Roy Khan - Could Return To The Music Industry


Some may recognise Roy Sætre Khantatat (or more commonly known as Roy Khan), former vocalist of the disbanded Norwegian progressive metal band Conception and the former vocalist of US-based symphonic power metal squad Kamelot, (aka the Voice of God). After departing from the music industry in 2011 due to his illness and his reported struggle with anxiety, Roy has been known to be serving his newly-found god at the Moss Frikirke in Norway.

But now, reportedly the Moss Frikirke has some potentially good news (in Norwegian) regarding the future plans of Roy Khan: "Fest is appropriate because it was a solemn, yet light and informal farewell with a very popular employee. Roy has managed to create a unique bond with the youth at the church, and his contribution was honoured with mutual respect. Pastor Lande Johansen highlighted the commitment Roy has shown for the Moss Frikirke through the nearby skate park: using a nearby public skate park, Roy created a meeting place between the church and the skaters in town."

They add: "Many people know Roy as a very talented singer and musician. With his background as a world star in rock music we were skeptical at first, but the pastor's voice was well-deservedly praised. Roy is still part of the church, though, and together with his family, he will still live and work in Moss. Now he will be a musician, but the Moss Frikirkko is his spiritual home."




Source: mossfrikirke.no
Band profile: Kamelot
 
Posted: 13.09.2016 by Kais


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13.09.2016 - 20:33
Alondate
Wtf?
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13.09.2016 - 20:35
WorpeX
I don't have a damn clue what I just read.

Hope he comes back to metal and kicks ass again. Hes still one of my favorite vocalists. I don't really have much faith that he will though.
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13.09.2016 - 20:39
chronic-headache
Sooooo....?
What's he doing, then?
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13.09.2016 - 20:45
ScottyM


How did this make it past the MS editors? Must be a lazy day at MS HQ...
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13.09.2016 - 20:53
ManiacBlasphemer
Black Knight
This is not really convincing. More like a rumor. Subject to personal interpretation. Him leaving the church does not mean that he once again joins the music industry. This needs further confirmation.
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13.09.2016 - 21:52
Kais
Loosen up people. This piece of possible, nontheless, information was something fans were craving for years now.
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13.09.2016 - 21:56
ROY FUCKING KHAN
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And what do you call assassins who accuse assassins anyway, my friend?
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13.09.2016 - 22:42
Susan
Smeghead
It's old news that he's been involved with the church for quite some time. Is the "news" here that he left his employment at the church?
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13.09.2016 - 22:46
Wiseman's Fear
Written by Susan on 13.09.2016 at 22:42

It's old news that he's been involved with the church for quite some time. Is the "news" here that he left his employment at the church?

Yes, it is. As stated in the translation, it means that Roy quit his job at the church and will be a full-time musician now. That doesn't mean he will return to the music industry but I'd say it's possibility.
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13.09.2016 - 23:03
The Shape 1973
Great to see he is happy. Good luck to him. Hope he finds what he is looking for.
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That's the Dukes Of Hazzard fucked then
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13.09.2016 - 23:24
Oakdude
I dont even care if he's gonna do metal again or not I'm too fucking happy about this holy fuck guys this is fucking AAAAAAAAAAH
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Khan is god
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13.09.2016 - 23:26
Oakdude
Written by ManiacBlasphemer on 13.09.2016 at 20:53

This is not really convincing. More like a rumor. Subject to personal interpretation. Him leaving the church does not mean that he once again joins the music industry. This needs further confirmation.


Norwegian article sais he will be a musician full time though AAAAAAAAAAH
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14.09.2016 - 01:18
Reaper_Redeemer
He is one of the most charismatic voices in our music (considering his clear vocals and the musical genre) and I really hope we will have him back. I can't listen to Kamelot since he left and I am pretty open-minded in these situations, but in this situation Roy was irreplaceable.
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14.09.2016 - 02:08
Lyleina
I just love this part : "With his background as a world star in rock music we were skeptical at first"...
Not sure the fans should expect a lot of that news.
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14.09.2016 - 03:34
kingeryck
What?
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14.09.2016 - 04:38
Sznc
Why do people prefer to moan about Khan being a church member than to celebrate on the fact that he's now (seemingly) recovered?

all the best to him.
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14.09.2016 - 08:58
lemme
Written by Sznc on 14.09.2016 at 04:38

Why do people prefer to moan about Khan being a church member than to celebrate on the fact that he's now (seemingly) recovered?

all the best to him.


Exactly. His choice.
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14.09.2016 - 09:28
ScottyM
Written by lemme on 14.09.2016 at 08:58

Written by Sznc on 14.09.2016 at 04:38

Why do people prefer to moan about Khan being a church member than to celebrate on the fact that he's now (seemingly) recovered?

all the best to him.


Exactly. His choice.


No one's moaning about him being some believer of a spaghetti god or whatever fiction he's bought into; it's the fact that this snippet was written by someone with the intellect of an 8th-grader, to the point where we can't decipher a damn thing from this article. As far as we can tell based off this news alone, it's business as usual.
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14.09.2016 - 10:27
FYA
Destroyer
Wtf? It mean nothing. He can also make some gospel band, but will this mean that he will back to the metal scene? I don't think so.
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14.09.2016 - 10:41
Pitwulf93
Written by Reaper_Redeemer on 14.09.2016 at 01:18

He is one of the most charismatic voices in our music (considering his clear vocals and the musical genre) and I really hope we will have him back. I can't listen to Kamelot since he left and I am pretty open-minded in these situations, but in this situation Roy was irreplaceable.

Really? The new guy has almost the same voice as Khan and imo is killing it both in the studio and live.
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14.09.2016 - 11:31
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by Sznc on 14.09.2016 at 04:38

Why do people prefer to moan about Khan being a church member than to celebrate on the fact that he's now (seemingly) recovered?

all the best to him.

Hehe, your comment could be read to suggest he's recovered from being a church member.
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14.09.2016 - 12:16
LuciferOfGayness
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This is some excessive trolling right? That picture Looking forward to the story of how he found god btw...
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14.09.2016 - 13:10
FR1DAY
I heard a rumor it's going to be some gospel bullshit so nothing interesting here.
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14.09.2016 - 22:22
Kais
Written by FR1DAY on 14.09.2016 at 13:10

I heard a rumor it's going to be some gospel bullshit so nothing interesting here.


I wonder.
Did fans really ever liked Roy's voice, or just Conception's/Kamelot's music undermining his voice?
Seems like anything he has ever done that is not "text-book" metal is irrelivent "non-metal bullshit"; fan-adored anthems like "Dont You Cry", "A Sailorman's Hymn", "Anthem", "Abandoned", "Silent Crying", "Epilogue" or anything else he has done with other bands - are they considered "non-metal bullshit" by your standards? Because, if so, these are all irrelivent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZcVWMEqCH0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv2Lp3jhvX4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8vkCbAuOoQ
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14.09.2016 - 22:44
FR1DAY
Written by Kais on 14.09.2016 at 22:22

Seems like anything he has ever done that is not "text-book" metal is irrelivent "non-metal bullshit";


I never said any of that. By the way, it's spelled irrelevant.
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15.09.2016 - 01:00
thatkellygirl
I was excited for a second, but this doesn't seem like he is coming back to anything similar to Kamelot.
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15.09.2016 - 02:39
BLIND GUARDIAN
Now he will be a musician, but the Moss Frikirkko is his spiritual home, next to the cave of the goblin who are friends with that fat unicorn eating cake on a rainbow....
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15.09.2016 - 03:17
M C Vice
Ex-polydactyl
Written by BLIND GUARDIAN on 15.09.2016 at 02:39

Now he will be a musician, but the Moss Frikirkko is his spiritual home, next to the cave of the goblin who are friends with that fat unicorn eating cake on a rainbow....

So, he's joining Gloryhammer, then?
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"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
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15.09.2016 - 05:16
Shmyt
This is like a ghost of a whisper of a thought that might have been a rumor. I want to believe he's coming back to metal but this isn't exactly a solid piece...
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15.09.2016 - 16:16
Reaper_Redeemer
Written by Pitwulf93 on 14.09.2016 at 10:41

Written by Reaper_Redeemer on 14.09.2016 at 01:18

He is one of the most charismatic voices in our music (considering his clear vocals and the musical genre) and I really hope we will have him back. I can't listen to Kamelot since he left and I am pretty open-minded in these situations, but in this situation Roy was irreplaceable.

Really? The new guy has almost the same voice as Khan and imo is killing it both in the studio and live.


I strongly believe exactly tho opposite.
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