Kamelot, ‘Pandemonium’ — Video Premiere
Claws, machines and serpentine bodies existing in some kind of ‘Lord of The Rings’ underworld for orcs — this is the visual feast of ‘Pandemonium.’ But if any of this is a surprise, then you haven’t been paying attention to the celebratory dark arts and power metal of Kamelot over the past 19 years.
Made under the watchful eye of Swedish director Owe Lingvall, ‘Pandemonium’ is the first video from the band’s long-awaited ninth album, ‘Poetry for the Poisoned,’ and Noisecreep is overjoyed to be premiering this haunting video.
Being promised as Kamelot’s most versatile album yet, ‘Poetry for the Poisoned,’ began with the band writing while in the remote woods of Norway, concluding in Germany where it was recorded. According to the band, there are “melancholy moods” intertwined within the album’s upheaval of riffs.
The new record also boasts a myriad of guests, including Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind), Simone Simons (Epica), Björn ‘Speed’ Strid (Soilwork) and Jon Oliva (Savatage, Jon Oliva’s Pain).
‘Poetry for the Poisoned’ is due out Sept. 14, and Kamelot will take to their first U.S. tour in two years beginning Sept. 8.