Symphonic metal masters KAMELOT entered the studio in mid-2014 to begin recording the follow-up to their acclaimed 2012 album "Silverthorn". The new CD will be released in April/May worldwide (excluding Asia) via Napalm Records as part of an exclusive licensing deal through the band's Kamelot Music LLC.
"We are extremely excited about having a growing and hungry independent label like Napalm with the power of major distribution that we will get with Universal and ADA Warner," states KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood.
Adds Thomas Caser, vice president of Napalm Records: "Being a fan since the band's 'Epica' release, it has always been a dream for me to work with KAMELOT! Finally this dream has come true, and we at Napalm Records are delighted and honored to announce this signing. I foresee a bright future and we will spare no effort to bring the band to where they deserve to be — the top!
"Watch out for the band's monumental new album this spring and witness KAMELOT and Napalm Records conquering the world in 2015!"
In support of KAMELOT's next album, the band will hit the road starting in March for select U.K. shows, followed by a massive North American tour this spring, with special guests DRAGONFORCE. Select summer festival appearances will follow before the group returns to Europe in September/October for its biggest headlining tour to date.
"Silverthorn" sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 79 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Poetry For The Poisoned", opened with around 6,100 units in September 2010 to enter the chart at No. 74.
"Silverthorn" was released on October 30, 2012 in North America, October 26, 2012 in Germany and October 29, 2012 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD marked the band's first release with Tommy Karevik, the Swedish vocalist who previously fronted SEVENTH WONDER (a group that he is still a member of).