Vocalist Roy Khan of American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT has issued the following update:"As 2008 is winding down we look back at this incredible year with so many fantastic memories! From the amazing headliner shows in Europe, North America and Japan to the festivals in Europe including the 70,000 screaming fans at Wacken Open Air. It's been a banner year for us, and thanks to all the fans we have achieved new milestones in our journey. "Now that 2009 looms near, we look forward to what is ahead for you and KAMELOT. Another European headliner tour is set for spring 2009, including a longer U.K. leg. We will visit some new cities and venues on this anticipated trip. We also start one of several songwriting sessions in January 2009. Thomas [Youngblood, guitar] will join me here in the mountains of Norway to begin work on the next KAMELOT album. We will take some photos of the sessions and keep you all in touch with our progress. SPV/Steamhammer will release KAMELOT's "Ghost Opera" (2007) and "The Black Halo" (2005) albums as gatefold double LPs. This will mark the first vinyl releases for the band. The release dates are as follows: "Ghost Opera": February 27: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
March 2: Rest of Europe
March 24: USA, Canada "The Black Halo": March 24: USA, Canada
March 27: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
March 30: Rest of Europe A widget for "Ghost Opera - The Second Coming", the reissue of KAMELOT's latest album "Ghost Opera" can be found below. The double-CD "The Second Coming" limited-edition slipcase design includes the disc featuring all the songs from the regular album, plus ten additional live tracks recorded live in Belgrade Serbia during the band's 2007 world tour, the bonus tracks "Seasons End", "Pendulous Fall", "Epilogue" and the remix of "Rule The World". The two videos for "Human Stain" and "Memento Mori" (live) are included, and on top of that, the package features new artwork and a comprehensive booklet. For more details, go to this location. The band recently put the finishing touches on the video for the song "Love You To Death". The clip was shot a few months ago in Belgrade, Serbia with ICode an it "turned out beautiful and tragic and really fits the song and feel we were hoping for," says guitarist Thomas Youngblood.