KAMELOT Bassist: 'I Feel Like I Am Playing The Best I Have Ever Played In My Life'

Kamelot Germany recently conducted an interview with bassist Sean Tibbetts of American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

Kamelot Germany: You are a full member of the band again [for] a year now. How is it going so far?

Sean: Tell you the truth, it's been a great year. I feel like I am playing the best I have ever played in my life. The band is firing on all cylinders every song, every show. It's kind like playing basketball, when you take that shot and you feel it swish before it even gets to the goal. It's like that for an hour and a half on stage.

Kamelot Germany: "Poetry For The Poisoned" was the first album you recorded with the band. How does the darker tone of the album speaks to you personally?

Sean: I enjoy every song on the CD, and I'm not just saying that for the band's sake. I like to listen to anything I am a part of and try to put myself in the listener's perspective. I would have to say it is one of those CDs you listen to and it almost transports you somewhere else. I totally dig that aspect about it. It feels like a journey when I listen to it. I don't own very many CDs that do that for me, A PERFECT CIRCLE's "Mer De Noms", TOOL's "10,000 Days" or QUEENSRĊ¸CHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" all have a similar tone about them.

Kamelot Germany: In which other bands have you played before KAMELOT? I know about ROYAL ANGUISH, for example. Are you still making music with them?

Sean: I have played with several other bands. If you dig around, you can find them. As far as ROYAL ANGUISH goes, I don't know what to say other than I'm not a part of the band anymore. I don't really know what they are up to these days. It was unfortunate things fell apart when they did. We had just finished writing and recording a great CD. We started shopping it to new labels, but it was a few years ago and most labels were starting to have financial problems. Most of them didn't know if they would be open the next week so nobody was looking to take on new acts. Things slowed down and KAMELOT picked up, so here I am.

Kamelot Germany: What's the coolest/most memorable thing that happened to you so far while being with the band?

Sean: I couldn't sleep in Norway it was just too much light outside. So I went fishing in the harbor in front of the hotel at 4:30 in the morning. I was slamming fish and I look up and a swan paddles by, then a family of swans paddle by. Just then a small buck deer runs by me. I was like what the heck, am I in a Disney film and nobody told me? Oh yeah, and playing with [IRON] MAIDEN was cool, too.

Read the entire interview from Kamelot Germany.


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