At long last, here is my Best of 2018. My criteria is simple: These are the albums that I listened to the most during the past year, had the biggest impact and that I'm still listening to now!
In this column, we highlight the Top 5 social media posts from the hundreds of bands, websites and artists we follow!
What was originally announced as a one off performance has now become a full blown North American tour! Kamelot are pleased to announce the second North American Leg of "The Shadow Tour". Dates begin September 10th in Silver Spring, MD and run through October 12th in Tampa Bay, FL. Support on the tour will come... Continue Reading →
Following the first leg of a massive World Tour in North America during April and May, it is now time kick off the next leg and bring "The Shadow Theory overseas!" Kamelot is returning to Europe for their biggest headliner tour to date. Special guests on the tour include Leaves' Eyes, Visions of Atlantis, Dynazty... Continue Reading →
Check out my pick of the week for the first week of May 2018, Once Human's "Dark Matter." Once Human is an American melodic death metal band from Los Angeles, California founded in 2014 by music producer and former Machine Head/Soulfly guitarist Logan Mader. On September 4, 2015, the band released its debut album "The Life... Continue Reading →
LIVE PHOTOS: Kamelot, Delain, Battlebeast ----- Review by Jeff Maki ----- During March and April of 2018, we have provided in-depth coverage of symphonic metallers Kamelot. From an early review of its new album, "The Shadow Theory" (read here), to our exclusive interview with frontman, Tommy Karevik (read that here), to videos, tour dates and more, we've been... Continue Reading →
Kamelot is one of metal's most unique, influential and prestigious acts that blends symphonic metal, prog, power metal and world music, so it comes as little surprise that the whole metal world is holding its breath in anticipation of "The Shadow Theory" (April 6, Napalm Records). The band has already unveiled the first track "RavenLight"... Continue Reading →
For many Kamelot fans, the band's future might have been in question when longtime vocalist Roy Kahn exited the band in 2011. I remember posts and comments, and yes, there was concern. However, that concern quickly was laid to rest when the Sweden-born Tommy Karevik took over vocal duties on 2012's "Silverthorn." While similar in style... Continue Reading →