KAMELOT Reveals Enchanting Music Video for New Track "New Babylon", Featuring Melissa Bonny!

  Van Muylem    26 mei 2023

Modern heavy symphonic metal leaders KAMELOT recently released their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date - their first full-length in five years, The Awakening. The album, which debuted at #2 on the US Current Hard Music Albums chart and #27 on the Current Album Sales chart, connected with fans and critics alike - touted by many as the best late-era KAMELOT release to date!

The band is thrilled to reveal an exciting new live music video for the new fan-favorite anthem "New Babylon", featuring none other than the enchanting Melissa Bonny (Ad InfinitumThe Dark Side Of The Moon). The new video features high quality live footage from the band's recent European tour, adding an electrifying touch to the track's already massive sound.

KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood states:

"Melissa Bonny joined us on this new album and massive tour, and she has been amazing to say the least. We are really excited to have her in this new video and also on the upcoming tour in North America!"

This new video arrives on the heels of KAMELOT's recent announcement of their 2023 "Awaken The World" North American headline tour, featuring special guests Battle Beast and additional support from labelmates Xandria! The tour kicks off in Silver Spring, MD on August 17, visiting several major cities in the US and Canada before coming to an end on September 9 in Orlando, FL. Tickets are on sale now, so visit the official KAMELOT website or local venue websites for tickets and more information.

See below for all current KAMELOT performance dates!



Spring/Summer Festivals:

June 8th - Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival

December 1st - Mexico City, MX @ Life After Death Horror Festival

"Awaken The World" North American Headline Tour Dates

w/ Special Guests Battle Beast

+ Additional Support from Xandria

August 17th - Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore

August 18th - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

August 19th - New York, NY @ Webster Hall

August 21st - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre

August 22nd - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House

August 24th - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theater

August 25th - Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater

August 26th - Kansas City, MO @ The Truman

August 27th - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

August 30th - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

September 1st - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

September 2nd - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern

September 3rd - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren

September 5th - Houston, TX @ House of Blues

September 6th - Dallas, TX @ The Echo Lounge & Music Hall

September 8th - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage (ProgPower USA) - SOLD OUT! *KAMELOT ONLY

September 9th - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live

The Awakening enters the KAMELOT legacy as their most massive and diverse offering yet - mixing symphonic, gothic, melodic, progressive and power metal styles while yielding some of the heaviest tracks in the band's history. Having reigned supreme with the release of internationally top-charting melodic metal pinnacles such as The Fourth Legacy (1999), The Black Halo (2005), Silverthorn (2012), Haven (2015, #1 US Hard Rock Albums), and most recently 2018’s acclaimed The Shadow Theory (#2 US Hard Music Albums), KAMELOT’s intense brand of ultramodern gothic and symphonic theatricality is amplified further and with more emotionality than ever on The Awakening.

Showcasing the incomparable, stage-seasoned vocal acrobatics of Tommy Karevik and increasingly airtight, renowned technical teamwork of guitarist Thomas Youngblood, drummer Alex Landenburg, keyboardist Oliver Palotai and bassist Sean Tibbetts, KAMELOT’s score-like 13th studio album is accented by guest contributions from the likes of Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum) and renowned instrumentalists like violinist Florian Janoske and cellist Tina Guo.

The Awakening features crystal clear modern production helmed by the band and longtime producer Sascha Paeth, plus mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios.

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)


Tommy Karevik - Vocals

Thomas Youngblood - Guitars

Oliver Palotai - Keyboards

Sean Tibbetts - Bass

Alex Landenburg - Drums

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