American melodic metallers KAMELOT will kick off their next European headlining tour in November in The Netherlands.
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.
KAMELOT is now busy working on new songs and continuing to review audition videos from potential new singes.
“We are getting real close to making a choice,” states KAMELOT bassist Sean Tibbetts.
“There are some amazingly talented singers out there.
“We are taking our time on this.
“The vocals for the new album will be done last, like always. So there is no rush to make the decision now.”
KAMELOT will return to Gate Studio in Wolfsburg, Germany later this month with Sascha Paeth producing, to begin recording its new album. The production is expected to be several months long and will include special guests, orchestra arrangements and much more.
“The new songs are really coming along great — lots of variation, melody and energy,” says Youngblood.
Lione stated in a 2011 interview that he would “would love” to join KAMELOT permanently. He said, “The KAMELOT songs are great, I really like the style and Khan is probably one of the few singers that I like. So, of course, I would consider that!!! But first let’s do the North American [tour]. Then if they will ask me, I’ll be more than happy to join the band permanently.”
He added, “Since the first time we met and played together, we had a very good feeling. Everything was easy and natural like we knew each other for years and everybody who saw the band in South America or Europe said we did great shows. I’m happy for the guys and the fans, so let’s see what the future will bring for us. Never say never.”
“Necropolis”, the new video from KAMELOT, can be seen below. The song comes off the band’s latest album, “Poetry For The Poisoned”, which sold around 6,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD was released in North America on September 14, 2010 via the group’s own label, Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings), and in Europe on September 10 through earMUSIC/Edel. Marquee/Avalon Records made the CD available in Japan.
Commented KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood: “With this video, we gave [director] Owe [Lingvall of Village Road Film] free rein to create something unique and visually stunning. Him and his team did a fantastic job! Here you have ‘Necropolis’!”