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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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Thomas Youngblood Designing Custom Guitar

Kamelot has announced that founding member and guitarist Thomas Youngblood is currently featured on ESP’s website and will be working closely with ESP on a custom designed Eclipse. The band also issued the following brief update about members appearing at the upcoming NAMM convention:

"You can also meet Thomas and Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo at the NAMM show this week in Anaheim, CA. Special thanks to Onboard Research, ESP Guitars, Pearl Drums, DiMarzio and many more. We will try to send some video blogs from the show as they become available!"

Kamelot recently hosted an edition of MTV2's Headbanger's Ball. You can check out clips from the show featuring Kamelot at this location.

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Kamelot Headbangers Ball Clips Posted Online

MTV has posted several clips online from Kamelot hosting Headbangers Ball earlier this month. Two of the clips can be viewed below, and the rest can be found here. Kamelot also commented:

"Clips of Kamelot’s Headbangers Ball now online. In addition, Thomas and Casey of Kamelot will be appearing at the NAMM show January 15-17th in Anaheim California. They will be representing Onboard Research, ESP Guitars, Pearl Drums and more!"


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Circus Maximus To Support Kamelot In Oslo

Circus Maximus has issued the following announcement about supporting Kamelot at an upcoming Oslo show:

"We are pleased to announce that we'll be playing supporting Kamelot on their new 'Pandemonium Over Europe Tour 2011' in Oslo next May 14th at Sentrum Scene. Other bands to play are Evergrey and Amaranthe. Tickets are now on sale: for +18 ages go to this location and for -18 ages go here Probably this show will be sold out, so be hurry and get your tickets before it's too late!"

You can also check out the band's music through the Circus Maximus MySpace profile.

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Kamelot Announces Guest Vocalists For Tour Dates

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about recruiting guest vocalists for upcoming European and U.S. shows:

"Kamelot's 'Pandemonium Over Europe 2011' is building, adding Evergrey, Amaranthe and Sons of Seasons to the already announced tour schedule, with more dates to come! As part of the ongoing Kamelot campaign, we are announcing 2 shows as part of what will be a full US tour! Aug 30 at the Grammercy Theater in New York City, NY - USA and Sept 2 at the Club Soda in Montreal, Québec - Canada

"Promoters will offer a special VIP ticket for these show. This will include a pre show meet/greet and an autographed poster commemorating the show. Both shows go onsale today exclusively through here till Jan 22 when they become available everywhere.

"Unfortunately, we have been informed that, due to continuing medical and personal issues, Roy Khan will not be able to finish the remaining touring in support of Kamelot's album, 'Poetry for the Poisoned.' However, we are pleased to announce that metal icon Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire) will be joining the tour and handling the lead vocal duties. There will also be guest vocal appearances throughout the tour by Simone Simons (Epica), Tommy Karevik (Seventh Wonder), and many more surprise guests throughout this very special and rare tour."

Fabio Lione is eager to get on the road, stating: "I am excited and pleased to be part of the next Kamelot tour. I always loved the sound of the band and I think this will be a great experience for me, the band and for all the fans of great music and Kamelot... see you soon on tour and let's rock!!!"

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Amaranthe Announces European Shows

Amaranthe has issued the following update about upcoming European tour dates alongside Kamelot and Evergrey:

"We are very pleased to announce our first full European tour, which will coincide with the release of our debut album! It will be a great honour to share the stage with our friends in Kamelot again, and Evergrey for the first time! See you all there! For a full list of dates, go to this location! Cheers!"

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Kamelot To Support Iron Maiden

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.

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Sons Of Seasons To Release New Album

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?

Read the full article at Voltage Media.

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Kamelot To Host Headbangers Ball

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.

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The Evil Amidst Announces New Bassist

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. "

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Kamelot Drummer To Appear At Drum Clinic

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!"

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Kamelot Announces European Tour

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

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Kamelot/Amaranthe Video Interview Available

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!"

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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:

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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