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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 Announces Swedish Tour Dates

Kamelot have announced that Gotheburg metallers All Ends will be supporting them for their Swedish tour dates in 2010. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

Apr 10, 2010 Gothenburg - SE Trädgårn
Apr 11, 2010 Stockholm - SE Tyrol

Kamelot's complete list of upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Kamelot To Headline ProgPower USA XI

Kamelot has issued the following announcement about headlining the ProgPower USA XI festival in 2010:

"Kamelot announced as one of the Headliners for ProgPower USA XI. ProgPower USA began in 2001. The first festival was held in Lansing, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, at J.J. Kelley's. The subsequent events have been held in Atlanta, Georgia, at Earthlink Live (formerly and again Center Stage Atlanta). Visit here for more info."

The lineup for next year's event is currently as follows:

Friday, September 10:

Saturday, September 11:

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Halcyon Way Parts Ways with Vocalist, Sean Shields

The Atlanta, GA based progressive metal band Halcyon Way has parted ways with singer Sean Shields due to creative differences. Taking over on vocals for the Nightmare Records recording artist is Steve Braun, known for his work with Italian progressive-metallers ASHENT, who have released two records via Lion Music.

"I'm really excited and humbled by the opportunity to jam with these guys, and I'm looking forward to help take the band to the next level on the new record," said Steve. More...

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Kamelot Updates European 2010 Tour Dates

Kamelot has announced the following updated European tour dates in 2010:

3/25/10 - Charleroi, Belgium - Le Coliseum
3/26/10 - Tilburg, Holland - O13
3/27/10 - Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
3/28/10 - London, UK - Koko
3/31/10 - Paris, France - Elysee Montmartre

4/1/10 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7 Kulturfabrik
4/2/10 - Montpellier, France - Rockstore
4/3/10 - Barcelona, Spain - Salamandra 1
4/4/10 - Madrid, Spain - La Riviera
4/7/10 - Dortmund, Germany - FZW
4/8/10 - Köln, Germany - Live Music Hall
4/9/10 - Hamburg, Germany - Markthalle
4/10/10 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Trädgårn
4/11/10 - Stockholm, Sweden - Tyrol
4/13/10 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
4/14/10 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
4/16/10 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene
4/17/10 - Oslo, Norway - Sentrum Scene

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Kamelot's Khan Comments on New Record Label

As Kamelot continues work on their follow-up to "Ghost Opera," the band has been asked about the situation with their former label SPV/Steamhammer (SPV recently filed for bankruptcy).

"We have met with SPV in Hamburg recently and I know they are trying hard to rebound from their insolvency. We had already terminated our deal months ago with them, even before the insolvency. Since then we have been approached by many labels to release the next Kamelot album, including 2 major labels. We have some great offers and now we just have to decide on the right partners for our next step," states vocalist Khan.

Kamelot is coming off their last show of 2009 playing the Sonisphere Festival in Holland with Metallica, Slipnot and others.

Kamelot frontman, Roy Khan, describes the crowd at their first-ever Sonisphere gig as “brilliant”, admitting he was not “expecting to see so many people out there ...”.

Their new album yet untitled is tentatively schedule for a Feb/Mar 2010 release. The first leg of their 2010 World Tour is going to be announced any day now.

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Kamelot Guitarist Checks In from Germany

Thomas Youngblood, guitarist of Kamelot, has checked in from Germany.

"We are now in Germany for to begin the first stages of preproduction on the next Kamelot album. It's great to be back in this familiar region and environment we have know so well. We are of course very excited about the new ideas and the upcoming recordings. The concerts in Sweden and Finland last weekend were awesome, thanks to all the fans see you in 2010!

"Next week we will round out the final headliner shows here in Europe for 'The Ghost Opera.' A new chapter begins!!"

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Kamelot's "Love You to Death" Video Posted Online

Kamelot's new video is now available at the band's official web site at www.kamelot.com. The video was shot in Belgrade, Serbia by the team at ICode. It is one of the featured songs on Kamelot's latest album, "Ghost Opera-The Second Coming," released earlier on SPV/Steamhammer.

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Kamelot to Enter Studio in June

Kamelot will enter the studio this June 2009 to record the follow-up to the blockbust CD "Ghost Opera," which spawned 4 high incredible videos, 100+ concerts in more than 22 countries and many sold out shows. Once again enlisting producers Sascha Paeth and Miro, the band plans to use studios in Germany, Norway and the USA for this next massive production. Kamelot's final concerts of 2009 will take place this Summer, including an appearance at the Sonisphere Festival with Metallica in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Kamelot's video producers ICode have uploaded the HD versions of the videos "Ghost Opera," "The Human Stain" and "Rule the World." Click here for access.

Upcoming Kamelot shows:
May 22 Trondheim, NO - Trondheim Rock Fæst
May 23 Elverum, NO - Norsk Skogmuseum
Jun. 05 Sölvesborg, SE - Sweden Rock Festival
Jun. 07 Tampere, FI - Sauna Open Air Metal Festival
Jun. 18 Frankfurt, DE - Batschkapp
Jun. 19 Bochum, DE - Zeche
Jun. 20 Nijmegen, NL - Sonisphere Festival
Mar. 26, 2010 Tilburg, NL - 013

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Kamelot Recaps European Tour

Kamelot has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"We are back from the amazing European Tour and what great times it has been. Starting with the amazing Tilburg show, sold out many weeks in advance and now nearing another sold status for 2010. The fans were amazing and we cant wait to return with an even bigger show for you. Cologne was also nearly sold out and the crowd was so loud at the Essigfabrik. The afterparty at Cologne's Hard Rock Cafe was a lot of fun and we got to meet so many great people from Germany and surrounding countries. Our first UK tour was a big success, SOLD OUT shows in Glasgow and London was a great bonus.

"Thanks to all the fans in UK for your support!! Following the UK we went to one of Europe's best concert venues, Z7 in Pratteln Switzerland. The place was packed and it was a Tuesday and in my opinion the best Z7 show the band has done. Then we made it to our first appearance in Toulouse, thanks to all the fans that came out. We had a blast! Next up SPAIN!! What can I say? All the shows in Spain were amazing for us, Barcelona was soooo loud. At the SOLD OUT Madrid show the soundman couldn't hear the PA over the crowd singing. Alicante was a perfect final night with a big stage and new fans to see us. All in all the tour was another step for Kamelot and the Kamelot Nation!!

"I want to say many thanks to the Kamelot Crew: Jeroen, Raymond, Rich, Ingo, Holger, Roger and Linda. Thanks as well to the driver on this tour Bjorn (Il Divo), Anne-Catrin, Pako, Rocky, Thomas at ICS, Rudolph and Gabriel at Gold and Bold, Red Car Coaches all local promoters, Sarah at Artworx, the bands DELAIN, SERENITY, AMBERIAN DAWN, DREAM EVIL and local bands that played on this tour. And MEGA Thanks to all the fans that came out!!!

"See you all this Summer!!"

Here are the upcoming Kamelot tour dates: More...

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Kamelot Announces First Concert Date of 2010

After Kamelot's sold-out Tilburg show on March 20th, the band is pleased to announce their return to The Netherlands on March 27th, 2010 at Tilburg 013 in support of their next CD release due early 2010. Tickets go on sale this Friday March 27, 2009 through Ticketmaster.nl.

Upcoming Kamelot tour dates: More...

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Kamelot Prepares For European Tour

Power metal band Kamelot has issued the following statement about their upcoming European tour:

"Well its less than one week from the European Tour kickoff at the SOLD OUT Tilburg Netherland show on March 20th. I can honestly say I have never been so excited about a tour as I am with this one. Once we arrive in Europe early next week we will finish preparations for the tour and will lay a smack down each and every night. New cities and venues include Tilburg, Netherlands, Cologne Germany, Dublin Ireland, Glasgow Scotland, Leeds GB, Tolouse France and Alicante Spain. We return to some tried and true cities like London, Pratteln and the country we played our first headliner shows, Spain! ¡Te Extraño Mucho!

"Regardless of the country, Kamelot fans have a unique and special soul. What else is happening in the KamelotNation, well we will release the Double LP Vinyl versions of Ghost Opera and The Black Halo. I have received the first versions of these LPs and I could not be happier with them."

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Kamelot Writing New Album

American power metal band Kamelot has issued the following update about writing new material:

"To the Kamelot Nation United !!

"Greetings from Elverum, Norway, its the final day of the Ottertepp Sessions, the first of 4 writing sessions for Kamelot's next full length album. Well we can now reveal the location of the cabin here in Norway, it belongs to Lord Teksnes and is located in Sørskogbygda Norway.

"The cabin has been the perfect place for our first taste of the new songs and direction for the songwriting. We would like to thank Lord Teksnes for the cabin and also all the Norwegian Press that visited us while working up here.

"We would also like to thank Tommi, Sami and all at Nokia for their support with the Royal Artist Club. This is just the beginning of many exciting blogs we hope to bring you guys in the coming months. See you all at the live shows coming up in the coming days!"

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Kamelot's Glasgow Concert Date Changed

Kamelot's performance at the Cathouse in Glasgow, Scotland has been moved from Thursday, March 26th to Friday, March 27th.

On another note, Kamelot has been added to the Sweden Rock Festival, set to take place in Solvesborg, Sweden on Saturday, June 6th. The festival also features Heaven & Hell, In Flames, ZZ Top, Dream Theater, Amon Amarth and many more. For more information, visit www.swedenrock.com.

Here is a list of the upcoming Kamelot tour dates: More...

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Kamelot Joins Royal Artist Club, and More

American power/progressive metal band Kamelot has just announced that they will be joining the Royal Artist Club, an endeavor powered by Nokia which allows international artists to "give fans a glimpse of their everyday lives" from their mobile phones. You can go to their RAC page here.

" 'We are extremely happy join up with Nokia and the Royal Artists Club. We look forward to many great moments on the road, in the studio, and behind the scenes and all our friends will be able to follow along,' states Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood"

On their RAC page, they've made it known that they're in a lodge somewhere in Norway and have begun recording their next album. They will reveal more details about their current location as time passes, probably with each RAC post.

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Sanders of After Forever Provides a HDK Sneak Peak

Sanders Gommans of After Forever has given further news on his new project which, up 'til this point, we've had nothing to judge it on since no material was present at the time. Now, a video made by D'Images (famous for working with After Forever, Stream of Passion, Ayreon, and Nemesea) has been released with audio samples of HDK's forthcoming debut, "System Overload." You can view the video below.

In addition, Amanda Somerville, who has worked with Ayreon, Epica, and Kamelot, has been participating in the project.

System Overload will be released on February 23rd.

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Kamelot Posts Spring Tour Dates

American power/progressive metal band Kamelot has just announced the following spring tour dates.

"The concerts for this spring are selling fast! Make sure you get your tickets early. Here is the concert listing for dates in 2009: More...

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Kamelot Confirmed for Classic Rock Festival

Power/Progressive metal band Kamelot has just been confirmed for Norway's Classic Rock Festival in Sandnes, which starts on May 20th, and ends on the 23rd. Their set in particular is on the 21st. For more information, please visit Classic Rock Festival's website or Scanticket's order page for the event.

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Kamelot Provides 2009 Plans Update

Florida power metal band Kamelot has issued the following update about their 2009 plans:

"As 2008 is winding down we look back at this incredible year with so many fantastic memories! From the amazing headliner shows in Europe, North America and Japan to the festivals in Europe including the 70,000 screaming fans at Wacken Open Air. Its been a banner year for us, and thanks to all the fans we have achieved new milestones in our journey.

Now that 2009 looms near, we look forward to what is ahead for you and Kamelot. Another European Headliner tour is set for Spring 2009, including a longer UK leg. We will visit some new cities and venues on this anticipated trip.

We also start one of several songwriting sessions in January 2009. Thomas will join me here in the mountains of Norway to begin work on the next Kamelot album. We will take some photos of the sessions and keep you all in touch with our progress. We want to thank all of you for this amazing year and wish all of you a Happy New Year! 2009 will definitely rock!"

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Operatika Reveals New Album Details

New Jersey symphonic metal band, Operatika have moved the release date of their new album, "The Calling," to a sooner date of October 24, 2008 through Scarlet Records. Below is the list of all tracks from the album. You can now listen to song "Dark Horizon" on their Myspace page.

The tracklisting for "The Calling" is as follows:
1. Intro
2. Gladiator
3. Tears Of The Sun
4. Dark Horizon
5. Ice Queen
6. Life Saving Flame
7. No. 3/23 In A Minor
8. Mask In The Mirror
9. Secrets Of The Past
10. The Storm
11. The Calling
12. Last Quest More...

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Sons of Seasons Signs To Napalm Records

Mastermind and multi-talent Oliver Palotai signs to Napalm Records with his band SONS OF SEASONS. Oliver, who also plays guitars in Doro and keyboards in Kamelot, promises that the debut album will deliver a symphonic metal masterpiece.

Oliver Palotai comments: "We are very happy to announce that with Napalm Records, we found the right partner with which to bring our music from the cradle to the ears of metal and rock fans all around the world. Since the beginning in 2007, Sons Of Seasons turned out to be the melting pot of all our creative energies and we are impatient to finally get into the studio and go on tour. In early 2009, we will introduce the first chapter of Sons of Seasons by releasing our debut album 'Gods of Vermin'."

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