When: Tue., April 17, 7 p.m. 2018
A shape-shifting and musically adept American, German, and Swedish hard rock unit that skillfully blends elements of classical, gothic/doom metal, progressive rock, and symphonic metal, Kamelot came to be in 1992 in Tampa, Florida. Founded by multi-instrumentalist Thomas Youngblood, the band has endured numerous lineup changes throughout its existence, with Youngblood serving as the sole consistent member (Norwegian vocalist Roy Sætre Khantatat, better known as Roy Khan, had the second longest tenure, serving as frontman and co-writer from 1997 to 2011). Kamelot issued their debut album, Eternity, via Noise Records in 1995, and stayed with the label through their next five offerings, Dominion (1997), Siége Perilous (1998), The Fourth Legacy (1999), Karma (2001), and Epica (2003), before inking a deal with the Sony-distributed German independent SPV/Steamhammer for their seventh long-player, The Black Halo. Released in 2007, Ghost Opera found its way into the Billboard Top 200 via the Top Heatseekers chart, while 2010's Poetry for the Poisoned, 2012's ambitious Silverthorn, 2015's Haven, and 2018's epic The Shadow Theory helped to firmly establish the band as one of contemporary power metal's most enduring acts. Kamelot have long been among the most prestigious and innovative acts in the history of the rock and metal genre. Their blend of melodic metal, progressive influences and doom/gothic metal references has ensured that albums such as The Fourth Legacy (1999), Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005) turned into absolute masterpieces. Their 2015 release Haven not only established a new generation of fans for the band, but also took the group to more countries and cities than ever. Thanks to lots of sold-out shows, most successful tour of their career to date. In late 2016 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the highly acclaimed chart topping album Haven. Haven debut #1 on the Billboard Music charts and was the highest overall charting release for the band in nearly all countries. The new album titled THE SHADOW THEORY will make Kamelot history as it will be released worldwide (excl. Asia) on Napalm Records/Universal and Napalm Records/ADA/Warner as an exclusive licensing deal through the band's KAMELOT MUSIC LLC and will showcase Kamelot at yet another level, both in terms of production and visual artistry.