A new teaser for "Haven", the forthcoming album from American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT, can be seen below. The CD will be made available on May 5 in North America and May 8 in the rest of the world (excluding Asia) via Napalm Records as part of an exclusive licensing deal through the band's Kamelot Music LLC.
"Haven" track listing:
01. Fallen Star 02. Insomnia 03. Citizen Zero 04. Veil Of Elysium 05. Under Grey Skies 06. My Therapy 07. Ecclesia 08. End Of Innocence 09. Beautiful Apocalypse 10. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) 11. Here's To The Fall 12. Revolution 13. Haven
Exclusive bonus CD track listing (available only with the limited mediabook and deluxe earbook):
01. End Of Innocence (Piano Version) 02. Veil Of Elysium (Acoustic Version) 03. Fallen Star (Orchestral Version) 04. Here's To The Fall (Orchestral Version) 05. My Therapy (Orchestral Version) 06. Fallen Star (Instrumental) 07. Insomnia (Instrumental) 08. Citizen Zero (Instrumental) 09. Veil Of Elysium (Instrumental) 10. Under Grey Skies (Instrumental) 11. My Therapy (Instrumental) 12. End Of Innocence (Instrumental) 13. Beautiful Apocalypse (Instrumental) 14. Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) (Instrumental) 15. Revolution (Instrumental)
Speaking to RAMzine at this year's Hammerfest, which took place last month at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park, Pwllheli , Gwynedd, North Wales, KAMELOT singer Tommy Karevik stated about "Haven": "I think it's even more diverse than the previous album [2012's 'Silverthorn']; it is, actually, more diverse. We went a little bit for that — to have this wide spectrum of different feels; not only bombastic stuff, but also melancholic, dark, slower stuff, even faster stuff, more aggressive stuff. So it's a really good… It's like a plethora of everything, which is really cool. We've got some really cool responses from the album so far."
Asked whether "Haven" has a lyrical theme, Tommy responded: "At first, we didn't go for some kind of theme; it just happened, in a way, when we started writing and started looking at what we had, gathering the lyrics together and everything. Everything just fell into one basket, so to speak. Actually, it's about… It's not a theme like 'Silverthorn' was; it's a more loosely based theme, but it's about this topic… the world. We're a little bit reflecting on what we are doing in this world right now. Everyone's looking down at their phones and doing social media instead of talking to each other, and everyone's hunting for this perfect life, this perfection. And everything you post is about how good, perfect you are… everything. You don't get reality, actually. You get a fake picture of reality, which doesn't… People just feel bad and get stressed over it and stuff like that. So that's one thing of it; the overall stress of today. But that also translated into a little bit of a futuristic feel, you know. So I'm pretty happy with everything so far, and I just hope that people are gonna love it as much as we do."
KAMELOT recently spent time in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic (MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, HAMMERFALL, TYPE O NEGATIVE, SYMPHONY X) filming a video for an as-yet-undisclosed song from "Haven".
Produced by Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen, "Haven" is a massive album that is sure to please critics and fans alike. Guest musicians on the CD include Alissa White-Gluz (ARCH ENEMY), Troy Donockley (NIGHTWISH) and Charlotte Wessels (DELAIN). The breathtaking cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann and additional art/layout was done by Gustavo Sazes.
Following the release of "Haven", KAMELOT will embark on a massive world tour, starting with North America in April/May, followed by European shows in the summer and with the "Haven" European tour in September/October.