At Vance is a power metal and German neo-classical metal band from Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate.
At Vance was formed in 1998 by Olaf Lenk, already known for his solo albums, as guitarist for Zed Yago and for his participation in the progressive project Centers. The first album, No Escape (1998) already announces the style of the band, but this one will not really reveal itself in 2000 with the album Heart of Steel , which is very well received by the public as their next album Dragonchaser in 2001.
The band signed with AFM records in 2002, and released the album "Only Human" then went on tour with Rhapsody of Fire and Angel Dust. The singer Oliver Hartmann then leaves the band because it does not support the rhythm of the tour. This one will publish a solo album, Out in the Cold on April 25, 2005 via the label Frontiers Records>. Mats Levén, former singer of Yngwie Malmsteen, replaces him. After several months of writing Olaf Lenk offers The Evil In You an innovative and sensual deep album. A tour with Kamelot ensues. In mid-2004, the band announces the recording of a new album. In December 2004, the band announces the arrival of the drummer Franco Zuccaroli>. Subsequently, in early 2005, At Vance announced the release of the album, entitled Chained, April 17, 2005 AFM Records>.
Chained was born in 2005 and is a phenomenal success in Scandinavia. Album VII sees the arrival of Rick Altzi. Tired of training changes, Olaf Lenk will look for stable musicians for the next tour. At the end of 2007, the group is announced for a South American tour that will be canceled by the promoters. In May 2009, the group announces the departure of Manuel Walther who will be replaced by bassist Wolfman Black of the German group Justice>. In July 2009, AFM Records announces the group's latest album, entitled Ride the Sky , for September 18.