So, let me get this straight. While full time Serenity vocalist Georg Neuhauser was doing his musical business, Phantasma, with Delain’s Charlotte Wessels and Everon’s Oliver Philipps, he also managed to record a new Serenity album! That’s an absolutely wonderful performance, if ‘Codex Atlanticus’ proves to be at least as good as his side project, that is. But with his qualities, combined with those of his fellow band members, I’d reckon it won’t be far from it.
Quite recently we reviewed the new Melted Space album, which was a grotesque record with no less than seventeen guest musicians and vocalists. It didn’t make that much of a devastating impression, but the music was amazing. And now there’s Phantasma, the product of the soul of only three people. Backed up by an entire 100 page novel by Delain vocalist Charlotte Wessels, here’s ‘The Deviant Hearts’, and it’s a rollercoaster of emotions.
Kamelot’s recent line-up change has probably been one of the most shocking moments for the band’s fans. Signature vocalist Roy Khan has left gigantic shoes for Tommy Karevik to fill. This second record with Karevik behind the microphone could be a turning point in the band’s career. ‘Haven’ might even mark the beginning of a new Kamelot era.
The Symphonic metallers of Kamelot have announced the artwork and tracklist of their upcoming album.
‘Haven’ as it is called, will be released on the 5th of May in the USA and the 8th of May in Europe (and the rest of the world). It will be released through Napalm Records in a standard edition and a deluxe edition, containing instrumental and orchestral versions of the songs.
After ‘Silverthorn’ this will be the first album completely written with the new vocalist Tommy Karevik in mind. Also Aliza White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain) will be present as guest musicians.
Click here for the Kamelot website.
HAVEN Track Listing:
- Fallen Star
- Citizen Zero
- Veil of Elysium
- Under Grey Skies
- My Therapy
- End of Innocence
- Beautiful Apocalypse
- Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)
- Here’s To The Fall