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Kamelot @ Irving Plaza

The mighty Kamelot returns to NYC at long last and will bring along both Delain and Battle Beast for this headlining tour.

Kamelot’s Casey Grillo Relinquishes The Drum Throne!

Sigh. While Philadelphia is singing and destroying stuff based on yesterdays Super Bowl LII win, the Metal fans of the world are as sad as those of the New England Patriots as the news about drummer Casey Grillo departing the mighty Kamelot begins to make the rounds. I’ve culled the bands official statement from their resources and share it with you below. Check it out.

“Dear Kamelotians,

The forthcoming release of The Shadow Theory will mark another chapter in the band’s illustrious career. Coming off of the success of Haven, the band has stepped up their game even more on this new album and the massive tour planned for 2018/2019. Casey is off to new endeavors! Prior to the recent final recordings, long-time drummer Casey Grillo informed the band that he had made the difficult decision to pursue other music and touring opportunities, in addition to the desire to focus more time on his drumhead company.

“Casey has been my friend and colleague for nearly 20 years. We have seen and done a lot together both in and outside of Kamelot. As his friends, the band and I respect his decision. I’m sure that we will all still be hanging out together when we have down time.” adds Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood (Official).

In a letter regarding his departure, Casey states: “First and foremost I would like to thank all of the Kamelot fans around the world for your support during my time with the band. It has afforded me the opportunity to travel the globe, meet the most amazing people, experience so many cultures, and to share some of the most memorable experiences of my life. Between the various other musical endeavors I am involved with, along with my rapidly growing business DrumStatic.com, it really just became evident it was time for me to explore and focus on these new opportunities without compromising the exclusivity Kamelot needs and deserves.”
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Happy Halloween 2017: Rockers Divulge Their Favorite Horror Films

It’s Halloween and with this post I am giving you a treat that will not promote tooth decay nor lead you to issues with your waistline. In the spirit of my inquiries that featured “Music Resolutions”; I’ve polled a number of Metal and Rock musicians in my world and asked them “What is your favorite Horror movie and why”. So get some popcorn, dim the lights and sit under a cozy blanket as we learn of some awesome talents favorite creepy film. It’s a lengthy list but splitting this one into parts didn’t make sense. Let’s go.

Chris Caffery (Savatage/Trans-Siberian Orchestra): “Halloween”. Because it was the only movie that not only scared me in the theaters it scared me afterwards in real life. In my opinion it’s the best horror film ever made. In the sense of true horror. A real killer. There was no superhuman bs in the first one. Just pure evil.

Gogo Melone (Aeonian Sorrow): From old films was “Dracula”… I really like the atmosphere and as a kid I was a big fan of vampires. The movie that scared my ass off the most and had nightmares for days with, were “The Ring” and “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”…I don’t think I’ll ever see them twice again ??

Jimmy Kunes (Cactus): God there’s so many. “Fearless Vampire Killers”, I know it’s a spoof. But what a film!!!

Elise Ryd (Amaranthe): “The Shining”. Those two kids are the most scary thing I’ve seen. And I don’t like that dude Johnny towards the end. “Here’s Johnny” ? And this is true.. Every time I’m in a hotel with long corridors I expect those kids to show up in the end of the hallway. Haha, that image is haunting me, STILL! It’s Enshrined in my memory.

Archie Kuosmanen (Santa Cruz): Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining because it’s the undisputed heavyweight champion of horror flicks!
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Kamelot Team-up with Knife Fight Media To Re-release Classic Albums

Hey there readers, we’ve recently received some super cool news about the mighty Kamelot, and this is a band that is high on our approval charts which you probably know if you’ve perused this website for any amount of time. Take a look at the official press and I will return at the close.

The Press Release:
Knife Fight Media in association with Kamelot Music is excited to announce another fantastic title has returned to the Kamelot Music catalogue. The band¹s Amazing concept album ³Silverthorn² will be re- released worldwide on all digital platforms on SEPTEMBER 15th 2017.

“Silverthorn” was the band¹s 10th studio album, It is the first album to feature Tommy Karevik as the lead singer (first album since Roy Khan¹s departure) and their third concept album after Epica (2003) and The Black Halo (2005). The concept and story are original, and features a 19th-century little girl named Jolee, who dies in a tragic accident witnessed by her twin brothers. The story deals with how the girl’s affluent family handles the tragic event, leading to cover-ups, secrets, and betrayal. The cover by Stefan Heilemann shows Jolee, the main character and angel of afterlife, as an adult.

This current special edition release will feature all songs combined on the original album release as well as the bonus tracks from the limited edition.
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Kamelot Announces 2018 North American Headlining Tour

As it’s only the first week of June, I’m not too crazy about discussing things that are going to happen in 2018 – Especially a full ten months away but I’m certainly going to make an exception when it comes to our friends in the mighty Kamelot. Long time readers know how we’ve been covering the band since their very first NYC appearance and this press release outlines their returning tour plans. I’ll return at the close. Here we go.

The Press Release:
KAMELOT NORTH AMERICAN NATION! After tours around the globe, Kamelot will return to North American in April/May 2018 to support their upcoming release on Napalm Records. This tour and album is the follow-up to the band’s highest charting album worldwide “Haven” (#1 BILLBOARD HARD ROCK CHARTS). The new offering will be released in early 2018 and the first tour of the release will hit the United States and Canada, bringing their biggest production and package in the band’s history! The tour will venture North and into Canada before extending through the Midwest, ultimately reaching the West Coast before circling back to the South, capping it off with a huge Orlando and Fort Lauderdale finale!
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