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Friday, April 22, 2011 - Kamelot - Roy Khan Officially Leaves Kamelot
Roy Kahn has posted the following message on his MySpace Page.

"Dear fans and friends,

There have been a lot of speculations around why I am not touring with Kamelot and I want to make a statement although it may not prevent further guessing as to what's actually going on. It is a fact however that I told the guys in the band already last fall (well after my burnout) that I was leaving the band. Naturally enough they were shocked (as was the label and everyone else working with Kamelot). In addition to risk of dropping ticket sales they wanted to give me time to think things over, and so I did. My decision still stands; It is finished.

I am currently spending time with my family in Norway taking it easy and wondering profoundly what the future is going to bring. Communication with the outer world has been so and so, but I have had several talks with Thomas (Youngblood) along the way although I am still called in sick. I am terribly sorry that my decision is affecting so many others and I want you to know I wish the band and associates all the best for the future and that I enjoyed every second in the spotlight. How could I not...they were nourished by the best fans in the world! I am eternally thankful for everything you and Kamelot have given me and equally sorry that it has to end here. The good news is; God was there after all...

Love you to death!!!

All the best and so long."

Kamelot has since issued their own statement, which reads as follows:

"With a heavy heart we can now announce that Roy Khan has chosen to leave the band. We wanted to give him ample time for this kind of decision, due to his recent burnout and also the amount of amazing times we have shared with him in Kamelot. We respectfully accept his resignation from the band and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The timing is actually good since we feel the uncertainty the fans have had can now be laid to rest and the band can move on to finding a new singer."

"The tour is going great so far and the fans have been amazing throughout this entire process" adds keyboardist Oliver Palotai. With the new tour already in progress, Kamelot has already begun the search for a new vocalist.

"I have a few guys in mind," said band founder Thomas Youngblood. "And as you can imagine, it is a very important decision. There are some amazing singers that have already contacted us on this but we will take our time to find the right person."

Due to the overwhelming success of the recent shows in South America, we are pleased to announce new shows in November / December for Europe (stay tuned).

*The band headlines the Print de Temps Festival tonight and will play a Amsterdam (nearing sold-out) concert tomorrow followed by a full headliner tour with special guests EVERGREY, AMARANTHE and SONS OF SEASONS.

(*Guest vocalists Fabio Lione and Tommy Karevik)

Thank you for your support and see you on tour!!"
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010 - Kamelot Bassist Joins Death Metal Group
Kamelot bassist Sean Tibbetts has joined The Evil Amidst, the South Florida-based "all-star" death metal band featuring members of Malevolent Creation, Hate Plow and Kult Ov Azazal. But fear not, Kamelot fans - Tibbetts will remain in Kamelot, pulling "double duty."

Commented The Evil Amidst guitarist Gio Geraca: "Sean has been a longtime 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 power metal should add to the ever expanding sound of The Evil Amidst."

The Evil Amidst recently released their debut album, "Lords Of The Nine". The CD was produced by Brian Elliott (Cannibal Corpse, Vital Remains) at Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Evil Amidst is:

* Gio Geraca (MALEVOLENT CREATION) - Guitar
* Lenny Warmbrandt (HATEPLOW) - Vocals
* Xaphan (KULT OF AZAZEL) - Guitar
* Sean Tibbetts (KAMELOT) - Bass

For more information, visit the group's Myspace
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Thursday, September 2, 2010 - New Kamelot Video Released
The video for the new Kamelot single "The Great Pandemonium" can be viewed on the bands Myspace page.
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Monday, August 30, 2010 - New Kamelot Album Samples Available
Norwegian/American power metal group Kamelot have posted a medley of samples from their new album "Poetry For The Poisoned" on their Myspace.
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Monday, June 21, 2010 - New Kamelot Album Details Released
earMUSIC, the international rock label of the Hamburg-based entertainment group Edel, has announced the signing of American/Norwegian melodic metallers Kamelot. The band's new studio album, "Poetry For The Poisoned", will be released in Europe on September 3, 2010.
Throughout the recent years, Kamelot's releases have achieved cult status around the world, and "Poetry for the Poisoned" will "once again raise the bar for others to follow," according to a press release. "The new studio album blends their trademark Kamelot sound with new elements and a creation of musical art that will set a new standard in the genre."

"Poetry for the Poisoned" was mostly written in the remote woods of Norway to the final songwriting sessions in a remote region of Germany. The compositions take the listener through many emotions and dynamics that touch the soul and the mind.

"I think this album is by far our most diverse, fusing new ideas and elements along with the traditional Kamelot sound and style that we have established over the years," states Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood.

Recordings took place in the familiar Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. Additional tracking also took place in Tampa, Florida as well as various studios in Sweden, Greece and the U.S.

"Poetry for the Poisoned" features guest appearances by Simone Simons (Epica), Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork) and Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva's Pain). The artwork was created by many artists, including Seth Siro Anton, Natalie Shau and Michal Loranc.

"'Poetry for the Poisoned' is a mix of progressive elements, modern rock, dark arts and also power metal," states Youngblood. "It comes at a time where many people around the world are searching for something to grab on to spiritually, including myself. I recently lost my mother and to be honest it was very hard on me. So there are some melancholy moods reflected on this album."

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.

Max Vaccaro, director of the earMUSIC label, commented: "If there is one thing that is absolutely clear with kamelot, it's that the band has a unique vision of metal and they consider anything they do as the 'next step' to something bigger and better, constantly adamant to reach new ambitious artistic targets. We're happy about the fact that they have chosen earMUSIC as the partner to expand their audience with this new wonderful album."

"Poetry For The Poisoned" will also be available as a limited edition hard-cover digipak CD with a bonus DVD, LP and limited collector's edition featuring a bonus 45" vinyl with two rare songs only available on this strictly limited format, personally signed by the band.
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Sunday, December 20, 2009 - Kamelot - Album news
News from Kamelot frontman Roy Khan:

"Hey Guys,

Things are going great here in Wolfsburg! We will take a break next week for Christmas and then we are back to finishing things up. Lots going on here, new album, new setlist for the tour, new label news and more. Lots of diversity on the new record. We hope to announce more details soon including the cover art. etc. Stay tuned and get ready for a MONSTER 2010!!"

Kamelot has set a tentative release date for their next album for March 22nd, 2010.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009 - Kamelot Album News
News from Kamelot:

Thomas Youngblood and Roy Khan will be attending a press conference at Wacken on Sat August 1st. The guys will also have a meet and greet with some of the fans while attending the festival.

Kamelot is currently in recording mode at various studios including the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany - under the watchful eye of Sascha Paeth and Miro as producers. A Spring 2010 release date is being planned for Kamelot's highly anticipated follow up to their biggest selling record to date, "Ghost Opera".

"The new songs are really inspiring, we feel the long touring and time away from writing has been perfect for new ideas and an aggressive approach to the new songs." states guitarist Thomas Youngblood
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - New Kamelot video
Check out the new Kamelot video "Love you to death" at this link.
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Friday, January 2, 2009 - New Year plans for Kamelot
Kamelot update from Roy Kahn:

Hello All,

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!

Best Regards,

Khan and Kamelot
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - Kamelot European tour dates announced
Prog Power metallers Kamelot have announced the first dates of their "Rule The World Euopean Tour 2009". The following message was posted on their official website :

Dear Kamelot fans,

After a very successful tour in 2008 we can announce more dates in Europe for next year.

Rule The World European Tour 2009- Kamelot + Special Guests

Mar. 20 - Tilburg, NL @ 013
Mar. 21 - Köln, DE @ Essigfabrik
Mar. 24 - Wolverhampton, UK @ Wunfrun Hall
Mar. 25 - Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
Mar. 26 - Glasgow, UK @ The Cathouse
Mar. 28 - Leeds, UK @ Rio's
Mar. 29 - London, UK @ Astoria
Mar. 31 - Pratteln, CH @ Z7
Apr. 01 - Toulouse, FR @ Havana Café
Apr. 03 - Barcelona, ES @ Sala Bikini
Apr. 04 - Madrid, ES @ Sala Heineken
Apr. 05 - Murcia, ES @ Sala Gamma

Ticket info coming soon, so stay tuned!
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Sunday, September 9, 2007 - Kamelot - New video online
Check out the new Kamelot video for the song "The Human Stain" off "Ghost Opera" here.
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Sunday, April 22, 2007 - New Kamelot song
Listen to the new Kamelot song 'Ghost Opera' here.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2007 - Kamelot album news
Kamelot's new album "Ghost Opera" will be released on the following dates:

Germany: June 1
Europe: June 4
USA: June 5

"Ghost Opera" was recorded and mixed at Gate Studios and Pathway Studios in Wolfsburg , Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. Artwork was handled by Mattias Norén with contributions by Alexandra V. Bach, Liliana Sanchez and Derek Gores. A limited-edition digipack version of the CD will include the bonus cut "The Pendulous Fall" along with a bonus DVD containing the video for the album's title track, "Ghost Opera", shot by director Ivan Colic of Serbia's ICode Team as well as the making of the "Ghost Opera" video. The Limited Edition will contain a special extended booklet as well.

SPV records will release a strictly limited single CD of "Ghost Opera" to be handed out to fans attending the European Tour in March, April and May 2007.

"Ghost Opera" track listing:
01. Solitaire
02. Rule The World
03. Ghost Opera
04. The Human Stain
05. Blücher
06. Love You to Death
07. Up Through the Ashes
08. Mourning Star
09. Silence of the Darkness
10. Anthem
11. EdenEcho
12. The Pendulous Fall (limited edition bonustrack)

More information at the official website.
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Wednesday, February 7, 2007 - News from Kamelot
Kamelot has issued the following update:

"Full steam ahead on the new Kamelot album due this spring/summer 2007. Producer Sascha Paeth is working on the mix at the moment in Germany's Gate Studios. Cover artwork for the new album is being handled by Swedish artist Mattias Norén as well as some additional images by French artist Ravendusk.

Kamelot is just returning from Belgrade, Serbia after shooting the first of many new videos for the upcoming release. The video was shot for the song 'Ghost Opera'.

"We had a great experience in Belgrade with the directors and crew of ICode. While there we met with the promoters for the upcoming Belgrade show on April 14 th at the SEC Venue. The promoters were great and we are all ready for the upcoming shows!" - states guitarist Thomas Youngblood.

Rehearsals for Kamelot's upcoming World Tour starts in March and promises to be their biggest and most prestigious production to date. The Norwegian/German band LEAVES' EYES will be the special guests on most of the shows.

Click here to check the tour dates and ticket links."
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Monday, December 11, 2006 - Kamelot album progress
An update from Kamelot:

I am just returning from another great week in Germany as we are laying down the finishing touches of the new album. I am dying to tell you the song ideas and title but I am sworn to secrecy. We are working on the art with several artists including one amazing new one from France. Drums are done, Casey did a killer job again. This time he flew to Gate Studios in Wolfsburg to record. We are aiming for a release of Spring 2007, followed by the first leg of Europe tour, then to Japan and another run in North America in August. New songs, new stage and every night a party with our extended family. Also we are excited about our first visits to Finland, Russia, Serbia, Romania, Hungary and Denmark. What else? Some new festivals like ProgPower UK, Kvinesdal and Karmøygeddon in Norway, Oliver will be on stage both Friday and Saturday as Doro is the Friday Headliner and Kamelot is Saturday's. Oh. the new DVD is out everywhere now. Thanks for your fantastic response to our first DVD, also thanks to Patric at Revolver for his hard work as well as Mattias and Pako who did the artwork. So, until next time.

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Friday, November 10, 2006 - Kamelot news
News from Kamelot:

Kamelot launches KamTV on Here you will find all Kamelot videos, interviews, clips from the new DVD and more!

First European tour dates announced! Kamelot returns to Europe Spring 2007. Visit the Tour Info page for more info and ticket links.

...And new album info coming soon!!
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Sunday, November 5, 2006 - Kamelot DVD trailer
An unofficial trailer for the new Kamelot DVD "One Cold Winter's Night" is available here.
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Thursday, June 29, 2006 - Kamelot news
Thomas Youngblood talks about the new Kamelot album:

"Following the Dutch shows we are meeting with Sascha and Miro in Germany to discuss and review the new songs for the follow up to The Black Halo. No title yet folks but we have 9 songs finished and will add 3-4 more before all is said and done. We are hoping for a Spring 2007 release followed by a huge tour of Europe, Asia, South America and North America. The time off has been essential to having new ideas and inspirations for the next release."

More info at the official Kamelot website.
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Friday, June 2, 2006 - Kamelot news
The latest news from Kamelot:

New album:
Kamelot is hot and heavy working on the follow up release to "The Black Halo". The band will be traveling to Wolfsburg Germany this Summer to lay down the tracks with co-producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. 9 songs have already been pinned according to guitarist Thomas Youngblood. "I am just returning from Norway and we were more productive than ever on this writing session. I am more pleased than ever with the progress of the new songs". The next release is due to be released in early 2007.

Sweden Rock Signing Session:
Kamelot will be meeting fans at the festival on June 9th at 15:45 in the Sweden Rock Shop on the festival grounds. Make sure to get there early since the band only has 30 minutes before heading to the Rock Stage for sound check. Kamelot will be shooting video from the festival as bonus material for the upcoming DVD due in the Fall 2006.
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - Kamelot news
Latest news from Kamelot:

Hi All,

Lots going on this year for the band, we are finishing the editing and mixing of our first DVD "One Cold Winter's Night" that we shot in Oslo this February. It was truly a night to remember for us and we hope all of you. We are hoping for a release just after Summer. I have just previewed a few clips from director Patric Ulleaus and I can say we will all be very happy with the result.

We are also working on our first Anthology titled "Lunar Sanctum", it will be a double CD that features some choice songs from our back catalog as well as bonus tracks and two live cuts from our headliner show in Tokyo supporting "The Black Halo".

We will be playing a few festivals this Summer including Walrock and Ragnarock as well as a special one off performance in the city of Helmond, Netherlands. On top of this we can now confirm the second round of North American tour dates starting in September. Our good friends Epica will be the special guest support act and we are expecting some very memorable nights on this tour. All the dates are now posted on the site as well as our new page.

I can't forget to mention that we are starting the writing sessions for the follow up to The Black Halo! We have lots of ideas for this one and the direction would seem to be a little darker and heavier. I will be in Norway again and this time a very quiet and private mountain side cabin has been booked, no email, no tv, no outside influences. We will follow up the Norway sessions with a long session here in Florida and a very intense preproduction with longtime friend and producer Sascha Paeth. We hope to be laying down the final tracks by July/August. We have some titles set aside for the new album but we have lots of time for this. I am itching to get started!! Stay cool and thanks to all of you for your Karma and support!

Thomas and Kamelot
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Friday, October 21, 2005 - Kamelot album news
Kamelot will enter the studio in Summer 2006 to record the followup to the highly successful 2005 release "The Black Halo".
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Monday, March 14, 2005 - New Kamelot video
Kamelot have posted their new video for March of Mephisto at the official website. Here is a direct link to the video if you'd like to resize it. You need RealPlayer to see it.
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Sunday, November 21, 2004 - Kamelot news
Kamelot will be releasing their new album, The Black Halo, on February 28th, 2005 through SPV. Song titles include 'March Of Mephisto', 'Moonlight Falling', 'When The Lights Are Down', 'The Black Halo', 'Soul Society', 'Abandoned', 'Master Of The Game', 'Pride', 'Nothing Ever Dies' and 'Serenade'.
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Saturday, October 25, 2003 - Kamelot news
The official Kamelot website got a report from Thomas Youngblood:

"I just got back from a whirlwind 3 weeks in Norway and Germany. We have written 5 new songs for the next Kamelot follow-up to EPICA. Here are some working titles that may change on the album - March of Mephisto, Nothing Ever Dies and Serenade. The new songs range from HEAVY to Fast and we worked on a new ballad. I also met with Producers Sascha Paeth and Miro in Germany to talk about things and the guys from Rhapsody were in the studio. Look forward to their next EPIC!! "
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Wednesday, September 3, 2003 - Kamelot news
The following was posted on the official Kamelot Website:

"At the moment we are still working on shows for Dec/Jan, we wanted to take a short hiatus due to Glenn Barry's new baby coming this month. I do not want to announce anything until we have confirmation. Also, I am going to the Norwegian countryside in October for the first part of the songwriting sessions for the new album. We were not sure whether the next album would be a non-concept release but after long discussions we all agree that the yet untitled release will be the 2nd part of Epica, we are excited about finishing the 2nd part story line for Epica. It was important for us to write the music fresh with new ideas and influences. Expect another level from Epica 1!"

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Saturday, November 23, 2002 - Kamelot Epica preview
You can now listen to a song from Epica, the new Kamelot album, which will be released on january 13'th. Center of the universe is available at Sanctuary Records by following this link

The full track listing is:

1. Prologue
2. Center of the Universe
3. Farewell
4. Interlude I (Opiate Soul)
5. The Edge of Paradise
6. Wander
7. Interlude II (Omen)
8. Descent of the Archangel
9. Interlude III (At the Banquet)
10. A Feast for the Vain
11. On the Coldest Winter Night
12. Lost & Damned
13. Helena's Theme
14. Interlude IV (Dawn)
15. The Mourning After (Carry On)
16. III Ways to Epica
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Tuesday, September 24, 2002 - New Kamelot album
The Official release date of the new Kamelot album, Epica is January 13th, 2003!

Check out the official Kamelot site for more news.

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