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)”

Beyond The Black Premiere New Song “Wounded Healer” Feat. Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd

Beyond The Black have premiered a new song titled “Wounded Healer.” This track features Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd and it will appear on the band’s new album “Hørizøns” (out June 19).

Watch Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd & Olof Mörck’s Recent Instagram Live Performance

On April 3, Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd and Olof Mörck played an acoustic set on Instagram Live as part of the #TogetherAtHome series. The series, which is fueled by Global Citizen, was launched in support of the World Health Organization as everyone continues to face the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Watch Apocalyptica Perform “I Don’t Care” With Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd

During Apocalyptica’s February 16 show in Oslo, Norway, the band were joined onstage by Amaranthe’s Elize Ryd for a performance of “I Don’t Care.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. The studio version of “I Don’t Care” features Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace) and it appears on the band’s 2007 album “Worlds Collide.”

Tarja Turunen (Ex-Nightwish) Teams Up With Doro, Lacuna Coil, Amaranthe, Etc. Members For Charity Version Of “Feliz Navidad”

Former Nightwish singer Tarja Turunen has announced that she will be releasing a Barbuda Relief And Recovery Charity Version of “Feliz Navidad” digitally and on a limited edition 7″. It will be available on December 8, and proceeds are set to go towards the Caribbean island of Barbuda, which was hit by Hurricane Irma. earMUSIC will be doubling the amount of money raised as well. Turunen worked with following guests on this particular version: Michael Monroe, Doro Pesch, Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Marko Saaresto (Poets Of The Fall), Timo Kotipelto (Stratovarius), Simone Simons (Epica), Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) and Sharon Den Adel (Within Temptation).

Tarja commented:

“The tiny Caribbean island of Barbuda has been devastated by Hurricane Irma, the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm recorded in history to sustain over 200 km per hour winds for 24 hours. Around 90% of the nation’s structures and vehicles have been destroyed. Irma passed over Barbuda early on Wednesday, 6th of September 2017, as a Category 5 hurricane. Barbuda is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea and forms part of the state of Antigua and Barbuda. The island is now a near-deserted disaster zone. Almost all of its 1,500 residents were relocated to the sister island of Antigua. Critical facilities including roads and communications systems were ravaged, with the recovery effort set to take months or years.

“I have had a home in Antigua, Caribbean for quite a few years now. I have friends there, but mainly, I have seen how the locals live and how unprepared they are for this magnitude of destruction.

“I had just finished recording my winter album ‘From Spirits And Ghosts’ in Antigua before the hurricane hit the Caribbean. I was already immersed in Christmas feelings at that time and immediately it came to my mind that the people of Barbuda will have a very dark Christmas this year and in the years to come. I wanted to find a way to give them hope for a brighter future. So Christmas gave me the perfect excuse to call some dear friends and ask them to help me raise some funds for the people in Barbuda.

“We are going to donate all incomes generated from the version of ‘Feliz Navidad’ we recorded, and my record company earMUSIC will add a similar amount on top of it for the charity. When the time comes, I will personally make sure the donation is given to the right hands.

“I thank you all my friends Michael, Doro, Tony, Elize, Marko, Timo, Simone, Cristina, Joe, Floor, Hansi and Sharon from the bottom of my heart. I am very glad and honoured that you could be a part of this. Your voices will give hope and they will be heard.

“We need all of you to spread the word in order for fans and music lovers to get to know about this charity project. Is time to get together and to share our passion for this good cause. You can review the music style, production, sound or the performance of the ones involved, but this time the focus should be in a different place.

“Dear fans, I really hope that together we can make a change. If you are not used to download music or if you don’t collect vinyls, it shouldn’t stop you from helping. Do it this time for the people in Barbuda. Please share this song with all your friends and relatives and ask them to do the same.

“We wanna wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of our hearts.”

7″ Track Listing:

Side A

01. Feliz Navidad (Barbuda Relief And Recovery Charity Version)

Side B

01. Feliz Navidad (Album Version)

Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) To Release New Album In July, Teases New Song

Gus G. (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) has posted a teaser for his new song “The Quest.” This song will appear on his new solo album, Brand New Revolution, which will be released on July 24. Jo Nunez (Firewind) handled drumming duties for the effort and Marty O’Brien (Lita Ford, ex-Methods Of Mayhem) handled the bass duties.

Brand New Revolution Track Listing:

01. “The Quest”
02. “Brand New Revolution” [feat. Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam)]
03. “Burn” [feat. Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam)]
04. “We Are One” [feat. Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam)]
05. “What Lies Below” [feat. Elize Ryd (Amaranthe)]
06. “Behind Those Eyes” [feat. Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam)]
07. “Gone To Stay” [feat. Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Talisman)]
08. “One More Try” [feat. Jacob Bunton (Adler, Lynam)]
09. “Come Hell Or High Water” [feat. Mats Levén (Candlemass)]
10. “If It Ends Today” [feat. Mats Levén (Candlemass)]
11. “Generation G” [feat. Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Talisman)]
12. “The Demon Inside” [feat. Mats Levén (Candlemass)]