MARCH 29, 2017 | FRANKFURT MUSIKMESSE 2017
Oliver Palotai will be at Musikmesse Frankfurt on Friday, April 7 to unveil some of his very own production tips in Cubase. Come to the Steinberg stage in the Portalhaus at 2 PM CEST to catch Oliver live on stage or watch the live feed on our Facebook page.

 

SEPTEMBER 04, 2016 | HAVEN EUROPE TOUR 2016 PART III
Kamelot will return to Europe this fall for their final Haven EU Tour! The first show will be on October 12th in Bratislava, Slovakia and continue throughout parts of Europe including first time cities like Lisbon, Portugal and Bucharest, Romania. Also added to the tour is Kamelot's return to Spain, after a 4 year hiatus. Joining KAMELOT on this final HAVEN EU TOUR will be Melodic Metallers from Germany AEVERIUM and from Norway the band WILHEM.

 

JUNE 14, 2016 | MODERN METAL: METAL-WORKSHOP FÜR SÄNGER UND INSTRUMENTALISTEN
Beim ersten Metal-Workshop der SMTT am 25. Juni 2016 (10 bis 16 Uhr) geht es um die heftigsten Spielarten der Musik, um Metalcore, Djent, Techmetal etc. im Stile von Meshuggah, Opeth, Dimmu Borgir, Periphery und anderen Meistern ihres Fachs. Oliver Palotai (u.a. Musiker bei der Progressive Metal-Combo Kamelot und seinem eigenen Psychedelic Death-Projekt "The Elderkin") wird mit den Teilnehmern mehrere Stücke erarbeiten und die technischen und theoretischen Herausforderungen umfangreich besprechen. Erarbeitet werden 2-3 Stücke mit steigendem Schwierigkeitsgrad, die speziellfür diesen Workshop geschrieben wurden.
Der Workshop ist für Gitarristen, Bassisten, Sänger (ebenso Grunter, Growler & Screamer), Schlagzeuger und Keyboarder geeignet. Voraussetzung sind grundlegende Kenntnisse im Bereich Rock & Metal - wer sich unsicher bezüglich des eigenen Levels ist, kann sich gerne im Vorfeld mit Oliver Palotai austauschen (eMail an musika@palotai.de).
Die Anmeldung findet Ihr hier.

 

MAY 06, 2016 | KAMELOT "My Therapy" NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASED
The band just returned from some exclusive European and SOLD OUT shows and they are now ready to unleash their brand new music video for the track "My Therapy" taken from their latest masterpiece Haven (2015, Napalm Records.
KAMELOT's new video "My Therapy" is intended to shine a spotlight on social anxiety that effects up to 20% of adults worldwide.

 

MARCH 19, 2016 | THE HAVEN JAPAN TOUR 2016
Kamelot will be back in Japan this May!

 

FEBRUARY 08, 2016 | HAVEN REVOLUTION TOUR 2016
Kamelot will return to Europe on their "Haven Revolution Tour 2016" this April!

 

DECEMBER 02, 2015 | HAVEN NORTHAMERICA II TOUR 2015
Oliver Palotai on Kamelot´s second US- Tour this year with the current album HAVEN!

 

OCTOBER 22, 2015 | LEAVES' EYES - KING OF KINGS
Leaves' Eyes have their new record KING OF KINGS out. For this album Oliver Palotai recorded and arranged the piano version of "The Waking Eye" with a fantastic vocal performance of Liv Kristine.

Leaves' Eyes haben ihr neues Album KING OF KINGS veröffentlicht. Oliver Palotai arrangierte und spielte die Klavierversion des Stückes "The Waking Eye" ein, mit einer großartigen Gesangsdarbietung von Liv Kristine.

 

SEPTEMBER 13, 2015 | KAMELOT "Liar Liar" NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASED
Kamelot's new video Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) featuring Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) is here! From Kamelot's new album Haven available now on Napalm/Universal/ADA.
The video takes off where Kamelot's Insomnia video ends and takes the listener into the outside environment of this dystopian world. Where the citizen is zero and only the privileged live in a lavish lifestyle. Surveillance over society is everywhere, even a fly on the wall can be the watching eyes of the Monarchy. Only a Revolution will make a change!

 

AUGUST 02, 2015 | SONS OF SEASONS PLANS FOR 2016
After a very long time finally a sign of life from me and the band. We´ve all been busy with a lot of different projects over the past years. But Sons Of Seasons has never been considered dead & buried from our side. So, we want to continue 2016, hoping to release the third album then. I can´t give you too many details yet, because Pepe Pierez and me just talked about the general outline recently. Nevertheless, with all these new experiences, we´ve re-loaded our batteries to deliver a vast and heavy Prog Metal experience.

 

JUNE 30, 2015 | DER SINDELFINGER JEDERMANN SOUNDTRACK
Die CD kann direkt bei Oliver Palotai bestellt werden: musika@palotai.de

 

MAY 01, 2015 | KAMELOT TO PLAY LOUD PARK FESTIVAL IN JAPAN!
Kamelot will perform at Loud Park Festival (Japan) in October 2015 for the 10th Anniversary of this legendary festival.

 

APRIL 26, 2015 | KAMELOT "INSOMNIA" NEW OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASED
Kamelot returns with a sci-fi inspired thriller for the song Insomnia. In a post apocalyptic world, surveillance is everywhere and over population is rampant. Deep in the underground of the Wasteland Monarchy lies the Insomnia Division, the housing for some of the chosen ones, only allowed to live in an Insomniatic state.
"Insomnia" is on Kamelot's new album Haven, due for release May 4th, 2015.

 

APRIL 26, 2015 | HAVEN NORTHAMERICA TOUR 2015
We are really pleased to announce that we'll return to the U.S. and Canada this Fall in support of new album Haven coming out May 4th, 2015. This will be our biggest North American Headliner Tour to date, so make sure to catch Kamelot near you!

 

MARCH 11, 2015 | WORKING WITH VST CONNECT PRO

 

JANUARY 22, 2015 | KAMELOT SIGNS WITH NAPALM RECORDS
Symphonic Metal Masters KAMELOT entered the studio in mid 2014 to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Silverthorn. The new album will make KAMELOT history as it will be released on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA-Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC this April/May 2015. In support of this highly anticipated release, KAMELOT will hit the road starting in March for select UK shows, followed by a massive North America Tour this Spring, with special guests DragonForce (UK). Select Summer Festivals will follow and the band returns to Europe in September/October for their biggest headliner tour to date.

"We are extremely excited about having a growing and hungry independent label like Napalm with the power of major distribution that we will get with Universal and ADA Warner" - states KAMELOT founder and guitarist Thomas Youngblood.

Thomas Caser, Vice President of Napalm Records: "Being a fan of the band since the band's Epica release it has always been a dream for me to work with KAMELOT! Finally this dream came true and we at Napalm Records are delighted and honoured to announce this signing. I foresee a bright future and we will spare no efforts to bring the band to where it deserves - the top! Watch out for the band's monumental new album this spring and witness KAMELOT & Napalm Records conquering the world in 2015!"

KAMELOT have held their own, very special position in the world of rock and heavy music: their elaborate melodic metal has always opened itself in a remarkably clever way to like-minded styles, integrating progressive elements as well as cross-references to doom/gothic metal and classical music, which have allowed their songs to define their own genre. Two of their most successful releases in particular, namely the albums Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of KAMELOT's multi-layered approach, intensity and outstanding musicality. Their last effort Silverthorn, saw the band raise this demanding standard even higher, because the album stands the test of time as a true masterpiece of grand gestures, gritty melodies and haunting atmospheres, showcasing KAMELOT at their finest.

 

SEPTEMBER 14, 2014 | NORTHAMERICA TOUR 2015
The first tour dates for 2015 are coming in! Still a while to go but worth buying the tickets as soon as possible. The early bird catches the drum sticks, right (fill in: set list, guitar pick etc. if you prefer)?
A new album, new colours, new sounds, and I might even wear a new jacket live. Anyway: It will be massive! Can somebody please speed up the time?

 

SEPTEMBER 03, 2014 | LIVE SHOWS AND SONGWRITING
I just returned from our two Kamelot gigs in Belgium and The Netherlands. Was about time to feel some live action with Tommy, Casey, Sean and Thomas again after a long break. Especially with an acoustic guitar in my hands, to play "Welcome Home" and "Karma". Could be something to include in the upcoming tours 2015!

Before that Thomas and I unleashed some creative energy here at my studios, the Palosphere Studios, where I usually produce, mix and orchestrate for other bands (and my own stuff as well, needless to say). Now I can´t wait to hear some of Tommy's vocal ideas on it! It will be his second record now with Kamelot, and he is deeper into the groove by now. So expect some great new songs coming up next year! In the meantime I bury myself behind my instruments and proceed refining some song parts.

 

APRIL 29, 2014 | EXCLUSIVE NORWEGIAN APPEARANCE!
Kamelot are happy to announce an exclusive live show in Trondheim, Norway next June 7th at Byscenen. Special guests are Tellus Requiem and Divided Multitude.

Get your tickets now! Ticket Link for Trondheim

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2014 | SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL 2014
Kamelot has been confirmed for Sweden Rock 2014, on Friday, June 6th, along with Black Sabbath and Megadeth. Oliver Palotai returns for the third time to one of Scandinavia's greatest festivals!

Kamelot wurde für Sweden Rock 2014 bestätigt, Freitag der 6. Juni, zusammen mit Black Sabbath und Megadeth. Oliver Palotai wird damit zum dritten Mal auf einem von Skandinaviens großartigsten Festivals spielen!

 

NOVEMBER 01, 2013 | EPICA "RETROSPECT" DVD
EPICA releases their stunning DVD recording of the Retrospect Show very soon! You can pre- order now. The box set contains 5 DVDs, featuring the full orchestra concert. Orchestra arrangements & transcriptions were made by Coen Janssen & Oliver Palotai.

EPICA veröffentlichen demnächst die einzigartigen Aufnahmen ihrer Retrospect Show! Vorbestellungen sind bereits am Laufen. Die Box enthält 5 DVDs mit dem kompletten Symphonieorchester-Konzert. Orchesterarrangements und -transkriptionen von Coen Janssen & Oliver Palotai.

 

OCTOBER 15, 2013 | BAROQUE IS BACK VOL. I
The music collection "Baroque is back Vol. I" is now available at music publisher & shop Raisch (www.musikverlag-raisch.de). It is a great sheet music collection for brass and woodwinds with innovatively arranged hits of the baroque. Included is a Play Along CD for all instruments. Piano arranged by Oliver Palotai.

Im Musikverlag Raisch (www.musikverlag-raisch.de) ist jetzt der Notenband "Baroque is back Vol. I" erschienen, ein großartiger Übungsband für Blech- und Holzbläser mit neu arrangierten Hits des Barock. Eine CD zum Mitspielen für alle Stimmen ist enthalten. Die Klavierbegleitung wurde von Oliver Palotai arrangiert.

 

OCTOBER 14, 2013 | KAMELOT EUROPEAN TOUR 2013
From 03.11. until 23.11.2013 Oliver Palotai is touring Europe again with KAMELOT with their current album SILVERTHORN. As support they bring ReVamp, the solo project of Nightwish`s vocalist Floor Jansen, and Tellus Requiem. More infos at www.kamelot.com.

Vom 03.11. bis 23.11.2013 tourt Oliver Palotai wieder mit KAMELOT durch Europa mit dem aktuellen Album SILVERTHORN. Als Vorgruppen sind ReVamp zu sehen, das Soloprojekt von Nightwishs Sängerin Floor Jansen, und Tellus Requiem. Mehr Infos auf www.kamelot.com.

 

AUGUST 11, 2013 | KAMELOT NORTH AMERICA TOUR 2013
Dear Fans & Friends,
this September KAMELOT will bring the SILVERTHORN TOUR 2013 to North America! It will be a big Metal party, with our friends Delain and EKLIPSE.

As many of you know, Simone and I are expecting our first child, who decided to make its entrance in the spotlight right when I wanted to tour with my band, so instead of making this part of the tour, I will be here welcoming our new addition to the Kamelot family!

The good news is: A good friend and fantastic musician will take my place behind the keys - Coen Janssen from EPICA. Since we toured already many times together and he knows the songs by heart he´s without doubt the best choice for the job. I wish him all the best and success; he will have a great time with my band mates from KAMELOT and is a fantastic performer. I will be back on stage for the European Tour in November, with new skills like fast diaper changing, baby rocking or lullaby singing. See you there!

Thanks for your support!!
Oliver Palotai

 

JULY 11, 2013 | "MY CONFESSION" VIDEO ONLINE!
KAMELOT present their new video clip of the song "My Confession", featuring the German string quartet EKLIPSE.

KAMELOT präsentieren ihr neues Video zum Song "My Confession". Mit dabei das deutsche Streichquartett EKLIPSE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSylbQEHhVo

 

JULY 4, 2013 | BOOK PROJECT "DAS KOSMOPHON"
This summer the artist group DAS GESPINST presents their debut, "DAS KOSMOPHON" ("The Cosmophone"), a very unique book project in words, pictures and sound. Saturday, 13th of July, 15.30, you can get a (bit bloody) preview on this story, during a reading at the DRAGON DAYS Stuttgart (http://www.dragondays.de).

In diesem Sommer stellt die Stuttgarter Künstlergruppe DAS GESPINST ihr Erstlingswerk vor: "DAS KOSMOPHON", ein einzigartiges Buchprojekt in Wort, Bild und Ton. Am Samstag, 13. Juli 2013, 15.30 Uhr, kann man einen (nicht ganz unblutigen) Vorgeschmack auf diese Erzählung bekommen, bei einer Lesung auf den DRAGON DAYS Stuttgart (http://www.dragondays.de).

DAS GESPINST sind:
Björn Springorum (Text)
Stefan Heilemann (Grafik)
Sylvia Springorum (Zeichnung)
Simone Simons (Make Up & Darstellung)
Angelina Massetti (Darstellung)
Oliver Palotai (Musik)

 

JUNE 15, 2013 | OLIVER PALOTAI JOINS STEINBERG FAMILY
Oliver Palotai joins the Steinberg family as official Steinberg artist, in his role as composer & producer. Steinberg are the creators of world- leading music production soft- & hardware. Oliver uses Cubase, WaveLab, Steinberg audio interfaces and others since the beginning of his career and is looking forward to expand the connection to this innovative company.

Oliver Palotai wird Teil der Steinberg- Familie als offizieller Steinberg Artist in seiner Rolle als Komponist & Produzent. Steinberg ist einer der Weltmarktführer im Bereich Musikproduktions- Soft- & Hardware. Oliver arbeitet seit Beginn seiner Karriere mit Cubase, WaveLab, Steinberg Audio- Interfaces und anderen Produkten und freut sich auf die Zusammenarbeit mit diesem innovativen Hersteller.

 

MAY 12, 2013 | KAMELOT ASIA TOUR 2013
Oliver Palotai returns to Asia and Australia. While Australia means the second round for him - after touring there some years ago with DORO -, Japan will be the third visit, as well as new territory like Korea and Taiwan.

Oliver Palotai kehrt nach Asien und Australien zurück. Während Australien den zweiten Besuch darstellt - nach einer Tour dort mit DORO vor einigen Jahren, wird Oliver das dritte Mal in Japan touren sowie zum ersten Mal in Korea und Taiwan.

 

MAY 03, 2013 | PLAY LIVE 2013
May the 5th PLAY LIVE starts again, the demo-contest of the band-award of the German state Baden-Württemberg. Oliver Palotai will sit along three others in the jury. Besides high-end workshops the winners can expect some cash- and other prizes, as well as concerts and participation on more promoting programs.

Am 04.05.2013 startet wieder PLAY LIVE, der Demo-Marathon rund um den Band-Förderpreis des Landes Baden-Württemberg. Oliver Palotai ist einer der drei Juroren, die über den Ausgang entscheiden. Neben den hochwertigen Arbeitsphasen für insgesamt 12 Teilnehmer winken dem PLAY LIVE 2013-Sieger neben Geld- und Sachpreisen interessante Auftritte sowie die Teilnahme an weiterführenden Bundesförderprogrammen.

 

MARCH 05, 2013 | KAMELOT JAPAN TOUR 2013
Oliver Palotai returns to Japan with KAMELOT. The band will play in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka. Check out the tour dates.

 

FEBRUARY 25, 2013 | SEELENREISEN: HIMMEL & ERDE
The CD "Seelenreisen: Himmel & Erde" is now available. This CD accompanies in meditation and relaxation techniques (spoken in German). The CD was produced at the Palosphere Studios/Stuttgart, music and production by Oliver Palotai.
You can listen to samples here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GDvp_CJWO0
The CD can be ordered at http://www.dieglücksschmiede.de

 

NOVEMBER 14, 2012 | KAMELOT EUROPEAN TOUR 2012
Oliver is currently on tour with Kamelot throughout Europe! For more infos & ticket links visit: Kamelot Official Website - Tourdates

 

OCTOBER 23, 2012 | "SACRIMONY (ANGEL OF AFTERLIFE)" VIDEO ONLINE!
Watch the first official video for Kamelot's new masterpiece "Silverthorn" on the official youtube channel!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvWT-7l6vJU

 

SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 | Oliver Palotai on tour in the US!
Don't miss the Kamelot/Nightwish package! For this tour Oliver uses a new 88 key-Yamaha MOX8 workstation. Look out for the launch of Oliver's musician's channel end of 2012/beginning 2013.

 

JULY 30, 2012 | "BUBONIC WALTZ" VIDEO IS OUT!
Finally it is out: Sons Of Seasons' first official video clip! After roaming the churches, castles and spooky basements of Southern Germany we present "Bubonic Waltz" in moving pictures. We hope you like it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UP4IW_hzHk

 

JUNE 25, 2012 | KAMELOT REVEALS THEIR NEW VOCALIST!
Finally, after a long period of waiting, KAMELOT reveals their new singer: Tommy Karevik from Scandinavia! Tommy played already a couple of live shows with the band, and worked with Oliver in the Palosphere Studios in Southern Germany on the new record. Here are the full news for you to read:
http://www.kamelot.com/site/news/the-new-chapter-is-begins-kamelot-reveals-new-vocalist

 

MAY 19, 2012 | KAMELOT NA TOUR KICKOFF EVENT!
State Theater Concerts and KMI Entertainment are pleased to announce the North American Tour Kickoff show in Tampa Bay, Florida this September 2012! The band will play a special show at the renown State Theater in Downtown St. Petersburg, FL.

 

MARCH 12, 2012 | KAMELOT EUROPEAN TOUR 2012

 

JANUARY 20, 2012 | OLIVER PALOTAI AT 70,000 TONS OF METAL CRUISE!
Oliver Palotai is playing at the "70.000 Tons Of Metal" - swimming Metal festival in the Carribean Sea, on board of the Majesty Of The Sea. Also, he will return to Wacken for the 4th time this year, with Kamelot.

 

DECEMBER 31, 2011 | OLIVER PALOTAI, TUTOR AT SMTT
Oliver Palotai starts in 2012 as tutor at the School For Music, Theatre And Dance (SMTT) in Sindelfingen.

 

DECEMBER 21, 2011 | MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to fans and friends world wide!

 

NOVEMBER 08, 2011 | SONS OF SEASONS & SERENITY CO-HEADLINER SHOW
Listen to a beautiful ballad called "My Tears" on Sylvain Rouviere's new CD "Kaktus Project"; singer is Amanda Summerville, strings and piano arranged by Oliver Palotai and Cécilia Rollin on violin.

 

NOVEMBER 02, 2011 | SONS OF SEASONS & SERENITY CO-HEADLINER SHOW
We proudly confirm Symphonic Metal masters SERENITY as co- headliner for the concert in Ludwigsburg (Rockfabrik), December 14th. Find more infos on www.serenity-band.com

 

OCTOBER 10, 2011 | OLIVER PALOTAI ON US TOUR WITH KAMELOT
Don't miss the last concert of SONS OF SEASONS this year: Dec 14th in Ludwigsburg, Germany, at the Rockfabrik! And here a new cool review:
http://themetalforge.com/modules.php?name=Reviews&rop=showcontent&id=3471

 

AUGUST 16, 2011 | OLIVER PALOTAI ON US TOUR WITH KAMELOT
Oliver Palotai on US tour with Kamelot. Special guests: Alestorm, Blackguard and The Agonist. Check out the dates section and get your ticket!

 

AUGUST 01, 2011 | PRODUCTION SECTION UPDATED!
Listen to some examples of Oliver Palotai's orchestral and production work. Many more coming up - stay tuned! Go to Production section.

 

JULY 09, 2011 | YAMAHA FEATURING OLIVER PALOTAI
The new YAMAHA production guide features Oliver Palotai. You can download the full issue in the following languages: English - German.

 

JULY 05, 2011 | SONS OF SEASONS AT ROCKHARZ FESTIVAL!
Sons Of Seasons is playing Thursday, 7. July, at 14.45 at the ROCKHARZ Festival, Germany. You can see the band at the Dark Stage. Among other bands of the day are Stratovarius and Hypocrisy.

 

JUNE 21, 2011 | NEW WEBSITE ONLINE
I proudly present my new website, once again created by web design master Pako from RMDdesign. Here you can find all relevant informations about my past, present and future.

 

JUNE 21, 2011 | NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH KAMELOT
After a fantastic tour with Sons Of Seasons, Amaranthe and Evergrey, Kamelot will take a summer break before the North American tour in August/September. The tour kicks off August 26th in Atlanta, GA, and takes until September 23rd in Orlando, FL. Check out Kamelot.com for more info!