Kamelot to return with ‘The Awakening,’ first album in five years, on March 17

Symphonic metal band Kamelot will release “The Awakening,” its first full-length in five years, on March 17, 2023, via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available here.

The band also has released the album’s first single, “One More Flag in the Ground.” Watch the music video below.

“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,” vocalist Tommy Karevik said. “Each step of healing and recovery is another flag in the ground. With every little step, one more victory won …”


With production helmed by the band and longtime producer Sascha Paeth, plus mixing and mastering by Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios, Kamelot’s score-like 13th studio album is accented by guest contributions from Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum) and instrumentalists such asviolinist Florian Janoske and Grammy nominated, soundtrack-featured cellist Tina Guo.

Guitarist Thomas Youngblood said: “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 Kemlot fans and also reaches beyond borders to new metal and hard rock legions.”

“The Awakening” track list:

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
  • 48p 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 tour dates:

Awaken the World Tour Europe – Part 1
with 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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