Thomas Youngblood, guitarist and songwriter for American/Norwegian melodic metallers KAMELOT, has issued the following update:"We are returning from shooting our next video for the upcoming album. The shoot took place in Belgrade, Serbia with the ICode company. This was our first visit to Serbia and we found the people there to be some of nicest and most passionate in the world. We are really looking forward to the concert even more this April. Thanks to Stacca, Ivan and the rest of the ICode staff for making our visit an amazing experience. We will be adding photos from the shoot very soon!" Youngblood recently checked in with Hardrock Haven for a 25-minute interview to discuss their new live DVD, "A Cold Winter's Night"; how the songwriting process works with lead singer Roy Khan, who lives in Norway while Youngblood is American; North American tour plans; the technical difficulties of bringing their kind of epic and symphonic metal to life in a live environment; and what we can expect from KAMELOT in the upcoming months.
To hear the interview in its entirety, go to www.hardrockhaven.net. As previously reported, a video clip of KAMELOT performing the song "When the Lights are Down" on February 11, 2006 at the historic Rockefeller venue in Oslo, Norway has been posted online at YouTube.com. The footage comes off the group's first-ever DVD, "One Cold Winter's Night", which entered the Swedish Music Video chart at position No. 8. KAMELOT enlisted renowned film and video director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES) to chronicle the night's events. Bringing with him from Gothenberg, Sweden, Patric had a large crew of professionals and equipment, including 18 cameras, that would be used in and around the concert grounds. KAMELOT's new studio album is scheduled for a spring release.