One More Flag In The Ground
Ultramodern heavy icons KAMELOT reign supreme with their highly-anticipated new studio album, The Awakening. Following millions of streams/views, decades of top-charting releases and massive international touring, new radio-ready anthem “One More Flag In The Ground” continues the band’s legacy, proving their balanced rock and metal potency and featuring additional vocal layers from JUNO Award-winning musician/producer Brian Howes.
One of the most innovative and prestigious bands in modern symphonic metal, heavy icons KAMELOT have long been the genre’s torch bearer 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, and an album Metal Hammer dubbed, “so epic it could be a film soundtrack”), and by headlining tours worldwide and delivering massive performances at top festivals around the globe.
Now, the quintet set their sights beyond formulaic confines with their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date – their first full-length in five years, 2023’s aptly titled The Awakening. The album shines as a massive and diverse offering mixing symphonic, melodic and power metal styles, yielding some of the heaviest and most-compelling tracks in KAMELOT’s history.
With crystal-clear, modern production helmed by the band and longtime producer Sascha Paeth, plus mastering by Jacob Hansen of Hansen Studios, KAMELOT’s score-like 13th studio album is accented by guest contributions from the likes of Melissa Bonny (Ad Infinitum) and renowned instrumentalists like violinist Florian Janoske and Grammy-nominated, soundtrack-featured cellist Tina Guo.
The Awakening stays true to the aural foundations fans have embraced for decades, equally-addictive outputs like the first single, “One More Flag in the Ground” – a radio-ready anthem about overcoming seemingly unbeatable illness and the mental challenges we all face, featuring additional vocal layers from JUNO Award winning musician and producer Brian Howes – showcase a band devoid of sonic stagnancy. The Awakening embraces enlivening themes that every radio listener can relate to. KAMELOT’s intense brand of ultramodern gothic and symphonic theatricality is amplified further and with more emotionality than ever on this inspiring, anticipated addition to the already-epic KAMELOT legacy.