"Everyone carries a Shadow and the less it is personified (manifested), the blacker it is."
“We are all prisoners of our own creations” states Kamelot’s founder Thomas Youngblood. Referring to today’s technology, AI, and the future of whats to come for the human race.
Kamelot’s illustrious career has been an anomaly in a sea of here today gone tomorrow acts. Replying on incredible strong songwriting, incrediblevisuals and live performances that has set the bar for many bands in the music scene today.
12 Months of long days and nights in Germany, Florida and Sweden have finally paid off on an album the band says was geared toward a modern sound that mixing…..
Kamelot have long been among the most prestigious and innovative acts in the history of the rock and metal genre. Their blend of melodic metal, progressive influences and doom/gothic metal references has ensured that albums such as The Fourth Legacy (1999), Karma (2001) and The BlackHalo (2005) turned into absolute masterpieces. Their 2015 release Haven not only established a new generation of fans for the band, but also took the group to more countries and cities than ever. Thanks to lots of sold-out shows, most successful tour of their career to date.
In late 2016 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Haven. Haven debut #1 on the Billboard Music charts and was the highest overall charting release for the band in nearly all countries. The new album titled THE SHADOW THEORY will make Kamelot history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC and will showcase Kamelot at yet another level, both in terms of production and visual artistry.
It's time to step into the dystopic and psychological world of The Shadow Theory. The new album features all the signature elements of Kamelot but the band steps out to add new and industrial elements along with bringing some amazing emotions that harken to the band's earlier days. Kamelot’s artsy music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization.
“The Shadow Theory album is a psychological journey through the complexity of the Human Mind. We are subjected to stimuli constantly through media, technology, social experiments and AI. Can we still be social creatures in the near future? The Shadow Theory is an album that is mixing many worlds, giving the listener an Escape within our own realities. This album was written and recorded over the entire year and we are really proud of the song elements and diversity on The Shadow Theory” adds guitarist Thomas Youngblood. “Quote here…….…” states vocalist Tommy Karevik.
"I think our future is more exciting than ever, and more frightening than ever. I hear this ambiguity in many songs on this album. Also, orchestrating the album, I mixed traditional orchestra with hybrid and synth sounds more than on any album before to reflect this." Kamelot's Oliver Palotai tells us.
Produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen, The Shadow Theory is a huge and massive album that is sure to please critics and fans alike. Additional guests include Lauren Hart (Once Human), Jennifer Haben (Beyond The Black) and Oliver Hartmann (Avantasia). The amazing and cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann.
Following the release of The Shadow Theory, Kamelot will embarque on a massive World Tour, starting with North America in April/May 2018 followed by European shows in the Summer 2018and with The Shadow Theory European Tour in September/October 2018 the band will return to Europe for their biggest headliner tour to date.
No doubt about it: 2018 will turn into yet another Kamelot year!