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

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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 Posts Second Studio Update Video

Power/progressive band Kamelot posted a new in studio video on the band's recordings for the new album and first for the new yet unnamed vocalist. In the video, guest singers Amanda Somerville (Trillium/HDK/Kiske-Sommerville), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) and Thomas Rettke (Redkey/ex-Heaven's Gate) are shown performing choir vocal recordings. The band previously posted an update on the drum recordings, which can be viewed at this location.

Kamelot recently signed to SPV and the new album is scheduled for release on September 24, 2012 (EU) and September 25, 2012 (North America). The band promised that the new vocalist will be announced by the end of June.

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American Heavy Metal Tradition: ProgPower USA

The ProgPower USA festival is approaching its thirteenth year, but if you were to look at the number of international bands who have made the Atlanta-based festival the site of their US debut, you would find that number even more impressive – a solid eighty-two. That number includes bands such as Nightwish, Blind Guardian, Edguy, Gamma Ray, Pagan’s Mind, Circus Maximus, Stratovarius, Riverside, and more. The US is not known for heavy metal festivals – at least not of the level that Europe is known for, with Wacken, Hellfest, and all sorts of other open-airs. In the US, ProgPower is the longest-running and most well-known of the handful of festivals we do have. Moreover, as evidenced by the title, this is a pointedly progressive- and power- metal themed festival, with performances by an average of 14-16 bands over several days.

Last year, I had the privilege of attending the festival and contributed a series of write-ups about each of the days afterwards. The experience was much like a Comic-Con or anime convention, only geared around highly amplified sound aimed at rattling my brain and rocking my soul. It was like another world altogether, given that everyone I interacted with on that three-day stretch could talk for hours on end about the juxtaposition of synthesizer and guitar solos with no reservations. It felt like a family reunion. More...

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Kamelot Posts In-Studio Footage

Kamelot, which recently signed with SPV and is now working on a new album, has posted in-studio footage of the band recording drums. Check out the studio footage in the player below. The band is set to announce the new album's title, and reveal the newly recruited vocalist, at the end of the month.

Kamelot's upcoming live shows are as follows: More...

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Kamelot Signs With SPV, Working On Album

Kamelot has returned to the Steamhammer/SPV fold for a worldwide deal (excluding Japan). The group, surrounding guitarist and composer Thomas Youngblood, is currently working on the drum recordings with renowned sound engineer Jim Morris at the Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida, before work on the album is due to be completed at Wolfsburg's Gate studios under the direction of producer Sascha Paeth (Edguy, Avantasia, Rhapsody).

The title of Kamelot's current release will be announced at the end of June, together with the name of the band's new vocalist. However, according to Youngblood, one thing is certain: "Our fans can really look forward to our new record, because it represents Kamelot in every way!"

Youngblood commented on the style and content of the album: "The new songs sound more symphonic and melodic than our last two studio recordings. The material brings to mind albums such as Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005). In addition, this will be the best production that Kamelot have ever delivered. Because while other acts tend to opt for low-budget productions due to the difficult market situation, we have gone the opposite way: the new album will be a real statement, in terms of our compositions as well as in terms of our sound."

The album has been scheduled for release on September 24th, 2012 in Europe, September 21st in Germany, and September 25th in North America. Kamelot is set to play a number of festivals (among them Wacken Open Air and Bang Your Head) as early as July and August before embarking on a U.S. tour alongside Nightwish in September/October and a major headliner tour of Europe in November 2012.

"We are more than proud to welcome back one of the best metal bands around here at SPV. From 2005 to 2009 we had already had the pleasure of working very successfully with Thomas Youngblood & Co, which we will continue and increase with the new masterpiece coming in September 2012," says Olly Hahn (A&R SPV/Steamhammer). More...

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Kamelot Again Recruiting Elize Ryd

Kamelot has posted the following announcement online about Amaranthe's Elize Ryd again joining the band for an upcoming North American tour:

"We are pleased to announce that Swedish female vocalist Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) will be part of the Kamelot North American Tour 2012. Elize has been touring with Kamelot since 2010 and will once again join the band for a very special tour throughout North America. Headliner dates to be announced soon, stay tuned!"

The following shows with Nightwish have been confirmed so far: More...

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Nightwish Announces North American Tour

Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish has announced a North American tour this fall to support the latest album, "Imaginareum." The tour, which features special guests Kamelot, kicks off in Atlanta, GA, on September 12th.

Tour dates are as follows:

Sept. 12 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Sept. 13 Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Sept. 16 Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Sept. 17 Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Sept. 19 Montreal, CAN - CEPSUM University of Montreal
Sept. 20 Toronto, CAN - Sound Academy
Sept. 21 Columbus. OH - Newport Music Hall
Sept. 23 Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Sept. 24 Chicago, Ill - Congress Theater
Sept. 25 St Louis, MO - Pop’s
Sept. 27 Kansas City, MO - Beaumont Club
Sept. 28 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Sept. 29 Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex
Oct. 1 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Oct. 2 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 3 San Francisco, CA - The Warfield
Oct. 5 Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Oct. 6 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Oct. 7 Tempe, AZ - The Marquee
Oct. 9 Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Oct. 10 Austin, TX - Emo’s
Oct. 11 New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Oct. 13 Ft Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Oct. 14 Orlando, FL - House of Blues Lake Buena Vista

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Breaker Confirmed For Bang Your Head 2012

Cleveland, Ohio metallers Breaker been confirmed for this year's edition of the Bang Your Head festival, set to take place July 13th - 14th, 2012 in Balingen, Germany.

Breaker will perform an exclusive European reunion show with original vocalist Jim Hamar to celebrate the band's 30th anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the release of the landmark "Get Tough!" album on Auburn Records.

This will be Breaker's fifth visit to Germany and second to Bang Your Head. The band's only previous festival appearance in Germany with Hamar on vocals was at Wacken Open Air in 2000.
Visit the Bang Your Head website for more information.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Kamelot Posts 70000 Tons Of Metal Footage

U.S. power/progressive metal band Kamelot posted up some video footage of the band's performance at the recent 70000 Tons of Metal cruise. Metal Underground provided coverage of the event, which can be seen by heading over to this location and this location.

Check out the video here:

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Kamelot Reveals European Tour

Kamelot has announced the band's return to Europe on the heels of a new album. The tour takes off in Eindhoven, The Netherlands on November 2nd, 2012, and includes over 20 top venues and cities in Europe.

“This new tour is yet another step for us and the fans, it’s more theatrical and we will be bringing the usual 'in your face' attitude our fans deserve,” Thomas Youngblood said in a January interview. “It's an enigmatic theme, a new stage design and even more surprises for the Kamelot fans!”

ICS Festival Service GmbH is the International tour promoter for The European Tour and under the direction of Thomas Jensen, CEO Global Touring and Chairman – ICS who said: “Kamelot has set out to revolutionize Metal music and with their new production they continue to do exactly that. We’re thrilled to take The Kamelot European Tour to fans around the world."

Kamelot’s new album will be the followup to "Poetry for the Poisoned," which was released on September 10th, 2010, by earMusic/KMG Recordings. The album reached the band’s highest chart positions in its history with entries in the Billboard Top 10 Hard charts and numerous Top 10 and Top 40 entries around the world. Confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...

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Kamelot To Unveil New Vocalist This Summer

Kamelot Germany has posted a new interview online with Thomas Youngblood, in which he discusses the band's turbulent last year and plans to unveil a new vocalist during Summer festival season. Excerpts from the interview follow:

Kamelot Germany: Last year was a turbulent year for Kamelot, but also very exciting with three very successful tours in Europe, South America and North America. What where your personal most memorable tour moments of 2011?

Thomas Youngblood: There were so many, some of my favorites were Santiago Chile, first show of the touring season. SOLD OUT shows like Amsterdam, New York, Montreal and Oslo, with the Kamelot Nation in full force, Salt Lake City, Utah, where we never played before and the crowd was soooo loud. There were so many amazing nights last year, all of them were really special. The touring was really a great kick for us to get back to the studio and come back asap.

KG: Writing the new album is already underway, with a planned release date for September 2012. How is it going so far?

TY: Going great, we have around 6-7 songs ready for preproduction. Oliver and I will do another songwriting session soon, we are still looking at locations. Maybe Thailand or Norway. Cold or Hot, which one to choose? Following that we will be in Germany for a few months with Sascha working on the album, along with Miro, Olaf and the usual crew there that has been with us since Karma. Special guests are being discussed now, it will be a blast, I’m looking forward to it!

KG: The deadline for submissions to become the new singer of Kamelot is by the end of January. How is the audition process going and when do you plan to announce the new singer?

TY: Auditions are going great, I think we have around 800 emails and submissions. We will not announce the new singer until later when the album is nearly finished being recorded. Unless of course it gets leaked, which these days is not too difficult. The new “Official” singer will be debuted at the Summer Festivals.

Read the full article at Kamelot Germany.

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Kamelot To Tour Europe In November 2012

Florida power/progressive band Kamelot announced that the band will be embarking on a headline tour of Europe this fall in support of a new, yet untitled, release. The band's latest post on its official Facebook page reads:

"2012 Tidbit...did you know that Kamelot will kickoff their Headliner European Tour in The Netherlands this November? Stay tuned for details and exclusive North American appearances for 2012!"

Kamelot are still auditioning vocalists to replace Roy Kahn, who left the band in 2011. Fabio Lione of Rhapsody of Fire filled in on vocals on the band's world tour last year.

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Channel Zero Playing 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise organizers have checked in with the following announcement about the latest addition to the festival:

"Please Welcome CHANNEL ZERO On Board! Did they forget about their scouting party that was in The Netherlands some time ago? What happened to them? They went South to Belgium and straight to the capital city of Brussels. Sailors, please welcome Belgium's premier Heavy Metal Band: CHANNEL ZERO on board 70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival!

"Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!

"70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean Majesty of the Seas from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012.

"Ticket prices start at US$666 plus US$289 taxes and fees per person and include all on-board entertainment, non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals at the dining rooms, most on-board restaurants and even 24 room service! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done! Check out this location for more information and book your cabin NOW!"

The following 33 (out of a total of 40 bands) have been confirmed: More...

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Venom To Play 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise organizers have issued the following announcement about confirming Venom as the latest band to appear at the festival:

"Injected With Deadly Toxin: Please Welcome VENOM On Board! To travel from the North Sea into the Atlantic Ocean, they must sail around the British Isles. Before doing so they decided to visit a town in North East England that they are familiar with from last year: Newcastle, and what a welcome they got! On arrival they all got injected by a deadly toxin: VENOM!

"70000TONS OF METAL, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival now sails through the Channel into the Atlantic. Our course: Straight West. Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!

"70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean 'Majesty of the Seas' from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012."

30 out of a total of 40 bands on board have been confirmed. The current lineup is as follows:

ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ATHEIST
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
KAMELOT
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
OVERKILL
PENTAGRAM
PESTILENCE
PRETTY MAIDS
RIOT
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
SUFFOCATION
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VENOM
VIRGIN STEELE
WHIPLASH

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Pretty Maids Confirmed For 70,000 Tons Of Metal

The organizers of the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Pretty Maids for the floating festival:

"It's getting to be winter up there in the Baltics. The days are getting shorter and you have to wait long periods to see the sun. Tired of waiting in Finland, they sailed over to Denmark. After they passed through the Great Belt they made a short stop in the city of Horsens. They should have gone there earlier, because you know what they found? Some really PRETTY MAIDS! Full steam ahead through the Skagerrak!

"Make no mistake, 70000TONS OF METAL is not your grandma's cruise. It's also not one of the cruises that share the ship with normal cruise guests. This is an all heavy metal cruise! Can you imagine that? A whole luxury cruise ship full of metalheads? And since there is no backstage area you will have the opportunity to mingle side-by-side with the artists in this incredibly fan-friendly scenario that has no comparison. It's like everyone has a backstage pass!

"70000TONS OF METAL will sail Monday, January 23, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas” from Miami FL to George Town, Cayman Islands and will not return you to the real world for four days until Friday, January 27, 2012."

So far 29 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known. Currently confirmed bands are as follows:

ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ATHEIST
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
KAMELOT
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
OVERKILL
PENTAGRAM
PESTILENCE
PRETTY MAIDS
RIOT
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
SUFFOCATION
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VIRGIN STEELE
WHIPLASH

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Kamelot Gearing Up To Record New Album

Kamelot has checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to enter the studio and continuing to search for a new vocalist:

"Hi Kamelotians! The band is busy working on new songs and continuing to review audition videos for the singer position. We are getting real close to making a choice, there are some amazingly talented singers out there. We are taking our time on this, the vocals for the new album will be done last, like always. So there is no rush to make the decision now.

"Kamelot will return to Gate Studios/Germany starting in January with Sascha Paeth producing. The production is expected to be several months long and will include special guests, orchestra arrangements and much more. This album will be the follow up to ‘Poetry for the Poisoned’. The new songs are really coming along great, lots of variation, melody and energy.

"Next live show for Kamelot will be the 70,000 Tons of Metal Cruise in January! See the tour page on our website for ticket info!"

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Children Of Bodom To Play 70,000 Tons Of Metal

Children of Bodom is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, which takes place from January 23rd - 27th, 2012 aboard the Royal Caribbean “Majesty of the Seas.” So far 28 out of 40 bands have been confirmed, and the currently announced list is as follows:

ALESTORM
AMORPHIS
ATHEIST
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CHILDREN OF BODOM
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
KAMELOT
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
OVERKILL
PENTAGRAM
PESTILENCE
RIOT
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
SUFFOCATION
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VIRGIN STEELE
WHIPLASH

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Kamelot Added To 70,000 Tons Of Metal Lineup

The organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise have issued the following announcement about adding Kamelot to the 2012 lineup:

"Tonight they anchored in the Tampa Bay where it came to them like a knight in a dark night: Please welcome Kamelot on board 70,000 Tons of Metal, The World's Biggest Floating Heavy Metal Festival. Are they staying in the Sunshine State for longer or will they sail onwards? You shall know soon..."

The cruise sets sail on January 23rd, 2012 from Miami FL and returns on January 27th. So far the following 26 out of a total of 40 bands on board are known:

AMORPHIS
ATHEIST
CANNIBAL CORPSE
CORONER
DARK FUNERAL
ELUVEITIE
GOD DETHRONED
GRAVE DIGGER
HAMMERFALL
IN EXTREMO
KAMELOT
MOONSORROW
MY DYING BRIDE
NIGHTWISH
OVERKILL
PENTAGRAM
PESTILENCE
RIOT
SAMAEL
STRATOVARIUS
SUFFOCATION
TANKARD
THERION
TRISTANIA
VIRGIN STEELE
WHIPLASH

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Kamelot Posts Video Update From Orlando

Kamelot has checked in from the band's last stop on its current North American tour with a new video update. You can check out the video clip from Orlando in the player below. You can also find the previously posted Cleveland video blog by heading over here.

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Kamelot Checks In From Cleveland

Kamelot has checked in with another video update from the band's North American tour. Check out Kamelot's footage from Cleveland in the player available below. You can also check out Kamelot's last road report from Quebec by heading over to this location.

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Kamelot Posts Video Road Report

Kamelot has posted a new video road report online from Quebec, which can be viewed in the player below. Kamelot is touring in support of the band's latest album "Poetry For The Poisoned" (reviewed here).

You can also check out Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Kamelot by heading over to this location.

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