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Kamelot - New Video Online

"The Great Pandemonium, the new video from US metallers Kamelot, can be viewed at this location. The video was shot in Sweden and directed by Owe Lingvall of Village Road Films.

"The Great Pandemonium" comes off the band's forthcoming album, Poetry For The Poisoned, which will be released in Europe on September 10 through earMUSIC/Edel. Everything you need to know about this album was previously reported here, here and here.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 02.09.2010 by Zhao | Comments (23)

Kamelot - Album Cover Art Revealed, Trailer Online, Audio Sample Medley Online

Original news, published on 06.08.2010

Kamelot have revealed the cover artwork for the upcoming Poetry For The Poisoned album. The album will be released next month. Everything you need to know about this album was previously reported over here and over here.

Poetry For The Poisoned will be available in three versions:
Regular CD edition
Digipak CD with bonus DVD
Two-LP gatefold vinyl edition

UPDATED on 25.08.2010 (thanks to Ellrohir)

A short video trailer for for Kamelot's forthcoming album, Poetry For The Poisoned, was posted online and can be viewed at this location.

UPDATE (thanks to *!*)

US metallers Kamelot have posted a medley of songs from their upcoming Poetry For The Poisoned album. Check it out at the band's MySpace page.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 30.08.2010 by Dark Blood | Comments (30)

Kamelot - More Album Details Revealed

Knife Fight Media is proud to announce that Kamelot have formed the recording label Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings). Teaming up with DisManic Distribution via E1 and the brand marketing and promotions company Knife Fight Media, the premier KMG label release will be the North American debut of Kamelot's highly anticipated 9th studio album, Poetry For The Poisoned, on September 14, 2010.

The formation of KMG Recordings seems a natural progression for the group. Guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "We are in a very unique and fast changing era for the music world; I am very excited about the new venture of KMG in North America. We have a team of experienced and passionate people working with us on this new release, which will be another step for Kamelot and our fans."

KMG Recordings turned to Gunter Ford, music veteran and founder of World Entertainment inc. and Knife Fight Media, who worked with them on their Ghost Opera and The Black Halo releases, to oversee and manage the new label. Gunter adds: "In these changing times, Knife Fight Media was created in order to provide marketing, promotion, product development and label management services for artists and labels in need of maximizing their Brand in a fast changing and challenging landscape of the North American Music Industry. I believe the "Kamelot Brand" is one of the leaders in its genre. I will be working closely with Thomas Youngblood, Roy Khan, DisManic and the Knife Fight Media team around this fantastic new release to grow Poetry For The Poisoned even beyond the level of success we experienced with their previous releases in North America."

Poetry for the Poisoned will be available in three versions (Regular CD edition, Digipak CD with bonus DVD and 2LP gatefold vinyl edition). DVD bonus material includes: Kamelot video "The Great Pandemonium", exclusive and in depth interviews with each Kamelot member, Kamelot "Pick and Play" for the song "The Great Pandemonium", Poetry for the Poisoned background images, exclusive video footage from Norway Rock Festival 2010 and an uncut version of the bonus song "House on a Hill" .

Kamelot will release Poetry for the Poisoned through earMusic/Edel in Europe on September 10, 2010. Marquee/Avalon Records will release the album in Japan.

Poetry For The Poisoned tracklist:

01. The Great Pandemonium
02. If Tomorrow Came
03. Dear Editor
04. The Zodiac
05. Hunter's Season
06. House On A Hill


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 22.07.2010 by BudDa | Comments (10)

Kamelot - Sign With EarMUSIC, New Album Details

Official press release

earMUSIC, the international rock label of the Hamburg-based entertainment group Edel, has announced the signing of American/Norwegian melodic metallers Kamelot. The band's new studio album, Poetry For The Poisoned, will be released in Europe on September 3, 2010. Poetry for the Poisoned was mostly written in the remote woods of Norway to the final songwriting sessions in a remote region of Germany. The compositions take the listener through many "emotions and dynamics that touch the soul and the mind".

Kamelot Guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "I think this album is by far our most diverse, fusing new ideas and elements along with the traditional Kamelot sound and style that we have established over the years. Poetry for the Poisoned is a mix of progressive elements, modern rock, dark arts and also power metal. It comes at a time where many people around the world are searching for something to grab on to spiritually, including myself. I recently lost my mother and to be honest it was very hard on me. So there are some melancholy moods reflected on this album."

Recordings took place in the familiar Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. Additional tracking also took place in Tampa, Florida as well as various studios in Sweden, Greece and the U.S. The album features guest appearances by Simone Simons (Epica), Gus G. (Firewind), Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork) and Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain). The artwork was created by many great artists, including Seth Siro Anton, Natalie Shau and Michal Loranc.

Frontman Roy Khan assures that Poetry for the Poisoned will both please the band's existing following and expose the universe of Kamelot to a whole range of new fans. "Poetry for the Poisoned is our longest and toughest production so far, but when I hear the result I know it was well worth the struggle," he says.

Max Vaccaro, director of the earMUSIC label, commented: "If there is one thing that is absolutely clear with Kamelot, it's that the band has a unique vision of metal and they consider anything they do as the 'next step' to something bigger and better, constantly adamant to reach new ambitious artistic targets. We're happy about the fact that they have chosen earMUSIC as the partner to expand their audience with this new wonderful album."

Poetry For The Poisoned will also be available as a limited edition hard-cover digipak CD with a bonus DVD, LP and limited collector's edition featuring a bonus 45" vinyl with two rare songs only available on this strictly limited format, personally signed by the band.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 26.06.2010 by BudDa | Comments (4)

Kamelot - New Album Due In September, S. American Shows

In an update on their website, Kamelot announced they'll film a video for "The Great Pandemonium", and indirectly revealed the new as-yet-untitled album will be released somewhere in September.

"Kamelot has tapped Village Road Films and Director Owe Lingvall for the video shoot and production of the song "The Great Pandemonium". The song will appear on Kamelot's upcoming album due in stores September 2010!"

More release details are expected to be revealed soon, so stay tuned. In other news, the band also announced several live dates for South America and Mexico in April next year.

Kamelot keymaster Oliver Palotai states: "We played in Brazil a few years ago and it was amazing. We have heard from fans all over South America and how loud and crazy the fans will be, we know these shows will be killer! In addition to this we have added 2 very exclusive and special concerts in Mexico to this leg."

South American / Pandemonium Tour 2011

April 07, 2011 - Santiago De Chile - CHI - Teatro Caupolica
April 08, 2011 - Buenos Aires - ARG - Teatro Flore
April 09, 2011 - Sao Paulo - BRA - Victoria Hall
April 12, 2011 - Bogota - COL - Downtown Majestic
April 14, 2011 - Mexico City - MEX - Teatro Metropolitan
April 15, 2011 - Chihuahua - MEX - Chihuahua Arena



Band profile: Kamelot
Event: Kamelot: Pandemonium Tour
Posted: 19.06.2010 by Zhao | Comments (11)

Kamelot - Record Deal For Japan

Kamelot have inked a deal with Marquee/Avalon for the Japanese release of the band's forthcoming album, tentatively due in late Summer 2010. The album features special guest appearances by Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Simone Simons (Epica), Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva's Pain, Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and more.

"Marquee/Avalon is happy to have Kamelot - such a great band in our family and we are proud of announcing it. We all hope that Kamelot's fame will be at a higher level with the next album. we trust the band a potential to become so," states Marquee's Naohiro Yamazaki.

Roy Khan adds: "We are very excited about working with Marquee on the new album! We are also planning to return to Japan for some very special concerts with all the amazing fans there."

A release date will be announced in the near future.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 25.05.2010 by Zhao | Comments (8)

Kamelot - Gus G. To Guest On New Kamelot CD

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 is coming off of a hugely successful European Tour and will be playing several major Festivals this Summer before kicking off their North American Tour. More news about the new Kamelot CD coming soon, including more special guests, video news and more.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 19.05.2010 by BudDa | Comments (12)

Kamelot - N. American Tour With Leaves' Eyes

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
Sep. 29 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
Oct. 01 - West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues
Oct. 02 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 16.01.2010 by Biedrik | Comments (7)

Kamelot - Studio Update

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!"


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 17.12.2009 by Zhao | Comments (11)

Adagio, Leaves' Eyes - To Support Kamelot On Upcoming European Tour

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
Mar 31, 2010 Paris - FR - Elysée Montmartr
Apr 01, 2010 Pratteln - CH - Z7 Konzertfabrik
Apr 02, 2010 Montpellier - FR - Rockstore
Apr 03, 2010 Barcelona - ES - Salamandra 1
Apr 04, 2010 Madrid - ES - La Riviera
Apr 07, 2010 Dortmund - DE - FZW
Apr 08, 2010 Köln - DE - Live Music Hall
Apr 09, 2010 Hamburg - DE - Markthalle

Also Leaves' Eyes will support Kamelot. The band states: "We are pleased to announce German/Norwegian symphonic metal band Leaves' Eyes as special guests to the Kamelot European Tour 2010. Hot off their latest release Njord Leaves' Eyes will finalize this amazing package.

Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes): "I am really looking forward to tour with Kamelot again! The last tours with Kamelot were very successful for both bands and the friendship between the bands is great! Being on the road with other Norwegians is of course always an honour and pleasure for me! Roy is both an excellent singer and a fine person".

Thomas Youngblood (Kamelot): "I just heard Leaves' Eyes will be the Special Guest on the upcoming European tour, great news! Some of you may know we have teamed up in the past for some seriously epic nights, we are all getting ready for our best and biggest tour ever!".

Alexander Krull (Leaves' Eyes): "It's great that we go on tour with our friends Kamelot again! This upcoming European tour will be truly a highlight for every fan of dark, symphonic Metal music! We can't wait until March when we'll start to conquer the stages across Europe again with this strong tour package! We will perform new material of the album Njord as well as songs from the previous records!".


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Event: Kamelot
Posted: 10.12.2009 by BudDa | Comments (16)

Kamelot - Change Bassist

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!"

Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 01.12.2009 by SlaytallicA | Comments (13)

Kamelot - European Tour Dates

US metallers Kamelot will embark on a full European tour in March/April 2010.

Announced dates are as follows:

Mar. 25 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
Mar. 26 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13
Mar. 27 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Mar. 28 - London, UK - Koko
Mar. 31 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Apr. 01 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Kulturfabrik
Apr. 02 - Montpellier, France - Rockstore
Apr. 03 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
Apr. 04 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
Apr. 07 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
Apr. 08 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
Apr. 09 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
Apr. 10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgårn
Apr. 11 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol
Apr. 13 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
Apr. 14 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
Apr. 16 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene Oslo
Apr. 17 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene Oslo

More dates will be announced soon.


Band profile: Kamelot
Event: Kamelot
Posted: 04.08.2009 by Abattoir | Comments (16)

Kamelot - Two New Videos Online

Original news, posted on 09.05.2009

"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.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 14.05.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (11)

Kamelot - Enter The Studio In June

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.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 25.04.2009 by Thryce | Comments (26)

Kamelot - To Film Upcoming European Shows For DVD, Announce 2009 European Tour

Posted on the official site of Kamelot:

"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:

Rule The World European Tour 2009 - Kamelot + special guests
March 20 - 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
March 21 - Essigfabrik, Köln, Germany
March 24 - Wunfrun Hall, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
March 25 - Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland
March 26 - The Cathouse, Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 28 - Rio's, Leeds, United Kingdom
March 29 - Astoria, London, United Kingdom
March 31 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
April 01 - Havana Café, Toulouse, France
April 03 - Sala Bikini, Barcelona, Spain
April 04 - Sala Heineken, Madrid, Spain
April 05 - Sala Gamma, Murcia, Spain

Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 31.07.2008 by abattoir | Comments (6)