KAMELOT: More Touring, DVD Planned

KAMELOT's official web site, Kamelot.com, has posted a short interview with the group's guitarist/leader Thomas Youngblood. Read on:

Q: How are things going with the band and the upcoming events?

Thomas Youngblood: "We are taking a few weeks break since the European and Japanese tour. We have been working nine months straight since the writing and recording of 'The Black Halo'. The next show planned is Graspop Festival in five weeks. After that we are planning to add more shows for the fall/winter and maybe one or two more festivals"

Q: What have you been doing?

Thomas Youngblood: "We took a week vacation here in Florida, it was great. Living close to Disney and the resorts is a great benefit. There are the hurricanes that suck though. But I can't rest for long; I get stir-crazy without working on something. I just did some studio work here for a local school and have several songs composed for my eventual solo release. I have some awesome musicians planned for this, really great! So far I am very pleased with the compositions; I am taking my time on it. I have interest from several record companies, which is a great motivator as well."

Q: We heard a DVD is in the works?

Thomas Youngblood: "Yes, well, we are planning the right location and venue. Also, we have to decide on what company we want to release it. So there are some contractual things that have to be sorted out too. But its time to do it and we are ready to put the KAMELOT shows on video! Once we have the definite location, we will inform all the fans."

KAMELOT are continuing to promote their latest album, "The Black Halo", released in March through SPV Records. The follow-up to 2003's "Epica" was produced by Sascha Paeth and Miro at Gate and Pathway studios in Germany and features guest appearances by Shagrath (DIMMU BORGIR), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Simone Simons (EPICA), Mari (MASQUERAID), as well as the KAMELOT choir, featuring Herbie Langhans (SEVENTH AVENUE), Amanda Somerville-Scharf, Miro, Gerit Göbel, Thomas Rettke (HEAVEN'S GATE) and Elisabeth Kjaernes, among others.

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