Kamelot vocalist Tommy Karevik is featured in a new interview with RAMzine, which recently took place at Hammerfest 2015 , which took place in Pwllheli , Gwynedd, North Wales. He discusses the writing and recording for the band’s new album, Haven:
Gearing up for the release of Haven, Kamelot previously released a short audio teaser, streaming below:
Kamelot return after two years of touring the globe and 12 months of intense writing and recording. In mid-2014 the band entered the studio to begin recording their follow-up to the chart topping album, Silverthorn. The new album, titled Haven, 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 on May 5th (North America) and May 8th (Europe and rest of the world) and will showcase Kamelot at their finest.
Haven is available to pre-order in multiple exclusive and limited bundle packages at the Napalm Records American and European Webstore now.
It’s time to step into the cinematic, epic and emotionally dynamic world of Haven. The new album features all the signature elements of Kamelot but the band steps out to add new and modern elements along with bringing some amazing emotions that harken to the band’s earlier days. Kamelot’s artsy music is chock full of symbolism relating to how the band feels about the world and the current state of civilization.
“The Haven album has an undertone of a world going insane. There is a grey cloud that is forming over our world. We are here to find that silver lining with an album that is both dark and melancholy yet uplifting and giving the listener a Haven in a world gone mad. We are really proud of the song elements and diversity on Haven” adds guitarist Thomas Youngblood. “The songs run the gambit of dark and melancholy to uplifting and melodic elements.” states vocalist Tommy Karevik.
“Haven has an aggressive edge to it that is the representation of the band as The Revolutionary Change in the storyline,” Kamelot’s Oliver Palotai tells us.
Produced by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob Hansen, Haven is a massive album that is sure to please critics and fans alike. Additional guests include Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Troy Donockley (Nightwish) and Charlotte Wessels (Delain). The cover and artwork was created by Stefan Heilemann and additional art/layout was done by Gustavo Sazes.
“Veil Of Elysium”
“Under Grey Skies”
“End Of Innocence”
“Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy)”
“Here’s To The Fall”