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Band biography
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The American band Kamelot was formed in 1991 by guitarist Thom Youngblood and his school mate - the drummer Richard Warner. In 1995 they released their first album called "Eternity" after having signed a contract with the German label Noise Records in Spring 1994. They were welcomed by many as one of the most promising newcomers in the world of metal. Their second album "Dominion", released in 1996, received even more attention since it showed the variety of the band - mixing elements of classic European metal, classical music and progressive rock. They were now one of the leading melodic metal bands from USA. 1997 was a troublesome year for the band since drummer Richard Warner and vocalist Mark Vanderbilt couldn't tour with the band. After intensive searching they managed to find Casey Grillo and Roy Khan (born in Norway, former of Conception which had recently split up). The former members of the band had already written their third and most important record "Siége Perilous" which was now recorded and released in 1998. In late 1998 they also went on tour in Europe for the first time. When they returned to their hometown of Tampa, Florida, they started writing their next album "The Fourth Legacy" which was released this year (2000). This album was produced by Sascha Paeth who has also worked with other great bands like Angra and Rhapsody. This is one of the best bands of melodic metal in the world and sounds a little like Rhapsody but not as majestic and sound track-like.
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Sean Tibbetts1991-, 2009-BassSee also Royal Anguish, Wykked Wytch
Casey Grillo1997-DrumsSee also Consortium Project, Falaschi, Edu
Oliver Palotai2005-KeyboardsSee also Blaze, Circle II Circle, Doro
Thomas Youngblood1991-GuitarsSee also Consortium Project
Roy Sætre Khantatat1997-VocalsSee also Conception, Crest Of Darkness
Former members Add - Fetch
David Pavlicko-1995-1998-Keyboards
Mark Vanderbilt1991-1997Vocals
Richard Warner1991-1997Drums
Glenn Barry-1995-2009Bass
Session musicians Add - Fetch
MariVocalsOn Epica, Black Halo, tour 2005.
Mats OlaussonKeyboardsOn tour 2003.
Patrick SepecCelloOn Karma.
Marie-Theres StrumpfViolaOn Karma.
Corinna GuthmannViolinOn Karma.
Tobias RempeViolinOn Karma.
Olaf HayerVocalsOn Karma.
Liv NinaVocalsOn Karma.
Simon McTavishFluteOn The Fourth.
Fallersleben StringOn The Fourth.
Andre NeygenfindBassOn The Fourth.
Farouk AsjadiFlute, percussion, shakuhachiOn The Fourth, Karma.
Cinzia RizzoVocalsOn The Fourth, Karma.
Rannveig SifVocalsOn The Fourth.
Sascha PaethGuitarsOn The Fourth, Karma.
Robert Hunecke-RizzoDrums, vocalsOn The Fourth.
Dirk BruinenbergDrumsOn The Fourth.
Thomas RettkeVocalsOn The Fourth.
Günter WernoKeyboardsOn tour 2000. See also Consortium Project, Vanden Plas
Michael "Miro"Keyboards, vocalsOn The Fourth, Karma.
Alex HolzwarthDrumsOn tour 2002.
Stian ThoresenVocalsOn Black Halo. See also Astarte, Chrome Division, Destruction, Dimmu Borgir, Fimbulwinter, Ragnarok, Starkness
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1998Siége PerilousNoise
2000The Fourth LegacyNoise
2000The ExpeditionNoise
2005The Black HaloSteamhammer Records
2007Ghost OperaSteamhammer Records
2010Poetry For The PoisonedearMUSIC
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