One of the most innovative and prestigious bands in modern symphonic metal, heavy icons KAMELOT are thrilled to announce the upcoming release of their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date – their first full-length in five years, 2023’s aptly titled The Awakening, out March 17, 2023 via Napalm Records.
Having reigned supreme with the release of internationally top-charting melodic metal pinnacles such as The Fourth Legacy (1999), The Black Halo (2005), Silverthorn (2012), Haven (2015, #1 US Hard Rock Albums), and most recently 2018’s acclaimed The Shadow Theory (#2 US Hard Music Albums), 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.
Today, alongside the announcement of The Awakening, KAMELOT have gifted fans with the first single from the album – the unforgettably huge, radio-ready anthem “One More Flag in the Ground”. The track proves the band’s unwavering skill of balancing rock and metal potency, and explores important lyrical themes of fighting physical or mental disease, illness or strife.
KAMELOT vocalist Tommy Karevik offers: “The main focus on this video and song was to have a metaphor for the struggles of fighting disease or illness, whether it being physical or mental. Each step of healing and recovery is another Flag in the Ground. With every little step, one more victory won…”