American melodic metallers KAMELOT have posted a one-minute video update from Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida where they are currently laying down drum tracks with renowned engineer Jim Morris for their new album, to be released on September 25 (one day earlier internationally) via Steamhammer/SPV. KAMELOT will then head to Wolfsburg, Germany's Gate studios to complete the CD under the direction of producer Sascha Paeth (EDGUY, AVANTASIA, RHAPSODY).
The title of KAMELOT's new album will be revealed at the end of June, along with the name of the band's new vocalist. However, according to guitarist Thomas Youngblood, one thing is certain: "Our fans can really look forward to our new record, because it represents KAMELOT in every way!"
Youngblood on the style and content of the concept album: "The new songs sound more symphonic and melodic than our last two studio recordings. The material brings to mind albums such as 'Karma' (2001) and 'The Black Halo' (2005). In addition, this will be the best production that KAMELOT have ever delivered. Because while other acts tend to opt for low-budget productions due to the difficult market situation, we have gone the opposite way: the new album will be a real statement, in terms of our compositions as well as in terms of our sound."
"Our new album marks another step and a new chapter for KAMELOT and our amazing fans!"
KAMELOT will support Finnish/Swedish symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on a North American tour in September and October.
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KAMELOT's recently completed North American, South American and European tours featured guest singer Fabio Lione of RHAPSODY OF FIRE following the departure of KAMELOT's longtime frontman, Roy Khan.