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Harper's Headbanging Hits

Today's song recommendation is "The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)" by Kamelot from their 2005 album "The Black Halo". This song features guest vocals by Simone Simons, lead vocalist for Dutch symphonic metal band Epica. Kamelot's live version from 2006, and my preferred version, of this song can be found on their concert DVD pictured below.


"Kamelot's "One Cold Winter's Night" DVD was recorded on February 11th, 2006 at the historic Rockefeller Musichall in Oslo, Norway. Kamelot enlisted renowned film and video director Patric Ullaeus to chronicle the night's events. Arriving with him from Gothenberg, Sweden, Patric had a large crew of professionals and equipment including 18 cameras that would be used in and around the concert grounds. The title for the band's first DVD (based on an earlier Kamelot song title) was chosen long before the actual shoot. Ironically that winter in 2006 turned out to be one of the longest and coldest in the Norway's history, with enormous amounts of snow and numerous chaos-causing blizzards." (From: Amazon.com)


"Kamelot is an American power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood, in 1987. The Norwegian vocalist Roy Khan joined for the album Siége Perilous, and shared songwriting credit with Youngblood until his departure in April 2011. On June 22, 2012, Youngblood announced on their website that their new vocalist would be the Swedish singer Tommy Karevik, who was first featured on Kamelot's album Silverthorn as the main vocalist, co-songwriter, and lyricist. As of 2020, Kamelot had released twelve studio albums, three live albums, two live DVDs and twenty music videos." (Source: Wikipedia)


Current members of Kamelot:

  • Thomas Youngblood – guitars, backing vocals (1987–present)

  • Oliver Palotai – keyboards, additional guitars (2005–present)

  • Sean Tibbetts – bass (1991–1992, 2009–present)

  • Tommy Karevik – lead vocals (2012–present)

  • Alex Landenburg – drums (2019–present)

Kamelot's official website can be found at: http://www.kamelot.com


Here is the YouTube link for Kamelot's live performance with Simone Simons from Epica of "The Haunting (Somewhere in Time)" from February 11th, 2006 at the historic Rockefeller Musichall in Oslo, Norway:


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