Knife Fight Media confirm Kamelot’s “Poetry For The Poisoned” North American Release on KMG Recordings

Knife Fight Media is proud to announce that American/Norwegian metallers KAMELOT have formed the recording label Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings). Teaming up with DisManic Distribution via E1 and the brand marketing and promotions company Knife Fight Media, the premier KMG label release will be the North American debut of KAMELOT’S highly anticipated 9th studio album, “Poetry For The Poisoned”, on September 14, 2010.

KAMELOT is one of metal’s most unique, influential and prestigious acts to come along in decades. The formation of KMG Recordings seems a natural progression for the group. Guitarist Thomas Youngblood states, “We are in a very unique and fast changing era for the music world; I am very excited about the new venture of KMG in North America. We have a team of experienced and passionate people working with us on this new release, which will be another step for Kamelot and our fans.” KMG Recordings turned to Gunter Ford, music veteran and founder of World Entertainment inc. and Knife Fight Media, who worked with them on their “Ghost Opera” and “The Black Halo” releases, to oversee and manage the new label. Gunter adds, “In these changing times, Knife Fight Media was created in order to provide marketing, promotion, product development and label management services for artists and labels in need of maximizing their Brand in a fast changing and challenging landscape of the North American Music Industry. I believe the “Kamelot Brand” is one of the leaders in its genre. I will be working closely with Thomas Youngblood, Roy Khan, DisManic and the Knife Fight Media team around this fantastic new release to grow “Poetry For The Poisoned” even beyond the level of success we experienced with their previous releases in North America.”

Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned promo

Kamelot - Poetry for the Poisoned

KAMELOT’s reputation among fans and media alike is marked by enthusiasm as well as esteem, with each of their eight studio albums surpassing its predecessor in terms of songwriting, production and commercial results. “Poetry for the Poisoned” promises to be the band’s most insightful and ambitious album to date.

“Poetry For The Poisoned” was recorded at Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro and features guest appearances by Simone Simons (EPICA), Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Björn “Speed” Strid (SOILWORK) and Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA’S PAIN).

“Poetry for the Poisoned” will be available in three versions (Regular CD edition, Digipak CD with bonus DVD and 2LP gatefold vinyl edition). DVD bonus material: Kamelot Video “The Great Pandemonium”. Exclusive and In Depth Interviews with each Kamelot member. Kamelot “Pick and Play” for the song “The Great Pandemonium”. Kamelot “Poetry for the Poisoned “ Background Images. Exclusive video footage from Norway Rock Festival 2010. Bonus Song “House on a Hill”(uncut version).

KAMELOT will release “Poetry for the Poisoned” through earMusic/Edel in Europe on September 10, 2010. Marquee/Avalon Records will release in Japan.

KAMELOT will embark on its first North American tour in two years starting September 8th. Support on the trek will come from LEAVES’ EYES and BLACKGUARD.

“Poetry For The Poisoned” Track Listing:

1. The Great Pandemonium
2. If Tomorrow Came
3. Dear Editor
4. The Zodiac
5. Hunter’s Season
6. House On A Hill
7. Necropolis
8. My Train Of Thoughts
9. Seal Of Woven Years
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10. PT I Incubus
11. PT II So Long
12. PT III All Is Over
13. PT IV Dissection
14. Once Upon A Time

Kamelot North American Fall 2010 Tour Dates:

Sep 08, 2010 Lake Buena Vista, FL – US House of Blues
Sep 10, 2010 Atlanta, GA – US Progpower USA
Sep 11, 2010 Springfield, VA – US Jaxx Nightclub
Sep 14, 2010 Philadelphia, PA – US The Trocadero
Sep 15, 2010 New York, NY – US Nokia Theatre
Sep 17, 2010 Worcester, MA – US The Palladium
Sep 18, 2010 Montreal QUE – CAN Club Soda
Sep 19, 2010 Toronto ON – CAN The Opera House
Sep 21, 2010 Cleveland, OH – US Peabody’s
Sep 22, 2010 Milwaukee, WI – US The Rave
Sep 24, 2010 Chicago, IL – US Logan Square Auditorium
Sep 25, 2010 Minneapolis, MN – US First Avenue
Sep 27, 2010 Denver, CO – US Bluebird Theatre
Sep 29, 2010 San Francisco, CA – US Slim’s
Oct 01, 2010 West Hollywood, CA – US House of Blues (Sunset Strip)
Oct 02, 2010 San Diego, CA – US House of Blues (San Diego)