KAMELOT have announced the following European tour dates for November in support of their latest disc, Silverthorn:
3 – Cologne, Germany – Essigfabrik
6 – Tampere, Finland – Pakkahuone
7 – Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi
8 – Stockholm, Sweden – Klubben
9 – Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
11 – Hamburg, Germany – Knust
12 – Bochum, Germany – Matrix
13 – Genk, Belgium – Rondpunt
15 – Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
16 – Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
17 – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
18 – Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
19 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
21 – Trieste, Italy – Teatro Miela
22 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic
23 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Winter Masters of Rock Festival
Kamleot will also be touring North America this fall in support of Silverthorn. DELAIN and EKLIPSE will be opening all shows.
“We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, this tour will be something very special,” adds Kamelot’s Thomas Youngblood.
On a recent Kamelot European Tour, Delain proved to be a great addition as special guests, Delain’s Charlotte Wessels added: “It has been way too long since our last tour with our friends in Kamelot! We’re hugely looking forward to joining them on tour this fall, and we’re hugely looking forward to meeting YOU on the road rocking the US!”
In addition to Delain comes the German quartet Eklipse, whose unique style and musical approach rounds out a very diverse and stunning line-up.
For fans hoping to get a little more involved, the band will be offering up VIP packages at several of the tour stops. The VIP experience includes early entry to the show, a meet and greet with the band and an autographed commemorative poster.
Kamelot North American headline tour with Delain and Eklipse:
2 – Columbus, OH – Al Rosa Villa
3 – Baltimore, MD – 2 Soundstage
5 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero
6 – New York, NY – Stage 48
7 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
8 – Montreal, PQ – Club Soda
10 – Toronto, ON – Opera House
12 – Chicago, IL – Mojoe’s
13 – Kansas City, KS – Granada Theater
14 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
15 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue
17 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
18 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
20 – San Francisco, CA – Slims
21 – Anaheim, CA – The Grove
22 – Phoenix, AZ – Joe’s Grotto
24 – Dallas, TX – Trees
25 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
27 – Louisville, KY – Diamonds
28 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
29 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
The music video for KILL (Those Who Oppose Me) has got well over 40K views, that’s pretty damn awesome! A huge thanks goes to all of you, hope you’ve enjoyed it! Remember to share it and tell others about LOST SOCIETY! Have a thrashing weekend and blast out some Lost Society!
“Fast Loud Death” will be released on March 15 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (FINNTROLL, SONATA ARCTICA, OMNIUM GATHERUM) in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (AMORPHIS, ENSIFERUM, LORDI) and it features cover artwork by Ed Repka (MEGADETH, DEATH, SANCTUARY, VENOM).
The album’s first single, “Trash All Over You” — a song that perfectly captures what LOST SOCIETY are all about: speed, toughness and huge fun — is available to stream and download below.
Comments LOST SOCIETY vocalist/guitarist Samy Elbanna: “Many people have asked us why we misspelled the song title. We always give the same answer: It’s not about the thrash genre, but depicts how the whole world is collapsing on you. All the problems in the world seem to pile up and you get trashed all over. The song carries the feeling of being mad at everything and everyone at the same time — it’s something we all can relate to.”
Regarding the album artwork, Elbanna said: “When we heard that the one and only Ed Repka would be responsible for the album art, we were thrilled, as he created some of the most killer album covers of all times! The result looks absolutely amazing and truly captures the album’s theme — a bus full of crazy people who blew it up big time!”
Added Repka: “This was a lot of work but a fun project, since both the band and the label were great to work with and very receptive to my input. LOST SOCIETY‘s comical concept of their tour bus leaving a town destroyed was cool, but to make it even more crazy, I added the pop-culture ‘monster in car’ aspect, giving the whole image a distinct, aggressive presence. Another tongue-in-cheek metal masterpiece is born!”
“Fast Loud Death” will be available as a limited digipak, deluxe digital download via iTunes and black vinyl in gatefold, all of them including two bonus tracks. Moreover, a limited digipak plus a t-shirt bundle as well as a limited blue-transparent 2LP in gatefold will be exclusively available via the Nuclear Blast mail order. Pre-order your copy now at this location.
“Fast Loud Death” track listing:
02. Trash All Over You
04. KILL (Those Who Oppose Me)
05. Bitch, Out’ My Way
06. Fast Loud Death
07. Lead Through The Head
08. Diary Of A Thrashman
09. Toxic Avenger
10. This Is Me
11. Braindead Metalhead
12. Piss Out My Ass
13. Fatal Anoxia
14. Escape From Delirium
15. I Stole Your Love (KISS cover song)
Founded in early 2010 by thrash/speed metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna in the Finnish town of Jyväskylä, LOST SOCIETY played a number of gigs around Finland before taking part in the world-renowned GBOB (Global Battle Of the Bands). After winning the preliminary round in their hometown, they were invited to the finals held in Helsinki, where they prevailed over 13 other contestants. The grand finals of GBOB 2012 took place at The Scala in London on December 9, 2012 and featured 18 bands from all over the world, including LOST SOCIETY.
LOST SOCIETY is:
Samy Elbanna – Vocals, Guitar
Arttu Lesonen – Guitar
Mirko Lehtinen – Bass
Ossi Paananen – Drums
Thrash Destruction was recorded in the band’s new rehearsal space in Jyväskylä. Producing, mixing and engineering was Tero Kangasmaa. Studio57 did the mastering. The album artwork can be seen below:
Thrash Destruction tracklisting:
‘Into The Fire’
‘Satanic Black Magic’
‘Deathrash Till Death’
‘Slay Them All’
Pre-Order worldwide at this location.
Listen to ‘Into The Fire’ and ‘Alcoholic Madness’ below:
Vocalist/bassist Ilkka Sepponen states: “After the debut our second guitarist left the band. Once the new one was found our bass player decided to depart. Well, for a while we just had fun and trained the new songs. Pretty soon it was clear that I should take the bass. With the four of us the band emerged anew and I really feel that this is our real debut. It reeks of beer and havoc as does our rehearsals and gigs!”
My Funeral lineup:
Ilkka Sepponen – Vocals/Bass
Joonas Kiviniemi – Guitars
Aku Korhonen – Guitars
Hannu Sivusuo – Drums
More on My Funeral at this location.