Roy Khan leaves Kamelot
2011-04-22 by Stokes | 58 Comments

After taking a break from touring due to health problems Roy Khan has decided to leave
Kamelot for good. The band has released the following statement:

"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."


More information can be found at http://www.kamelot.com/site/news/kamelot-statement/

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howNowBrownSow
April 22nd 2011

12 Comments


Last album was boring, but it still sucks to see him go.

botb
April 22nd 2011

9522 Comments


I'm absolutely gutted by this news. Khan is one of my favourite vocalists and he was the reason I thought Kamelot had the edge over other Power Metal bands.


this. really really sad about this. i really hope he does something else.

Josh D.
April 22nd 2011

13967 Comments


Too bad.

Captain North
April 22nd 2011

6779 Comments


There goes everything great about this band.

Dreamflight
April 22nd 2011

1760 Comments


Damn, he's one of the most original power metal singers. Wonder what they'll do next, hire a 3rd grade clone (Dark Moor or Serenity) or someone completly different?

PayneTiger777
April 22nd 2011

4384 Comments


I've known about this for a while. I hate to see Khan go. He's a fantastic vocalist.

BallsToTheWall
April 22nd 2011

44164 Comments


WOW!!!! But health always comes first. Its a shame I never got to see them live.

howNowBrownSow
April 22nd 2011

12 Comments


I've always heard his absence was religion-related.

Yazz_Flute
April 22nd 2011

18764 Comments


Might as well disband now...Poetry wasn't that good anyway.

Sucks quite a bit though, hope he can return to full health.

Digging: Cormorant - Dwellings

itchy
April 22nd 2011

244 Comments


If Poetry For The Poisoned wasn't such a mediocre rehashing of their superior past works, I would be much more upset
about this. However, I feel like the Kamelot I knew and loved was already dead or dying, so this only confirms it and
puts the thought to rest.

I am just glad such a great vocalist was put to effective use in a great band for so many years! Kamelot struck a
balance in the world of power metal that is incredibly difficult and that most others never achieve.

TheArkitecht
April 22nd 2011

1665 Comments


this is pretty devastating, the band won't be the same without him.

Mabbitt
April 22nd 2011

1322 Comments


Never really got into these guys, but from what i've heard he kinda gave them a unique edge over other power metal bands. shame

MutnikSpusic
April 22nd 2011

560 Comments


lol

Orichalcum
April 22nd 2011

16 Comments


NO FUCKING WAY
First KK leaves Priest, what the fuck is this shit?

JWT155
April 22nd 2011

9205 Comments


Hard times to be a Power Metal lead vocalist...

jybt
April 22nd 2011

342 Comments


KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNN!

Metalstyles
Staff Reviewer
April 22nd 2011

8317 Comments


A very big blow to these guys. It'll be hard for them to find someone who can live up to Khan.

Whispered4tw
April 22nd 2011

593 Comments


NO FUCKING WAY
YOU ARE FUCKING SHITTING ME

Whispered4tw
April 22nd 2011

593 Comments


This band is going to end up just like Scar Symmetry. Band itself will never get their quality back and the singer will do projects that are good but never as good as he was with the band.


LepreCon
April 22nd 2011

3562 Comments


What the fuck is this shit? [2]

Keyblade
April 22nd 2011

14210 Comments


There goes the root of why Kamelot were such an original power metal band. And they're right, the timing is great....now Stu Block us unavailable.

Digging: Phlebotomized - Immense, Intense, Suspense

LepreCon
April 22nd 2011

3562 Comments


Well actually I heard Mike Portnoy is looking for...
Wait you know what, forget that shit

TheStarclassicTreatment
April 22nd 2011

2910 Comments


Band is dead.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 22nd 2011

4939 Comments


only good pm vocalist tbh

Master616
April 22nd 2011

21 Comments


There goes everything great about this band.

This

VandV
April 22nd 2011

16 Comments


I had a feeling this was going to happen ever since he backed out of the Poetry tour.

VicariousIntent
April 23rd 2011

1593 Comments


It's all over for them. They can try to look for a new vocalist but to me, Roy Khan made that band. Even when the music was disappointing (like the last 2 records) Khan's performances always kept me coming back. The man was incredible. He's got range, depth, everything. This sucks so bad :

ninjuice
April 23rd 2011

6759 Comments


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Right before my birthday no less.

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zaruyache
April 23rd 2011

5847 Comments


FUCK. This is the worst news I've probably heard all year. Poetry was meh but he was still an
amazing singer. ;_;

Digging: Sunwolf - Beholden To Nothing And No One

Poet
April 23rd 2011

5920 Comments


Not going to lie, this fucking sucks

Dummit
April 23rd 2011

341 Comments


Khan absolutely ruled on everything he did with Kamelot.

sucks he's leaving, but he still made a huge impact with everything he's done and will continue to in whatever he chooses to pursue later.

i kinda wanted to see them on their us tour at the end of the year but idk if itll be worth it now.

Tyrael
April 23rd 2011

20724 Comments


only good pm vocalist tbh

Ripper

mifzal
April 23rd 2011

799 Comments


Their goes everything good about power metal!

therayder
April 23rd 2011

487 Comments



What the fuck is this shit? [3]

jybt
April 23rd 2011

342 Comments


Tyraelxy: MATT SMITH - Theocracy.

chaos17
April 23rd 2011

296 Comments


Horrible news.....Khan was one of my favorite vocalists in not only metal, but all of music. He sang with range and passion and never had an off performance. This is so disappointing. I doubt I will listen to anything this band puts out now....as he was the only thing that really made this band anything special.

Digging: La Roux - Trouble In Paradise

newjunkaesthetic93
April 23rd 2011

1871 Comments


This band is gay as hell

OllieS
April 23rd 2011

2029 Comments


Had a good run

'only good pm vocalist tbh' - Hansi from BG

masterofpuppets8
April 23rd 2011

72 Comments


WTFF... the last album wasn't great, but this sucks.

SomethingSimilar
April 24th 2011

55 Comments


This really does suck, he's gonna be very hard to replace - he's a fantastic singer.

Will be interesting to see what happens to them now...

Altmer
April 24th 2011

5652 Comments


Fuck it. This sucks.

VicariousIntent
April 24th 2011

1593 Comments


Altmer holy shit, where the hell have you been dude?!

TheHamburgerman
April 24th 2011

1283 Comments


Saw them yesterday with Fabio from Rhapsody of Fire. Actually did quite a good job.

kingsoby1
Emeritus
April 24th 2011

4939 Comments


kamelot was actually awesome live. probably one of the best metal shows ive ever seen... caught them on their black halo tour

zaruyache
April 24th 2011

5847 Comments


Maybe they can get Stu Block......... >.>

Rugter32
April 24th 2011

754 Comments


Fabio actually has done a good job with them. Sure, he's not Khan levels of good, but he is still pretty damn good. If Kamelot goes on with him, then I'm ok with that choice.
Won't be the same without Khan, though, he's one of my favorite vocalists of all time

Ravenheart
April 25th 2011

3 Comments


Henning Basse would probably be the best replacement for Khan. After all his performance was top-notch on the new sons of seasons cd. Besides Oliver Palotai has already been playing with him for years now, and at the moment Basse is seemingly going nowhere with Metalium, so it would be the perfect chance to further his career.

That or they can go find Daniel Heiman, wherever hes disappeared to haha

AdenZerda
April 25th 2011

118 Comments


I just woke up and my day is already ruined
fuck it, I'm going to bed again

Torii
April 25th 2011

805 Comments


"If Poetry For The Poisoned wasn't such a mediocre rehashing of their superior past works, I would be much more upset
about this."
Kinda this...
I'm still gutted.

Poet
April 26th 2011

5920 Comments


That or they can go find Daniel Heiman, wherever hes disappeared to haha


Yeah that's not going to happen

Immortallix
May 8th 2011

50 Comments


This is totally devastating to me.
And am i the only one who thought poetry for the poisoned wasn't that bad?

Dreamflight
May 8th 2011

1760 Comments


For Kamelot standards it was pretty bad really.

CIRES
May 31st 2011

23 Comments


They will never be as good as they were with him..

CIRES
May 31st 2011

23 Comments


They will never be as good as they were with him..

Stb
June 3rd 2011

3 Comments


Oh wll, good to have damn too much music from them anyway, hope they seek for something different if no, they are as good as done for.

Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
July 9th 2011

7971 Comments


wah wah wah Stokes you fag

lak89
September 7th 2011

183 Comments


One of the worst news I've heard this year, Khan was the signature voice for Kamelot, never thought this would happen

FrankRedHot
September 7th 2011

6448 Comments


KKKKKHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNN!!!!



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