KAMELOT's new album, "The Black Halo", will be released in Japan on February 16 and will include two bonus tracks ("Epilogue" and "Soul Society" radio edit),according to the group's management. The European version, which is scheduled to it stores on March 14, will be a limited-edition digipak with two additional bonus cuts ("The Haunting" radio edit and "March of Mephisto" radio edit). The CD is scheduled for release in North America on March 15 via SPV Records.
"The Black Halo", which was recently named Album of the Month by the writers of Burrn! (Japan's biggest and most respected metal magazine),was produced by Sascha Paeth and Miro at Gate and Pathway studios in Germany. Guest musicians on the album include Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR),Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS),Simone Simons (EPICA),Mari (MASQUERAID),as well as the KAMELOT choir, featuring Herbie Langhans (SEVENTH AVENUE),Amanda Somerville-Scharf, Miro, Gerit Göbel, Thomas Rettke (HEAVEN'S GATE) and Elisabeth Kjaernes, among others.