Dutch REVAMP is currently touring Europe, as the support act for KAMELOT. On November 9th in Oslo (Norway) Floor Jansen joined KAMELOT on stage to perform the song “The Haunting”. Check out the fan-filmed video footage below:
Check out below the remaining tour dates with Kamelot:
19 – Munich, Germany – Backstage Halle
21 – Trieste, Italy – Teatro Miela
22 – Bratislava, Slovakia – Majestic
23 – Zlin, Czech Republic – Winter Masters of Rock Festival
KAMELOT has uploaded a video from their September 20th show in San Francisco, CA at Slims as part of the Silverthorn World Tour 2013:
Remaining Kamelot North American tour dates are as follows:
24 – Dallas, TX – Trees
25 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
27 – Louisville, KY – Diamonds
28 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
29 – Orlando, FL – House of Blues
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According to Nuclear Blast Records, the Dutch metallers REVAMP have just been confirmed as main support for US-American symphonic metal masters KAMELOT on their forthcoming European tour! Be sure not to miss this melodic metal highlight under any circumstances:
“Silverthorn Over Europe 2013” tour
presented by CONTRA PROMOTION & KMI ENTERTAINMENT, METALNEWS, MUSIX, EMP
03.11. D Cologne – Essigfabrik
06.11. FIN Tampere – Pakkahuone
07.11. FIN Helsinki – Nosturi
08.11. S Stockholm – Klubben
09.11. N Oslo – Rockefeller
11.11. D Hamburg – Knust
12.11. D Bochum – Matrix
13.11. B Genk – Rondpunt
15.11. NL Tilburg – O13
16.11. CH Lausanne – Les Docks
17.11. CH Pratteln – Z7
18.11. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp
19.11. D Munich – Backstage
21.11. I Trieste – Teatro Miela
22.11. SK Bratislava – Majestic
23.11. CZ Zlin – Winter Masters of Rock
REVAMP’s second studio album »Wild Card« will be released via Nuclear Blast on August 23. Pre-order it here: http://smarturl.it/REVAMP-WiCa
Moreover, the opening track `The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown: On The Sideline´ will be released as a digital iTunes single on July 19. Pre-order here: http://smarturl.it/revampanatomy
Brace yourselves for one hell of a ride – ‘cause REVAMP has more than one ace in the hole!
1st album trailer:
2nd album trailer:
3rd album trailer:
Release Date: 29/10/2012
1. Manus Dei
2. Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)
3. Ashes To Ashes
5. Song For Jolee
7. My Confession
9. Falling Like The Fahrenheit
11. Prodigal Son
– Part I: Funerale
– Part II: Burden Of Shame (The Branding)
– Part III: The Journey
KAMELOT are a well-known American Symphonic/Power/Prog Metal band, from Tampa (Florida).
They have recorded nine successful studio albums (plus three live ones and a compilation) and this, “Silverthorn” is their tenth and the first one after the departure of their legendary front-man Roy Khan.
This is a concept album and the debut with KAMELOT for the new singer, Tommy
Karevik (Seventh Wonder).
“Manus Dei”, the opening track, is a sort of intro (good to be used to open their gigs) for the first single “Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife). “Sacrimony” is great song with good riffing, orchestrations, choirs, guitar and keys solos, plus the interesting contribution of Elize Ryd on female vocals.
In this platter – in fact – are Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) and Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist) as female singers, a sort of alter ego(s) for Jolee, the main character of the concept.
The third track “Ashes To Ashes” is a good power piece with nice guitar and keys work. A catchy song with some good prog ideas and some Arabian flavours!
“Torn”, one of the jewels of this release, is a mix of speed, anger, melody and complex structure. Its secret weapon is the beautiful chorus that will conquer every single listener out there.
“Song For Jolee” is a wonderful ballad in which the intensity of Karevik‘s voice sends shivers down your spine. The wonderful work provided by the Seventh Wonder’s singer gives “Song For Jolee” the possibility to be considered the best composition present on this album.
“Veritas”- the sixth song- is another power track, with fantastic backing vocals, in the vein of the previous “Ashes To Ashes”.
“My Confession”, a catchy-but not so interesting song, leads us to the title track,
“Silverthorn”, a track in which the orchestra and the metal band are entwined to form a good wall of sound! Mr. Thomas Youngblood shows us his skills between convincing riffing and well-shaped solos.
“Falling Like The Fahrenheit” has a nice refrain and a great contribution supported by Eklipse, a really great string quartet (especially live. I saw them in Milan opening for Nightwish and they were such a nice surprise).
The tenth track, “Solitaire”, is a weak song with nothing interesting to date but it works well as a prelude to “Prodigal Son”, a complex piece divided into three parts: a mix of intensity, melancholy, heavy riffing and prog ideas. A good old epic track that could be greater with a more homogeneous type of song writing like they provided for their older “epic tracks”!
“Continuum” is the haunting finale of this great release.
“Silverthorn” is a great release, heavily recommended to the lovers of the genre. In conclusion, Tommy Karevik is a fantastic singer….you won’t miss Mister Roy Khan the Great!
Thomas Youngblood – guitars
Casey Grillo – drums
Oliver Palotai – keyboards
Sean Tibbetts – bass
Tommy Karevik – vocals
Kamelot Germany recently conducted an interview with new KAMELOT singer Tommy Karevik. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.
Kamelot Germany: Five months ago you were announced as the new singer of Kamelot. How do you feel looking back at 2012 so far?
Tommy Karevik: It has really been a big change in every aspect of my life. I was coming from not playing so many shows and mostly working in the studio and also working as a firefighter. Now I have this part-time job as a musician, traveling around, meeting new people, playing in front of thousands of people, doing many more shows then I’ve ever done before. It’s really a big difference and it’s a big challenge, but I think for me, it’s something I really want to do. I can feel it. You can’t even compare it to 2011; it’s a new start for a big part of my life.
Kamelot Germany: When you told your family and friends that you were going to join KAMELOT, how did they react?
Tommy Karevik: It’s not really black or white here. It was like two years, or one and a half years at least, when everything was kinda floating in the air and of course everyone was asking me like every week, “Any news, any news, any news?” So everyone was basically in on it for a long time. Of course, when you are not in the very situation that you have to make a decision on your own, people will always say, “Yeah, go for it, do it. You only have one life!” They don’t count in everything else, as when you are the one who’s being asked. But I had a lot of time to think and talk to my friends, to [my girlfriend] Silvia, my bandmates in SEVENTH WONDER and everyone approved. I really wanted to do it, so everyone was happy in the end. I know it’s really stressful for Silvia when I’m away for such a long time and it’s stressful for me too, but we’ve been together for 8 years, going on to 9, so we know each other and trust each other. We have been through a lot together already; eight years are eight years. We know that we have each other, so it’s not going to be a problem.
Kamelot Germany: How long did it take to really settle into the KAMELOT family? I hope the guys didn’t give you a too hard time!
Tommy Karevik: No, no, no. They have been amazing; it has been really easy for me. It was different during the European tour in 2011 as the backup singer. There was a lot on the bands mind regarding Roy [Khan, former KAMELOT singer] and the tour with [KAMELOT fill-in singer] Fabio [Lione]. Since becoming a full time member, everything is more focused on me as the singer and it’s working out just fine. It’s really good.
Kamelot Germany: There is tons of praise for you and the band out there, but of course there are always some people who have to complain. Are you following the reactions of the people on the Internet?
Tommy Karevik: Yes, of course. I think it’s nice to read both. Of course, I know that it cannot all be good, it doesn’t matter who the new singer would be, what he would look like or how good he would sing. Of course, there are people complaining about me being similar to Roy, but on the other hand if I wasn’t similar to Roy, there would be a lot of people complaining about that too.
Kamelot Germany: Maybe even more.
Tommy Karevik: Maybe even more, because you see, the Tarja [Turunen] and Anette [Olzon] situation [in NIGHTWISH] was completely different and she got a lot of shit for that and the band too. I just try to carry on the legacy that already exists. A lot of things that Roy sang or wrote were actually called for in the music and I would probably have written the same or close to it at least. The vibe in the music is already there, you just have to follow it and it would be strange if I sang a bunch of SEVENTH WONDER stuff above this kind of music, you know?
Kamelot Germany: Yes, but that’s what some people were expecting, even that it makes no sense. It doesn’t fit.
Tommy Karevik: Yeah, that would be like SEVENTH WONDER all over again. But… nah, I’m really happy we did it this way. I’m sure a lot of people are eased into the new era since I do the old songs like Roy did them and the new songs have a touch of the old KAMELOT as well. I cannot see that we could have done it differently.
Kamelot Germany: KAMELOT‘s new album “Silverthorn” is out since a couple of weeks. And may I say it turned out absolutely amazing! It has been said that you wrote most of the lyrics and the vocal lines yourself, which is great in my opinion. What did you do to match the sound and feel of KAMELOT so well? It sounds like you did this forever!
Tommy Karevik: I just try to follow the mood. I listened to all the KAMELOT records to get a feel on how it’s built up, how the lyrics are structured and then I just tried to rely on my own sense of melody. It wasn’t the goal to make it sound exactly like before, I wanted to add something new, but I also wanted to keep that resemblance of the old stuff so that people feel familiar with the music and the material. I think that was an important part. And then I had some help of course from the guys in the band and Sascha (Paeth, producer). They directed me a little bit in the beginning to make it really KAMELOT, since I’m so new to the band and I didn’t really listen to much KAMELOT in the past years. I think all of that together was the recipe that ended up in the new album.
Read the entire interview from Kamelot Germany.
American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT will release a new digital single tomorrow (Friday, February 8). Acording to a press release, “Falling Like The Fahrenheit” “combines everything what the band stands for: melody, epic and melancholy atmospheres, and the unique voice of the new singer Tommy Karevik.”
The “Falling Like The Fahrenheit” single will feature a special radio edit of the title track as well as the full album version.
“Falling Like The Fahrenheit” comes off KAMELOT‘s new album, “Silverthorn”, which sold 5,400 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 79 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band’s previous CD, “Poetry For The Poisoned”, opened with around 6,100 units in September 2010 to enter the chart at No. 74.
“Silverthorn” was released on October 30, 2012 in North America, October 26, 2012 in Germany and October 29, 2012 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD marks the band’s first release with Tommy Karevik, the Swedish vocalist who previously fronted SEVENTH WONDER (a group that he is still a member of).
Tommy first appeared as one of the guest singers on KAMELOT‘s very successful 2011 Pandemonium World Tour.
KAMELOT supported Finnish/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on their North American tour last summer.