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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!".


Band profile: Adagio
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)

Kamelot - New Video Online

The new Kamelot video for the song "Rule The World" is now online at 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.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 06.04.2008 by Chris Amber | Comments (17)

Kamelot - To Reissue Ghost Opera With Bonus Features

Says in the band in their MySpace bullettin:

"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."

Ghost Opera - The Second Coming track listing:

CD 1: Ghost Opera
01. Solitaire
02. Rule the World
03. Ghost Opera
04. The Human Stain
05. Blücher
06. Love You to Death
07. Up Through the Ashes
08. Mourning Star
09. Silence of the Darkness
10. Anthem
11. EdenEcho
12. Memento Mori (enhanced video: Live in Belgrade, Serbia)
13. The Human Stain (enhanced video)

CD 2: Live in Belgrade
01. Solitaire
02. Ghost Opera
03. The Human Stain
04. Mourning Star
05. When the Lights Are Down
06. Abandoned
07. The Haunting (with Simone Simons/EPICA)
08. Memento Mori
09. Epilogue
10. March of Mephisto
Studio cuts:
11. Season's End
12. The Pendulous Fall
13. Epilogue
14. Rule the World (remix)

Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 14.02.2008 by +{Jonas}+ | Comments (12)

Forever Slave - To Support Kamelot On Tour

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 and


Band profile: Forever Slave
Event: Ghost Opera European Tour Part II
Posted: 28.01.2008 by Thryce | Comments (3)

Visions Of Atlantis - Part Ways With Two Members, Kamelot Tour Cancelled

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... "

The statements from both Melissa and Wolfgang can be read here.

In the meantime, Thomas Caser, the band's drummer & management, has posted the following statement:

"Kamelot tour is cancelled, they are already looking for a replacement. So to all who have been looking forward to see Visions of Atlantis live - please don't blame it on Visions of Atlantis. Visions of Atlantis will continue and we hope that you all stay with us!

BUT we have some good news for you - our friend WERNER FIEDLER is back in the band! He was mainly responsible for the songwriting of the first two records and we are happy that he's back!!!"

Read more at this location.


Band profile: Visions Of Atlantis
Event: Ghost Opera European Tour Part II
Posted: 30.11.2007 by GT | Comments (7)

Kamelot - Ghost Opera European Tour Part II 2008

Taken from the Kamelot newsletter:

"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.

Founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds: "The shows in connection with this album so far have been amazing, the fans and the band are as one everynight and there is an almost kinship between us. The shows will be something we will cherish forever!".

Singer/songwriter Khan adds: "This Ghost Opera Tour will be our last tour of Europe until the next studio release, so we are planning even more specials for the fans!".

Special guests on this memorable tour are Greek phenoms Firewind with virtuoso guitarist Gus G. at the helm. "I'm glad we're finally able to confirm a full European tour together with our buddies from Kamelot! As if the excitement wasn't enough when we announced the Japan tour with them, the idea popped up to do the full European run in 2008. What a great way to start the next year! We an't wait to come back and play for all our fans as well as make new ones. See you out there soon! Gus G./Firewind".

Also on tour will be female fronted gothic metal band Visions of Atlantis. This hybrid of America/Austrian members are making waves in the scene as one of the premier up and coming bands. "We are very excited to announce that we will be on tour with Kamelot through the whole of Europe! They are such fantastic and respectable musicians, and we are really proud to be partaking in this experience - this package simply rocks. It will be great to be able to play for our European friends again as has been quite a while away from you all! Thanks to everyone for your support and thanks to Kamelot for giving us this wonderful experience!" Melissa/Visions Of Atlantis".

Check out the confirmed dates on Tour Section"


Band profile: Kamelot
Event: Ghost Opera European Tour Part II
Posted: 23.10.2007 by Thryce | Comments (13)

Kamelot - New Video Launched

Taken from the official newsletter:

"Kamelot is pleased to launch their fantastic second video for the song "The Human Stain" from the album "Ghost Opera". Click here to watch the video."

The track is the title cut off Kamelot's new album, which was released in North America on June 5.


Band profile: Kamelot
Posted: 13.09.2007 by Lupas | Comments (11)