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.
Today, the band is thrilled to reveal an exciting new live music video for the new fan-favorite anthem “New Babylon”, featuring none other than the enchanting Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum, The Dark Side Of The Moon). The new video features high quality live footage from the band’s recent European tour, adding an electrifying touch to the track’s already massive sound.
KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood states: “Melissa Bonny joined us on this new album and massive tour, and she has been amazing to say the least. We are really excited to have her in this new video and also on the upcoming tour in North America!”
This new video arrives on the heels of KAMELOT‘s recent announcement of their 2023 “Awaken The World” North American headline tour, featuring special guests Battle Beast and additional support from label-mates Xandria.
KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood offers: “We are beyond excited to return to North America for the ‘Awaken The World’ tour! We just returned from four weeks in Europe to packed houses, so we cannot wait to play new songs and the new set to the KAMELOT Nation U.S. and Canada. Joining us on the journey will be our good friends and live legends BATTLE BEAST from Finland, as well as our friends XANDRIA, who are returning to our shores to round off an amazing lineup. See you all at the shows!”
KAMELOT‘s “Awaken The World” North American Tour with BATTLE BEAST and XANDRIA:
Aug. 17 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
Aug. 18 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Aug. 19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Aug. 21 – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Aug. 22 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
Aug. 24 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater
Aug. 25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
Aug. 26 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
Aug. 27 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Aug. 30 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
Sep. 1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sep. 2 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Sep. 3 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
Sep. 5 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
Sep. 6 – Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Sep. 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (ProgPower USA) (KAMELOT only)
Sep. 9 – Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
KAMELOT‘s first full-length album in five years, “The Awakening”, arrived on March 17 via Napalm Records.
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) and most recently 2018’s acclaimed “The Shadow Theory”, “The Awakening” enters the KAMELOT 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.
Order “The Awakening” HERE