KAMELOT Drummer Casey Grillo - "Silverthorn Is My Favorite Kamelot CD To Date"

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Posted on Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 06:24:33 EST

KAMELOT drummer Casey Grillo is featured in a new interview with The Drum Circle. An excerpt is available below:

The Drum Circle: Anyone watching you would never be able to tell which songs you play are your personal favorites. What are some of your favorite Kamelot songs to drum, including, of course, on your new Silverthorn album?

Casey: "Thanks for the nice words. I love playing 'Torn'—great song. I have also been playing 'Solitaire' in some drum clinics. That song is so much fun to play. For me, Silverthorn is my favorite Kamelot CD to date."

The Drum Circle: You have a new vocalist on this album. Is your new lead singer, Tommy Karevik, a big reason why Silverthorn is your favorite Kamelot album?

Casey: "Tommy is one factor for that reason. Silverthorn has so many great songs. Tommy’s melody lines and lyrics are just amazing. Having new blood in the band makes us want to tour and do things together. Tommy is such a great guy and becoming a great friend to each of us. The future is looking great!"

The Drum Circle: Were there any songs on the Silverthorn album that were especially challenging for you to choose and/or play the drums parts?

Casey: "Not really hard to play. Everything is straightforward on the drum parts. I think the fastest song is around 172 bpm, so nothing too fast, just some endurance, and when you get fired up in front of a crowd that’s not a problem. As for picking the songs, we would have loved to have done the entire CD (laughs)."

Go to this location for the complete interview.

As part of their Silverthorn World Tour 2013, Florida-based Kamelot launched the Asian leg on May 28th in Tokyo, Japan. Behind-the-scenes footage has now been posted online.

Having wrapped up a tour of Asia and Australia in support of their Silverthorn album, Kamelot have checked in with the following message:

"Dear Fans in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia!

Thirteen flights, three bullet trains, hours and hours of travel but worth every second! These shows and first experiences were amazing and we have to thank all the promoters, interpreters (George/Japan, Pain/Seoul, Juicy/Taiwan), tour managers (Juicy, Ian), venue personnel, Alissa White-Gluz (THE AGONIST)for kicking ass every night with us (welcome to the tour! ) and of course the Kmelot fans, loud and proud!!

Rest assured we will be back in all these countries and more very soon. Next up, North America starting with Puerto Rico!"

Kamelot recently issued a video trailer for their North American tour this fall in support of their Silverthorn album. DELAIN and EKLIPSE will be opening all shows. Watch the trailer below:

“We are really looking forward to getting back on the road for our headline shows in the US and Canada, along with great support acts Delain and Eklipse, this tour will be something very special," states Kamelot’s Thomas Youngblood.

Kamelot North American headline tour with Delain and Eklipse:

2 - Columbus, OH - Al Rosa Villa
3 - Baltimore, MD - 2 Soundstage
5 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero
6 - New York, NY - Stage 48
7 - Worcester, MA - Palladium
8 - Montreal, PQ - Club Soda
10 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
12 - Chicago, IL - Mojoe's
13 - Kansas City, KS - Granada Theater
14 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
15 - Salt Lake City, UT - In the Venue
17 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
18 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
20 - San Francisco, CA - Slims
21 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove
22 - Phoenix, AZ - Joe's Grotto
24 - Dallas, TX - Trees
25 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
27 - Louisville, KY - Diamonds
28 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
29 - Orlando, FL - House of Blues

Kamelot recently announced the following European tour dates for November:

3 - Cologne, Germany - Essigfabrik
6 - Tampere, Finland - Pakkahuone
7 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
8 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
9 - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller
11 - Hamburg, Germany - Knust
12 - Bochum, Germany - Matrix
13 - Genk, Belgium - Rondpunt
15 - Tilburg, Netherlands - O13
16 - Lausanne, Switzerland - Les Docks
17 - Pratteln, Switzerland - Z7
18 - Frankfurt, Germany - Batschkapp
19 - Munich, Germany - Backstage Halle
21 - Trieste, Italy - Teatro Miela
22 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic
23 - Zlin, Czech Republic - Winter Masters of Rock Festival