Biography Kamelot


is a rather atypical American melodic power metal band with a progressive twist and orchestral/classical influences.

The band was formed in 1991 by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner. In 1994 Kamelot signed a record deal and released their debut album Eternity in August the following year. Dominion followed in 1996. In the spring of 1997, drummer Richard Warner and singer Mark Vanderbilt were exchanged. Kamelot found replacements in Casey Grillo and former Conception singer Roy Khan joining ongoing production on Siege Perilous. In 1999 the newly formed band returned to the Gate Studio in Wolfsburg to produce their fourth album The Fourth Legacy. In 2001 the band presented their fifth studio work Karma. The live CD One Cold Winters Night, released in 2006, contains live excerpts from the concert in the Rockefeller Music Hall in Oslo. Guests at this gig include Simone Simons (singer of symphonic metal band Epica), Thomas Frau Marie and Snowy Shaw (ex-King Diamond/Dream Evil). The Ghost Opera album was released in the summer of 2007 and is stylistically a bit darker. The video for the Ghost Opera theme song was shot in Serbia. Ghost Opera received top ratings worldwide, the German Hardline Magazine awarded e.g. B. 10 out of 10 points. In the fall of 2010, they released their ninth studio album, Poetry for the Poisoned.

On April 21, 2011, lead singer Roy Khan announced that he was leaving the band due to health reasons. He had previously missed the Poetry for the Poisened tour and was replaced by Rhapsody of Fire's Fabio Lione.

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