Guitarist Thomas Youngblood of American/German/Swedish symphonic metallers KAMELOT was interviewed on the latest edition of "Rich Davenport's Rock Show". The program can be streamed using the Mixcloud player below. (Note: The Youngblood interview begins around the one-hour, 22-minute mark.)
KAMELOT's new album, "Silverthorn", 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 in North America, October 26 in Germany and October 29 in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. The CD marks the band's first release with new singer Tommy Karevik, the 30-year-old Swede who previously fronted SEVENTH WONDER (a group that he is still a member of).
The "Silverthorn" LP and limited edition has one version of the cover artwork, while the standard version of "Silverthorn" has a different but equally exquisite version. The standard version is presented as an Ecolbook. The limited edition contains the Ecolbook, a bonus CD with nearly 60 minutes of music, a 44-page book and an exclusive poster. The double LP version is a gatefold on colored vinyl and includes the CD.
Tommy first appeared as one of the guest singers on KAMELOT's very successful 2011 Pandemonium World Tour.
KAMELOT's "Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)" video can be seen below. The clip was filmed in Belgrade, Serbia with director Ivan Colic, who has previously worked with MOONSPELL, SOILWORK, HAMMERFALL, TYPE O NEGATIVE and SYMPHONY X, among others. The video features guest appearances by Elize Ryd (AMARANTHE) and Alissa White-Gluz (THE AGONIST). Alissa's cameo was shot by Von Wong Photography at Studio Newreel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
KAMELOT recently supported Finnish/Dutch symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH on their North American tour.
"Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife)" video: