Kamelot, the proud recipients of the "Best Power Metal Album" and "Best Video" awards on Metal Storm Awards 2012, have just announced a new North American trek which takes place this fall in support of their latest album Silverthorn. Delain and Eklipse will accompany the band on this tour opening all shows.
Symphonic power metallers Kamelot have just premiered their brand new video for the song "Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)" and you can now watch it below. This song is the debut single off their forthcoming album Silverthorn, their first with new singer Tommy Karevik. The video was directed by Ivan Čolić and filmed in Belgrade, Serbia and features appearances by Amaranthe vocalist Elize Ryd and The Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.
"Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)", the first single taken from Kamelot's new opus has been made available on iTunes. You can listen to a two-minute sample of the single below and get a sneak peek into the new album Silverthorn. You will also be able to hear the new vocalist Tommy Karevik and see how he fits the band.
American symphonic metallers Kamelot have unveiled their new album's artwork, created by Stefan Heilemann, which can be seen below. The new opus Silverthorn will be released on October 30th in North America, October 26th in Germany and October 29th in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. It will receive its Japanese release on October 24th via King Records.
After announcing that Tommy Karevik would be the band's new vocalist, Kamelot have now revealed officially that their new album will be titled Silverthorn. It will be a conceptual album and the release date has been rescheduled for October 26th (Germany), October 29th (rest of Europe) and October 30th (North America) via Steamhammer/SPV.
The big mystery surrounding the new singer of Kamelot has been revealed. The band has just announced that Tommy Karevik is their new vocalist. The following press release was issued: "The American/German symphonic metal band Kamelot is proud to announce another key piece leading to the release of their new studio album. A question foremost in every Kamelot fan's mind has been: Who is the group's new lead singer? Band mastermind and guitarist Thomas Youngblood has now revealed: 'The new man is Scandinavian Tommy Karevik!'
Finnish symphonic metallers Nightwish will embark on a North American headlining tour in September with support from Kamelot.
The band commented: "Prepare your voices for screaming and your heads for dreaming! We are bringing Imaginaerum over to North America! This will be the one and only North American leg during the Imaginaerum World Tour, so make sure you'll be there!"
US symphonic power metallers Kamelot have announced a European tour for this November, which starts in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, on November 2nd. The tour will promote their new album, which will be the follow-up to Poetry For The Poisoned, released in 2010 via earMusic/KMG Recordings.
US symphonic power metallers Kamelot are the newest confirmation for the 70000 Tons Of Metal festival and Wacken Open Air 2012, as was revealed on their official website. Kamelot's founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "We are very excited about returning to Wacken for 2012, this is one of the best festivals in the world and we will be planning our biggest stage presentation ever. Get ready for some fire!"
"Necropolis", a new video from US power metallers Kamelot can now be seen below. The song comes off the group's latest album Poetry For The Poisoned, which was released in September last year.
Guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "With this video, we gave Owe (director) free reign to create something unique and visually stunning. Him and his team did a fantastic job! Here you have Necropolis!"
Despite Kamelot themselves not announcing it, Roy Khan has issued a statement on his Myspace confirming the rumors of him leaving the band:
"Dear fans & friends,
There have been a lot of speculations around why I am not touring with Kamelot and I want to make a statement although it may not prevent further guessing as to what's actually going on. It is a fact however that I told the guys in the band already last fall (well after my burnout) that I was leaving the band. Naturally enough they were shocked (as was the label and everyone else working with Kamelot). In addition to risk of dropping ticket sales they wanted to give me time to think things over, and so I did. My decision still stands; It is finished.
Kamelot has confirmed their long-awaited North American Tour in support on the band's newest release, Poetry for the Poisoned. Support will come from Alestorm, Blackguard and The Agonist.
Due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Poetry for the Poisoned.
Khan states: "I am here in Norway still recovering from what seems to have been a severe burnout syndrome. I am getting better but still under medical care. My priorities at the moment are my health & family. My future endeavors in Kamelot and music in general are being evaluated, however at this time my focus is on getting back on my feet and spending time with family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!"
Kamelot are pleased to announce that Swedish female vocalist Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) will be joining the band again, this time on their European and South American tour dates.
Elize joins the band on this very special and unique tour that includes some special guests singers like Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire), Simone Simons (Epica) and many more.
Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds: "I am very pleased to hear that Elize will be touring with us again, she toured with us for the entire year of 2010 and was amazing at every show!". When contacted by phone Elize stated: "I am very exited about going on tour with Kamelot, I had so much fun during the 2010 performances on all the great stages with this awesome band in front of all their amazing fans! It's a real honor to be able to do that once again!".
As reported earlier this week, Kamelot's Pandemonium Over Europe 2011 is building, adding Evergrey, Amaranthe and Sons Of Seasons (on selected dates) to the already announced tour schedule, with more dates to come.
As part of the ongoing Kamelot campaign, the band has now announced 2 shows as part of what will be a full US tour:
Aug 30 - Grammercy Theater in New York City, NY - USA
Sept 2 - Club Soda in Montreal, Québec - Canada
Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot's album, Poetry for the Poisoned...
However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire, Vision Divine, ex-Labyrinth) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour.