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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have been announced as the support act for Iron Maiden's April 8, 2011 performance at Estadio Velez Sarsfield in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
It was recently announced that Iron Maiden will be the featured headline act at the 2011 Sonisphere festival in Warsaw, Poland. The event, which played home to the "big four" last year, will be taking place on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the Bemowo Airfield in Warsaw, Poland.
In a recent interview with Voltagemedia.com, Kamelot's Oliver Palotai discussed the release of a new album for the Sons of Seasons band. An excerpt from the interview follows:
Voltage Media: Apart from Kamelot, you are also in a band called Sons of Seasons. Is Sons of Seasons as much a full-time band for you as Kamelot?
Oliver: Actually more than Kamelot for me personally, because it’s the band I started in 2007. It’s the project in which I am doing most of the things, producing, orchestrating, playing guitar and also managing. It is a full-time thing. A band in the first years is losing so much money so I have to work a lot at the moment.
Voltage Media: Is there going to be a Sons of Seasons album in the near future?More...
Read the full article at Voltage Media.
Kamelot guitarist/founder Thomas Youngblood and drummer Casey Grillo are set to host the coming week's edition of MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" on Monday, December 6th (technically Tuesday morning at 3:00 AM). You can also check out the video for "Hunter's Season" in the clip below.
Florida death metal band The Evil Amidst announced today that they have added Bass player Sean Tibbetts (Kamelot). Sean Tibbetts will remain in Kamelot
The Evil Amidst Guitarist Gio Geraca comments, "Sean has been a long time friend and he is an amazing bass player, he is a big fan of our music and has decided to put his talents to use for any future tours and recordings for us ...his classical style of powermetal should add to the ever expanding sound of The Evil Amidst. "
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about drummer Casey Grillo holding a drum clinic in Florida:
"Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo will be doing a fantastic drum clinic next December 1st at Seminole Music & Sound (Seminole, FL – USA). Drum clinic will start at 7pm and the entrance is free, so don’t lose the chance to see one of the most wonderful drummers, bring your Kamelot stuff and we hope to see you there!"
American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have announced the dates for its forthcoming European tour. The band are currently on tour in support of its 2010 release "Poetry for the Poisoned." You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:
Apr. 22 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre
Apr. 23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
Apr. 24 - Antwerp, Belgium - Hof Ter Lo
Apr. 27 - Nottingham, England - Rock City
Apr. 28 - London, England - KoKo
Apr. 29 - Luxemburg, Luxembourg - Den Atelier
Apr. 30 - Luzern, Switzerland - Schuur
May 01 - Milano, Italy - Magazzini Generali
May 03 - Budapest, Hungary - Petöfi Hall
May 05 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
May 06 - Krakow, Poland - Kwadrat
May 07 - Berlin, Germany - C-Club
May 08 - Stuttgart, Germany - Longhorn / LKA
May 10 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
May 11 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
May 12 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Tradgarn
May 14 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
A video interview has been posted online with Kamelot and Amaranthe's Elize Ryd when Kamelot performed in Romania. The video clip can be viewed below, and Amaranthe also commented on the clip:
"Hey friends! An interview with Elize and Oliver Palotai (Kamelot) conducted in Romania on the last Kamelot tour from Kamelot has recently been posted online, talking about Elize's guest appearance with Kamelot, Oliver talking Amaranthe, etc. Check it out!"
American/Norwegian symphonic metallers Kamelot have posted a new music video online for the track "Hunter's Season." The video is taken from the bonus special edition DVD included with Kamelot's latest studio album "Poetry For The Poisoned." You can view the video below:
"Poetry For The Poisoned" tracklisting:
1. The Great Pandemonium
2. If Tomorrow Came
3. Dear Editor
4. The Zodiac
5. Hunter’s Season
6. House On A Hill
8. My Train Of Thoughts
9. Seal Of Woven Years
*Poetry For The Poisoned*
10. PT I Incubus
11. PT II So Long
12. PT III All Is Over
13. PT IV Dissection
14. Once Upon A Time
Kamelot has issued the following brief announcement about hosting an upcoming episode of MTV2's Headbangers Ball: "Kamelot has been chosen to host MTV’s Headbangers Ball! Members of Kamelot will be taking over the show and playing their favorite Kamelot videos and more! Stay tuned for broadcast info." You can also check out music videos and sample Kamelot tracks via the band's MySpace page.
Kamelot has issued the following statement about the band's new album "Poetry For The Poisoned" remaining on the album charts:
"A few chart updates for everyone! After 3 weeks since the release of 'Poetry For The Poisoned,' the new album is still at rank #39 in Norway! Thanks to our great Norwegian fans! Our friends in Greece kept the new album at #23 after 2 weeks. Thank you all for your support! Kamelot have scored the cover for the newest issue of Hardline Magazine. Check them out!"
Kamelot has issued the following update about more "Poetry For The Poisoned" album chart positions:
"We have a few updates for everyone! 'Poetry For the Poisoned' has entered Finland’s Top 40 and #21, amazing! Thanks to all KamNation members hailing from Finland! We’ve added digital download links to the main order pages located at this location and here.
"Kamelot’s debut video from 'Poetry For The Poisoned' for the track 'The Great Pandemonium' will once again be airing on Headbanger’s Ball in the USA. Look for it on Monday night on MTV2! The show is being hosted by Mushroomhead."
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about the chart positions for the new album "Poetry For The Poisoned" (reviewed here):
"The numbers are in and we are very proud to announce we have earned our highest chart positions ever! We can't thank the KamNation enough for your support! In addition to the chart positions below we also debuted at #11 on the Nielsen Canadian Soundscan Top Hard Music Albums Chart! Here are some of our top 10/40/100 chart entries."
The entries are as follows:
USA Billboard Hard Charts / 6
Norway / 7
USA Billboard Indie Charts / 15
Sweden / 23
Germany / 32
Netherlands / 43
Switzerland / 48
Austria / 57
Belgium / 64
USA Billboard Top 200 / 74
Kamelot has issued the following brief update about the band's latest album "Poetry For The Poisoned" landing on the Norwegian charts: "Kamelot’s new album Poetry for the Poisoned enters the Norway album charts at #7! Thanks to all the fans in Norway for your support! More chart listings coming soon!" You can also check out sample Kamelot tracks via the band's official MySpace page.
Leaves' Eyes has decided to continue on with a headlining North American tour without Kamelot, who was forced to cancel due to vocalist Roy Khan's illness. Support will come from Blackguard.
Here are the upcoming dates:
Sept. 18 Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Sept. 19 Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sept. 20 Detroit, MI - Blondie's
Sept. 21 Cleveland, OH - Peabody's
Kamelot has uploaded a couple of medleys for the latest album, "Poetry for the Poisoned," which is in stores now. Check the songs out at the band's MySpace page.
As previously reported, Kamelot was forced to cancel their North American tour due to singer Roy Khan's illness.
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about the music video for "The Great Pandemonium" appearing on Headbanger's Ball:
"Kamelot’s first video for the song 'The Great Pandemonium' will debut on Headbanger’s Ball this Monday, September 13, 2010! The track is taken from the band’s new release 'Poetry For The Poisoned,' which is now available in Europe.
"It will hit shelves in North America on September 14, 2010. If you’re not able to catch the original airing don’t forget you can catch the show in the web located at this location."
Kamelot had previously announced the band would be recruiting Michael from Circus Maximus to fill in for Kamelot vocalist Roy, who has fallen ill, during the band's upcoming North American tour. Kamelot has now issued the following update about postponing the tour instead:
"Hi Kamelot Nation. As many of you know, Roy has fallen ill and could not make the North American tour. We have been rehearsing like madmen here in Tampa -- the band is tighter than ever and Michael from Circus Maximus is truly an amazing singer; if there is one male vocalist in this world who is on par with Roy, it is Michael! However, after today's rehearsal, we all decided that we do not feel right about doing the North American tour as anything less than a 100% Kamelot Experience.
"We appreciate that many fans have waited more than 2 years for new material and to see us perform together. Our new album, 'Poetry for the Poisoned' represents a labor of love from us, and to present it at anything less than full strength seems a disservice to all involved. Though we will suffer financial losses on this late hour cancellation, we still feel it’s the right decision for us as a band to make – we regret disappointing all those who worked so hard to shape this tour, and especially those fans who were still so willing to come through and support us despite Roy’s absence. We are humbled by that type of support, and we sincerely hope that our return in full form Kamelot strength will be more reward for your unwavering loyalty!
"We will reschedule all shows in the near future, once Roy is able to return. Refunds can be obtained at the point of purchase. To thank Michael for his effort, the band will still appear at the soldout Progpower Festival, as a one off show with him and many special guest singers from the festival. Again, we want to thank all of you for your amazing support!!"
Norway's Circus Maximus has checked in with the following update about pushing back the band's new album and vocalist Michael Eriksen joining Kamelot on tour:
"The recording of the new album has been set back a couple months, but we can assure you it will be worth the wait! We have really taken it farther both musically and lyrically than before. We are extremely excited with this one. As soon as we start the recordings we will bring you weekly updates with teasers, interviews and videos from the studios.
"Mike has just traveled over the pond for the Kamelot's 'Pandemonium Over North America Tour 2010.' As Roy Khan has become ill Mike has on short notice agreed to fill in for him to make this tour a reality. Filling in for such a great performer and singer from a band with so many dedicated fans is a huge thing. Mike is extremely humble and honored to be a part of this. We wish Roy all the best and quick recovery."
Kamelot has issued the following announcement about vocalist Roy Khan falling ill and missing the band's upcoming tour dates:
"Hello Kamelot Nation, the band and crew are all here in Tampa rehearsing for the tour – Visas have been cleared and the guys are in good spirits and ready to party with all of you. However, during rehearsals, Roy became severely ill. Due to this, as yet undiagnosed, illness, Roy reluctantly has been forced to head back home to Norway. He is currently under his physician’s care, but unfortunately these circumstances will prevent him from joining us on the North American concert tour. Of course, we want Roy to take care of his health as priority one for now and for the future.
"After much consideration on how to proceed, all of us in Kamelot feel strongly about keeping our commitment to our fans, promoters, and support bands on this tour! We are all ready and excited about playing these shows, we have flown in people from around the world to be apart of it and it has been in the works over a year! Therefore, we are working diligently with a fantastic singer willing to step in at the eleventh hour in order to make this tour a reality – our good friend Michael from Circus Maximus (Norway) has agreed to fill in for Roy! And we are excited to announce a special guest: Swedish vocalist Elize Ryd from Amaranthe will be joining the band on the North American Tour. She will also be part of the VIP meet and greet! Elize toured with us on our Summer Pandemonium Tour and also the European tour earlier this Spring.
"Also as a special thank you to our North American fans, our friends at ESP guitars have donated a beautiful ESP guitar which will be signed by Thomas Youngblood and given away at the end of our North American tour – this contest is open only to North American tour concert goers. Fans can enter for a chance to win this exclusive item by signing up in the designated area at each show! More surprises are in store at many shows including special guest appearances and more." More...
Kamelot has posted a new music video online for the song "The Great Pandemonium," which is off the band's new album "Poetry For The Poisoned." The clip can be viewed below.