Guitar phenom Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) has added his signature style and soloing to one of Kamelot's new songs that will appear on the band's upcoming CD.
Kamelot guitarist Youngblood comments: "Gus and I have been talking about working together for a few years now, I first met Gus when Dream Evil played with us on the Japanese Tour in a few years back. Since then Gus' band Firewind has toured with us in Europe and Japan and we have become great friends. I have always thought Gus' style was very special and very unique, its really great to have him on the new album!"
Gus G. adds: "Kamelot is a very unique band with a sound of their own and I've always liked them. To be invited to play on their new album is an honor and jamming on their track was a lot of fun. During the time our bands toured Japan and all over Europe together, Thomas and I became good friends. I have great memories from being on the road with the guys and I'm glad I contributed to their new album."
Kamelot will embark on their first North American tour in two years lates this year. Support will come from Leaves' Eyes and Blackguard.
First announced dates are as follows:
Sep. 08 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Sep. 10 - Atlanta, GA @ ProgPower USA XI (Kamelot only)
Sep. 11 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
Sep. 14 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
Sep. 15 - New York, NY @ Nokia Theatre
Sep. 17 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
Sep. 18 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
Sep. 19 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Sep. 21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
Sep. 22 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
Sep. 24 - Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium
Sep. 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Sep. 27 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre
Kamelot vocalist Roy Khan issued the following short update:
"Things are going great here in Wolfsburg! We will take a break next week for Christmas and then we are back to finishing things up. Lots going on here, new album, new setlist for the tour, new label news and more. Lots of diversity on the new record. We hope to announce more details soon including the cover art etc... stay tuned and get ready for a MONSTER 2010! Kamelot has set a tentative release date for their next album for March 22nd, 2010!"
Adagio are very pleased to announce they will support Kamelot on the upcoming European tour from March 25th to April 9th.
Frontman Stéphan Forté: "We've had the chance to do a couple of shows as special guests for Kamelot on their previous album tour, and it has been a truly awesome experience. Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood and the whole band are some of the nicest persons we've had the chance to work with, and their show and music are absolutely incredible, we are very much looking forward to sharing the stage with them once again!"
Mar 25, 2010 Charleroi - BE - Le Coliseum
Mar 26, 2010 Tilburg - NL - O13
Mar 27, 2010 Amsterdam - NL - Paradiso
Mar 28, 2010 London - UK - Koko
Power metallers Kamelot have issued the following update:
"As Kamelot's concert schedule grows and commitments increase the demand on its members has also increased. Kamelot's guitarist Thomas Youngblood states "Glenn called me a few weeks ago and told me he just couldn't do it anymore, and has to step aside. He is like a brother to us and we've been through a lot of great times, so we wanted him to make this decision."
Bassist Sean Tibbetts has been on tour with Kamelot now for more than 2.5 years, stepping in for Glenn Barry while he took time off for family. We are very pleased to announce Sean Tibbetts as the new Kamelot bassist!"
"Pendulous Fall", the new video from US metallers Kamelot, has been made available online. The video, which contains scenes from Kamelot's European Headliner Tour Spring 2009, was produced by Casey Grillo.
"Pendulous Fall" is available on the band's latest album, entitled "Ghost Opera - The Second Coming", which was released last year via SPV Records.
UPDATE (thanks to Angel_Lament)
"Love You To Death", another new video from US metallers Kamelot, has been made available online. The clip was shot in Belgrade, Serbia by the team at ICode.
"Love You To Death" is one of the featured songs on band's latest album, "Ghost Opera - The Second Coming", which was released last year via SPV Records.
Kamelot reportedly will enter the studio this June 2009 to record the follow-up to the blockbust CD "Ghost Opera" which spawned 4 high incredible videos, 100+ concerts in more than 22 countries and many sold out shows. Once again enlisting producers Sascha Paeth and Miro, the band plans to use studios in Germany, Norway and the USA for this next massive production. Kamelot's final concerts of 2009 will take place this Summer, including an appearance at the Sonisphere Festival with Metallica in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
To smack your chops even more Kamelot's video producers ICode have uploaded the HD versions of the videos "Ghost Opera", "The Human Stain" and "Rule The World". Click here for access.
"Kamelot are preparing for the upcoming shows in Europe this August. We just received confirmation from Kamelot's management company that the band plans to shoot video from each of the upcoming concerts including the utilization of the massive camera crew planned for the Wacken Festival in Germany."
The 2008 shows that will be recorded are as follows:
August 01 - Wacken Open Air Festival, Wacken, Germany
August 03 - Ankkarock Festival, Vantaa, Finland
August 15 - Metal Rock Fest, Lillehammer, Norway
August 16 - TT Circuit, Assen, Netherlands (with Iron Maiden)
Kamelot have also announced another European tour to happen in 2009. The band will be announcing ticket information soon. Here are the dates:
The new Kamelot video for the song "Rule The World" is now online at kamelot.com and the band's official MySpace site. According to a posting on the official Kamelot website, the video is getting amazing reviews from the journalists and specialists.
Also the double CD reissue "Ghost Opera - The Second Coming" is now in stores with lots of extras, bringing you a new experience into the Kamelot's universe. More info at this link.
"Kamelot will reissue its classic "Ghost Opera" album on March 28 (Germany), March 31 (rest of Europe) and April 8 (USA/Canada) under the title of Ghost Opera - The Second Coming, enhanced with lots of interesting features. The album will be released as a double CD limited edition slipcase design. This sophisticated and comprehensive package includes the CD featuring all the songs from the regular album, plus ten additional live tracks recorded live in Belgrade, Serbia during the band's 2007 World Tour, plus the bonus tracks Season's End, The Pendulous Fall, Epilogue and the remix of Rule the World. Additionally the two videos for The Human Stain and Memento Mori (live) and on top of that, the package features new artwork and a comprehensive booklet."
Kamelot have posted the following update: "After cancellation of Visions Of Atlantis, we are happy to announce the new opening band Forever Slave from Spain on upcoming European Tour 2008. Welcome boys & girl!"
More info on Gothic Metal band Forever Slave at http://www.foreverslave.com and http://www.myspace.com/foreverslavemusic.
The following message, regarding the departure of vocalist Melissa Ferlaak and guitarist Wolfgang Koch, was posted on the official website of Symphonic Metallers Visions Of Atlantis:
"Yes, you read right, Melissa, as well as her boyfriend Wolfgang are not in Visions of Atlantis anymore. We were as much shocked about that as you must be, but it is the sad truth. Some people just don't know what the word commitment means...
We (the remaining rest of VoA) want to appologize to all fans out there who believed in us and supported us, we hope you stay loyal with VoA. Of course we are trying to find a substitute for Melissa, we already have one for Wolfgang (to be announced soon). The show must go on... "
"After the release of their great new album "Ghost Opera", Kamelot will hit the road again and will do shows in main areas of Europe. The album entered a lot of charts in different countries. For example: Norway #25, Sweden #29, Finland #35, USA #48 Indie, Netherlands #51, Germany #61, France #83, Switzerland #83, Greece #23, Japan #13, UK #24 Indie.
With the success of the "Ghost Opera" album fans are demanding more, more, more! Melodic metal masters Kamelot return to select Europe cities for a once in a lifetime tour and stage show. Bringing with them as special guests the Greek heavyweights Firewind and the Austrian/American female fronted group Visions Of Atlantis, this package will be one of the highlights of the year.