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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 Posts New Music Video Online

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
7. Necropolis
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

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Kamelot To Host Upcoming Headbanger's Ball

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.

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Kamelot Comments On New Album Chart Positions

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!"

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Kamelot Announces More Album Positions

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."

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Kamelot Announces Album Chart Positions

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:

Country/Position
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

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New Kamelot Album Hits Norwegian Charts

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.

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Leaves' Eyes Confirms North America Tour Dates

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

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Kamelot Posts New Album Medleys Online

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.

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Kamelot To Debut Music Video On Headbanger's Ball

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."

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Kamelot Postponing North American Tour

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!!"

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Circus Maximus Checks In With Band Update

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."

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Kamelot Vocalist To Miss Tour

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...

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Kamelot Posts "The Great Pandemonium" Video

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.


Kamelot "The Great Pandemonium" Official Video

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Elize Ryd To Tour With Kamelot Again

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about Elize Ryd of Amaranthe joining the band on the upcoming Kamelot North American tour dates:

"We are pleased to announce that 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 Kamelot on their recent Summer Pandemonium Tour and also the band’s European tour earlier this Spring. Elize’s band Amaranthe recently signed a deal with Spinefarm/Universal."

A listing of the North American dates, along with Kamelot's other upcoming shows, can be found here.

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Leaves Eyes Announces North American Tour Dates

Female fronted German-Norwegian gothic metallers Leaves Eyes has announced the dates for their upcoming tour of North America. The tour kicks off on September 8, 2010 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida and runs until October 2 ending in San Diego, California. Support on the tour will come from progressive metallers Kamelot and Blackguard.

Leaves Eyes North American tour dates:
September 8 – Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues
September 9 – Atlanta, GA - Progpower USA
September 11 – Springfield, VA - Jaxx
September 14 – Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
September 15 – New York, NY - Nokia Theatre
September 17 – Worcester, MA - Palladium
September 18 – Montreal, QC - Club Soda
September 19 – Toronto, ON - Opera House
September 21 – Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
September 22 – Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
September 24 – Chicago, IL - Logan Square Auditorium
September 25 – Minneapolis, MN - First Ave
September 27 – Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
September 29 – San Francisco, CA - Slim’s
October 1 – West Hollywood, CA - House of Blues
October 2 – San Diego, CA - House of Blues

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Kamelot Posts Bonus DVD Teaser

Kamelot has posted a teaser video online for the bonus DVD that will be included with the limited edition of the band's new album "Poetry of the Poisoned." The video clip can be viewed below.

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Kamelot Announces Record Release Show

Kamelot will embark on its first North American tour in two years, headlining the Pandemonium Over North America Tour, which kicks off September 8th. The tour is in support of the band’s upcoming ninth studio album "Poetry for the Poisoned." Support on the trek will come from Leaves’ Eyes and Blackguard.

As part of the tour, the New York City date at Nokia Theatre Times Square has been dubbed as the official release party for the album. To celebrate the release, the band and venue will present fans with special first time previews of the new album, a commemorative "Poetry for the Poisoned" shot glass, and more special events to mark the occasion.

The upcoming Kamelot tour dates are as follows:

9/08/2010 House Of Blues – Lake Buena Vista, FL
9/10/2010 Progpower USA Festival – Atlanta, GA
9/11/2010 Jaxx Nightclub – Springfield, VA
9/14/2010 The Trocadero – Philadelphia, PA
9/15/2010 Nokia Theatre – New York, NY – RECORD RELEASE SHOW
9/17/2010 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
9/18/2010 Club Soda – Montreal, QC
9/19/2010 The Opera House – Toronto, ON
9/21/2010 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
9/22/2010 The Rave – Milwaukee, WI
9/24/2010 Logan Square Auditorium – Chicago, IL
9/25/2010 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
9/27/2010 Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
9/29/2010 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
10/01/2010 House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
10/02/2010 House of Blues – San Diego, CA

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Kamelot Streaming New Album Sampler

Kamelot has posted a sampler track online that contains portions of the band's new "Poetry for the Poisoned" album. The track can be heard via the band's MySpace page. Kamelot also commented on the sampler:

"We’ve posted a medley from some of the songs from our upcoming 'Poetry For The Poisoned' album for everyone to enjoy! Let us know what you think of the sample!

"If you haven’t pre-ordered the album yet, please visit this location and help support the band by reserving your copy, thanks!"

"Poetry For The Poisoned" is set for release on September 14th, 2010 through Kamelot's own record label Kamelot Media Group/KMG Recordings.

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Kamleot Releases Video Trailer For New album

American/Norwegian progressive metallers Kamelot have posted a short video trailer online promoting the group's ninth studio album "Poetry For The Poisoned." "Poetry For The Poisoned" is set for release on September 14th, 2009 through Kamelot's own record label Kamelot Media Group/KMG Recordings.

You can view the video trailer below:

Kamelot "Poetry for the Poisoned" Trailer from Kamelot Official Vimeo on Vimeo.

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Kamelot Unveils New Album Cover Artwork

KAMELOT has unveiled the cover artwork for their 9th studio album, "Poetry For The Poisoned."

The artwork was created by Seth Siro Anton. He sums up his experience in working on "Poetry For The Poisoned," “It was a great challenge for me as an artist to visualize the music of this new KAMELOT masterpiece. Really difficult, as I had to combine a Fine Art aesthetic and technique blended with a really dark, melancholic, poisoned atmosphere. I am really satisfied with the final result; it’s definitely the darkest artwork for KAMELOT so far…. A sweet poison for the eyes that successfully addresses their new poetry of music.”

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. More...

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