American gothic/symphonic metal band Kamelot has announced that the Scandinavian singer Tommy Karevik will be the new singer of the band.

The 30-year-old Swedish singer may not be so popular worldwide but he is the vocalist of the Swedish band Seventh Wonder. The Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood commented : “We had around 800 candidates for the vacant position, among them a number of really renowned musicians, and having to reject them really wasn’t easy. We want to thank all the applicants, thank you for your understanding and we wish you all lots of success in the future!”

The new vocalist also commented on this new situation :”I listened to a clip of a studio production featuring Tommy and have to confess that his performance really amazed me,” he said. “His approach to melodies and themes suits Kamelot perfectly, and during our European shows we had plenty of opportunity to find out what a great guy he is.”

It’s not the first time Tommy is working with Kamelot though. Tommy was one of the guest singers on Kamelot’s 2011 Pandemonium World Tour. He comments :”The tour was a lot of fun and I met a lot of nice people and got some good experience. The guys were super nice and we had a great time together! By then I was really into the band’s music and had fallen in love with the amazingly loyal and dedicated fans at every show.”

Karevik is thrilled about his new position. “I am so honored to now be a part of this family and I can`t wait to move into the new era of the band together with the guys,” he said. “I fully understand that this comes with great responsibility and that it will be a big challenge for me as a singer as well as a person, but you can rest assured I will give it my all. From this day, a new journey has begun and I am really eager to meet you all along the way to share my passion for this music!”

Meanwhile, Kamelot has been working on the new album. Do not forget to check out the details and updates from the band’s official website!

Congratulations, Tommy Karevik! 🙂