The cover artwork for "Poetry For The Poisoned", the highly anticipated ninth studio album from American/Norwegian metallers KAMELOT, can be viewed below. The CD will be released in North America on September 14 via the band's own label, Kamelot Media Group (KMG Recordings), and in Europe on September 10 through earMUSIC/Edel. Marquee/Avalon Records will make the CD available in Japan.
"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 a mix of progressive elements, modern rock, dark arts and also power metal," states Youngblood. "It comes at a time where many people around the world are searching for something to grab on to spiritually, including myself. I recently lost my mother and to be honest it was very hard on me. So there are some melancholy moods reflected on this album."
Frontman Roy Khan assures that "Poetry for the Poisoned" will both please the band's existing following and expose the universe of KAMELOT to a whole range of new fans. "'Poetry for the Poisoned' is our longest and toughest production so far, but when I hear the result I know it was well worth the struggle," he says.
"Poetry For The Poisoned" will be 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)
"Poetry For The Poisoned" track listing:
01. The Great Pandemonium
02. If Tomorrow Came
03. Dear Editor
04. The Zodiac
05. Hunter's Season
06. House On A Hill
08. My Train Of Thoughts
09. Seal Of Woven Years
"Poetry For The Poisoned"
10. Pt. I - Incubus
11. Pt. II - So Long
12. Pt. III - All Is Over
13. Pt. IV - Dissection
14. Once Upon A Time