Tommy Karevik

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Tommy Karevik
Tommy Karevik - Kamelot.jpg
Tommy Karevik singing with Kamelot at the 2012 Bang Your Head!!! Festival.
Background information
Birth name Tommy Karevik
Born (1981-11-01) November 1, 1981 (age 32)
Stockholm, Sweden
Genres Power metal
Progressive metal
Symphonic metal
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Seventh Wonder, Kamelot, Ayreon, Firecracker, Pellek
Website MySpace

Tommy Karevik (born November 1, 1981 in Botkyrka, Stockholm County, Sweden) is a Swedish metal vocalist, best known as the singer for metal bands Seventh Wonder and Kamelot.

Early life[edit]

Karevik was born in 1981 in Botkyrka, Sweden. He began singing at a young age, and was a member of his elementary school's choir.

At college, Karevik studied nature and science.

Career[edit]

Seventh Wonder[edit]

Karevik first joined progressive metal band, Seventh Wonder, prior to the release of their debut album Become in 2005. Despite the warm reception of the album at the time of its release, the band members have stated that they were generally unhappy with the album due to its poor mixing.[citation needed] Once Karevik joined the band, they toured briefly to promote the album.

The band then returned to the studio, eager to produce fresh material with their vocalist. The resulting album was Waiting in the Wings, released in 2006. The album was met with very positive reviews.[citation needed]

In 2008, Seventh Wonder released the critically acclaimed[citation needed] concept album Mercy Falls, and in 2010, they released, The Great Escape.

Studio footage from The Great Escape recording sessions were posted on the band's official forum and YouTube channel. In these videos, it is explained that Karevik was experiencing problems with his voice during the recording of the album, and had to regularly apply a special spray to his throat in order to continue recording his vocals.

Kamelot[edit]

In 2011, Karevik performed as a guest vocalist for the American symphonic metal band Kamelot. Kamelot was forced to tour without their longtime vocalist Roy Khan, who was unable to perform due to personal problems. Khan was replaced on tour by Italian singer Fabio Lione of Rhapsody of Fire, and during the tour, Kamelot announced that Khan had left the band. During Kamelot's tour of Europe, Karevik joined the crew, singing mostly backing vocals, but also performing solo on the songs EdenEcho and Center of the Universe.[citation needed]

On June 22, 2012, Kamelot announced that Karevik had joined as lead singer, replacing Roy Khan.

The Theory of Everything (Ayreon)[edit]

On August 31, 2013, Karevik was announced as a guest vocalist, playing the lead role, in the progressive rock opera project Ayreon's album The Theory of Everything.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Karevik's first contact with metal music was through a classmate. Inspired by his classmates ability to play guitar, Karevik soon picked up a guitar for the first time. During the days that followed, Karevik wrote his first song in Swedish.[citation needed]

Karevik claims his biggest influence was Jørn Lande.[citation needed]

Away from his musical work, Karevik works as a full-time firefighter.[2]

Discography[edit]

Seventh Wonder[edit]

Firecracker[edit]

  • Born of Fire (2010)

PelleK[edit]

  • My Demons (2010)
  • Bag of Tricks (2012)
  • Ocean of Opportunity (2013)
  • Christmas with Pellek (2013)

Kamelot[edit]

Ayreon[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guess the vocalist 7 - New Ayreon Theory of Everything". YouTube. 2013-08-30. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 
  2. ^ "New Kamelot Singer: 'I Can Only Be Myself And Give It All I've Got'". Blabbermouth.net. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2014-07-28. 

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