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Kamelot Announce Their First New Album in Five Years, Drop Single “One More Flag in the Ground”


Symphonic metal band Kamelot have been teasing some new material for a few days now, and today they’ve finally let loose their latest release, with a new single titled “One More Flag in the Ground” to herald a brand new album coming out on March 17 titled The Awakening.

The new album will be released via Napalm Records and is the band’s first studio effort since their 2018 release The Shadow Theory. With a focus on continuing the band’s gothic, progressive, symphonic, and power metal sound, guitarist Thomas Youngblood said the new album was going to cover all of the band’s bases.

“With The Awakening, we have one of our most diverse albums in years. We’ve fused elements from progressive, power and gothic metal to symphonic and melodic metal on this one. Working with incredible guest artists from around the music industry and having producer Sascha Paeth and Jacob Hansen mixing gave us another step up on overall sound. This album offers everything to Kamelot fans and also reaches beyond borders to new metal and hard rock legions.”

As for the single and accompanying music video, vocalist Tommy Karevik suggested that both focused on fighting for your health. Which is pretty apropos, given the fact that we’re all still going through a major pandemic.

“The main focus on this video and song was to have a metaphor for the struggles of fighting disease or illness, whether it being physical or mental. Each step of healing and recovery is another Flag in the Ground. With every little step, one more victory won…”

You can check out the single and video below, as well as a tracklising for the new album and tour dates so you can catch Kamelot live.

The Awakening tracklisting:

1. Overture (Intro)
2. The Great Divide
3. Eventide
4. One More Flag in the Ground
5. Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem)
6. Midsummer’s Eve
7. Bloodmoon
8. NightSky
9. The Looking Glass
10. New Babylon
11. Willow
12. My Pantheon (Forevermore)
13. Ephemera (Outro)

The Awakening will be available in the following formats:

  • Digital Album
  • CD Digipak
  • CD Digipak + Shirt Bundle – Napalm Records exclusive
  • 2-LP Gatefold Vinyl Black
  • 2-LP Gatefold Vinyl in Splatter Red + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (European webstore), limited to 500
  • 2-LP Gatefold in Marbled White + Black – Napalm Records exclusive (North American webstore), limited to 300
  • 48 page Earbook with 7” Vinyl Single – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 500
  • Wooden Boxset with Envelope Opener, Flag, Patch and Band Postcard – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 1000
  • Music Cassette – Napalm Records exclusive, limited to 100
Kamelot Announce Their First New Album in Five Years, Drop Single “One More Flag in the Ground”

Kamelot Awaken the World Tour Europe – Part 1:
w/ special guests Myrath, Eleine, League of Distortion
Mar 12, 2023 – Pratteln, CH / Z7
Mar 13, 2023 – Lille, FR / Splendid
Mar 14, 2023 – Paris, FR / Elysee Montmartre
Mar 17, 2023 – Cologne, DE / Essigfabrik
Mar 18, 2023 – Den Bosch, NL / Mainstage
Mar 19, 2023 – Brussels, BE / La Madeleine
Mar 21, 2023 – Hamburg, DE / Gruenspan
Mar 22, 2023 – Roskilde, DK / Gimle
Mar 24, 2023 – Oslo, NO / Sentrum Scene
Mar 25, 2023 – Gothenburg, SE / Trädgårn
Mar 26, 2023 – Stockholm, SE / Berns
Mar 29, 2023 – Helsinki, FI / Vanha Ylioppilastalo
Mar 31, 2023 – Tampere, FI / Pakkahuone
Apr 1, 2023 – Oulu, FI / Tapahtumakeskus Tullisali
Apr 3, 2023 – Tallinn, EE / Helitehas
Apr 4, 2023 – Rīga, LV / Melnā Piektdiena
Apr 6, 2023 – Warsaw, PL / Progresja
Apr 7, 2023 – Prague, CZ / Meet Factory
Apr 8, 2023 – Budapest, HU / Barba Negra

Spring/Summer Festivals:
May 4, 2023 – Karmøygeddon Metal Festival, NO – Headlining
Sep 8, 2023 – ProgPower USA XXII, USA – Headlining

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