Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT recently released their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date – their first full-length in five years, The Awakening.
The album, which debuted at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #27 on the Current Album Sales chart, connected with fans and critics alike – touted by many as the best late-era KAMELOT release to date!
In anticipation of their upcoming “Awaken The World” North American headline tour with special guests Battle Beast and additional support from labelmates Xandria, which kicks off August 17, KAMELOT have revealed an exciting new music video for the new fan favorite album single “Eventide”. The video showcases the band playing puppet masters inside a castle far beyond imagination, setting a scene of gothic darkness amid love lost.
Watch the music video for “Eventide” HERE:
See below for all current KAMELOT performance dates!
Tickets are on sale now for the North American “Awaken The World” tour – visit the official KAMELOT website or local venue websites for tickets and more information.
North American “Awaken The World” Headline Tour Dates:
w/ Special Guests Battle Beast
+ Additional Support from Xandria
KAMELOT‘s new album, The Awakening, enters the band’s legacy as their most massive and diverse offering yet – mixing symphonic, gothic, melodic, progressive and power metal styles while yielding some of the heaviest tracks in the band’s history.
Having reigned supreme with the release of internationally top-charting melodic metal pinnacles such as The Fourth Legacy (1999), The Black Halo (2005), Silverthorn (2012), Haven (2015, #1 US Hard Rock Albums), and most recently 2018’s acclaimed The Shadow Theory (#2 US Hard Music Albums), KAMELOT‘s intense brand of ultramodern gothic and symphonic theatricality is amplified further and with more emotionality than ever on The Awakening.
Showcasing the incomparable, stage-seasoned vocal acrobatics of Tommy Karevik and increasingly airtight, renowned technical teamwork of guitarist Thomas Youngblood, drummer Alex Landenburg, keyboardist Oliver Palotai and bassist Sean Tibbetts, KAMELOT‘s score-like 13th studio album is accented by guest contributions from the likes of Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum) and renowned instrumentalists like violinist Florian Janoske and cellist Tina Guo.
The Awakening features crystal clear modern production helmed by the band and longtime producer Sascha Paeth, plus mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios.
“The Awakening is KAMELOT’s best album in almost 20 years…”
– The Prog Mind (US), 9/10
“The Awakening is KAMELOT performing at the top of their game.”
– New Noise Magazine (US)
“The Awakening is probably the hottest candidate for the (melodic) metal album of the year.”
– Rock It! (DE) – 10/10
Order The Awakening HERE:
The Awakening tracklisting:
1. Overture (Intro)
2. The Great Divide
4. One More Flag in the Ground
5. Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem)
6. Midsummer’s Eve
9. The Looking Glass
10. New Babylon feat. Melissa Bonny
12. My Pantheon (Forevermore)
13. Ephemera (Outro)
The Awakening is available in the following formats:
–CD Digipak + Shirt Bundle – Napalm Records exclusive
–2-LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
–2-LP Gatefold Vinyl in Splatter Red + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (European webstore), limited to 500
–2-LP Gatefold in Marbled White + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (North American webstore), limited to 300
–48p Earbook with 7” Vinyl Single – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 500
–Wooden Boxset with Envelope Opener, Flag, Patch and Band Postcard – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 1000
–Music Cassette – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 100
Tommy Karevik – Vocals
Thomas Youngblood – Guitars
Oliver Palotai – Keyboards
Sean Tibbetts – Bass
Alex Landenburg – Drums