Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced on their website that their new vocalist is the Swedish singer Tommy Karevik, who was first featured on Kamelot's album Silverthorn as main vocalist, co-songwriter and lyricist.
As of 2015, Kamelot had released eleven studio albums (excluding two reissues), two live albums, one live DVD, and eleven music videos. Their latest studio album is Haven, which was released May 2015 via Napalm Records.
On June 22, Kamelot introduced Seventh Wonder's Tommy Karevik as their new official vocalist. Karevik had previously appeared as one of the guest singers on the 2011 Pandemonium World Tour, and was thrilled about his new position: “I am so honored to now be a part of this family and I can't wait to move into the new era of the band together with the guys. I fully understand that this comes with great responsibility and that it will be a big challenge for me as a singer as well as a person, but you can rest assured I will give it my all. From this day, a new journey has begun and I am really eager to meet you all along the way to share my passion for this music!”.[Their first show with Karevik was on July 12, 2012 atMasters of Rock.
Kamelot returned to the German label SPV GmbH to release their tenth record (their first with Karevik), which was unveiled as Silverthorn in July, along with a release date of October 26, 2012. A music video was released for the first single from Silverthorn, Sacrimony (Angel Of Afterlife).The band joined Nightwish on their Northern American tour as special guests during September and October 2012 in the period leading up to the release of Silverthorn, along with guest-vocalists Elize Ryd and Alissa White-Gluz. Following the North American tour Kamelot embarked on a European headlining tour during November 2012, with support on the tour coming from Xandria, Triosphere and Blackguard. Silverthorn was greeted with positive reviews and the band once again charted in the top 100 on the US Billboard Charts at number 74. The band also toured new countries on Silverthorn including Australia, Korea and Taiwan. During an interview in 2013, Youngblood stated that new vocalist Karevik exceeded expectations. During another interview on October 3, Youngblood stated that Kamelot would start recording their next album in mid-2014.
On February 23, 2015, it was announced that the new Kamelot album would be called Haven. It was released on May 5 of that year. Alissa White-Gluz, Troy Donockley, and Charlotte Wessels appear as guests on the album.
- Thomas Youngblood: lead and rhythm guitars, orchestral arrangement (1991–present)
- Sean Tibbetts: bass guitars (1991–1992) (2009–present)
- Casey Grillo: drums, percussion (1997–present)
- Oliver Palotai: keyboards, orchestral and choral arrangement (2005–present)
- Tommy Karevik: lead vocals, backing vocals (2012–present)