Kamelot Vocalist Tommy Karevik on The MetalSucks Podcast #350
Our guest this week is Kamelot and Seventh Wonder vocalist Tommy Karevik. We discuss all the preparation that went into creating the new Kamelot live album/DVD, I Am The Empire – Live From The 013, getting every special guest that they went after, his childhood love of Michael Jackson, transitioning from being a fan of pop to heavy metal, how the touring cycle for Kamelot was affected by COVID-19, how having a second career is necessary for every metal musician, on his recent marriage to Kobra Paige (of Kobra and the Lotus), the concept behind Seventh Wonder’s latest album, Tiara, if there will be another Seventh Wonder record in the future, and an update on the next Kamelot album.
Petar, Brandon, and Sylvia discuss Scott Ian’s comments about backing tracks being used at concerts, Mike Portnoy yelling about the evil empire of Spotify, and why complaining about streaming is utterly useless because there is no going back.
Songs: Kamelot – “Phantom Divine (Shadow Empire)” (Live, Featuring Lauren Hart of Once Human), and Seventh Wonder – “The Everones”
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