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KAMELOT Release Third Single "Eventide"

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Sunday, March 19, 2023 @ 11:01 AM


New Album, The Awakening, Out Now

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The wait is over! Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT have finally unveiled their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date - their first full-length in five years, The Awakening. The album 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.

Arriving on the heels of widely-lauded debut single, “One More Flag in The Ground” and operatic anthem "Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem)" (featuring Grammy nominated, soundtrack-featured cellist Tina Guo), KAMELOT have revealed the new album's third single - the massive "Eventide". The track is a modernized banger of epic proportions, featuring the band’s lauded trademark soundscapes and exploring heartfelt themes of lifelong companionship, unwavering loyalty and lasting memories.

KAMELOT vocalist Tommy Karevik offers:

""Eventide" is a celebration of lifelong companionship and unwavering loyalty. A calming voice from the side of the bed in the greatest time of need, sharing beautiful memories as one heart is slowing down and their time together is coming to an end."

Watch the video for "Eventide" BELOW.

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.

The Awakening embraces enlivening themes that every listener can relate to. Inspiring, engaging lyrics of determination, strength, overcoming personal battles and growth are abound on The Awakening, provoked by extreme societal shifts and the overwhelming realization that we have such a brief time to be true to ourselves and live life to its fullest.

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 aforementioned cellist Tina Guo.

KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood says:

"With The Awakening, we have one of our most diverse albums in years. We've fused elements from progressive, power and gothic metal to symphonic and melodic metal on this one. Working with incredible guest artists from around the music industry and having producer Sascha Paeth and Jacob Hansen mixing gave us another step up on overall sound. This album offers everything to KAMELOT fans and also reaches beyond borders to new metal and hard rock legions.”

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 tracklisting:

  • "Overture" (Intro)
  • "The Great Divide"
  • "Eventide"
  • "One More Flag in the Ground"
  • "Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem)"
  • "Midsummer's Eve"
  • "Bloodmoon"
  • "NightSky"
  • "The Looking Glass'
  • "New Babylon"
  • "Willow"
  • "My Pantheon (Forevermore)"
  • "Ephemera" (Outro)
The Awakening will be available in the following formats:
  • Digital Album
  • CD Digipak
  • 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


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