Kamelot To Release “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” DVD/Blu-Ray In August

Kamelot will be releasing a new live album/DVD/Blu-ray titled “I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” on August 14. The effort was recorded during the band’s September 14, 2018 show at the 013 in Tilburg, Netherlands. With this news, the group have also released a new live video for “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” featuring Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd.

Tommy Karevik said the following about the new video:

“We can now proudly announce that the first video to be released from the show will be ‘Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)’. The song marks the beginning of a new era as it was one of the main songs on ‘Silverthorn’, the first Kamelot album with me as the singer. Enjoy!”

Thomas Youngblood also added the following about the live release:

“We are pleased beyond words to present our new live album/DVD/Blu-ray ‘I Am The Empire – Live From The 013’. After multiple sold-out events in The Netherlands, it was only fitting to film this event at Tilburg’s famed 013 venue. The icing on the cake was having all the special guests attend this historic night. It was truly divine.”

“I Am The Empire – Live From The 013” Track Listing:

01. “Transcendence (Intro)”
02. “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” (feat. Once Human’s Lauren Hart)
03. “Rule The World”
04. “Insomnia”
05. “The Great Pandemonium”
06. “When The Lights Are Down”
07. “My Confession” (feat. Eklipse)
08. “Veil Of Elysium”
09. “Under Grey Skies” (feat. Delain’s Charlotte Wessels)
10. “Ravenlight” (feat. Avantasia’s Sascha Paeth)
11. “End Of Innocence”
12. “March Of Mephisto” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
13. “Amnesiac”
14. “Manus Dei”
15. “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” (feat. Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz & Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd)
16. “Drum And Keys Solo”
17. “Here’s to the Fall”
18. “Forever”
19. “Burns To Embrace” (with Children’s Choir, including Thomas Youngblood’s son)
20. “Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)” (feat Arch Enemy’s Alissa White Gluz)
21. “Ministrium (Shadow Key)”

Kamelot To Release New Book “Veritas: A Kamelot Legacy”

Kamelot have announced that they will be releasing a new book, titled “Veritas: A Kamelot Legacy,” later this year. Fans can sign up to get more details when they become available. They will also have a chance to have their names featured in the book and get an early bird discount. Here’s a description of the book:

“This is the first official book by and about Kamelot, marking the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the band. Filled with personal, live and studio photos plus memorabilia and artworks, Veritas: A Kamelot Legacy tells the story of the foremost power metal band in the world. This fully illustrated history is told by founder Thomas Youngblood along with Tommy Karevik, Oliver Palotai, Sean Tibbetts, Alex Landenburg, former band members, associates, friends and colleagues.”

Kamelot & Kobra And The Lotus Singers Get Engaged

Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) and Kobra Paige (Kobra And The Lotus) have announced that they are engaged. You can see some social media posts from the happy couple below:

Kamelot Officially Welcome Drummer Alex Landenburg To The Band

Kamelot have officially welcomed Alex Landenburg to the band as their permanent drummer. He will be replacing Johan “Jo” Nunez in the group.

Kamelot said the following:

“Dear Kamelot Empire!! The second leg of the European tour was a blast, thanks to the support bands, the crew and amazing KAMFANS!!!! Also tons of exciting concerts coming up and also work continues on the new DVD/Blu-ray, release date to be announced soon. In addition, we are very happy to bring our good friend and drummer extraordinaire Alex Landenburg into the fold now officially! Alex is not only a great guy but also a master clinician, teacher and master at his craft. After filling in several times in the last 2 years, he proved to be an amazing addition and youthful energy to the band. He will also continue as the drummer for Cyhra. If you haven’t met him yet, please make sure you say hello, he is a great guy and his smile is infectious.”

Kamelot Announce Fall 2019 North American Tour With Sonata Arctica & Battle Beast

Kamelot have announced a fall 2019 North American tour. Sonata Arctica and Battle Beast will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/10 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
09/11 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
09/13 Worcester, MA – Palladium
09/14 New York. NY – Terminal 5
09/15 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
09/16 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
09/18 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
09/19 Detroit, MI – Harpo’s
09/20 Cleveland, OH – Agora
09/21 Chicago, IL – Patio Theatre
09/23 Minneapolis/St. Paul. MN – Amsterdam
09/24 Kansas City, MO – The Truman
09/25 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
09/26 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
09/28 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch
09/29 Calgary, AB – The Gateway
10/01 Vancouver, BC – Venue Nightclub
10/02 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
10/04 San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
10/05 Anaheim, CA – City National Grove
10/06 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
10/08 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
10/09 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
10/11 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/12 Tampa Bay, FL – Jannus Live

Kamelot Premiere “MindFall Remedy” Video

Kamelot have premiered a new video for their song “MindFall Remedy.” The clip features special guest Lauren Hart (Once Human) and it includes live footage from the band’s recent North American tour. The track appears on their latest album “The Shadow Theory.”

Guitarist Thomas Youngblood said the following about the video:

“The North American tour was our biggest ever and we had to chronicle it in some way; the fans were so amazing. We decided to shoot this video and mix in scenes from the tour. We cannot wait to return to the U.S. and Canada for the next run!”

Vocalist Tommy Kaverik also added the following about the song:

“In this material world full of vanity and beautifying filters, it is easy to turn to those things when looking for validation and comfort. We have come to expect external gratification to lift us up, solve our insecurities and give us a meaningful existence. With this song we want to encourage people to look inside themselves for answers. Only then can we fully learn to respect and love ourselves and grow as people. There is a way to unlock your inhibitions, and only you possess the key.”

Kamelot Premiere “Amnesiac” Music Video

Kamelot have premiered a new video for their song “Amnesiac.” This track is from the band’s latest album “The Shadow Theory.” The group commented:

“We are constantly receiving tons of information from all directions and it is telling us how to be, what to do and what to want… So is the reality we are navigating every day even real?… That’s a question we all might wanna ask ourselves from time to time.”

Kamelot Premiere New Video For “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” Feat. Lauren Hart (Once Human)

Kamelot have premiered a new video for their new song “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire).” This track features Once Human’s Lauren Hart and it will appear on the band’s new album “The Shadow Theory” (out April 6). Thomas Youngblood commented:

“In the future, our memories and thoughts will be extracted and transferred to synthetic A.I. Our carbon-based bodies will no longer be needed and eventually discarded. On ‘Phantom Divine’, we explore this vision of a world where we are replaced by A.I. Welcome to the Phantom Divine!”