"Poetry For The Poisoned", the ninth studio album from American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT, sold around 6,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 74 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released in North America on September 14 via the group's own label, Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings),and in Europe on September 10 through earMUSIC/Edel. Marquee/Avalon Records made the CD available in Japan.
Recordings took place in the familiar Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany with producers Sascha Paeth and Miro. Additional tracking also took place in Tampa, Florida as well as various studios in Sweden, Greece and the U.S.
"Poetry for the Poisoned" features guest appearances by Simone Simons (EPICA),Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND),Björn "Speed" Strid (SOILWORK) and Jon Oliva (SAVATAGE, JON OLIVA'S PAIN). The artwork was created by many great artists, including Seth Siro Anton, Natalie Shau and Michal Loranc.
"Poetry For The Poisoned" is available in three versions:
* Regular CD edition
* Digipak CD with bonus DVD
* Two-LP gatefold vinyl edition
DVD bonus material:
* "The Great Pandemonium" video
* Exclusive and in-depth interviews with each KAMELOT member
* "Pick and Play" for the song "The Great Pandemonium"
* "Poetry For The Poisoned" background images
* Exclusive video footage from Norway Rock festival 2010
* Bonus song "House On A Hill" (uncut version)
KAMELOT recently tapped Swedish director Owe Lingvall of Village Road Films for the video shoot and production of the song "The Great Pandemonium".
KAMELOT was forced to cancel its previously announced North American tour after the band's vocalist, Roy Khan (full name: Roy Sætre Khantatat, was taken ill. The trek was scheduled to kick off on September 8 at the House Of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida with support from LEAVES' EYES and BLACKGUARD.
Roy Khan - Vocals
Thomas Youngblood - Guitar
Casey Grillo - Drums
Oliver Palotai - Keyboards
Sean Tibbets - Bass