RAMzine Issue 2 - Apr. 2015 - Page 10

interviews Kamelot At HRH United Victoria Purcell We sat down with Tommy Karevik of Swedish band Kamelot, prior to their headline set at Hammerefest 2015. We talk about Tommy’s favourite festival memory, which was his first show with Kamelot in front of 30,000 people. Kamelot are soon to release their new album ‘Haven’, out 8th May 2015 via Napalm Records. Tommy talks us through ‘Haven’ saying; ‘It’s even more diverse than the previous album (Silverthorn - 2012) it’s, actually more diverse. We went a little bit for that — to have this wide spectrum of different feels; not only bombastic stuff, but also melancholic, dark, slower stuff, even faster stuff, more aggressive stuff. So it’s a really good… It’s like a plethora of everything, which is really cool. We’ve got some really cool responses from the album so far.’ Tommy also talks us through the the lyrical theme of the album. We read that the ablum was about the state of the world and civilisation. Tommy explains telling us it is about people caring too much for a fake reality, that is the internet, ‘Everyone is hunting for this perfect life’ he says. ‘Haven’ is set to feature guest appearances on the album including Troy, Nightwish, Charlotte from Delaine, and Allisa from Arch Enemy on not one but two tracks. Following the release of ‘Haven’, Kamelot will embark on a massive world tour, starting with North America in April/May 2015 followed by European shows [