Founded in 1992 in Tampa, Florida, Kamelot have held their very own, very special position in the world of rock and heavy music: their elaborate Melodic Metal integrates progressive elements as well as cross-references to doom/gothic metal and classical music, which have allowed their songs to define their own genre. Two of their most successful releases in particular, namely the albums Karma (2001) and The Black Halo (2005), are prime examples of Kamelot’s multi-layered approach, intensity and outstanding musicality. Their latest offering, Silverthorn, was released in October 2012 and marks the band's first release with Swedish new singer Tommy Karevik.