More behind-the-scenes footage from the making of “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)”, the new video from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic, who has previously worked with MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, HAMMERFALL, TYPE O NEGATIVE and SYMPHONY X, among others. The video features guest appearances by Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (THE AGONIST). Alissa‘s cameo was shot by Von Wong Photography at Studio Newreel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
“Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” comes off KAMELOT‘s new album, “Silverthorn”, which 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 marks 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).
In an interview with the Kamelot France web site, KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood stated about “Sacrimony”, “We have a lot of strong songs on the album, but this one was the first one that we wanted to play [during this summer’s European tour]. Ironically, it was one the last song we wrote the music for. I remember sitting with [KAMELOT keyboardist] Oliver [Palotai] in Stuttgart and I had to leave the next day for Florida. I said, ‘Let’s make one more song, something fast and uptempo.’ That was the genesis for ‘Sacrimony’. Later, [new KAMELOT singer] Tommy [Karevik] laid down a killer vocal melody and it was pretty much like on the demo. Later, we invited Elize Ryd [KAMELOT touring backing vocalist] to sing on that song.”
Tommy first appeared as one of the guest singers on KAMELOT‘s very successful 2011 Pandemonium World Tour.
KAMELOT supported Finnish/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on their North American tour last summer.
KAMELOT will embark on a North American headling tour this fall. Support on the trek will come from DELAIN and EKLIPSE.
Tickets for all shows are now available at EnterTheVault.com.
Making of “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” video:
“Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)” video: