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Kamelot Officially Splits With Vocalist Roy Khan

After vocalist Roy Khan was forced to drop out of Kamelot's tour dates due to health issues, the band has now issued the following announcement about officially parting ways with Khan:

"With a heavy heart we can now announce that Roy Khan has chosen to leave the band. We wanted to give him ample time for this kind of decision, due to his recent burnout and also the amount of amazing times we have shared with him in Kamelot. We respectfully accept his resignation from the band and wish him the best in his future endeavors. The timing is actually good since we feel the uncertainty the fans have had can now be laid to rest and the band can move on to finding a new singer."

"The tour is going great so far and the fans have been amazing throughout this entire process," adds keyboardist Oliver Palotai. With the new tour already in progress, Kamelot has already begun the search for a new vocalist.

"I have a few guys in mind," said band founder Thomas Youngblood. "And as you can imagine, it is a very important decision. There are some amazing singers that have already contacted us on this but we will take our time to find the right person. Due to the overwhelming success of the recent shows in South America, we are pleased to announce new shows in November/December for Europe (stay tuned). The band headlines* the Print de Temps Festival tonight and will play a Amsterdam (nearing sold-out) concert tomorrow followed by a full headliner tour with special guests Evergrey, Amaranthe and Sons of Seasons. (* Guest vocalists Fabio Lione and Tommy Karevik). Thank you for your support and see you on tour!"

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1. The_Avant_Garde writes:

whoa

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 3:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. xFiruath writes:

This has been coming for a long time. When I interviewed the band after he first dropped off the tour dates they made it sound like that was already the way things were going to go, they just wanted to wait to see if he'd get better (sounded like an anxiety/mental health sort of thing).

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Bmetal writes:

I love Kamelot, such terrible news. I wish Roy and the band all the best!

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 4:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Terri Licking writes:

It will funny to see Thom start a new career a 50

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 4:02 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Bill Snider writes:

I here he was a shirt maker or something like that
i hope he left them on good terms he will need a job soon

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Without kahn writes:

Kamelot is dead. The first singer was god awful. Kahn, truly had a wonderful voice. This is like Iced Earth's fate over again.

No barlow=no iced earth

no kahn=no kamelot


iced earth is in better shape imo, because they still have the lead guy: shaeffer, but kahn made kamelot who they are.

# Apr 22, 2011 @ 5:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bon g writes:

No more cd sales for this washed up band the producers made the band ALONG WITH KHAN are they over60 years old let the young take the ball

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 9:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bon g writes:

No tour for kamelot they better start cutting grass

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. metalrox555 writes:

Like someone else said, Kamelot is going to suck now. I've always loved Kamelot but the reason I loved them so much was cause Roy Khan's voice absolutely blows me away. I've always felt like the rest of the band was just pretty bland though. I mean, don't get me wrong, they're not untalented but I wouldn't say they're anything special either.

# Apr 23, 2011 @ 8:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. bon g writes:

There went all the talent in this washed up band they need to give Roy all the money and pray he comes back

# Apr 24, 2011 @ 7:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. criss n writes:

I M. Girl who has just been introduced to metal. I loved kamelot but I just realised I f***ing hate the music and just listened for khan tom give khan all of the 20k the suck band made last year and save your pothetic life

P


K

# Apr 25, 2011 @ 7:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. ted masi writes:

Kamelot is over I will never support them from now on

# Apr 26, 2011 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. T Delegoto writes:

Give Khan the money the rest of you suck!!!!!!!!!

# Apr 28, 2011 @ 2:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Blaire Witch writes:

I know Tom and Glenn have lived off there women all these year's (not living well I might add) but Khan has a profesional career on the side may be he is making it full time now?

The music business will not pay any one more than a McDonalls fry cook. Thats why i download all my metal for free.

# Apr 28, 2011 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Qual writes:

I don't agree with the above the band doesn't care about money they are poor and only need drug money so they dont care about money they live through the internet dreams

# May 2, 2011 @ 2:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Steve O writes:

What ! Khan quit wher am I going to get good music and not pay a dime for it now!!

# May 2, 2011 @ 4:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Qual writes:

They need John Oliva to sing on there new cd then they can play cigar bars in florida

# May 3, 2011 @ 10:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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