After much anticipation, modern heavy symphonic titans Kamelot announced the upcoming release of their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date – their first full-length in five years, “The Awakening”, out March 17th, 2023 via Napalm Records. 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.
Following the release of the album’s widely-lauded debut single, “One More Flag in the Ground” – which fans can already hear on rock radio stations across the United States – today, the band have released their operatic second single, “Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem)”, featuring Grammy nominated, soundtrack-featured cellist Tina Guo. Presented with a new lyric video, the track is an exciting thematic continuation of a story born on 2007’s “Ghost Opera” album, celebrating the healing impact music has on the human heart and mind.
Kamelot vocalist Tommy Karevik offers:
“The music of Kamelothas always carried the message of hope, light and a feeling of resolution. This story is a prime example of that. ‘Opus of the Night’ honors the traditional dark and melodic sound of the band while bringing some new and exciting elements to the table.”
photo credit: Nat Enemede