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By Blaque Smith. Who is Kamelot? Kamelot is the driving force for symphonic and progressive rock Kamelot was founded in 1994 by Thomas Youngblood Kamlot.

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1 By Blaque Smith

2 Who is Kamelot? Kamelot is the driving force for symphonic and progressive rock Kamelot was founded in 1994 by Thomas Youngblood Kamlot has created 10 studio albums and 2 live albums Kamelot’s co-writer Roy Khan was present for 7 albums before leaving and Tommy Karevik has taken his place for their newest album Silverthorn. KHAN KARAVIK

3 Thomas Youngblood Founder of Kamelot Lead Guitar and Composer Born May 5 th, 1974 Lived in Tampa, FL Met Richard Warner Side Jobs Inspirations Family Affair Instrumental Abilities

4 Albums & Inspirations 1990’s 2000’s Eternity ‘95 Dominion ‘97 Siege Perilous ‘98 The Fourth Legacy ‘99 Karma ‘01 Epica ‘03 The Black Halo ‘05 Ghost Opera ‘07 Poetry for the Poisoned ’10 Silverthorn ‘13 Goeth’s Faust Elizabeth Bathory Two Assassin Lovers The Crucifixion

5 KARMA THE BLACK HALO

6 ACROSS THE HIGHLANDS Composition History Listening Guide

7 Across the Highlands Composition History Written by Thomas Youngblood and Roy Khan Released February 2001 Featured on their fifth album Karma Band members Guest musicians Religious inspiration

8 Across the Highlands Listening Guide Introduction 0:00 to 0:24 Instruments Begins in quadruple meter Forte marcatissimo Strong vivace tempo Chorus 0:58 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Verse 1 0:25 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocals dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Bridge 0:47 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics

9 Across the Highlands Listening Guide Continued… Verse 2 1:24 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Bridge 1:46 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Chorus 2:00 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Guitar Solo 2:22 Vocals break Tempo Dynamics Accompaniment Quadruple meter Guitar in mixed meters

10 Across the Highlands Listening Guide Continued… Chorus 3:11 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Bridge 2:57 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Coda 3:35 to 3:45 Vocals end Instruments

11 ELIZABETH TRILOGY Composition History Listening Guides

12 Elizabeth Trilogy Composition History Written by Thomas Youngblood and Roy Khan Released Frbruary 2001 Featured on their fifth album Karma Band Members Guest Musicians Length of Elizabeth: Fall from Grace Performed in 2006 DVD Historical occult inspiration

13 History of Behind the Elizabeth Trilogy 16 th century Hungarian noble woman Elizabeth Bathory was thought to use the blood of young virgins of beauty to regenerate her skin and keep her young forever.

14 Elizabeth: Mirror, Mirror Listening Guide Introduction 0:00 Quadruple meter Dynamics Tempo Instruments Opera accompaniment Lyrics 0:57 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics Transition 3:41 Returning to intro Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments Dynamics

15 Elizabeth: Requiem for Innocence Introduction 0:00 Quadruple Tempo Instruments Dynamics Operatic Voice Verse 0:32 Quadruple meter Irregular Vocal Dynamics Lyrics Tempo Instruments Dynamics Bridge 1:06 Quadruple meter Vocal Dynamics Lyrics Tempo Instruments Dynamics Chorus 1:37 Quadruple meter Vocals Instruments Tempo Listening Guide

16 Elizabeth: Requiem for Innocence Listening Guide Continued… Chorus add-on 1:52 Instruments Dynamics Vocal dynamics Lyrics Bridge 2:07 Quadruple meter Irregular Vocal Dynamics Lyrics Tempo Instruments Dynamics Chorus 2:38 Vocal Dynamics Lyrics Instruments Chorus ass-on 2:53 Lyrics Vocals Instruments

17 Elizabeth: Requiem for Innocence Listening Guide Continued… Transition 3:08 Break Instruments Quadruple meter Fade out

18 Elizabeth: Requiem For Innocence Listening Guide Continued… Chorus 2:00 Quadruple Tempo Lyrics Vocals Coda 2:24 Vocals Lyrics Instruments Tempo Rhythm Mixed Quadruple Fade out 4:00 Instruments and vocals fade away 11 minute silence

19 Elizabeth: Fall From Grace Listening Guide Introduction 0:00 Instruments Dynamics Tempo Verse 1 0:36 Quadruple meter Triple meter Instruments Vocal dynamics Lyrics Chorus 1:12 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocals Lyrics Verse 2 1:36 Quadruple meter Tempo Vocal dynamics Lyrics Instruments

20 FIN

21 Bibliography Thomas Youngblood; The Official Website (2013) Metal Fanatix interview with Thomas Youngblood by Jeffrey D. Adkins (2007) The Great Southern Brainfart interview with Thomas Youngblood (2009) Kamelot; last edited by Metal Express Radio 04/12/2013 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/kamelot Karma (Kamelot Album): last edited 02/26/2013 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/karma_(kamelot_album) Elizabeth Bathory: The Blood Countess


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