KAMELOT's Thomas Youngblood On 'Falling Like The Fahrenheit' Single -
"The Goal Of Course Is Not To Become Pop Stars But To At Least Expose
The Band To An Audience That Otherwise Would Never Know About Kamelot
And Our Fans" KAMELOT
released their new single today, digitally. 'Falling Like The
combines everything that the band stands for: melody, epic
and melancholy atmospheres, and the unique voice of the new singer Tommy
Karevik. The single features a special radio edit and the full album
Germany has issued a new Q&A with guitarist Thomas Youngblood.
An excerpt follows: Q:
We just heard you are releasing a single and radio edit of 'Falling Like The Fahrenheit'.
Will there be a video for 'Falling Like
"We didn’t plan to release this single until after the other tow
videos were shot. So technically there is no official video, but we will
release a lyric video of the radio edit. So the next official video
will not be 'Falling Like The Fahrenheit'."Q:
Why did you pick this as the next single from Silverthorn?A:
"The record label wanted to do it and make a radio edit. The goal
of course is not to become pop stars but to at least expose the band to
an audience that otherwise would never know about Kamelot and our fans.
So the first idea was simply a radio edit, that meant we had to trim
the original down in length."
Read more at this location.Kamelot
have held their own, very special position in the world of
rock and heavy music: their elaborate melodic metal has always opened
itself in a remarkably clever way to like-minded styles, integrating
progressive elements as well as cross-references to doom/gothic metal
and classical music, which have allowed their songs to define their own
genre. Two of their most successful releases in particular, namely the
albums Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of
Kamelot's multi-layered approach, intensity and outstanding musicality.
Their latest offering, Silverthorn, sees the band raise this demanding
standard even higher, because Silverthorn is a masterpiece of grand
gestures, gritty melodies and haunting atmospheres. In addition, the
album confidently and proudly features the band's new singer: with his
debut Tommy Karevik from Sweden has proved that he suits Kamelot
perfectly in every respect!
The LP and limited edition have one version of the art, while the
standard version of Silverthorn has a different but equally exquisite
version of the artwork. The standard version is presented as an
Ecolbook. The limited edition contains the Ecolbook, a bonus CD with
nearly 60 minutes of music, a 44 page book and an exclusive poster. The
double LP version is a gatefold on colored blue marbeled vinyl. The
digital version is available on iTunes