Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT return after 2 years of touring the globe and 12 months of intense writing and recording. In mid-2014 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Silverthorn. The new album titled HAVEN will make KAMELOT history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band’s KAMELOT MUSIC LLC on May 5, 2015 (North America) and May 8, 2015 (Europe and rest of the world) and will showcase KAMELOT at their finest!
Today the breathtaking artwork, track listing and official release dates have been unveiled. HAVEN will be available to pre-order in multiple exclusive and limited bundle packages at the Napalm Records American & European Webstore – starting Thursday, February 26, 2015.
It’s time to step into the cinematic, epic and emotionally dynamic world of HAVEN. The new album features all the signature elements of KAMELOT but the band steps out to add new and modern elements along with bringing some amazing emotions that harken to the band’s earlier days. KAMELOT’s artsy music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization.
“The HAVEN album has an undertone of a world going insane. There is a grey cloud that is forming over our world. We are here to find that silver lining with an album that is both dark and melancholy yet uplifting and giving the listener a HAVEN in a world gone mad. We are really proud of the song elements and diversity on HAVEN” – adds guitarist Thomas Youngblood. “The songs run the gambit of dark and melancholy to uplifting and melodic elements.” – states vocalist Tommy Karevik.
“Haven has an aggressive edge to it that is the representation of the band as The Revolutionary Change in the storyline.” – Kamelot’s Oliver Palotai tells us.
Produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen, HAVEN is a massive album that is sure to please critics and fans alike. Additional guests include Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). The breath-taking cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann and additional art/layout was done by Gustavo Sazes.
Following the release of HAVEN, Kamelot will embarque on a massive WORLD TOUR, starting with North America in April/May 2015 followed by European shows in the Summer 2015 and with The Haven European Tour in September/October 2015 the band will return to Europe for their biggest headliner tour to date.
HAVEN Release Dates:
North America: May 5, 2015
Europe & Rest of the World: May 8, 2015
Australia/New Zealand: May 8, 2015
HAVEN Track Listing:
01. Fallen Star
03. Citizen Zero
04. Veil of Elysium
05. Under Grey Skies
06. My Therapy
08. End of Innocence
09. Beautiful Apocalypse
10. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
11. Here’s To The Fall
EXCLUSIVE BONUS CD Track Listing. Available only with the LTD Mediabook and Deluxe Earbook!
01. End of Innocence – Piano Version
02. Veil of Elysium – Acoustic Version
03. Fallen Star – Orchestral Version
04. Here’s To The Fall – Orchestral Version
05. My Therapy – Orchestral Version
06. Fallen Star – Instrumental
07. Insomnia – Instrumental
08. Citizen Zero – Instrumental
09. Veil of Elysium – Instrumental
10. Under Grey Skies – Instrumental
11. My Therapy – Instrumental
12. End of Innocence – Instrumental
13. Beautiful Apocalypse – Instrumental
14. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) – Instrumental
15. Revolution – Instrumental
Catch KAMELOT live on their upcoming shows! Click here for tour dates.