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Kamelot

April 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

$34
Kamelot show

Kamelot, w/:

  • Delain
  • Battle Beast

@Concord Music Hall
Friday, April 27, 2018
Doors = 5:30 pm
All Ages
Tickets = $34
Parking = $20

Kamelot

KamelotA shape-shifting and musically adept American, German, and Swedish hard rock unit that skilfully blends elements of classical, gothic/doom metal, progressive rock, and symphonic metal, Kamelot came to be in 1992 in Tampa, Florida. Founded by multi-instrumentalist Thomas Youngblood, the band has endured numerous lineup changes throughout its existence, with Youngblood serving as the sole consistent member (Norwegian vocalist Roy Sætre Khantatat, better known as Roy Khan, had the second longest tenure, serving as frontman and co-writer from 1997 to 2011). Kamelot issued its debut album, Eternity, via Noise Records in 1995, and stayed with the label through its next five offerings, Dominion (1997), Siége Perilous (1998), The Fourth Legacy (1999), Karma (2001), and Epica (2003), before inking a deal with the Sony-distributed German independent SPV/Steamhammer for their seventh long-player The Black Halo. 2007’s Ghost Opera found its way into the Billboard Top 200 via the Top Heatseekers chart, while 2010’s Poetry for the Poisoned and 2012’s ambitious Silverthorn and 2015’s epic Haven helped to firmly establish the band as one of contemporary power metal’s most enduring acts. (Source)

Delain

DelainForced from his position as keyboardist for Dutch goth rock luminaries Within Temptation due to chronic illness in 2001, Martijn Westerholt worked to get himself back to match fitness, and over the course of the next few years he began to write music. Bringing together some of the more well-known musicians in the genre — including Marko Hietala (Nightwish), Jan Yrlund, and Liv Kristine — as well as lead vocalist Charlotte Wessels of To Elysium, Westerholt was able to realize a new musical project, and he named it Delain, inspired by the “Kingdom of Delain” from the Stephen King fantasy novel Eyes of the Dragon. Signed to Roadrunner, the group released a single (“Frozen”) in 2006, and their debut album, Lucidity, in 2007. Though Westerholt had initially thought of Delain as a studio-only project, the success of the band’s debut resulted in a tour, and that live incarnation would go on to provide the meat for 2009’s April Rain, which utilized the outside services of Maria Ahn, cellist from the Ahn Trio and Hietala. 2012 saw the release of the group’s critically acclaimed third studio album, We Are the Others, and two years later, the band issued The Human Contradiction via Napalm Records, which included guest spots from Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy, ex-the Agonist), Hietala, and George Oosthoek (ex-Orphanage). A new EP, Lunar Prelude, arrived in 2016 and featured the single “Turn the Lights Out,” which was inspired by Neil Gaiman’s comic book series The Sandman. The full album Moonbathers followed later that year on Napalm. (Source)

Battle Beast

SteelBased out of the hard rock-rich Finnish capital city, Helsinki’s Battle Beast specializes in no-holds-barred, mace to the face, vintage European power metal. Originally formed in 2008, the band underwent a few lineup changes before settling on guitarists Anton Kabanen and Juuso Soinio, drummer Pyry Vikki, bass player Eero Sipilä, keyboard player Janne Björkroth, and powerhouse female vocalist Nitte Valo. They inked a record deal with Finnish label Hype Records in 2010 and issued their debut album, Steel, the following year. The record did well regionally, and eventually caught the ear of Nuclear Blast, who reissued the album internationally in 2012. After a European tour with Nightwish, Valo announced her departure from the group, citing family reasons. New vocalist Noora Louhimo joined just in time for a tour with fellow Finnish power metal unit Sonata Arctica and in 2013, the band headed back to the studio to begin work on their sophomore long-player. The resulting eponymous Battle Beast peaked at the number five slot on the Finnish album charts. Unholy Savior, the band’s third studio outing, arrived in January 2015, and topped the Finnish charts in its opening week. That same year saw the departure of guitarist Anton Kabanen, who was replaced by keyboardist Janne Björkroth’s brother, Joona Björkroth, in 2016. The following year saw the band release their fourth studio album, Bringer of Pain, and embarking on their first North American tour, alongside Sabaton and Leaves’ Eyes. (Source)

Venue

Concord Music Hall
2047 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL United States
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