After much anticipation, modern heavy symphonic titans KAMELOT have announced the upcoming release of their most introspective, uplifting, vital release to date – their first full-length in five years – The Awakening, out March 17, 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, 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 KAMELOT has 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.”
Watch the lyric video for Opus of the Night (Ghost Requiem) below.