Scanner, Gallows Pole (Ger), Hallowed (Irl), God's Army)
Jochen Schnur (2000-2002)
Sascha Feldmann (2003-2004)
Mark Cross (ex-Helloween, ex-Metalium (Ger), ex-Winters Bane, ex-Nightfall (Grc), God's Army, The Supremacy, ex-Casus Belli (Grc) (guest), Firewind)
Jürgen "Sledgehammer" Lucas (2000-2004) (Powerworld)
Uli Müller (1999-2002)