PowerOfMetal.dk recently conducted an interview with KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood.
On what KAMELOT singer Tommy Karevik has added to the band’s sound since joining the group in 2012:
“He’s an amazing frontman, a killer songwriter, great with lyrics, a team player. And I think he’s injected a new spirit into the band, in terms of his energy and youth. I mean, I couldn’t have scripted it better, honestly. During [the making of the latest KAMELOT album] ‘Haven’, he was crucial with his lyrics and his vocal melodies and some of the music.”
On how important it is to stick to the traditional KAMELOT sound while composing new material:
“We don’t really think about the ‘sound’ — I mean, it comes out automatically, because I’m still part of the core songwriting and there are certain elements that we will always have within KAMELOT. But with ‘Haven’, and, to a certain degree, [2012’s] ‘Silverthorn’, we wanted to build on that sound and go a little bit more modern with different techniques. ‘Haven’ has a different mixing process and the mastering, different elements within the songwriting.”
On KAMELOT‘s plans to release a new concert DVD:
“We just pretty much finalized contractual plans for a DVD, so now we have to figure out where we’re gonna do it and whether it’s gonna be part of a tour or it’s gonna be a one-off concert, like we did before. That’s all being planned right now, so we’re not totally sure yet. But hopefully next year we’ll be able to shoot that and [get it out] to the fans.”