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Formed: 1991
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Kamelot News

Below is our complete Kamelot news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Kamelot Premieres "Insomnia" Music Video

Kamelot premiered a music video for the new track "Insomnia" over at Terrorizer's website at this location (also in the player below). The song is the latest single from the new release "Haven," which will be released worldwide (excluding Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's own Kamelot Music LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world).

Mastermind and guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: "Kamelot returns with a sci-fi inspired thriller for the song 'Insomnia.' In a post apocalyptic world, surveillance is everywhere and over population is rampant. Deep in the underground of the Wasteland Monarchy lies the Insomnia Division, the housing for some of the chosen ones, only allowed to live in an Insomniatic state!“

The band begins its North American run with DragonForce on April 27th. For dates for the first leg, head over to this location. Dates for the second leg, to begin in November, can be found over here.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fallen Star
2. Insomnia
3. Citizen Zero
4. Veil of Elysium (see lyric video here)
5. Under Grey Skies
6. My Therapy
7. Ecclesia
8. End of Innocence
9. Beautiful Apocalypse
10. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
11. Here's To The Fall
12. Revolution
13. Haven

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Kamelot Announces Second Leg Of Tour

In just under a week, Kamelot embarks on a North American tour with DragonForce, which will take up the month of May. Well, the band has teamed up with DragonForce again for a second leg of the North American tour in support of "Haven" (May 5, 2015 in North America and May 8, 2015 in Europe and rest of the world) to begin this November.

The band made the following announcement: "For those who missed the news yesterday - We are really pleased to announce that we'll return to the U.S. and Canada this Fall for the second leg of our biggest North American Headliner Tour to date, with special guest Dragonforce. Spread the news!!"

Tickets for the second run will can be found at this location. The dates are as follows:

Nov
13: Revolution, Ft Lauderdale, FL
14: Masquerade, Atlanta
15: Expo Five, Louisville , KY
17: Filmore, Charlotte ,NC
18: Filmore, Silver Springs , MD
20: Webster Theater, Hartford., CT
21: Imperial Theater, Quebec City , Que
24: Town Ballroom, Buffalo , NY
25: Royal Oak Music Theater, Detroit , MI
26: Music Hall London , ON
27: Agora Ballroom, Cleveland , OH
28: The Rave, Milwaukee , WI

Dec:

1: Knitting Factory, Spokane , WA
2: Vogue Theater, Vancouver , BC
3: Showbox, Seattle, WA
4: Knitting Factory, Boise, ID
6: Regent Theater, Los Angeles, CA
7: HOB, Las Vegas, NV
9: HOB, Dallas, TX
10: HOB, Houston, TX
12: The Ritz, Tampa, FL More...

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Kamelot Posts New Lyric Video

The Symphonic metallers from Kamelot have posted up the official lyric video for the song "Veil Of Elysium," taken from the upcoming new release "Haven."

The album will be released worldwide (excluding Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's own Kamelot Music LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world).

Check it out now below. More...

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Kamelot Posts Third Studio Update On "Haven"

Kamelot has posted up the third video studio report on the upcoming new release "Haven." The album will be released worldwide (excluding Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's own Kamelot Music LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world).

The track listing is as follows:

1. Fallen Star
2. Insomnia
3. Citizen Zero
4. Veil of Elysium
5. Under Grey Skies
6. My Therapy
7. Ecclesia
8. End of Innocence
9. Beautiful Apocalypse
10. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
11. Here's To The Fall
12. Revolution
13. Haven

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Kamelot Announces New Album "Haven"

Symphonic metal act Kamelot return after two years of touring the globe and twelve months of intense writing and recording. In mid-2014 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album "Silverthorn" (see review here). The new album titled "Haven" will make Kamelot history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's Kamelot Music LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world).

Today the artwork and track listing have been unveiled. "Haven" will be available to pre-order in multiple exclusive and limited bundle packages at the Napalm Records American & European Webstore - starting Thursday, February 26, 2015.

The new album features all the signature elements of Kamelot but the band steps out to add new and modern elements along with bringing some amazing emotions that harken to the band's earlier days. Kamelot's artsy music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization.

"The 'Haven' album has an undertone of a world going insane. There is a grey cloud that is forming over our world. We are here to find that silver lining with an album that is both dark and melancholy yet uplifting and giving the listener a 'Haven' in a world gone mad. We are really proud of the song elements and diversity on 'Haven'" adds guitarist Thomas Youngblood. "The songs run the gambit of dark and melancholy to uplifting and melodic elements." states vocalist Tommy Karevik.

"'Haven' has an aggressive edge to it that is the representation of the band as The Revolutionary Change in the storyline," Kamelot's Oliver Palotai tells us. More...

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Kamelot Checks In From The Studio

Symphonic metal band Kamelot entered the studio mid-2014 to begin recording the follow-up to "Silverthorn." Today the band has released additional insight into the recordings, with a clip filmed in Lala Mansion Recording Studios. Check it out at the Kamelot Facebook profile here.

The new album will make Kamelot history as it will be released worldwide (excluding Asia) on Napalm Records / Universal and Napalm Records / ADA-Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's Kamelot Music LLC this April / May 2015.

In support of this release, Kamelot will hit the road starting in March for select U.K. shows, followed by a massive North America tour this Spring,with special guests Dragonforce. Select Summer festivals will follow and the band returns to Europe in September / October. More...

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Kamelot Posts Studio Update Video

Kamelot, fresh off signing with Napalm Records, posted the first in a series of video studio reports. The band originally entered the studio in mid-2014 to begin recording the follow-up to "Silverthorn" (see review here).

The first installment gives some insight into the recent drum recordings by Casey Grillo with famed producer Jim Morris in his Heisenberg hat. The clip was filmed in Lala Mansion Recording Studios. Check it out here:

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Kamelot Signs With Napalm Records

Symphonic metal act Kamelot has signed on with Napalm Records. The band entered the studio in mid-2014 to begin recording the follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album "Silverthorn" (see review here).

The new album will make Kamelot history, as it will be released worldwide (excluding Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA-Warner, as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's Kameot Music LLC this April/May 2015.

In support of this release, Kamelot will hit the road starting in March for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour this Spring, with special guests Dragonforce (dates and venues can be found at this location). Select Summer Festivals will follow and the band returns to Europe in September/October for their biggest headliner tour to date.

"We are extremely excited about having a growing and hungry independent label like Napalm with the power of major distribution that we will get with Universal and ADA Warner" stated Kamelot founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood.

Thomas Caser, Vice President of Napalm Records added: "Being a fan since the band's 'Epica' release it has always been a dream for me to work with Kamelot! Finally this dream has come true and we at Napalm Records are delighted and honoured to announce this signing. I foresee a bright future and we will spare no effort to bring the band to where they deserve to be - the top! Watch out for the band's monumental new album this spring and witness Kamelot & Napalm Records conquering the world in 2015!" More...

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Dragonforce Announces Tour With Kamelot

Dragonforce released latest album "Maximum Overload" (reviewed here) this past August on Metal Blade Records.

In support of the album, Dragonforce will be returning to North America in 2015 on tour with Kamelot. The tour begins April 27th in Baltimore, MD and wraps up May 23rd in Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), FL. Tickets are on sale now for all dates at this location.

Guitarist Herman Li comments on the tour: "It's always a problem where to start a World Tour and as we started the last touring cycle in North America we started this one in the UK, but there was another factor, we wanted to go out touring in North America with a superb band, so when the call came from Kamelot for us to join them on their tour we didn't hesitate! This will be a fantastic tour and a fantastic evening for the fans........see you all there!!!!" More...

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Kamelot Releases New Music Video

Kamelot released a new music video for the track "Falling Like the Fahrenheit." The song appears on the latest album "Silverthorn," which was issued in 2012 via Steamhammer Records. A review for the album can be found at this location.

The video was shot at the sold out 013 show in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Kamelot's historic Silverthorn Over Europe Tour. It was directed by Ville Lipiäinen. Check it out here:

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Kamelot Posts Tour Video

Kamelot has released a tour recap video covering the Argentina and Chile shows from the band's recent South American trek. Check it out below, and you can also see the band live on these dates (with more to be announced soon):

June 6th Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
August 29th Haarlem, NL

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Kamelot Posts Tour Teaser

Kamelot will soon be headed to Brazil, Argentina, and Chile for some hot nights to support the "Silverthorn" album (reviewed here). Now the band has released a teaser trailer for these coming shows, which can be viewed below.

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Kamelot Posts Oslo Tour Footage

Kamelot has posted tour footage online from Norway, which can be viewed below, and the band also comments:

"Kamelot returned to Oslo for the second time on the Silverthorn Tour to be greeted by the loudest Norwegian crowd so far. Thank you Norway, we are already planning our return."

The band was performing in support of latest full-length album "Silverthorn" (reviewed here).

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Floor Jansen Posts Message To Fans

Kamelot will make the band's final "Silverthorn" headliner tour of Europe this winter. Special guests ReVamp - featuring new Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen - and Norway's Tellus Requiem will also appear on the tour.

Floor Jansen has now posted a video clip online teasing the upcoming tour, which can be viewed below. Dates for the trek are available after the jump.

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Ayreon Taps Tommy Karevik For New Album

Ayreon has now revealed the latest guest vocalist to appear on upcoming release "The Theory of Everything."

The seventh and final singer to appear will be Tommy Karevik of Kamelot and Seventh Wonder. Check out a video of Tommy announcing his appearance below.

Other guest confirmed for "The Theory of Everything" have included Sara Squadrani, John Wetton, Steve Hackett, Jordan Rudess, and Christina Scabbia.

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Tellus Requiem Joining Kamelot Tour

Kamelot's European 2013 tour is now fully set with special guests ReVamp from Holland (featuring Floor Jannseen), while Norwegian metallers "Tellus Requiem" will open the show. Tellus Requiem's guitarist Stig comments:

"We're super-psyched for this tour together with Kamelot and Revamp. We could not think of any better bands to hook up with, and blow the rooph top off the venues all over Europe! In addition to this tour, Tellus Requiem can reveal that we will release a brand new, killer, never before released singel-track! Be sure to check the tour schedule, because you should not miss out on this one!"

Kamelot recently returned from a triumphant tour of Australia and Asia and will also be heading out for a month of shows in North America this September.

Kamelot's guitarist Thomas Youngblood adds, "The tour for this album has been so fun and the fans have been absolutely amazing. We are really proud of this lineup for Europe and we expect to make some historical nights with our amazing fans. We welcome our Norwegian brother to the tour!" More...

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Revamp To Support Kamelot

Dutch metallers Revamp have just been confirmed as main support for symphonic metal act Kamelot on the band's forthcoming European tour. Dates for the trek are as follows:

03.11. D Cologne - Essigfabrik
06.11. FIN Tampere - Pakkahuone
07.11. FIN Helsinki - Nosturi
08.11. S Stockholm - Klubben
09.11. N Oslo - Rockefeller
11.11. D Hamburg - Knust
12.11. D Bochum - Matrix
13.11. B Genk - Rondpunt
15.11. NL Tilburg - O13
16.11. CH Lausanne - Les Docks
17.11. CH Pratteln - Z7
18.11. D Frankfurt - Batschkapp
19.11. D Munich - Backstage
21.11. I Trieste - Teatro Miela
22.11. SK Bratislava - Majestic
23.11. CZ Zlin - Winter Masters of Rock More...

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Kamelot Releases "My Confession" Video

Symphonic metallers Kamelot recently completed work on the second video from 2012 Steamhammer/SPV release "Silverthorn" (reviewed here). The video for the song entitled "My Confession" is receiving its premiere today courtesy of RevolverMag.com. Watch the new cilp below.

Kamelot will be touring North America this fall in support of Silverthorn. The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. A complete list of dates can be found after the jump. More...

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Carcass Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise have checked in with the following announcement about confirming Carcass for the lineup:

"Only Your Dead And Lifeless Carcass Will Return! Please welcome Carcass with their new line-up with Jeff Walker on vocals and bass, Bill Steer on lead guitar, Daniel Wilding on drums and Ben Ash on guitar on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, the World's Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise!

"Just imagine: In January 2014, 40 Heavy Metal bands and 2,000 fans from all over the World will go to the Caribbean to take over the luxury cruise ship Majesty of the Seas for 5 days and 4 nights.

"Book your cabin now at this location and be part of Heavy Metal History made in the Caribbean once again on 70,000 Tons of Metal!"

The first 14 out of 40 bands have been announced: More...

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Kamelot Posts North American Tour Trailer

As was previously announced, symphonic metallers Kamelotwill be touring North America this fall in support of latest disc Silverthorn (reviewed here). The bands Delain and Eklipse will be opening all shows. Kamelot has also created a trailer for the upcoming North American tour, which can be viewed below.

For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster. More...

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