Florida-based power metallers KAMELOT are putting the finishing touches on their new album, tentatively titled "The Black Halo". The follow-up to last year's "Epica" was produced by Sascha Paeth and Miro at Gate Studio in Germany and features guest appearances by Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Simone Simmons (EPICA) and others. Songtitles set to appear on the album include "March of Mephisto", "When The Lights are Down", "Moonlight Falling", "The Black Halo", "Abandoned", "Master of the Game", "Soul Society", "Pride", "Nothing Ever Dies" and "Serenade". An early 2005 release is expected, to be followed by the Black Halo Over Europe Tour 2005 beginning in March/April.In other news, KAMELOT's webmaster has posted the following report from the group's appearance at this year's ProgPower V festival in Atlantia, where the band were joined onstage by former members of the legendary melodic metallers CRIMSON GLORY: "CRIMSON GLORY singer Midnight and Ben Jackson joined melodic metal sensations KAMELOT on stage at the ProgPower V Festival in Atlanta during the band's hour-and-half set. Singer Khan announced the song 'Call of the Sea' from KAMELOT's first album 'Eternity', Ben Jackson appeared stage left with his guitar and started the opening riff. The crowd was stunned when Midnight walked out for the chorus and fan sing along. The appearance with KAMELOT was a rare occasion since Midnight has not appeared live in years and has sparked many rumors of a CRIMSON GLORY reunion." Photos from the festival can be viewed at this location.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).