Guitar World recently sat down with Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood to talk about the band’s forthcoming album ‘Silverthorn’ and what it was like to record it with new vocalist Tommy Karevik. A couple of excerpts from the chat can be found below.
Youngblood said that Karevik, who was chosen over hundreds of potential vocalists, heavily contributed to the writing process of ‘Silverthorn’: “He wrote all the melodies and most of the lyrics. He was also crucial to writing the story for Silverthorn.”
He added that Karevik’s voice fitted perfectly with band: “We treaked some of the chords here and there but that was because Tommy had an idea for a melody change.”
Youngblood explained how the storyline behind ‘Silverthorn,’ which is Kamelot’s third concept album, came to be: “We started discussing it about a year ago, it morphed over time. The story was developed by myself, Oliver, Tommy and our producer. Amanda Somerville also wrote the storyline for the limited book that we are offering fans.”
Furthermore, Youngblood revealed that Kamelot plan on making four videos from the album: “We’ve already shot two massive videos and plan to do at least four for this album. The first one coming out will be “Sacrimony,” which features Elize Ryd and Alissa White-Gluz [The Agonist]. The video came out amazing! Get ready for Silverthorn, people!”