Casey Grillo is off to new endeavors!

Dear Kamelotians,

The forthcoming release of The Shadow Theory will mark another chapter in the band’s illustrious career. Coming off of the success of Haven, the band has stepped up their game even more on this new album and the massive tour planned for 2018/2019.

Casey is off to new endeavors! Prior to the recent final recordings, long-time drummer Casey Grillo informed the band that he had made the difficult decision to pursue other music and touring opportunities, in addition to the desire to focus more time on his drumhead company.

“Casey has been my friend and colleague for nearly 20 years. We have seen and done a lot together both in and outside of Kamelot. As his friends, the band and I respect his decision. I’m sure that we will all still be hanging out together when we have down time.” – adds Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood.

In a letter regarding his departure, Casey states: “First and foremost I would like to thank all of the Kamelot fans around the world for your support during my time with the band. It has afforded me the opportunity to travel the globe, meet the most amazing people, experience so many cultures, and to share some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Between the various other musical endeavors I am involved with, along with my rapidly growing business DrumStatic.com, it really just became evident it was time for me to explore and focus on these new opportunities without compromising the exclusivity Kamelot needs and deserves.”

The technical musical arrangements and intense touring demands drove the band to enlist a proficient and energetic musician which would fit perfectly within the Kamelot machine. The new Kamelot drummer is someone you may already know, so please welcome with open arms Johan “Jo” Nunez. This 29 year old drum master and instructor has been touring and playing on albums with Marty Freedman, Gus G, Firewind, Nightrage and more. “We knew Johan already from touring and he worked with us on the entire recent European tour. He’s a sensational drummer, and was an easy choice in my mind. Be sure to make him feel welcome, and bug him for a photo, he’s a super nice dude!” – adds Kamelot bassist Sean Tibbetts.

Johan Nunez states: “I am thrilled to join the Kamelot family! I’ve known the band for well over 15 years and always looked up to Casey as a drummer, so it was a big honor for me when I was asked to step in. I have toured in the past with Kamelot and I could see how dedicated and loving their fans are! Everybody in the band and crew has been wonderful and already made me feel at home, so I’m really excited to meet you all soon on the road!”

Casey concurs with the selection and adds: “I sincerely ask for you all to give a warm welcome to Johan Nunez, and to embrace him as the new drummer. He is a great guy and will proudly represent and continue the Kamelot legacy!“

The band wishes Casey all the best in his future musical and business journeys. As part of the KamFamily, he will continue to work behind the scenes with band.

The band is also confident that with the release of The Shadow Theory, fans will immediately recognize that Johan’s fantastic musicianship is a perfect choice for Kamelot. They can’t wait for you to meet him on tour!

Learn more about Johan Nunez here: www.kamelot.com/site/johan-nunez
Or on his Facebook page: www.facebook.com/johannunezofficial

European and Japan Tour dates coming this week and some big endorsement announcements!

Kamelot Unveil Album Artwork, Video Teaser & Release Date Of “The Shadow Theory”

Kamelot’s upcoming album The Shadow Theory is here! Coming on April 6th, 2018 via Napalm Records. Preorder it now!
http://kamelot.napalmrecords.com

“Everyone carries a shadow and the less it is embodied, the blacker it is” – Carl Jung

Teaser video for The Shadow Theory: Short clip of Burns to Embrace, this song features Thomas’ son in the final chorus! Song is an homage to future generations that inherit the earth. More music and teasers on the way!

Kamelot unveils title of upcoming album!

Kamelot are set to release a brand new masterpiece in 2018 and now the band has unveiled the album’s title: The Shadow Theory, coming this Spring on Napalm Records!

The new album features all the signature elements of Kamelot and also sees the band step out to add new and industrial elements along while combining amazing emotions that harken to the band’s earlier days. Kamelot’s epic music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization. More news and details regarding The Shadow Theory will be made available soon!

Following the release of The Shadow Theory, Kamelot will embarque on a massive World Tour, starting in North America during April/May 2018 followed by European shows in Summer 2018 in support of The Shadow Theory. The band will return to Europe in September/October 2018 for their biggest headliner tour to date.

New special show in Tilburg!

Hello Kamelot Nation!

Kamelot returns to the Poppodium 013 to support their new album and to commemorate their very special relationship with the Dutch fans! There have been 10+ SOLD OUT Kamelot concerts there over the past few years. To thank you for your support we are very pleased to announce we will be shooting this show as part of the band’s long awaited DVD! Don’t miss this very special event!

Get your tickets now at the following location:
http://www.013.nl/programma/4728/kamelot-1

Kamelot releases brand new video for “Under Grey Skies”

We approach the end of the 2017 and the ending of the epic Haven Tour. What an amazing time we have had with Haven, taking the band to new countries, cities and highest chart placements in the band’s history. Debuting at #1 on Billboard’s Hard Rock Charts was a stunning reminder that we have the best fans in the world!!

But wait! We will not leave for the Christmas break without dropping a nice & beautiful Christmas present here for all of you beautiful people!

Here is our video for Under Grey Skies featuring Charlotte Wessels from Delain. Also appearing on this track is Troy Donockley from Nightwish. Enjoy and see you all on tour in 2018!

A message from Tommy Karevik

Hello all!

I’m in Wolfsburg, Germany working hard to wrap up the new Kamelot album. Very excited about making these songs come to life as we are taking some of them on the road for the US tour in April. There are definitely some very solid, atmospheric soundscapes coming your way! Sascha and the rest of the guys are really bringing their A-game on this one. Fresh Kamelot out of the box. Can’t wait to share it with all of you and hopefully hear you guys sing along to the new songs. That is really the best feeling!

Thank you all for your support!
Tommy.