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Kamelot’s Casey Grillo Relinquishes The Drum Throne!

Sigh. While Philadelphia is singing and destroying stuff based on yesterdays Super Bowl LII win, the Metal fans of the world are as sad as those of the New England Patriots as the news about drummer Casey Grillo departing the mighty Kamelot begins to make the rounds. I’ve culled the bands official statement from their resources and share it with you below. Check it out.

“Dear Kamelotians,

The forthcoming release of The Shadow Theory will mark another chapter in the band’s illustrious career. Coming off of the success of Haven, the band has stepped up their game even more on this new album and the massive tour planned for 2018/2019. Casey is off to new endeavors! Prior to the recent final recordings, long-time drummer Casey Grillo informed the band that he had made the difficult decision to pursue other music and touring opportunities, in addition to the desire to focus more time on his drumhead company.

“Casey has been my friend and colleague for nearly 20 years. We have seen and done a lot together both in and outside of Kamelot. As his friends, the band and I respect his decision. I’m sure that we will all still be hanging out together when we have down time.” adds Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood (Official).

In a letter regarding his departure, Casey states: “First and foremost I would like to thank all of the Kamelot fans around the world for your support during my time with the band. It has afforded me the opportunity to travel the globe, meet the most amazing people, experience so many cultures, and to share some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Between the various other musical endeavors I am involved with, along with my rapidly growing business DrumStatic.com, it really just became evident it was time for me to explore and focus on these new opportunities without compromising the exclusivity Kamelot needs and deserves.”
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Kamelot Team-up with Knife Fight Media To Re-release Classic Albums

Hey there readers, we’ve recently received some super cool news about the mighty Kamelot, and this is a band that is high on our approval charts which you probably know if you’ve perused this website for any amount of time. Take a look at the official press and I will return at the close.

The Press Release:
Knife Fight Media in association with Kamelot Music is excited to announce another fantastic title has returned to the Kamelot Music catalogue. The band¹s Amazing concept album ³Silverthorn² will be re- released worldwide on all digital platforms on SEPTEMBER 15th 2017.

“Silverthorn” was the band¹s 10th studio album, It is the first album to feature Tommy Karevik as the lead singer (first album since Roy Khan¹s departure) and their third concept album after Epica (2003) and The Black Halo (2005). The concept and story are original, and features a 19th-century little girl named Jolee, who dies in a tragic accident witnessed by her twin brothers. The story deals with how the girl’s affluent family handles the tragic event, leading to cover-ups, secrets, and betrayal. The cover by Stefan Heilemann shows Jolee, the main character and angel of afterlife, as an adult.

This current special edition release will feature all songs combined on the original album release as well as the bonus tracks from the limited edition.
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Kamelot Announces 2018 North American Headlining Tour

As it’s only the first week of June, I’m not too crazy about discussing things that are going to happen in 2018 – Especially a full ten months away but I’m certainly going to make an exception when it comes to our friends in the mighty Kamelot. Long time readers know how we’ve been covering the band since their very first NYC appearance and this press release outlines their returning tour plans. I’ll return at the close. Here we go.

The Press Release:
KAMELOT NORTH AMERICAN NATION! After tours around the globe, Kamelot will return to North American in April/May 2018 to support their upcoming release on Napalm Records. This tour and album is the follow-up to the band’s highest charting album worldwide “Haven” (#1 BILLBOARD HARD ROCK CHARTS). The new offering will be released in early 2018 and the first tour of the release will hit the United States and Canada, bringing their biggest production and package in the band’s history! The tour will venture North and into Canada before extending through the Midwest, ultimately reaching the West Coast before circling back to the South, capping it off with a huge Orlando and Fort Lauderdale finale!
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Kamelot Kicks of Second Leg of North American Haven Tour In November

Logo - Kamelot

Alright readers you most likely knew this was coming but if you didn’t I am happy to share with you the recent press release that shared the information about the mighty Kamelot returning to our shores for the second wave of their “Haven” world tour. I’ve added that below the tour poster and then shall return with some closing thoughts. Here we go.

Tour - Kamelot - NA 2015 Part 2

The Press Release:
Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT released their new album Haven last earlier this year (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band’s KAMELOT MUSIC LLC. Haven is available for purchase at the Napalm Records Webstore. Fresh off a successful European headline tour, KAMELOT are ready to storm North America again alongside special guests Dragonforce. The tour begins November 13th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wraps up December 12th in Tampa, FL. A brand new trailer for the tour can be viewed below.
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Kamelot Announces 2015 North American Tour w Dragonforce

Kamelot has been keeping their fans in the know in terms of the progress with their upcoming album and in addition to this they have unveiled a North American Tour with the Supersonic Power Metal band Dragonforce. Check out the poster and the dates below, and then I’ll close up with some thoughts.

Tour - Kamelot - 2015

The Tour Dates:
Apr 27 ’15: Baltimore MD @ Soundstage
Apr 28 ’15: Philadelphia PA @ The Trocadero
Apr 29 ’15: NYC NY @ Webster Hall
May 1 ’15: Worcester MA @ The Palladium
May 2 ’15: Montreal QUE @ Metropolis
May 3 ’15: Toronto ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
May 5 ’15: Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall
May 6 ’15: Joliet Il @ Mojoes
May 7 ’15: Minn Mn @ Mill City Nights
May 9 ’15: Winnipeg MB @ Garrick Centre
May 10 ’15: Saskatoon SK @ Louis Pub
May 11 ’15: Calgary AB @ MacEwan Hall Ballroom
May 12 ’15: Edmonton AB @ Union Hall
May 14 ’15: San Francisco CA @ The Regency Ballroom Regency Center
May 15 ’15: Anaheim CA @ The Grove
May 16 ’15: Tempe Az @ Marquee Theatre
May 18 ’15: Denver CO @ Ogden Theater
May 20 ’15: Austin TX @ Emos
May 22 ’15: Birmingham AL @ Iron City Live
May 22 ’15: New Orleans LA @ New Orleans Civic Theatre
May 23 ’15: Lake Buena Vista FL @ House of Blues
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